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Another fairly average Teddington pub with some fairly standard beers - Fuller's London Pride, Young's Bitter, Sharp's Doom Bar & Atlantic & Twickenham Naked Ladies. There is a central bar with seating all round. An outside patio area was also in use, despite it being a fairly cold evening yesterday.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Mar 2019 20:00
Ok but the likes of The Teddington Arms and Kings Head are barely a minutes walk away.
TanJones - 6 Sep 2017 00:22
Nice enough if that isn't damning with faint praise, but the beer was adequate and the pub was reasonably well frequented by a friendly enough crowd.
rainlight - 27 Aug 2015 18:28
Going Downhill Fast
I recently stopped in at The Clockhouse for lunch with friends but was extremely disappointed.
The food menu was extremely limited and when I asked if there was a 'Specials Board's, the giant girl who was supposed to be serving me said
' Take it or leave it' ?
Almost immediately she turned up the piped muzak so we were unable to hear the cricket.
I asked to speak to the manager she replied that she was the acting manager.At this point, my friends wife told her that she was obviously not acting very well in our opinion.
We were then told to leave our drinks and get out as we were banned.
As a middle aged professional group we declined and suggested she either refund us the cost of our drinks or we would finish them in our own time (which we did).

TheChairmen - 23 Jun 2014 16:16
Nice pub, nice staff, nice beer. Unfortunately, the main TV is half broken and has been for over 6 months. Staff keep on saying the owner is getting an new one, but now just shrug their shoulders. Seems stupid to show Sky sports and yet have a crap picture. Use the Builders instead for sports, most of the old locals now do.

Owner seems not to care, used to be the best pub in Teddington, going downhill, Also used to also be good for food, now hardly have anything on the menu and the specials board is nothing special!
Tedsreg - 17 Feb 2014 15:49
A good pub, good beers watched a lot of the ashes here over the summer. Recommended
Sandinista - 24 Sep 2013 20:24
Well above average for the area, with a very good sample of a Twickenham beer, and pleasant service.
mtaylor40 - 11 Mar 2012 16:19
Attended a recent function...fabulous service - thank you to the staff in making sure everything ran smoothly, the only hic cups where from me! loved the Gin specials.
letsaveitthem - 13 Jan 2012 14:48
The other day we stopped in at The Clockhouse for the first time in many moons.
The atmosphere was very relaxed and we sampled a couple of pints of TT ale with a mixed meat and cheese platter between the two of us while we watched the rugby.
Marvelous !
No spam on us...unlike some other reviewers.
TheChairmen - 24 Nov 2011 13:24
Having sat two tables away from you myteddingtonlocal . whom i have never seen in here before i find it strange that when paul the manager takes your drink away that they clearly dont serve ? 10 pubs a week are closing down and your making this situation worse. !!
bobajob01 - 24 Sep 2011 03:31
Just returned early from this pub and will not willingly return, writing a bad report about my local is not something I would normally do but am just so annoyed by the rudeness of the Manager that I had to register just to share my frustration. It seems I am not the only one who has come across his poor manners. The other staff are friendly and the food is decent, but I will steer clear for a good while.
myteddingtonlocal - 23 Sep 2011 22:11
what a remarkable turnaround since i was last there! got to know all the staff in one night because all where friendly and welcoming the ale was fantastic which is important to me and Tom Cruise behind the bar takes some beating on what he does`nt know ! will try the food with the wife next time as it looked big enough for me to say no more ***** 5 stars for me .
bobajob01 - 3 Jul 2011 03:41
I used to visit this pub quite often when it was the Kings Arms, now it has been refurbished and renamed to the Clockhouse. It is generally busy in the evening with quite a relaxed 'vibe' .The lager is fine, and they usually have a couple of real ales on the go, which change regularly. I have not eaten here so cannot comment. One thing to note is that this pub is open 'till midnight!
Teddiboy - 30 Jun 2011 16:58
'RedorDead' I must say you're very judgemental you really must try and get out a bit more and experience life to the full! Stop the personal vendettas and leave people alone!! I was recently told about this website through a colleague and I now find this site a very useful tool along with Trip Advisor. You do not speak for everyone only yourself I am also entitled to an opinion so I made it. I repeat...the Clock House is a great pub and if there's a job going I'll be the first to apply = ))
letsaveitthem - 19 Apr 2011 09:46
I really don't have an axe to grind but 'letsaveitthem' quite clearly owns the pub or works there. Does a genuine reviewer post stuff like ,"Can't wait for the new restaurant, succulent hot chickens.."?

You've only reviewed one pub since you signed up and it's yours. You then immediately put a counter post to a critical review. It does happen on this site but if you're going to do it try and put a bit more effort in.
RedorDead - 16 Apr 2011 18:10
The Kings Arms was a dirty, smelly environment which housed the ways and strays...check the very early reviews for a taste of poor management. The Clock House is an amazing transformation and has held it's own ever since, always providing a top quality service. I live local and meet locals and the best place for community spirit is the Clock House. I and friends have always experienced a warm and friendly welcome and will continue to use this fabulous pub for many more months to come!
letsaveitthem - 13 Apr 2011 13:32
Post refit from the old Kings Arms it was a great little boozer. Sadly now going downhill again. Why? The manager is rude and disinterested, staff (with a couple of notable exceptions) are bored and don't hide it. The quality of punters is decreasing almost as fast as the volume of the music is increasing. Such a shame, easily fixed.
RedorDead - 6 Apr 2011 16:59
Wow what a difference the new restaurant will make, succulent hot chickens, can't wait. I'm a regular and find the atmosphere very comfortable and staff always attentive. What a great place to relax and socialise after a hard days graft.
letsaveitthem - 1 Apr 2011 11:13
New manager is an unfriendly, rude man who is in the wrong game.
Myself and a good number of my friends will not be bothering with the place til he has been moved on. What a shame that what had been a great place to gather is now off the radar.
Dugmeister - 26 Mar 2011 14:20
Friendly teddington local that serves good beer in a relaxed atmosphere. Bar staff are attentive, bar is clean food is strong whilst the locals amiable. Top marks for a weeday evening drink.
PeterClarke - 4 Mar 2011 10:43
The Clock House is one of our favourite pubs in Teddington. From the summer BBQ's in the beer garden to the warm, friendly attitude of the staff. Never had any issues with service. The food is excellent, and quite reasonably priced.

senaro - 18 Feb 2011 02:35
It's ok, nice little pub with good food slap bang in the middle of the high street. Not too fancy and with a little garden for the smokers (please stop them smoking on the front porch so you get a lungfull on the way in!!). Could be improved with a happier landlord but better than the Kings Head or Teddington Arms. Worth a visit.
RedorDead - 23 Nov 2010 13:37
This has to be the best pub in Teddington now if you want a cosy, convivial and friendly environment to enjoy a pint of Pride, Landlord or Twickenham ales. Most of the old King's Head crowd have found refuge here after the disappointing makeover of their old haunt.
klausthejester - 31 Oct 2010 22:12
Excellent local pub with highly rated French chef formerly of Petite Auberge, Teddington. Friendly atmosphere and good real ales.
The ClockHouse was entirely refurbished about two years ago and has improved dramatically. Attractive enclosed terrace garden with heaters and small car park at the rear.
TheChairmen - 3 Oct 2010 17:34
Pub was recommended by an ex mate. Didn't bother waiting to be served. Smelled like a toilet, looked like it was furnished from a skip. I thought I'd accidentally walked into 1950's Albania.
Sodalltodo - 28 May 2010 18:55
Visited on Saturday Easter Weekend. What a breath of fresh air! The lovliest people both sides of the bar and we were welcomed with open arms. We will decamp from our local immediately! We had a fantastic evening and NO SCUM
rapunzel1 - 7 Apr 2010 13:40
A warming open fire on a chilly Saturday afternoon was the perfect accompaniment to a good beer. Good cheery service at the bar.
tlsa - 10 Feb 2010 12:45
Used a complete hell hole around which the vermin of surrounding areas swarmed. However, since a complete refurbishment meaning you wouldnt recognise it as the old place, the Clockhouse is now a very pleasant place to spend a few hours. Lovely open fire and a terrace which looks like it will be very pleasant in the summer if its not crowded with smokers.
City_Gent - 27 Feb 2009 13:24
Nice from the outside very cold on the inside with school chairs and over priced menu. They have put some offers on thank God for the credit crunch! When they warm the place up we will return.
mondayclub - 14 Jan 2009 19:05
Went to the clockhouse last night for the first time. Had some good beer on offer. Made very welcome and had a very nice burger for eight pounds.

I think the refurb is very good. I would certainly recommend it to others.
TeddingtonWolves - 13 Jan 2009 23:52
Re-opening 1st December as 'The Clock House'.
dickie_the_digger - 1 Dec 2008 13:46
Not sure what planet Zod is from, but bar staff apart, this place is THE worst pub in Teddington. Bar none.
The apes who frequent the place are often to be seen top off (on a warm day) out the front, having a fag, lager in hand, sat on a chair from indside, ogling the passers by. At 11.30 on a Saturday morning. Why can't you use the beer garde at the back?
The front windows have been put through at least twice in the last few years. It's now closed for refurbishment. It's not often I like to see a pub go to the wall, but this would be one of them.
Do yourself a favour and stay at home and stick pins in your eyes instead. You'd enjoy it more.
Air.Guitar.Maestro - 6 Oct 2008 23:35
Went in only cos it was raining.
Horrible group of loud mouthed gorillas at the bar.
God help whichever pub they end up in when this place closes.
Can't comment on the beer as didn't finish it -couldn't stomach the place. Preferred to risk my hairdo in the rain than have a second.

1_hot_totty - 29 Aug 2008 18:31
yes it's a bit run down and very much an old-fashioned pub, but the bar staff (quite possibly the landlords) were very welcoming.
Zod - 28 May 2008 15:15
this what Teddington used to be like before the I can't afford Richmomd's moved any of you remember the Clarence and that Teddington once had a B Jams
proper_pub_people - 28 May 2008 00:56
Re richardaustin how contradictary do want to be. Teddin gton ios not Richmond/Chiswick and never will be get over and stichk the Park or the Teddington Arms
proper_pub_people - 28 May 2008 00:53
one of the most dirty places i have been in horrible to tell the truth never going bac never will tell my freinds the worst pub in teddington get rid off it and change the decor
liamb17 - 21 Apr 2008 15:31
A dire place indeed. This joint really is the last of the "old" Teddington before the gentrification took place and the house prices started to rocket. Anyone who remembers and liked the old Horse and Grooom would feel right at home here though. Full of villains, scallywags and ne're-do-wells It really should be bulldozed (along with the regulars in it) and a new shiny establishment constructed in it's place. But, knowing Teddington, it'll probably be earmarked for another block of astronomically priced apartments.
richardaustin - 17 Apr 2008 16:11
If this is an example of a traditional pub, no wonder they are dying out.
Horrible place.
Teddy_Bloke - 5 Mar 2008 15:10
Decent pint of real ale.
Grotty, tatty, boozer.
There wasn't actually a fight in the 20 mins I was there but there was a poisonous atmosphere.
Stroppy sour faced landlady.
What a sh*t hole.
Down and outs, unemployed, flotsam and jetsam of the locality washes up here.

I wont be back. Take my advice and Go to the Builders, Tide End, Anglers, Adelaide, Queen Dowager, Abercorn - they are all decent, cared for, well run pubs.

JamesDLord - 5 Feb 2008 16:54
One of the few traditional boozers I could see on a high street with more gastropubs (I like those too but wasn't in that sort of mood). I was there on a saturday night and found it not quite the nightmare others did - the London Pride was fairly good and nobody was rude or picked a fight. Maybe it could do with a lick of paint, but it seemed fine if you like that sort of place.
arkaye - 24 Jan 2008 22:04
Don't - no seriously don't go in.
Teddington has some lovely pubs - this is not one of them.
This pub is appalling.
Presumably every one who is barred from every other pub in town.
Maggie_Tul - 5 Dec 2007 15:00
Girls !! If dirty, smelly, ugly, tattooed rude men and just your bag get down to this pub, what's on offer inside is regularly displayed outside hanging round the entrance smoking and swearing...........
The Kings Arm's IS Teddington's Feltham embassy..........a must see, if you can stomach it !!
TalulaJ - 24 Oct 2007 07:43
Avoid this pub at all costs! On Friday the 24th August there was a fight which has ended in ATTEMPTED MURDER.......
Teddlocal - 28 Aug 2007 10:18
This pub attracts the worst kind of people. Every friday and saturday evening there are drunks urinating, shouting and fighting right outside. They then spill across the high street into residential streets. Anyone who challenges this is a liar - it happened at 11.40pm on friday 6th July 2007.
The current owners/landlords are incapable of controlling any of their clients.
It gets worse - groups of drunk, tatooed, middle-aged men sit out the front leering at and cat-calling towards eleven year old school girls.
I used to drink in the Kings Arms and it was a charming pub with a friendly crowd and professional staff. The owners should be ASHAMED.
banjowalker - 7 Jul 2007 10:06
Rather harshly described. The pub definitely has unique characteristics that should be experienced to
be appreciated. Give it a go for a change!
MrEddie - 19 Dec 2006 15:19
This pub is a disgrace. It is deeply saddening to see what clearly once was a charming public house - and one that could easily be so again with some care and attention - falling into such a shambolic state. Not only is it such an eyesore inside and out, it is a badly run establishment with the resulting undrinkable beer, less than ordinary food and tasteless clientele. With a change of management this has the potential to be a great pub - and that does not mean gutting the place of all its hidden character and cramming it full of sofas. It needs a very thorough yet sympathetic decorate, a complete change of staff, updated facilities, a decent selection of well kept ales, removal of the horrid big screen and a menu of traditional, freshly cooked pub grub. So much potential - a pity it is currently such a depressing embarrassment.
hah - 4 Sep 2006 17:46
I think this is one of the few pubs left in teddington which has not been radically altered in recent years, thankfully no leather sofa's yet. Its shabby and has some real local looking locals but thats a good thing for a pub. The beer is ok. They keep the pool table in a cupboard which makes cueing tricky. There is a small garden out the back and a few tables out front which is great in the hot weather. Its not a good pub on the grand scale but is the one of the last real pubs left in teddington and for that i rate it highly.
Big_Frank - 17 Jul 2006 23:58
Visited recently and it's still ropey. Poorest beer I've endured for ages - sent two pints back! If they filmed a drama series at the local studios and needed a run-down boozer for a location, they'd strike gold here!
anonymous - 5 Jun 2006 21:10
You lot may hate this place but I like it. Its got a good selection of lagers, a relaxed atmosphere and is a nice place to wind down if you want a quieter night out. A pool tabel has recently been installed in the side room, and at 50p a game you cant complain. The grubs not bad on sunday either, decent roasts. The bar staff have always been good to me, apart from the young girl whos english isnt too good.
The beer garden's always good for warm summer evenings or for eating during the summer.
Furthermore the pubs 108 years old. Its traditional, what a pub should be like.
full_english - 24 Jan 2006 20:00
Quite possibly one of the worst pubs in Teddington, its a disgrace to see how this pub has gone down hill. As it could be fantastic, read below, its says has picked clients from the Royal Oak, that just about says it all as that was the worst pub in Teddington, thank god its gone!
Teddlocal - 2 Jan 2006 16:50
Although I agree that this is not the best of pubs I would not say that it's inherited any new customers from The Royal Oak, or any other pubs come to that.

Think it's a case of what you see is what you get. You will know in an instance if this place is for you or not.
Chloe - 22 Nov 2005 18:31
Visited this place for the first time in ages a short while ago and was greatly saddened to see how it's declined. The nearby Royal Oak closed down and then was pulled down last year and this place inherited its pond life. Expect a sad place, run down with loud TVs, poor ale etc and knuckle-dragging chavs. Even the staff are chavs!

Probably Teddington's shabbiest pub although it performs a function of keeping all the scum in one place together!

Avoid like the plague.
anonymous - 15 Aug 2005 21:19
Escaped the rude builders from the Tedd Arms into here, incredibly quiet in comparison which is what we wanted, but perhaps a little too quiet. Staff friendly enough. Punters were old men who probably drink in here all day, every day, bit dowdy in atmosphere. Only had one then went to L'Auberge... Nothing about it would make me either deliberately go back or avoid it.
Cleversaz - 15 May 2005 00:14
Visited Sunday lunchtime - rather depressing, some customers seemed the worse for wear already at 1pm, only one hour after opening. Slightly intimidating atmosphere, I'm afraid
Didnt like the turquoisey colour scheme, nor the fact that they were showing Rangers v Celtic on the big screen instead of Portsmouth v Southampton, in a pub where there were no noticeably Scots customers.
London Pride was 2.70 which seems excessive ( it was only 2.50 in The Builders nearby )
Look out for the old Isleworth Brewery glasswork, the only redeeming feature of this pub, in my view.
In summary,I would be inclined to give this pub a miss

JohnBonser - 25 Apr 2005 10:17
My Grandparents once ran this pub in the 1920s, or something like that.
Rumour has it that there is/was a scratch on one of the windows at the back where my Grandmother tested her diamond ring to see if it was real.
Another rumour says that my Grandfather lost the pub in a game of cards. That's a little less believable.
I went there once in 1997 with some friends and didn't find it terribly welcoming as the manager was a bit of a grump.
Mum wants to visit sometime this year, from NZ, so hopefully it'll improve. Maybe we should get her to run it.......

Poppaheina - 8 Mar 2005 01:56
fantastic pub i know cos i clean it and drink in there
anonymous - 25 Nov 2004 08:09
I tried and tried with this Pub but can't abide dirty Pubs, very poor Ale, Sad refiltered Lager, Louts or Drunks.
The Pub Ghost - 8 Aug 2004 17:37
I agree with the other reviewers here. Seems this place is patronised by individuals that have been barred from very other pub in Teddington. Not nice for couples or for single females. However, it does have a positive future given a change of management and injection of cash.
richardaustin - 13 Oct 2003 15:29
If you enjoy swearing and the company of drunks as early 6 in the evening you'll love this place. Not recommended for (particularly single) females.
Andy Capp - 18 Aug 2003 15:31
Not a very welcoming pub. Also found it very dirty and rude bar staff...can see the potential but not recommended how it is.
Richard Hill - 3 Feb 2003 19:01

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