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The Shy Horse, Malden Rushett, Chessington

423 Leatherhead Road
Chessington
KT9 2NQ
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Vintage Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Shy Horse

Very much a family dining establishment now, with usual rustic farmhouse sort of décor. There is a drinkers' area in the middle, but even this tends to be overtaken by diners when busy. Does at least have some interest in real ales, with Cask Marque listing and occasional guests alongside the usual Doom bar etc.

On 13th November 2017 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Shy Horse

This pub is something of a landmark on the Leatherhead Road, being a large detached building, with a bus stop named for it and a car park and largish garden, and mostly surrounded by fields. Food is big business here. As you enter you are greeted by the "wait to be seated" sign, but although the vast majority of tables are laid for diners there are a handful not so laid and I guess drinkers could just plonk themselves at one of them. Table service is provided in the dining areas. A fair bit of effort to make this place seem welcoming and comfortable. There are some very distressed ancient posts and beams as a decorative features, plus a couple of fireplaces with coal effect fires alight, though not really needed on a mild and sunny October day. It's really quite elegant by pub standards, although the presence of a fruit machine flashing away detracts from the ambience slightly.

Three handpumps were on the bar but only two in use during my weekday lunchtime visit - dishing up London Pride and Brain's Rev James (£3.15 a pint). A standard Vintage Inns menu is available, with main courses from £7.95 (gammon steak) upwards and the pub standard fish n chips (or in here it's the "sustainably sourced cod loin") at £10.95. This is the sort of pub you go to specifically for a meal. It's somewhat out of the way, although the 465 bus from Kingston stops outside, and is definitely not somewhere would drop in for a pint if you're passing. I liked it in here, but now it's not really a traditional pub, and I'm not likely to visit again unless Mrs R wants to come here for another meal.

On 29th October 2014 - rating: 7
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Roger Button left this review about The Shy Horse

This roadside, family friendly, dining pub is close to Chessington World of Adventures and appears to be popular with both locals and visitors alike although it is certainly more geared towards the diners. The interior appears to be largely recreated in a farmhouse style although there are a couple of warming open fires that appear to be original. The layout is sufficient to cater for reasonable sized groups and there are a few screened off sections and snugs for couples or smaller families. I have dined here with my wife and mother on a few occasions and the food here has always been fine but obvioulsy you need to expect pubco food rather than Gordon Ramsay Service has always been attentive and the prices are more than reasonable. As for the beers, a subject lacking in previous reviews, 3 Ales albeit a rather mainstream choice but excellent prices for Surrey (Green King IPA £2.40, London Pride £2.60 and Bombadier £2.80) and the Pride was of very good quality as well, certainly worthy of their Cask Marque status. A meal here won't change your life in the same way a trip to a Harvester is not a gastronomic highlight but the place has no pretences and I always walk away full up and with change in my pocket.

On 8th December 2008 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Malden man
Chessington South, 1.62 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Ashtead, 2 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Oxshott, 2.47 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Shy Horse, Chessington
13th Nov 2017, 19:42
Review submitted by Graham Coombs
 
13th Nov 2017, 19:42
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 October 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 October 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 October 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 October 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 October 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Darts : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 October 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 October 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 October 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 October 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 October 2014 by Rex Rattus
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
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Last inspected: June 1st 2018
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