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Monday, April 30, 2018Rating: rosettes

Colin Neve
 Hello Elsa!!
Hello Elsa, I remember you all right, and Vicky. Both very kind hearted with lovely personalities. I have dear memories of you both that I wont forget. We certainly had some mad times there. I remember the lock-ins. The police would come in to check everything was all right and have soft drinks before they left us to carry on chatting through the night and into the morning before we crashed out there. Could you imagine anyone allowing that today! I remember our lot sitting inside in winter and outside in summer. We used laughs at lots and even get upset at times. I hope you and Vicky are well in every way and that life is good to you both. Health and happiness Elsa
Monday, December 28, 2015Rating: rosettes

Simon wilby
 Outrigger pub
Oh what a place , bags of character, where a man could forget about the world for a few happy hours
Thursday, December 17, 2015Rating: rosettes

Elsa Montgomery-Groves
 The Outrigger - Kingston
Ahhh what a great pub!! So sad to hear it's gone.. spent many a day and night there..in my younger days :-) Hanging out with Col Neve, Fiona Gun, Glen Panayi, Jill Barrett... Such a fab place to spend a summer's evening. and an early morning :-)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015Rating: rosettes

 Those were the days!
I had a boat moored diagonally opposite near The Rowbarge Pub and lived aboard from 1975 until 1977. The Outrigger was the place to be especially in the summer. The turnover of bar staff (always barmaids) was phenomenal. Roy was an amazing character. He had a boat, 'Michaela' moored outside. Spent a small fortune there drinking with Chic Woods and other friends. The beer was 16p a pint back then! Sad to hear it has been demolished.
Sunday, March 9, 2014Rating: rosettes

 Best Pub In Kingston. At the moment.
This is a really nice looking pub, friendly staff and atmosphere.I for one hope it stays this way.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014Rating: rosettes

Angela Venables
Buffalo steaks served on a bed of radish tom's and chick peas with chicken fillets and an onion gravy
yep that was saturday mornings brunch and it was good rocket fuel to keep me going before my cricket match.
Thursday, August 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

 late drink :)
Well worth a vist only went in for one at 7pm didnt leave till 8am the next day.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

 late drink :)
Well worth a vist only went in for one at 7pm didnt leave till 8am the next day.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

 late drink :)
Well worth a vist only went in for one at 7pm didnt leave till 8am the next day.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

 nice small pub with good beer and excellent food
excellent london pride and even better thai food. Not too noisy, not too busy, nice traditional, well maintained wooden fixtures and fittings, a proper, quality little local pub that is very popular for it's food.
Saturday, July 9, 2011Rating: rosettes

valerie brown
 eecellent value ad very friendly
The food is very good and all the staff are most welcoming . Dog and child friendly. Don't be put off by the quirky decor, you,ll leave with a warm glow of contentment.
Saturday, July 17, 2010Rating: rosettes

Michell Williams
 Outrigger, Kingston
The Outrigger was run by Roy Stringer his late wife Val was a friend of my mums and my mums dad was a boat builder for Turks boatyard and he drank in the Outrigger with his friends does anyone remember my Grandad Alex Steward i remember spending many a time sitting on the steps outside with a bottle of coke and a bag of chrisps why my family were inside haveing a drink and i remember when some of the cast from On the Buses came and done a publicity stunt when Roy had the bars knocked into one there used to be photos on the wall of my grandad if any one knows what happened to them i would love to know and mybe evan have one of them i have very happy memories of the Outrigger
Sunday, October 25, 2009Rating: rosettes

Col Neve
me and me mates used too drink there in the late seventes and into the late 80s .Theriewas me (Had shaved head and goggles and a big long coat, Colin Neve), Glen panie, Tony Shaw, Brendan and bonie powell, Fiona gun, Ellsa montgomerey. helen pace., to name a few. We used crash all night, some times upstairs. Roy used to practice his stunts on as. Scared the life of non locals who saw as fle across tables poor our own pints. A real bloody pub! frank and Brenda would serve behind the bar when it sutied them. Roy had those two alastians. The best place i have ever drunk in. I still miss all these years late, all the crew from turks boat yard.
The place was a mad house a real down to earth pub with every charcetr under the sun. and a no nonsense pub. What the hell happened to the real kingston?

If any when sees old Roy, not that he would remember we give all my best. It was a pleasure having my liver destroyed by him! a great bloke.
Ps does anyone have any picks of the outrigger?
Wednesday, October 29, 2008Rating: rosettes

This pub closed ages ago.
Thursday, December 28, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 not Kingston
This pub is in Hampton Wick, Kingston-upon-Thames
Thursday, December 28, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Thank goodness it's closed now.
Thursday, December 28, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 name changed
This is now The Marlborough and has only recently changed from being called the Refectory.
Thursday, December 28, 2006Rating: No rosettes

This rotten place closed ages ago.
Thursday, December 28, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Gone, long gone.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Malcolm Woolf
 Lunch times
This a a fab little pub situated in the market square. I've only been there at lunch-times and cannot praise the menu enough. They do a 'Tapas' menu ... any 3 dishes for 4.35. served in 3 dishes atop a wooden platter. The mash with spring onions is particularly good, as is the scampi and Cumberland sausage. The burgers on the menu are also well worth a visit. The staff are all very good and the beers and wines are top notch. It's the cheapest in town if you want a bottle of house wine.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006Rating: rosettes

Dave Lewis
 Great Pub
Nice atmosphere, quite large, good selection of drinks, reasonably priced (a weatherspoons). Lots of world and guest drinks. Bit too busy for me on Fridays and Saturdays, but reasonable on other days. Very nice cider. I strongly reccomend the 500ml Westons Oak Conditioned cider, top notch and at this time only 1.60! Bargain!
Friday, April 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

tommy parker
very desperate
Thursday, March 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Marissa Irons
 Great Food and Company
This is by far the best pub in Kingston. The food is amazing, the landlord second to none and very charming. The music is very trendy and so are the customers. Most Friday's and Saturday's they have great DJ's and sometimes live PA's by some of the most talented artists around. Great night out in Kingston and best of all no cheeeeeeesse
Wednesday, February 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

Barbara P
 Fantastic find
Under new management since 2005 and has completely changed. There is a good and varied wine list. Beers are individually selected and keep my husband very happy and the food is excellent. Open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Children encouraged until approx 7 pm. It has an all weather outdoor seating area and may often be found to be hosting music and variety of events
Monday, December 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

I used to think this was a great pub, but I got barred recently, for allegedly carrying on for some time in a way that bothered and worried other people there. And also because of the behaviour of other customers I associated with. Now surely it would have been common decency to point out abberant behaviour so that the person in question could change their ways?
Friday, December 2, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Lord Tuft
 Gonebut not forgotten
Now Demolished.
Run by the wonderful Captian Carruthers. Ex stuntman & pirate.
Now in exile in Hamble on the south coast. A true pub, staffed & frequented by chancers, dealers, publicans, police, priests, boatmen, drifters, private detectives, tarts with hearts & little money, art theives, bus drivers and the drummer from big country. Opening & closing hours were ad hoc. Eva did the sausage sandwiches.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

Andy R
 family pub
No smoking. Has got some great wines on offer (can do take-away). Food should be good when they start. This is under new manageament, and really smartened itself up.
Monday, June 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

Hogswoggler runsey mc tavisch
 Best pub ever
Best food and drinks ever.
The younger barman by the name of alex prefers to be reffered to by the following names:

Swan neck, goat legs, dogman, sweaty horse or talon boy.

I recommend shouting this at the guy to get your drinks faster.

Thursday, April 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

Tom C(Lee's Friend)
Lee told me about the pub and it sound great
Saturday, April 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

lee-anne thomson
 very nice
ive been here a couple of times and it is very nice inside and the staff are very friendly
Thursday, March 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Lee Dack
This pub is amazing i've been there twice and the service is great there is a pool table a darts board and the drinks are fantastic
Wednesday, March 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Druids live music Fridays
Lovely busy little pub with good live music on fridays

But, the rudest bouncers i have ever come across. they were swearing pushing and just being a general bully. Was not impressed at all
Saturday, January 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Lee Smith
 Friendly,cosy and welcoming
I am now a regular customer at The Albion in Kingston, its a great pub offering a wide range of good value food and drink, excellent real ales and a very welcoming staff! They hold regular themed parties and the family run business are always keen to integrate all who enter the pub into the evening events. A welcome change to a spoons or high street chain!
Friday, December 3, 2004Rating: rosettes

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