Public Meetings

Our programme of meetings

Wednesday March 15, Pubs, Inns and Taverns of Kingston

Richard Holmes is a local historian who continues to research the pubs, inns,taverns and breweries of Kingston. His talk, which promises to be enlightening and amusing, will be based on his book, supplemented with some new material.

Kingston's pubs are fast disappearing. To illustrate this, Richard's book, which covers the Tudor period to the start of the twenty-first century, lists about 240 pubs of which, in 2010, only about 40 had survived. Seven years later, there are even less.

Come along to the talk and learn more, before it is too late...

Coming to our public meetings

Unless otherwise noted, all our meetings are held in the Judge Lecture Theatre, Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6RL. Click here to see a map of the area.

Access is from the London Road entrance where there is free parking available, subject to other events happening at the school. There are bus stops outside and opposite the school entrance, and the main bus and railway stations are within short walking distance. On enteringing the site, turn left into the car park and the Judge Lecture Theatre is in the new building on the right.

Meetings begin promptly at 7:30pm. Doors are open at 7:00.

Free admission for members of the Society. Members of the public are very welcome to attend and are asked to pay £2 toward our costs, alternatively they can join the Society on the night for just £10.


The Society organises occasional visits to demonstrate the good and the bad of architecture and design.