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The Antelope, Surbiton

87 Maple Road
Surbiton
KT6 4AW
Phone: 02083995565
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Antelope

With pub crawling extremely difficult to manage with the latest government attack on the hospitality industry, I paid a first visit to the Antelope for a couple of years to enjoy a few beers and ciders with a substantial meal.

The pub was clearly busy when we arrived. There were even people drinking outside on the pavement with plastic glasses. Our table (I hate reservations, but they're seemingly the only way you can guarantee a visit) was still taken. Rather than kick the occupants out, the staff gave us a different and larger table at the rear.

The bar is straight ahead of you as you enter. Walking to the left of the bar past further seating takes you to another area opened up, where you will find more tables, the kitchen and the toilets. Beyond that is an outdoor area, which was busy on our late Sunday afternoon visit.

The roast dinners we had were very nice, if a little on the pricy side. On the ale front, Big Smoke beers dominate the cask selection, with Solaris, Distant Lands, Northern Sun & Underworld. Although, I did order the Underworld only to be told that they only had the keg version. Given I'd already paid for the far cheaper cask version on their app, I ended up quids in.

Guest ales were Kent Cobnut, Oakham Inferno, Mad Squirrel Hopfest, Five Points XPA & Laine's Best Bitter. The three real ciders were Iford Windfall, Lilley's Rhubarb Cider & Seacider Lemon Meringue Pie.

Staff were very good. But visits to the pub have become far less enjoyable with the new restrictions. You cannot enjoy your substantial meal if it becomes cold whilst your still trying to have leave some to allow you to drink and drinking itself needs to be much more rushed than normal.

Nevertheless, it was good to get back to a familiar pub with a decent ale and cider selection. Service was excellent, as always. The Antelope is still in my top 10 pubs in London.

On 12th December 2020 - rating: 9
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paulof horsham left this review about The Antelope

The Big Smoke Brewery may have moved out, but they retain a strong presence on the bar, both keg (about 12 taps to the left) and cask (10 pumps - something like that). It's a busy pub, and with good reason - the beer range is top-quality with the guests well-chosen (for example Ilkley and Pig & Porter on my visit); the incoming crowd pounced on my vacated seat as I left.

As well as that, there's a reasonably-priced menu, though the availability may not quite tally with the times quoted on the menu (as I was disappointed to discover).

All-in-all then, I'd say The Antelope has to be a must-visit pub for anyone looking for great beer in a good pub.

On 12th May 2019 - rating: 9
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Moby Duck left this review about The Antelope

Update August 2017
Since my first visit nearly three years ago the beer quality and choice has remained consistently excellent,I have been averaging at least one visit a month if not more for some time, a very top pub now elevated to 9/10.
October 2014
A first visit here and I was quite impressed,the internal decor is a strange mix of modern yet with a traditional feel,faux rustic maybe.The stalactite like fire place decoration formed from molten wax was a little over the top if not impressive and gave a Brothers Grim fairy tale feel.
The main bar as you enter from the street doglegs round to the left to a seating area down a level with leather clad sofas much in evidence,beyond this you are led out to the beer garden and beyond this again you can view the pubs own brewery,Big Smoke Brew Co, through large windows.Back to the main bar there are 10 ales available from far and wide all interesting in nature,tasting notes can be viewed via a blackboard on the wall.5 real ciders are also available as well as some Craft keg offerings. The beers alone demand a rapid return to this pub.

On 20th August 2017 - rating: 9
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12th Dec 2020, 14:18
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
12th May 2019, 19:05
Review submitted by paulof horsham

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 02 October 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Patio outside the brewery, - last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 August 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 30 August 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 October 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 14 September 2013 by Old Blue
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 30 August 2014 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 July 2016 by Quinno _
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