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The Winning Post, Sutton Town Centre, Sutton

265 High Street
Sutton
SM1 1LD
Phone: 02086619853
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Winning Post

This is an attractive pub from the exterior, with its Hodgson Brewery signage, including the red lion depicting the pub's original name. But inside it's largely unchanged since the previous reviewer's visit, except that the pool table seems to have been moved to the right, and there was no real ale on when I visited. It's very basic - bare-boarded floors and exposed brick walls, with the brickwork of a standard that suggests that it was never intended to be viewed by the human eye. There was a TV on showing the racing, which I guess is appropriate bearing in mind the pub's name, but the overall sound turned into a cacophony when the music started in competition with the racing commentary.

To be honest, I didn't think that this one had a lot going for it, but I'm glad that enough people like it the way it is for it to remain viable.

On 15th January 2018 - rating: 3
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Steve C left this review about The Winning Post

The Winning Post is a high street pub that had a large fish van parked out the front on Saturday afternoon a couple of weeks ago. I decided to chow down a few cockles and prawns to line the stomach before entering when I noticed that the old pub name of the Red Lion that is still displayed on the gable. The interior is made up by a U shaped front bar area that has a pool table and dartboard to the left of it. To the right there is a corridor that leads to the toilets and a function room at the rear that was hosting a private party. A door to the right leads to a smoking area and well-tended beer garden complete with picnic tables. The pub was busy with passers-by who had popped in for a quick half and aged locals who had been in since opening to watch the horse racing that was being shown on the two plasma screens. The drinks selection isn’t the most interesting with some standard draught and Greene King IPA as the Abbot was off.

I wouldn’t go out of my way to drink here again, but I suppose a quick pint if passing wouldn’t be out of the question.

On 27th March 2012 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Steve C
West Sutton, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Sutton Common, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Sutton (London), 0.66 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Winning Post, Sutton
15th Jan 2018, 11:12
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
30th Oct 2016, 20:39
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 March 2012 by David McNally
  • Darts : Yes last updated 27 March 2012 by David McNally
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 27 March 2012 by Dave McNally
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 March 2012 by David McNally
  • Real Ale : No last updated 06 August 2019 by Rex Rattus
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