A small commuter town, Chessington still has plenty in the way of nightlife thanks to a bevy of classic pubs. One of our favourites is The Shy Horse, an 18th-century pub just a short walk from Chessington World of Adventures and our Chessington hotel. The dog-friendly pub has a large beer garden – perfect for supping on their cask ales – and an excellent food menu spanning pub grub classics and some well-priced set menus.
Pubs in Chessington
A little further down the A243 past Malden Russet is The Star, a wonderful Victorian country pub with excellent gastropub food (plus a decent kids’ menu), a large terrace and vintage wooden interiors and a large car park.
Located in nearby Epsom, The Jolly Coopers is one of the oldest pubs in the area. An independent pub and restaurant, they serve a wide range of food, from bar snacks to Sunday lunch, and have one of the best beer selections around thanks to their own micro-brewery and a range of guest cask ales, beers and ciders.
In Chessington itself, the William Bourne is one of the best pubs in town thanks to its large, child-friendly beer garden, wide range of sports on TV and well-priced food and drink. Finally, nearby in Claygate you’ll find The Foley, an excellent 18th-century traditional pub that serves up excellent food (we’re big fans of their sharing boards) and regularly rotated guest ales, alongside a long list of wine, gin, whisky and spirits.