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Sextons, Thames Ditton

Hampton Court Way
Weston Green
Postal town: Thames Ditton

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Greyhound

Given that it is a moderately impressive-looking pub in a fairly posh neighbourhood, it was something of a surprise to find a sporting locals' pub with a strong Irish flavour. The wood-panelled walls are liberally decorated with rugby shirts, Guinness flags etc between the numerous sports TVs. To one side is a sort of snug area round a pool table, while the other side extends back to a garden. Ales on were Sea Fury, London Pride and Doom Bar in reasonable order. Still signed as the Greyhound but also known locally as Sextons.

On 3rd January 2020 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Greyhound

Substantial, traditional-looking pub which appears to be an example of 'brewers Tudor' but which was actually built as a golf-course clubhouse. Thoroughly refurbished inside, with the partially opened out 'L'-shape interior having been furnished with semi-mod furniture and light wooden panelling. Busy rear beer garden on a sunny afternoon. Three of eight handpumps operational, with Butcombe Bitter (£3.75), Betty Stogs and Rev James on offer when I called by.

On 30th August 2014 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about The Greyhound

Opposite the golf course & close to Esher train station(Sandown racecourse). Up to 6 real ales. The pub has a large garden at the back, a pool table & a dartboard.Meals served.

On 13th March 2012 - no rating submitted
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Malden man left this review about The Greyhound

Partially screened from the busy road by a large horse chestnut tree, inside the pub is a single space, sort of L-shaped with one side extending back a fair way then leading onto the rear garden. The opposite end has a pool table and dartboard. Wooden boarded flooring, standard type seating with banquettes following the front bay window line. There are various odds and ends around, a case of shoemakers tools, a model of the pub, a 1930's radio and shelves of books. Some ceiling beams are inscribed with humorous quotations.
There are two banks of handpumps on the bar offering between them the same range as experienced by Old Blue below, although my visit was on Friday afternoon a few hours earlier, so I managed to grab a pint of the Ringwood.
With it being a pleasant sunny afternoon I chose to sit in the tree lined garden which has the usual picnic benches but also rather oddly a blue perforated metal bench which has clearly been rehomed from a railway station.
A nice enough if not a particularly exceptional pub.

On 10th April 2011 - rating: 6
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Old Blue left this review about The Greyhound

Many years ago this was an excellent and highly popular tenanted house. As of last night, the eight hand pumps in two banks were sporting Hobgoblin (@£3.40), Doombar, London Pride, Young's Bitter, and Ringwood Fortyniner clips, although the Fortyniner evidently wasn't on as my Hobgoblin rather surprisingly came out of that pump. This was a Friday night on which there was a small assortment of customers at the bar, some youngsters playing pool, and some more in the garden. As I was looking round taking things in, the barman thrust a copy of the Sun towards me in a friendly way. A customer who came in a little while later and asked for a newspaper managed to get a Telegraph, apparently on the basis that someone else was reading the Sun at the time.

I have always really liked this pub,but throughout the years it has felt like it has lost its way, without a solid customer base, by default serving those who do venture in but without any of the successive managers knowing how to recapture the attractive, buzzing establishment it used to be. I will still drop in for a pint from time to time when in the area, but wouldn't go out of my way to do so.

On 9th April 2011 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Greyhound

This pub is on the busy A309, separated from the road by a short stretch of grass, although you can still hear the traffic in the pub. Nonetheless it’s a pretty decent pub. As you go in there’s a small room on the left with a pool table and dartboard; there’s a bar area in front of, and to the right of the entrance with standard issue tables and chairs, leading to a dining area at the back with tables set for diners. This in turn leads to a garden area. The walls are mainly wood panelled, and look quite attractive with a varnish that brings out the colour of the wood. There’s a fireplace in the middle of the front bar area which at one time would have been part of the wall that would have divided it into two rooms. There are bookshelves displaying some pretty ancient books (of course) plus other ornaments such as vases, kettles, tankards and the like. Clearly they had been fooled by the recent warm weather and turned the heating off – a little more warmth would have been welcome on a cold mid-April day.
There were five ales on – London Pride; Young’s Bitter; Hobgoblin; Sharp’s Doom Bar; and Cornish Coaster that was in excellent nick. There was a menu, although I just ordered a reasonably priced sarny off the chalkboard sandwich menu on the bar. The barman was helpful and chatty, and readily agreed to my request to take a few photos of the interior. This struck me as a fairly straightforward, yet comfortable, village style pub. A choice of five ales is fairly good going as well. If I get down this way again I would be very happy to drop in for another pint.

On 18th April 2010 - rating: 8
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