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The Black Horse, Kingston Upon Thames

204 London Road
Postal town: Kingston Upon Thames
Phone: 02085464840

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Malden man left this review about Kingston Gate

The pub consists of a large more or less L-shaped single room with the bar on the inside corner. Carpeted with mostly standard style seating apart from the bar stools and a few other stools at a ledge, the interior is mostly fairly modern refit issue, one area is slightly raised but there are a couple of fireplaces on opposite sides. There's a dartboard, a pool table and TV, decor includes a few old B&W photos of Kingston. The single space is sort of divided by a few pillars, sections of former walls and modern wood and glass half height screens.
The pubco menu offers decent value meals, baguettes and jackets plus an all day breakfast but I don't know what the food is like.
There are two banks of four pumps, one had all four clipped Courage Best, the other had Doom Bar and Spitfire with two not clipped. The Spitfire was fine (£3.30).
There is a ramped access and internal accessible WC. There are a few benches to the frontage on a raised terrace and I think there is a rear garden.
This is a particularly ordinary pub without any features of note. All was well during my post work visit but the presence of CCTV and the "No Drugs" notices are a little concerning.

On 8th July 2011 - rating: 4
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susan lowe left this review about Kingston Gate

The food menu offers 2 meals for £10 mon- fri with a carvery on sundays at £7.95 it runs a loyalty scheme on the carvery of buy 9 get the 10th free. It sells courage best and spitfire as standard and has started doing a guest ale. this pub has friendly staff with lots going on from darts. pool and poker to disco karaoke and occassionally live entertainment. There are 3 big screens with an outdoor tv and also 3d tv. Car parking for 12 vehicles. this is a local comunity pub with regulars with character also office workers students and staff from kingston hospital

On 3rd February 2011 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about Kingston Gate

This is an Enterprise Inns pub, which had Courage Best and Spitfire on during my visit. The Spitfire was fine, served in a branded glass, and was £3.20 a pint. The pub was very quiet at 2.00 PM on a Monday afternoon, with just me and a handful of other drinkers in there. This pub is a fairly large one-room affair, although some drinking areas are separated by screens and balustrades. It’s carpeted, with furnishings consisting of normal tables and chairs, a few banquettes, and of course stools at the bar. There’s a dartboard near one of the windows at the front, and of course there’s a fruit machine. There was no-one eating when I was in there, but the usual pubco pub grub seems to be available at reasonable prices – main meals ranged from £4.25 to £6.75, and included a “two meals for £7” offer. A Sunday carvery is also on offer, with one course at £6.95.
This seems to be a fairly standard high street pubco pub, with nothing special about it and not worth seeking out, but OK for somewhere to stop off for a pint or two.

On 1st November 2010 - rating: 5
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