Welcome to The Grey Horse

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Welcome to the Grey Horse, one of London's premier live music venues. Make yourself comfortable and check out the site, have a look at the gig guide, and remember there are two venues in one here, so there are often two gigs going on at the same time. Try the new 'find a band' function which helps you find whether a particular band has a gig booked in yet, have a peek through the ever-changing rogues gallery at some of 'the faces' you might find here and then drop me a line if you want to play here or if you want me to put you on the mailing list which keeps you in touch with last minute gigs, especially in the Crack Comedy Club.

Our bar is staffed by friendly, young people, highly trained in the art of pouring a pint and chatting to you at the same time. We do try to be a little bit different but we never forget that your time in our pub will, hopefully, make you want to come back again.

The Grey Horse is a 200yd walk from both Kingston Train Station and the bus station, and there is car parking nearby. So whether you like indi, blues, jazz, comedy, a good film or just a good pint and a chat, come and pay us a visit. You won't regret it!


A Bit of History....


Kingston claims (along with Winchester) to be the ancient capital of England. The Anglo-Saxon Kings were crowned within its walls, hence its name, Kings Town. A market has been held here since mediaeval times and there are some 16th Century buildings still standing.
The Grey Horse is the oldest of the four Youngs pubs in Kingston and was built in 1849. It was originally owned by George Nightingale, brewer at the local Nightingale Steam Brewery and Mayor of Kingston in 1846. The brewery and its pubs were sold in 1891. Young's took over the Grey Horse but the brewery buildings were bought by Kingston Corporation and demolished to make way for the borough's first council house scheme.



The pub's early history is a bit hazy but it is known to have always been a popular watering hole for locals. The delights of crib, billiards and dominoes were passed over in the '50's for the trend towards live jazz. The Grey Horse established itself as one of London's premier jazz venues. The jazz influence lasted twenty years or so until pop reared its head and slowly overtook in popularity.

The venue now hosts all genres of music from jazz/funk to blues and rock to suit all ages in a separate air conditioned room.

Events @ The Grey Horse in April

Wed 2nd The Robin Bibi Jam Night 8.30pm
Fri 4th Guns2Roses 8.30
Sat 5th private party 6pm
Sun 6th FUNKY KINGSTON 4pm
Sun 6th Jam with Ian Hunt 8pm
Mon 7th Ian Hunt's guitar class 8.30
Mon 7th PUB QUIZ NIGHT 8pm
Thu 10th Ma Polaine's Great Decline 9pm
Fri 11th Boot Led Zeppelin - acoustic gig 9pm
Sat 12th Ian Hunt and Andy Winfield 9pm
Sun 13th Half A Meal Ticket 4pm
Sun 13th Jam with Ian Hunt 8pm
Mon 14th Ian Hunt's guitar class 8.30
Mon 14th PUB QUIZ NIGHT 8pm
Thu 17th Twisted Rhythm 8pm
Fri 18th The Groove Warriors 9pm
Sat 19th The Other Dave's Saturday Lunchtime Session 2.30pm
Sat 19th The GB's 9pm
Sun 20th 14 Cousins 4pm
Sun 20th Jam with Ian Hunt 8pm
Mon 21st Bad Influence 3pm
Mon 21st Robin Bibi & Alan Glen 5.30pm
Mon 21st Ian Hunt's guitar class 8.30
Mon 21st PUB QUIZ NIGHT 8pm
Wed 23rd Open Mic Night 8pm
Thu 24th Alan West, Steve Black & Dean Barnes 9pm
Fri 25th ValvePower Band 7.30
Sat 26th 'The Xpert Factory / Real Experts' 2pm
Sun 27th The Green Rock River Band 4pm
Sun 27th Jam with Ian Hunt 8pm
Mon 28th Ian Hunt's guitar class 8.30
Mon 28th PUB QUIZ NIGHT 8pm
Wed 30th Open Mic Night 8pm