Visited: Friday 22 January by JB & JC
First of all, a little blowing of our own trumpets if you don’t mind: this was the seventh pub we managed to visit in Twickenham and Richmond on this Friday, which we think is deserving of a little praise. Hell, maybe even a round of applause. Why not. Go ahead, we’ll wait.
Thanks guys, means a lot.
This pub made for a great headliner to our ridiculous pub crawl: we love it. It feels almost hidden even though it’s on a big road, but that’s because it’s got quite an unassuming entrance, and the all black exterior walls make it hard to spot when you’ve already been to six pubs. Once you’re in though you won’t want to leave. There’s a great atmosphere: quite lively but also quite homely, with nice comfortable furniture and a real fire that you can actually smell.
They’ve got a great selection of beers and the service is very friendly, as is the crowd. There’s a large outdoor area which is semi covered – and it means that there are permanently chesterfield sofas outside which can only be a good thing.
Now maybe it’s because we’d reached the apex of a seven pub megacrawl, or maybe it’s because there was an awesome dog in the beer garden who was far more receptive to our drunken banter than any human ever is, but we love this pub. And to be fair, we’ve been before, slightly less drunk, and without seeing any dogs, and we loved it then too. So it’s a big Boozehound thumbs up.
Do they do food? Looks like it.
Are they in the 21st Century? Cards accepted.
Are there dogs? There are loads and one of them licked my face it was the highlight of the day.
I’m hungover, do they do a Bloody Mary? We’re sure they’d rustle one up.
I want to smoke: Nice outdoor space with plenty of tables, which is covered and heated. Lovely.
Are there televisions: Yes, and live sports.