Walton on Thames
Walton on Thames is a vibrant town on the River Thames featuring a vast array of Shops, Pubs and Restaurants.
The centrepiece of Walton On Thames’ town centre is The Heart shopping centre containing over 50 shops and a pedestrianised central space, The Heart opened in Walton on Thames in 2006 and is considered by many to be a model for town centre redevelopment replacing the original ‘town centre’ which was builtin the 1960’s and had fallen into a state of serious disrepair.
Walton lies within the Council Borough of Elmbridge and is seperated into 3 wards, Walton Central, Walton North and Walton South.
The town’s name is Anglo Saxon in origin and could mean “settlement, or farm of the Britons”; “wal” meaning the Britons. Alternatively, it could mean “hill settlement”; “wald” meaning higher ground, and the town certainly began life on a raised area away from the riverside marshland that we know today as the Cowey Sale. However, its important “upon Thames” tag has been a part of the town since the 13th century.
Walton on Thames is blessed with a huge choice of local Pubs and Restaurants offering a wide range of entertainment and gastronomic range & style – Gastro, Italian, Indian, Tapas, Thai and many more!
(Click here to read our Guide to Dining out in Walton!)
You can also find some great offers and themed, promotional nights ranging from Poker, Karaoke and Belly Dancing to Live Music, Tribute Nights and even our own version of the Antique’s Roadshow whilst you have a quality lunch.
Art and Culture
Pubs in Walton on Thames & Hersham
Lots of the pubs below will have quiz nights, live music, steak nights, open mic night, etc – please do check the venue website before visiting just in case of last minute changes!
Ashley Park Rd, Walton on Thames KT12 1JP
Located just opposite Walton-on-Thames station The Ashley Park offers authentic British cooking, Real Ales and an open fire!
They offer food from 10am till late, a brunch menu, set menu options, main menu as well as children’s menu and full Sunday Roast!
Don’t miss the twice weekly quiz night on Wednesday and Sunday from 9pm.
They often have the terrestrial TV channels showing (No Sky Sports).
Open Monday to Sunday 10am to Midnight.
Riverside Cottages, Manor Rd, Walton on Thames KT12 2PF
The Anglers has a lovely riverside location with a vast outside (heated) seating area where you can relax and watch the boats go by!
Self billed as a ‘gastro pub’ expect your sausages to be venison, your burger to be in a brioche, ham to be glazed with mulled wine and your mash to be smoked!
Good selection of sharing platters covering Meat, Fish and Vegetarian selections.
67 Molesey Road, Hersham, KT12 4RS
The Barley Mow sits at the entrance to Hersham Village and is gifted with a large outside seating area which has recently been enhanced to include some booth style seating in addition to its numerous tables and chairs.
The Barley Mow is well known locally for its live music, with its fantastic resident jazz band, Blue Moon, every Wednesday from 8pm as well as live bands every Friday and Saturday night.
Whatever your sport you’ll find it on one of the many screens, showing Sky Sports, BT Sport as well as terrestrial channels.
With an extensive pub menu (and dedicated kids menu) they also have food themed nights, currently running Steak Night on Mondays.
Kids are very welcome – so much so that they have their own climbing frame and swings in the beer garden.
30 Bridge St, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1AH
This is an interesting one as The Bear is now known as the The Bear Bar and Barbers and, yes, you can get your haircut between 9am and 6pm Monday to Saturday!
They have a number of different themes throughout the week. Monday is Steak Night. Quiz Night on Tuesday and Poker Night on a Sunday. They run regular pool nights – check their Facebook page for current details.
They also do breakfasts between 10am and 12pm. You can get a great Sunday roast 12:00 to 15:30.
If you like live sport this is your place they show all the football and rugby and multiple screens.
6 Queens Rd, Walton-on-Thames, Hersham KT12 5LS
A traditional pub that always has amazing year round flower displays outside.
The Bricklayers Arms, Hersham serves fantastic food and a lovely Sunday roast but please take note that they do not allow children under 14.
29-31 High St, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1DG
Located on the High Street in Walton on Thames, The Craft and Grill has something for everyone!
A bar full of fantastic craft beers and a amazing smokehouse menu (they smoke all food on site!) you can also catch all the big sporting events on their huge screen – their Facebook page says its Walton’s biggest screen, pop along and decide for yourself!
Check their website for details of daily food promotions (ranging from a free starter or desert, half price burgers, two for one cocktails and many more). They also have a special menu just for kids.
The Craft and Grill have an extremely popular Quiz on Thursday night and usually have live music every Friday (check their Facebook page for specific details).
Bridge St, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 1AH
The George is a traditional local pub just down the road from the River Thames.
There is always plenty going on here: Live sport on 5 screens, Live Music and DJ nights, Karaoke and Quiz nights as well as a pool table and beer garden.
29 Bridge St, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1AF
Morts Wine Bar is one of Walton on Thames’ hidden gems and is well worth seeking out.
A fantastic bar for lovers of live music – every Friday, Saturday and Sunday you will be able to catch something different with all tastes catered for!
If you’re a sports fan you will be able to see all the big events in Football, Rugby and Cricket shown at Morts Wine Bar.
They have a high quality food menu with everything home made – don’t miss their lunch and dinner meal deals with a set menu for £10.
25 Oatlands Chase, Weybridge, KT13 9RW
The Oatlands Chaser is a big pub nestled between Walton on Thames and Weybridge and has a fantastic outside seating area..
They have an extensive menu covering Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Roast and Children’s Menu.
They have various offers throughout the week:
A ‘Midweek Treat’ menu every Wednesday from 6pm which includes 2 or 3 courses and a bottle of wine.
‘Pop, Fizz, Clink’ with exclusive prices on a range of sparkling wines & Champagnes – available on Thursdays and Fridays.
A fixed priced menu runs from Monday to Friday 12pm-6pm and offers 2 courses for £11.95 and 3 courses for £14.95 (which seems great value to us!)
Small, traditional pub located in front of the grade one listed Old Manor House in Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames.
Ideally placed between the pubs in Walton and the ones by the river they often have hog roasts and BBQ’s throughout the summer
113 Manor Rd, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2NZ
130 – 132 Hersham Road, Hersham, KT12 5QJ
The Royal George is renowned locally for its amazing Thai restaurant – top quality food at very reasonable prices (they also do a takeaway!) its a firm favourite with us!
Pop along on a Sunday and its traditional Sunday Roast Fayre.
They run a very popular Tuesday night quiz, starting at 9pm, in aid of Princess Alice Hospice.
50 Manor Road, Walton, KT12 2PF
The Swan is in a prime location on the River Thames and has a large river-facing grassy outside area with lots of seating, they have also recently introduced 3 wooden covered seating areas in the garden which are a great addition!
They have an extensive menu serving good seasonal British food as well as a separate Burger Shack should you want something a little less formal!
The Swan, Walton, has occasional live music and frequent specialist food and drink tasting events (check website for details) not to mention their regular quiz night from 8pm every Wednesday.
1 Queens Road, Hersham, KT12 5LT
01932 254 580
Traditional pub situated in the heart of Hersham Village they often have entertainment on a Saturday night ranging from live bands to karaoke.
They serve food daily and also have Bed and Breakfast facilities.
Walton-on-Thames & Hersham Restaurants
Many of the Hersham and Walton on Thames restaurants listed below will have special offers and fixed menu availability – we have listed all that are currently available but please do check their website for any last minute updates.
Babucci has combined this wealth of talent and experience to deliver some of the most authentic Asian food to be found in the United Kingdom. Our team of chefs carefully prepare a variety of dishes daily to bring you the multi flavours of Asia.
16/20 Bridge Street, Walton On Thames, Surry, KT12 1AD 01932 222364
La Terraza is a modern, stylish Spanish Tapas bar and restaurant offering tasty authentic tapas and a delicious choice of meals from our a la carte menu.
40 Hersham Road, Walton on Thames, KT12 1JH – 01932 240867
Mr Chong’s Restaurant is fully licensed and air conditioned. 10% reduction for all Take-Away and Delivery orders over minimum £20.
111 Hersham Rd, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1RN – 01932 246986
Our dishes range from pastas and pizzas to steaks and fish all cooked using good quality ingredients and all at a modest price. Vito and the team are friendly and helpful, they will happily guide you through the menu and ensure you enjoy your dining experience.
14 Bridge St, Walton-On-Thames, KT12 1AA – 01932 228 222
26 Bridge St, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1AH – 01932 245005
Since the late 70’s Zio’s Ristorante has gained great popularity in Walton bringing fresh Italian recipes. In the spirit of Sicilian culture, our dishes are served family style.
9 Ashley Road, Walton on Thames, KT12 1HY – 01932 222974
Those of you discovering Cappadocia for the first time will find a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and of course excellent authentic Turkish dishes.
64 High Street, Walton-On-Thames, KT12 1BU – 01932 259 881
Anyone who has sunk their teeth into the juicy topping and crisp flavoursome crust of a completely hand-made artisanal pizza instantly wants more.
71 High St, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1DN – 01932 220084
The restaurant ambient with charming staff, discreet service and tantalising dishes that few can compete with, ensures guests to come back for more.
54 Terrace Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2SA – 01932 225 670
We serve mainly Canton and Szechuan cuisine. Over the years we have adopted our menu to serve a wider selection of food from different regions of Asia.
84 Molesey Rd, Hersham KT12 4RG – 01932 225531
At the Emperor we believe in offering high quality standards of food and service at a reasonable price. We go to great lengths to select the very best and fresh ingredients and make this our first priority.
Hersham Centre 79 Hersham Green, KT12 5EU – 01932 226208
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