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Woody's, Kingston Upon Thames - pub details

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Address: Ram Passage, Kingston, Surrey, KT1 1HH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 985) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras


Nearest train stations Kingston (0.5 miles), Hampton Wick (0.5 miles), Surbiton (1.1 miles)

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Woody's is a café-style bar on Kingston's riverfront, not far from the shopping area. It was quite a pleasant place to while away a little time watching the comings and goings on the river. Yesterday there were countless rowing boats going by. On the ale front, there are only 2. Autumn Red from Portobello & Little Nipper from Brightwater were on. There are also craft beers and various bottles. I was the first customer in. But another couple came in. A fourth person arrived. But she gave up waiting for service, as bar staff were too busy fulfilling other tasks. The furniture is quite unique. There are better pubs in Kingston. But if you're in this neck of the woods, it's probably worth popping in to see what they have.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Nov 2016 15:53
Ale quality okay but feels more like a riverside cafeteria than a pub. Also has the increasing trend of waiter service (a ploy to pay staff even less and embarrass you in to paying a tip to supplement the meagre wages - US style).
Snarling_Mallard - 6 Mar 2016 10:48
As good as ever last weekend. Does cake and coffee as well as beer, which can be a plus for some. the beer, which is supplied by the Twickenham Fine Ales brewery, is also very palatable.
There are very few decent places to get a drink in Kingston these days. They're mostly corporate bars or dwindling backstreet boozers. I said 'mostly', not all, but it is true. Woody's bucks the trend and does it very cheerfully. Smiling really does make the day go quicker.
If you look on HeteronormativeTraveller i.e. TripeAdvisor you will find a whole host of people complaining that this place isn't child-friendly. Well (i) it is, in as much as a pub should be child-friendly, given that there really isn't room for the Maus Panzer-sized baby buggies that Kingston parents go in for; and (ii) in the words of the great Michael Pearson, THIS IS A PUB NOT A CRECHE.
rainlight - 6 Sep 2013 09:46
A really nice alternative in downtown riverside Kingston. As others have commented it's nice to see real ales being served in a non traditional pub though some of the lagers on tap (Brooklyn and Freedom) are worth a detour for in their own right. Food is always good and the homemade soup served in cooking pots has never disappointed yet, my only issue is that it gets claustrophobic with more than two dozen inside as the layout of the chairs and tables is more geared for a restaurant than a 'stand at the bar' type pub though this is a small sacrifice given the unique feel that this establishment has. IMHO it's the only half decent place for a pint in Kingston all the others feel too corporate.
aliconor - 13 Nov 2012 21:12
This riverside pub is expensive! �9+ for a pint of ale and a glass of wine! The food is nothing to write home about,I had the burger which was the size of a sixpence, they just padded the plate out with chips and an oversize bun. On the plus side the ale was good. Overall it's an OK place but if you want a burger go to Byrons just along the river, excellent value and they sell good bottled ales! - 8 Mar 2012 20:56

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