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Richmond’s Finest Pubs

Richmond’s Finest Pubs

Richmond’s Finest Pubs | Riverside To Rugby Mad

Last updated: 22nd of August | Main image: The Roebuck, Rob Jones

We’ve got seven more reasons for you to visit Richmond…

…and they’re all pub-shaped.

Some of them offer the ruby, others offer riverside views. All of them offer booze. And food for that matter.

Together they go by the name of: Richmond’s Finest Pubs. Although, individually, you can call them, well:

 

The Marlborough

The Marlborough

A big ol’ beer garden…that’s probably The Marlborough’s finest feature, with plenty of tables and chairs, and heaters for the winter. You’ll find it right next to Richmond Park, which means it’s a good one for after a jolly. You can treat yourself to a cold pint or a glass of wine and rest up on one of their big leather Chesterton sofas. Hopefully you’re also hungry because they’ve got an all-day menu of quintessentially British grub – fish and chips; sausages and mash; and mushroom and vegan cheese pie (quintessentially Modern British grub) definitely worth exploring . Of course, if you’re anything like us, the dessert menu will also be top priority, so we’re pleased to inform you that it includes sticky toffee pudding; rhubarb and ginger crumble; and raspberry Eton Mess.  They also do a superb Sunday Lunch, including both a vegan anddddd an all-inclusive pork, chicken, and beef option. But you went for a walk amirite?

Address: 46 Friars Stile Road, Richmond, TW10 6NQ. For more information, or to book, visit their website here.

 

The White Cross

The White Cross

Riverside…that’s where you’ll find The White Cross. It’s right on the edge of the water, meaning you can go and drink beer… on constant high alert of being drenched by a soaking wet dog. Of course the sun makes for a pretty nice touch too. When it’s out. They have a front courtyard with a decent number of tables and chairs, otherwise, if it’s busy (which it often is), you can order and then perch on the riverbank just beyond. If you’re a history fan you might like to know The White Cross actually dates back to 1780, when it was called The Waterman’s Arms. Of course if you’re not a history fan then maybe you like rugby, or maybe you are both, in which case you’ll also like the fact that they screen most of the big games. On Sunday’s they do a Sunday roast, with a vegetarian option. And, if all that’s not titillating enough (excuse our French) there’s a real log fire in winter. Oof, we can hear the crackles now.

Address: Riverside, Richmond TW9 1TH. For more information, or to book, visit their website here.

 

The Shaftesbury

The Shaftesbury

Rubyrugby, rugby, rugby…that’s what the lads chant on their way to The Shaftesbury. Admittedly we don’t actually know that for sure, but we’re guessing. They actually probably chant it past The Shaftesbury first. See, it’s right next to Twickenham Stadium. Although the location makes it first choice for a post match pint too.  If you’re not going to the rugby, they also screen it. Depending on the time. you can sit down with a beer-battered fish finger sandwich, or a Ploughman’s platter of everything from cheese and chutney to pork pies, and count score. Sunday Roasts are a yes, and so is a little heated garden. And sooooooo is a Sunday night pub quiz with a £50 cash prize. Cha-ching.

Address: 121-123 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PN. For more information, or to book, visit their website here.

 

The Roebuck

The Roebuck
Image: Rob Jones 

If you’re after a view, go to The Roebuck. It’s right on the top of Richmond Hill, and whilst it doesn’t have its own garden per say, they’re happy for you to venture across the road and perch on one of the many public benches overlooking the tree-lined Thames below.

Address: 130 Richmond Hill, Richmond, TW10 6RN. For more information, or to book, visit their website here.

 

The Tap Tavern

The Tap Tavern

Honestly the Tap Tavern feels more like an East or South London boozer that’s snuck itself back West…moved back in with the parents to save for a deposit. Why? Well for starters it’s the exposed brick walls and wooden parquet flooring. Tall wooden posing tables are circled by red leather stalls, and it’s filled with leafy pot plants (We likey). They’re also focused on micro-brewed beers and small batch gins. They have twenty beer taps on the go at one time, and 28 different gins, mostly served as Gin & Tonics in big fishbowl glasses. Food wise they’ve gone for more of a global menu – grilled truffle and cheese toasties with red onion marmalade sit alongside hummus and Dukkah with warm flat bread. Their Sunday Roast is arguably Richmond’s best – beef, pork, chicken, and a vegan butternut squash option, with everything from Cauliflower cheese to pigs in blankets on the side. And we’re not referring to you either.

Address: Princes Street, Richmond, TW9 1ED. For more information, or to book, visit their website here.

 

No. 1 Duke Street

No. 1 Duke Street

Is No. 1 Duke Street a pub? Probably not. A gastropub maybe. Or just a laid back, neighbourhood restaurant. Either way, it’s snuck itself in here and we’re running with it. It’s a sister venue to places like No.11 Pimlico Road, and No. 29 Power Station West, all beautifully-designed, super chic spaces where you can stop by for just a couple of drinks, or enjoy the whole shebang. Here that shebang includes a menu of Modern European small plates (as well as the usual mains, sides, and puds); alongside a lengthy world-wide wine list; pretty much every cocktail under the sun (yes that includes carafes of peach bellinis); and then beer on draught, bottled, or by the can. On weekends they do brunch, and on Sundays they do Sunday lunch – roast chicken or roast beef  – plus a vegan option again for any  animal-free pals.

Address: Princes Street, Richmond, TW9 1ED. For more information, or to book, visit their website here.

 

Stein’s

You guessed it, they serve big beers. In big tankards. Authentic German brewskies, imported over from the motherland itself. They serve German wines too, and German food – bratwurst, currywurst, and large bowls of Bavarian Goulash stew. Although the best part’s definitely the location. It’s right on the riverfront. Once a run-down old ice cream parlour, it was given a new lick of life, including a leafy front patio where you can sit, and drink, and watch the world jog by. A quick one to note though: their licensing means you have to eat to drink, meaning you should come hungry, even if it’s just apple strudel hungry…topped off with a little ice cream.

Address: Richmond Towpath, Richmond upon Thames, TW10 6UX. For more information, or to book, visit their website here.

 


 

While you’re in the area…go visit Ham House & Gardens 



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