16 Jan 2017
Take a trip to the suburbs and visit The Victoria in the heart of Surbiton. Newly reopened, following a three-month extensive refurbishment, this community pub now offers an array of beautifully finished rooms, an incredible garden and a seasonal British menu.
Located a short walk from the bustling Art Deco train station, The Victoria was first opened in 1840 before being commandeered by Young’s in 1897. The pub is a true reflection of its surrounding area; from a sardine starter inspired by the once-abundant local freshwater sardines, to the bike-lined Round Room in honour of local cycling legend John Thompson Keen.
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The expansive pub has been divided into four notable spaces, including the Lounge, Dining Room, Round Room and The Simpson Room. Lose yourself in The Lounge – a darkly decadent room with a wood burning stove, glittering chandeliers, and plush velvet chairs – or gather in the Round Room, complete with a rediscovered skylight ceiling. Head to the airy, bistro-style Dining Room to enjoy views into the open kitchen or out over the garden.
The real story, whatever the weather, is The Victoria’s unrivalled garden with its inviting Burger Shack. The huge space has been transformed into a Mediterranean hideaway strung with fairy lights, palm trees, fire pits and heated wooden huts filled with colourful comfy cushions.
The Simpson Room, a private dining space opposite the bar provides the perfect secluded space for special occasions or meetings complete with audio-visual equipment, a book-filled fireplace and a long wooden table where you can dine like the Queen Vic herself.
Whether dining inside or out, The Victoria offers a delicious menu of British favourites and seasonally changing classics.
Small plate starters, such as signature grilled Cornish sardines with tomatoes, beetroot and toasted sourdough; and braised ox cheeks with shallots, croutons and Norbury Blue cheese are ideal for sharing around the table.
Mains include vegetarian Homity pie made with wholemeal pastry served with buttery cavolo nero, and a Nutbourne tomato and chestnut salad; and an intriguing Blackmoor venison and chocolate stout pudding served with heritage carrots and a rich stout gravy. Lighter mains such as spaghetti squash with pied de mouton mushrooms, goat’s curd and lemon thyme salad are ideal for lunchtime grazing.
Sensational sides of rumbledthumps (think bubble and squeak topped with oozing melted cheese); roast heritage carrots with London honey and thyme; and cobnut, apple and celery salad are must-try additions to any meal.
Finish off with a decadent chocolate orange brioche bread and butter pudding or the local favourite, pear, fig, honey and cinnamon tart lovingly served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The Victoria embraces Young’s continued dedication to promoting craft breweries, with seasonal guest ales, Camden Hells Lager, Founders All Day IPA and Beavertown Neck Oil all available. Wines are divided by flavour, rather than region, with favourite grapes including an unusual Viña Torcida Rioja Blanco and a crisp Colección Privada Reserva Sauvignon Blanc.
Escape the city and while away the hours at The Victoria – the perfect place to kick back, sip and savour the very best of suburban life.
28 Victoria Road, Surbiton
Surrey, KT6 4JT
T: 020 8399 3007 W: thevictoriasurbiton.co.uk E: firstname.lastname@example.org