It’s our (very) local and we like it. Since the refurbishment, it’s been a much better place to be and let’s face it, that garden in the summer is a winner (especially since the landlord and lady set rules that prevent kids having fun). For those that haven’t seen the garden, where have you been??
It’s a local pub and I like that. I like the space, I like the buzz, I like the separate dining area, I like the fact that I can sit there all afternoon and treat it like my office (free and fast wi-fi) and I like the Sunday Jazz.
I don’t like the mother and baby groups, I dont like the Wiselys and very occasionally I don’t like the food. I once fell out with the landlady over a not up to scratch burger (she didn’t actually know I’d fallen out with her – but I found her response to my complaint unsatisfactory and so conducted a silent boycott for a while. But at the end of the day, I wanted to go back…).
Look, you have to take it for what it is: a brewery (Young’s) pub serving pub food but actually the chef here has actually pushed the boat out in some cases. Home-made burger buns, great hand cut fresh chips, good meat. For a local pub, it’s a totally pleasant place to while away an afternoon or evening with a few drinks and pub grub.
I’d really welcome comments on this, as always.
216 Upper Richmond Road
Price: Lunch specials: £5.95, main course dinner dishes: £8-£15 (steak). Look out for Dine with Wine (£20 for 2 mains and a bottle of house wine). Good selection of bar snacks also available.
Perfect for: Casual afternoon in the boozer