The Wych Elm

The Wych Elm, Kingston upon Thames 93 Elm Road - Kingston upon Thames

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• British
• Pub
• Gastropub
• Sit down

90/100
Recommended by 8 people
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90
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Based on 2742 ratings and reviews
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Trip
Last update on 09/11/2023
4,5
360 Reviews
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Last update on 15/11/2023
4,6
612 Reviews
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Last update on 17/08/2021
3,9
25 Reviews
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Last update on 09/09/2023
4,3
101 Reviews
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Last update on 04/12/2021
4,6
476 Reviews
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Last update on 04/10/2021
4,9
8 Reviews

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Last update on 05/10/2022
4,6
781 Reviews
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Last update on 24/11/2019
4,5
2 Reviews

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Last update on 04/12/2021
4,5
317 Reviews

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5
Mina T.
+5
Lovely Sunday chicken roasts! Staff are very friendly and service was fast. The roasts can be ordered as a smaller portion too. Great yorkshire puddings. Both indoor and outdoor seating available. Vegetarian and vegan options offered on the menu.
5
Nalini D
+5
My boyfriend and I have had so many Sunday roasts and lunches here. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the atmosphere. We now refer to here as “our spot” amazing service as well. Highly recommend!
5
Mark B
+5
One of the elusive Kingston pubs that have escaped my reviews, simply because whenever I've been it's been too busy, or dark, or I've forgotten. All good things. It's cosy in the winter, busy in the summer, and once I'm there, I usually get so wrapped up in conversation that the idea of taking any photos for my Instagram nobody looks at or a review nobody reads on Google falls by the wayside. A Fullers pub but with substantial character, drawn to the stained glass windows that cast hues of green across the nooks and seats. Outside, hanging baskets draped across the front of the pub, I pause to try and capture the full display but it's hard when there's a torrential downpour on the way and a man going under the flowerpots looking for cigarette butts. You might have to take my word for it if the picture doesn't do it justice. Indoors it's divided into two distinct rooms; on the right, more of a casual seated area for solo drinkers. On the left, tables, mostly reserved, for dining later that evening. A little celebration goes off in my head as I see stools spread across the bar, but they have backs to them, bar chairs, even better. No need for coat-hooks (there's a coat stand), and no more precarious balancing act as I wobble on and off a stool with my constant back injuries. The garden is packed with seating, it's hidden from view on the main road, as are a few of them around here (Norbiton, Willoughby). The Guinness poured was lovely, hoofed it back before the storm came again, and basked in the relative quiet that was on offer. I would've opted for a pint of Fullers or Darkstar as I have done in the past, but I'd had so many bad Guinness recently I needed to course-correct. The pub is closest to Kingston Station, but you can also jump off at Norbiton. There's a nice little crawl this side of town - Norbiton, Willoughby, Wych Elm and Park Tavern. All walkable, all very nice pubs, a real sense of community with them, and some are my favourites in "London" . I'll pop back here again soon, maybe for an award-winning dinner, or one of their plethora of events - curry nights, cocktail nights, live music. Or just a pint and a back-supported lean.
5
Robert Jackson
+5
We have just moved to Kingston Upon Thames and had family visiting from Yorkshire over the weekend. The Staff at the Wych Elm could not have been more accommodating, providing high chairs and attentive table service in the lovely garden area. The Sunday Roasts and children’s meals that we ordered were excellent, perfect roast beef and chicken - portions were a very good size. The delicious Yorkshire puddings even met with the approval of a discerning bunch from Leeds! Our picky 8 and 3 year old devoured their mini sausages and fish goujons with great chips. All in all, a warm welcome from extremely friendly bar staff, great food, lovely surroundings and quality ales on tap - very pleased to have found our new local. The landlord is of the old school, present and takes time to talk to the clientele and make everyone feel welcome. Well done to the Wych Elm - we are very much looking forward to returning soon.
5
John Davidson
+5
Great local pub with a lovely garden at the back. Food was delicious and the friendly staff were very helpful and attentive. No surprise that they were runners up in the LOYA competition this year. Will definitely be going back. ...and here we are back again in April 2023. The food and service is still excellent and they have a piano, so my 98 year old mother-in-law couldn't resist having a go!
4
Trevor Bailie
+4
Always liked this bar. Great service and good food in a nice setting. The one negative with tonights meal was the wine. I don't mind spending £40 on a bottle a bottle of wine with a meal but just not one that retails at £7. Will stick to a pint in future. Edit: I note the management's comprehensive response. My live search now shows the cost of the bottle of wine has risen to £8.05 inclusive of vat. At that price, reviews state it is nice. It is not nice at £40 so my point remains. Markups are fine, but "too crazy" and/or "simple greed", may be two reasons why places are struggling? I always tip well and am very happy to support local bars and restaurants and pay the appropriate price to see them survive but whilst the policy of adding roughly £2 onto a pint is fine, £30 onto a bottle of wine, not so much. If Fullers want to encourage people to drink less at home, then this may be a good place to start? In the meantime, I shall now seek out a less argumentative bar for my custom. That is a real pity, but if I want a lecture or debate on commerce, I will go back to uni. Definitely no forty quid, £10 wine there.
5
Paul Clasper
+5
A really superb all round evening at the Wych, thank you Michael, Charlotte, Pete and Greg - compliments to the chef!
5
Jessica Davies
+5
*The best roast I’ve had for a very long time!* A friend has been recommending this place for a while now so I decided to book a Sunday roast for my partners birthday and I’m so glad I did! The manger was lovely, super friendly and attentive- kindly reserving a table near the fire and giving us a birthday drink on the house. The cocktails are incredible and reasonably priced. The pub is super cosy-it was hard to leave! 5* would highly recommend! 🤩
4
I Bennett
+4
Welcoming team, warm friendly, generally attentive (we were a larger party set away from the main guests). Good selection of ales and wines, and whilst the menu was small it lacked nothing in imagination and variety. Excellent portion sizes, characterful interior and patrons.
5
Teodora Todorova
+5
Finally made it to the Wych Elm after living in the area for nearly a year. Lovely cosy pub with a nice vibe, and nice decor. Super tasty food!

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Monday:
03:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday:
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday:
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday:
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday:
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday:
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday:
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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