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The Grey Horse, Kingston Town, Kingston Upon Thames

46 Richmond Road
Kingston Upon Thames

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Quinno _ left this review about The Grey Horse

Tidy looking street corner pub. The main high-ceilinged bar at the front if the pub is best described as ‘bookend shaped’ and has a dark varnish floor, burgundy leather banquettes and intricate green ceiling moulds and a large Bass mirror. Noted that a regular comedy night was advertised. There’s a massive whisky list on the wall, at least one bottle from each Scottish distillery is available we were told. A formal dining area is located in a rear room with a jumbo wall mural of Hendrix, though no-one was eating and the over-loud music probably wasn’t helping matters much. Four pumps, three on - Youngs Special, Cameron's Fridge Magnet and an unbadged Twickenham Grandstand (very good shape). Eight kegs also available with some leftfield selections as well as a wall shelf of bottles and cans. Friendly barman. Overall, not bad for the area and we enjoyed our 15 minutes here. 6.5

On 4th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Grey Horse

This pub doesn't seem to have changed in the five years or so since the previous reviewer's visit. I saw the sign for the Ram Jam Club, so presume that live music is probably still a feature here. But the room at the back - the former billiards room judging by the skylight - has tables all laid out for diners, so doesn't look like the sort of area where they would have live music, but I've never been here in the evening so don't really know. There is a tenuous music connection though, with the exposed brick wall at the back having a mural of Jimi Hendrix on it.

The main bar at the front has the counter in it, and would once have been sub-divided into three rooms I think. the rear part of this room might have been the saloon bar judging by the surviving glazing on the left. It still has a few original features, including the Lincrusta style ceiling and the curved window on the left, plus it still has a very nice Bass mirror on one of the walls.
The ales on were Young's Special; Castle Rock Elsie Mo; and Twickenham Grandstand (£2 a half) - plus Rosie's Pig cider on handpump. I didn't see a menu, but they clearly do food. Other points worth mentioning are the board games at the back, the large screen TV (residing on a massive barrel at the back); plus when I was in there was some jazz/blues music playing.

It's impossible to form a firm view of this pub based on my short weekday lunchtime visit, when I was one of only two customers in there, but it looks to be a comfortable enough place. Unfortunately my Grandstand was only just drinkable, but perhaps I was just unlucky. I'd visit again.

On 28th June 2016 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Grey Horse

This pub is well known locally as a music venue and indeed has live bands playing 7 nights a week as well as hosting a comedy club. Bands play either in the back room of the pub, the former Billiard Room, or in the separate building to the rear known as the Ram Jam Club. The main pub room to the front remains fairly traditional though and is a quieter and not unpleasant spot for a drink earlier in the day. Some original tiling remains in the front entrance lobby and the moulded ceiling, etched glass and area of dark wood panelling are decent original features. The room is L shaped with the bar in the corner, wooden floored and seating is at standard tables with pew type benches and chairs. There is a TV, high on an end wall; this was on mute showing racing results on text while a juke box played at a sensible volume. Decor is mainly band flyers and gig adverts, there is a book swap club here too. Young's beers, Ordinary, Special and Bombardier. A decent pint of Ordinary was £2.99.
I've never been to a gig here so I can't vouch for the pub as a music venue but as somewhere for a late afternoon pint it was fine.

On 8th April 2011 - rating: 6
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