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Shepherd Neame pub located just out of the centre of Teddington. The barmaid appeared to be quite young and inexperienced. On asking for a half, she started pouring a pint. When I clarified that I only wanted a half, she carried on and poured a pint and a half! Luckily the landlord was on hand to assist. The pub was quite busy with its usual Sunday lunch trade being boosted by participants in a Teddington Pram race. Lots of women dressed as men and vice versa. Ales were all from Shepherd Neame - Spitfire, Spitfire Gold, Master Brew & Whitstable Pale Ale. The interior has a very cosy feel to it and my Spitfire was decent too. The exterior looks very nice, with some hanging baskets.
blue_scrumpy - 26 Jun 2017 19:23
I used to bar tend at this pub. Glad to read the service has improved.
Leftfooted - 22 Mar 2014 23:59
Dropped in purely while passing and found this a cosy, friendly and well-run pub. Beer wasn't bad either.
If all pubs were like this, then God knows how many it is wouldn't have closed in the last year.
Campanologist - 13 Jan 2013 23:32
This is how a pub should be. Dozing dogs. A real fire. Customer burble not pumping 'music'. Attentive service. Lights just right and not too bright. Friday evenings you may well have to stand up for a while but after a bit you won't notice because of the excellent atmosphere.
beer_dreamer - 8 Oct 2012 17:52
Great place.
Great beer.
Great host.
bestbarnone - 27 Aug 2012 19:04
Had Sunday lunch here yesterday and it was certainly a very pleasant experience. Good beer, good service and good, well priced food all taking place in a traditional pub environment.

Exactly what a pub should be and well worth a visit.
straightatthewall - 23 Jul 2012 13:35
Teddington has seventeen pubs and not all of them are wonderful but this one is. A few minutes' walk from the railway station and just outside the town centre, The Adelaide is a traditional but classy pub. The menu is wide and varied and the pub excels in the grub stakes but it's not food-led with four Shepherd Neam cask ales on draught as well as bottled beer, a wide selection of wines etc. They even serve crisps in a bowl! Most recommended.
JDchaser - 15 Jul 2012 11:56
Had a lovely pint of Kent's Best here on a quiet afternoon. It's been lovely weather so sat in the garden and thoroughly enjoyed it. I will make time to visit it again soon.
DepotCat - 28 Oct 2011 21:37
A smallish Shepherd Neame pub with an extensive food menu as well as four Shep beers including a seasonal. Pleasant staff as others have said also.
rainlight - 28 May 2011 09:27
Wonderful relaxed atmosphere, great food and the friendliest staff. Will def. be coming back!
katie.blackmore - 7 May 2011 21:32
Went here on a quiet Sunday afternoon last Autumn and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Lovely pub with a laid-back atmosphere. Friendly staff, and a decent selection of amber...
senaro - 18 Feb 2011 04:31
Spitfire, Kent's Best, Master Brew and Early Bird with Bateman's GGA as a guest I assume. Central bar with space all around. Nice sofas. Sports photos and shirts on the walls. Decent pub.
GuideDogSaint - 29 May 2010 16:44
Been here twice on one day. Didn't try the food but have heard it's good. Good beer, service and a friendly welcome.
thehonesttruth - 6 Oct 2009 23:27
Was in here again last night after an absence of about 6 months and was absolutely amazed how quiet it was. Criminally so.

Okay, it's the back end of the school holidays and a few people might still be away, but there can't have been more than 20 people in the place (garden included, where I was sat).

The Clockhouse, on the other hand, was packed. I wonder if that place (much as I think it's a good addition to the Teddington 'scene') has taken some trade from the good old Adelaide.

It's a pity, because the Adelaide is as good as ever, the beer as excellent as ever and Dermot as welcoming as ever. Still the best in Teddington, although it's a shame the distinctive pub sign on the post on the pavement has gone.

It's no good people just raving on wesbites how good this place is, we need to use it.
Air.Guitar.Maestro - 13 Sep 2009 21:32
The best pub in Teddington. The Spitfire was very nice but ran out today so changed to the early bird which was equally as tasty. Was fairly busy when i was in but there was no sense of panic. Despite the amount of people to attend to the landlord still took the time to ask how i was. All in all a pleasant relaxing place to have a few beers.
nickthefish - 29 May 2009 21:57
Popped in yesterday for a pint of Kent's Best which was very nice if a little pricey. Was beginning to despair of finding a pint in Teddington in a decent pub so was very pleased to find this place after walking past a kindergarten called The Anglers.

Miles007 - 6 Apr 2009 13:08
Great pub to go for a real publican, real food and real ale. Plus no 'clampits'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mondayclub - 25 Feb 2009 18:46
Now a single room with a central rectangular bar, though clearly one seperate areas. Carpetted, a mix of traditional seating at small tables, upholstered banquettes, some bar stools and to the left of the bar, two Chesterfield types sofas, and an armchair around the fireplace with a flat screen TV over (showing football with the sound down). Decor is mainly old photos of the surrounding area, some rugby pics and a signed shirt and a display of US Police badges, rather unusually. Very clean and tidy with a bit of an austere feel, mature clentele, I can't imagine this place ever being noisy or rowdy. Nevertheless a not unfriendly welcome and a relaxed ambience.
Decent looking specials menu, fairly priced, eg pork hock in cider and apple gravy with mash, 9.95, soup and a warm baguette is 3.50.

Decent Sheps ales, served in the appropriately marked glasses served from 5 handpumps. No Porter though.
Maldenman - 10 Feb 2009 11:50
Best pub in Teddington/surrounding area - well worth a visit for drinks and food.
publove1 - 11 Jan 2009 19:29
Definately the best pub in Teddington. Great for a drink with friends, warm and inviting. Food is good pub grub and reasonably priced. Dermot is always welcoming and ensures my friends and I always enjoy our visits. - 23 Dec 2008 09:43
I get the feeling its going a little bit off the boil.

Barmaids in too much of a hurry - very noxious fumes eminating from the Ladies - Bloody Kids misbehaving - Ale too Cold - Prices reaching critical levels...

Its still a very good pub but just slipped a little of late.
thePubGhost - 17 Dec 2008 22:46
I have been to the Adelaide on numerous occasions now, admittedly always on a Sunday.

This is another Shepherd's Neame pub, which for me is a slight shame, as that is not my favourite brewery. However, there is always a decent selection of hand pulled ales on, and a good wine list.

The menu (at least on a Sunday) is truly comprehensive - from the traditional Sunday roast through to mussels and soup and even sandwiches - even on a Sunday. I've only tried the mussels, but they were good (though not superb).

As used to be traditional in more places, this pub puts nibbles on the bar on a Sunday, including roast potatoes. Yum.

The pub is clean and pleasant, and attractively and traditionally decorated. There are benches, chairs and leather sofas, as well as bar seating. The garden too is well kept, though as is normal these days, full of smokers. It's not huge, so does get crowded in the summer.

I've found Dermot (the landlord) unfailingly charming. he always appears in shirt and tie, and greets everyone - he treats us like regulars, even though we visit maybe once every six weeks. I have heard that he can have a temper, but I've never witnessed it. He runs a tight ship, and won't tolerate bad behaviour or excessive swearing. This, to me, is a good thing.

All in all, an excellent pub, well suited to Teddington. You can find it near the station, though it does hide a little bit behind foliage. It is, in my opinion, worth seeking out, especially on a Sunday lunchtime.
mattygroves - 27 Oct 2008 16:47
I think that the 'anti Dermot' comments on here are a little precious.

This place was like the Marie Celeste for 5 years before the Mc Canns rolled into town.

Yes, they do run a tight ship. I got a friendly ticking off for going mental when my fotball team scored and have no problem with this as Dermot was only communicating correctly that it isn't that sort of pub. The Adelaide is one of the few pubs that you can guarantee is totally free of PBFS (Professional Bar Fly Scum) and this is all credit to the Land Lord.

The Mc Canns can't do enough for us, our friends and families in order to make us feel welcome. It speaks volumes that I have seen at least 3 pilgrimages from East and North London from Dermots old regulars at the Cheshire Cheese in Holburn. They are rightly mourning the loss of a highly talented publican and friendly charachter. The Cheshire cheese has by the way died on its arse since 'The Dermot factor' evaporated.

As well as being a great host, Dermot has also bent over backwards to support philanthropic endeavours at the pub and helped to raise over 500 for a friend of ours with cancer.

He has a real pride in his establishment, if this pride comes across to some people as occasional tardiness then so be it. My wife and I have never found Dermot, Vera, Marianna or the team to be anthing less than totally hospitable, warm and welcoming in a manner that goes way beyond the call of duty. My best ever local by a long chalk and somewhere where I feel far too comfy!
monkwearmouth - 6 Sep 2008 17:42
I have also witnessed Dermot being a little aggressive to people re drinking outside - apparently he has some stroppy neighbours who complain.

A very nice pub with a sensible middle aged clientele.
Food good and fresh if a little unexciting.
1_hot_totty - 29 Aug 2008 18:22
I tend to agree with the comments from Froosch when it comes to the landlords behaviour. I've personally always found him the charming host - very friendly, welcoming, helpful etc etc. However.....

I was in the beer garden a couple of Friday evenings ago and it was quite crowded (why was there only lighting around the smoking area and not beyond?) and everyone was enjoying a very relaxed and quiet night. Noise levels were very low with never a raised voice in the time I was there (8.00 til 11pm). At 10.50, the landlord was collecting glasses from the beer garden and being his usual self asking how everyone was etc then without warning he suddenly rushed to a table of about six or seven people and very agressively told them to "keep the noise down" or they would have to leave - they and everyone else were totally stunned. They all sat motionless in a state of shock and had been humilated for no reason whatsoever. It ruined their evening, that of my wife and I and many others. You could cut the atmosphere with a knife. The landlord went back indoors and most people drank up and left.

On us leaving, he was then the charming host again and invited us back as if nothing had happened. From what both myself and Froosch have witnessed, he does appear to be a bit Jekyll and Hyde.
mr_toon - 3 Aug 2008 17:49
You say the new man runs a tight ship and that the Adelaide is all the better for it? Well I will just have to respect that. All I can say is that on the one occasion I visited since he took over his behaviour was completely unacceptable. You do not smack patrons in the back of the head. You can cut them off or you can ask them to leave (neither of which I believe would've been appopriate as the chap wasn't alone in berating the ref) but you do not hit them.
Froosch - 25 Jun 2008 14:30
couldn't disagree with froosh more, the adelaide is a great pub since Dermot took control, he takes no messing, which is as it should be, and keeps a great clean and friendly house, anyone remember the place before he took over? it was bloody terrible.

dannysboy - 20 Jun 2008 18:04
I disagree strongly with the previous poster - it is because Dermot is strict and attentive that this place is as good as it is.
Good landlords should treat the bar as their "other" living room and not allow rowdy behaviour.

For the first time in years I will be drinking in the Queen Dowager as well now - especially if I have the kids(See my other post).

The food is good if unexciting, the place is spotless and the Masterbrew and Spitfire always in top condition.

TeddingtonBloke - 11 Jun 2008 10:09
After a decade of coming here whenever I'm in Teddington I will never set foot in this pub again, and I'm afraid I have to disagree with the other posters here and say that the problem is the landlord. The new man seems pleasant enough but he has a very peculiar attitude. I've watched him berate a barmaid for not serving his friend when she was already run off her feet dealing with two or three orders and more worryingly I watched him slap a patron in the back of the head and tell him to calm down when the chap got a little over-excited watching Wales beat England this Spring! He acts as if you're guests in his home rather than paying customers in his business. It's almost condescending. Sad as I've always liked this little pub but this fella's taken all the enjoyment out of it for me.
Froosch - 10 Apr 2008 17:41
A great sidestreet pub near the station and off the main drag. Tedders has more than fifteen pubs so you need to be good to stand out from the crowd and this place is a gem. A clean, bright and welcoming local with excellent food and ale in fine nick, it even has a genial landlord and there are a good many pubs in the locale that could learn from the Adelaide's example (no names, no packdrill).

Ps the Swan in Hampton Wick has been sorted. Check my comments about that.
anonymous - 4 Apr 2008 08:29
Went there on a weekday evening for a meeting with a few people. I think it is a good choice, a nice quiet pub, didn't see any rowdiness and unlike some pubs no-one smoking just by the doors so made a nice change not to have passive smoking on the way in or out.
LilacHamster - 20 Mar 2008 11:25
Lovely pub, cosy, good service, friendly host. Shepherd Neame pubs always seem to be comfortable and in a good state of repair - they care so much more than the big boys. Youngs and Fullers are not bad but could learn a thing or two.
Teddy_Bloke - 5 Mar 2008 14:58
I remember the landlord, Dermot, well from the Cheshire Cheese at 5 Little Essex Street in central London. Check put the past posts on that pub: he remains "the charming Irish landlord who is a gentleman". He has made this pub into a good one, with very nice home-cooked food. If only he could extend his empire and sort out the Swan in Hampton Wick!
MeurglysIII - 6 Jan 2008 10:49
A friendly, cosy winter pub.
Nice wine & beer. Annoyingly we get kicked out of the garden 2 hours before the pub closes (where can we smoke?)
Good service, snug interior (why do they always have to have the TV on with sport?) but not a summer pub. The Tide End by the river or the Queen Dowager's super garden are better bets.
Maggie_Tul - 5 Dec 2007 15:33
Dermot has turned this place around from the tired place it was a year ago.
My collegues and I come in occasionally and it is snug and welcoming.
This is a nice, comfy, cosy well run pub with good real laes (Spitfire, Master Brew, Kent Best, Late Red but no Bishops Finger unfortunately).
Food is old fashioned fare (in the best sense of the word) - service is efficient and well run.
JamesDLord - 31 Oct 2007 13:44
great sunday lunches
king08 - 2 Oct 2007 11:02
Great pub. It wasn't even that bad before but Dermot has given it a much friendlier feel. Very welcoming and a proper pint. It's nice and relaxed without being dead as it seems to have a fairly steady flow of punters. Mixed age group made up of people who appreciate a simple, decent pub. Good sized beer garden too.
The_Belly - 6 Sep 2007 16:52
What good Pub this is now Dermot & Vera(?) have taken it over. If you gave up on it 18 months + ago go back & see it restored to its previous conviviality, good food and excellent beer. Specially try the Kent's Best, a bitter in the true tradition, and I've not seen it elsewhere in too many pubs around here.
dickclark - 14 Aug 2007 09:03
The best pub in Teddington by a long chalk. Lovely landlord (place even better since he arrived), lovely beer garden and best pint of Spitfire for miles.

Air.Guitar.Maestro - 29 Jul 2007 16:54
If you like intelligent conversation in a clean and friendly environment, this is the place for you.

If, however, you are partial to a puke and a punch-up, The Adelaide is not your cup of tea.

Described below as "a really decent pub". This is a correct assessment.
parkhillian - 27 Jul 2007 19:46
This place is a haven for grown ups. Go there, it's lovely.
banjowalker - 7 Jul 2007 09:56
Visited yesterday for sunday lunch and it was really very good. This is a really decent pub since the change of ownership - the food was very reasonably priced and tasty, the garden lovely and the beer was exceptionally well kept. I will definitely be back!
Oolybel - 4 Jun 2007 16:58
Headbangers, Teenagers, Skinheads, Mods, Tatoo Merchants and other associated nuisances ... this ain't for you.
This is an oasis for sophiticated, mature and genteel geezers like what I is.
Brendan has got this joint just about right. A real pro serving beer & Nosh like what it should be in a boozer.
I've known this pub for nearly half a century - believe me, it's never been better.
thePubGhost - 3 Jun 2007 22:35
Went in here on a Friday afternoon after trip to park and it was first rate - great Irish Landlord made you feel welcome and proper wholesome pub food. Sure restaurants can do food better but if you want pub food and not gastro / restaurant prices then this was great. No idea what like in the eve and imagine more sedate but will try again soon
CharlesS - 25 Apr 2007 19:56
I don't know what the food was like before the change of ownership, but since the Irish man has been in charge, the Sunday Roast is fantastic (although I don't think it's him who cooks it). I've been back a good few times for this real treat of a Sunday roast -- really excellent quality and great value at just 6.95. (Perfect veg -- and a good selection of veg at that -- and a choice of three roasts -- perfect Yorkshire pub -- yum I could fancy one this weekend; getting hungry writing this).

It can take a while to arrive, and they apologise several times for this, but who cares about waiting 20 odd minutes when you get a really outstanding freshly cooked meal for less than seven quid. And this is in a town where only a few hundred yards away another pub charges THREE QUID for pint of bitter bog standard bitter. I know I'm gushing, but the Sunday roasts I've had here really have been exceptionally good. They do other food as well, but I've only ever tried the roasts.

And their selection of ales is good as well -- they get some quirky seasonal ones in which I always enjoy giving a try.
Johnny_Dee - 9 Mar 2007 14:29
I see that this pub gets a higher rating than The Abercorn Arms, and justifiably so. Our small group of middle-aged mates needed to find somewhere quieter and less smokey which still serves a decent pint, after the latter establishment started becoming over-run with noisy students on a Friday night. On the evidence of our first visit on 5th January, we seem to have found it.

The sign outside the Adelaide announces "under new ownership" and in smaller print "Kariba Enterprises", giving a registered address which seems to be the same as the pub. Not quite sure what this is about, but the pub is otherwise a reliable Shepherd Neame outlet with a range of their excellent brews. On the occasion we visited, I tried their "Kent's Best", a new pint to me but very tasty and a change from Spitfire which I sometimes find a little bland.
The new landlords seem to hail from Ireland judging by their accents. They show their experience and maturity by prompt, friendly and efficient service. No cheese and onion crisps on the evening we visited, but the Roast Ox flavour "real crisps" were served in a small basket, which was a quaint touch. If you're looking for something more substantial, the lunchtime menu certainly looked tempting with the pies and sausages on the specials board but I haven't sampled these.

Music was discreet and quiet enough not to be a bother, but perhaps a bit bassy. Fairly quiet and a mixed clientelle on the evening we visited, but if the Adelaide has only recently changed hands they may be waiting for more regulars.
Christmas decorations were still up when we visited and were very nicely done with some large stars on the ceiling. Toilet facilities were very good and clean, but mind the steps as you go to the Gents.
Plenty of evening on-street parking outside this hostelry near Bushy Park, but charged during the day. Recommended.
beerbaby - 6 Jan 2007 09:44
I like this pub but they should take care and tidy the garden up a bit - in the back bit I was almost up to my knees in fag butts- it was like being in a pub in Feltham.
TheGP - 26 Jul 2006 13:34
A really nice pub, perfect for a quiet weekday drink. Large leafy garden. Upstairs there is a pool table in a function room. Good range of beers and friendly staff. Overall a bit quiet but very good.
Big_Frank - 18 Jul 2006 00:04
I ordered my wife a wine recently and the barman asked if she wanted ice in it - though I think he could have been new. Being coming here since early 2000 on and off and it seems to be on the up again. More atmosphere and staff friendlier than last visit and barmaid/manageress? appeared to have appreciated our custom as we left. The makeover change spoilt it, and lost many customers, but on this visit the current team do seem to be making an effort. keep it up!

mr_toon - 9 Jun 2006 14:25
A relaxed local pub without the pretensions of the riverside ones but with some good beer and a nice attitude. Sans dog but with bike I may emulate stones and head to this pub after my regular bike thrash over the river from Kingston into Bushy Park. Made me wish I lived closer so it could be my local. But I'll just have to get on the bike more often, won't I?
beeronaut - 3 Jun 2006 22:13
The Adelaide is a lovely, friendly pub with excellent staff. Their food is good and are a dog and child friendly pub. This is a pub that could definitely due with more support.
nikola - 2 Jun 2006 12:28
Went for lunch here yesterday.

No one was smoking anywhere in the pub, which was excellent - other times when I've been on a Friday evening it's been extremely smoky.

We sat in the no smoking area. The food was fine - good roast, potatoes and Yorkshires, but tasteless carrots, cauliflower and French beans.

Spitfire beer was good too.
EldridgePope - 24 Apr 2006 09:06
The Adelaide in Teddington is a warm and friendly pub, offering excellent food and service. We frequent the pub, particularly enjoying Sunday lunches!
eric19 - 30 Mar 2006 22:09
I go here regularly on a Sunday after walking the dog in bushey park as it's one of the only dog friendly pubs in the area.

The food is always amazing (and served quickly)and the staff are really really nice (not sure if they are all new after reading the previous feedbacks) but i suggest that those people re-visit as it's a great pub!
stones - 20 Feb 2006 14:29
Best kept secret in Teddington - the Sunday Roasts are excellent!! Admittedly very quiet, but perhaps due to the previous negative press. Looking forward to enjoying the gardens in the summer!
llamb - 11 Feb 2006 12:07
Located close to where we live and quite a pleasant place. However, all of that totally negated by the incompetent staff and hostile attitude of the management. Went there today for Sunday lunch. All started well but the food took an age to arrive. When the people on the next table (who ordered 15 mins after us) were served (but with the wrong food) we knew something was wrong. We asked the bar staff to check. They said they would but never came back with any info. We asked again (now 45 mins after ordering) and were told we really ought to be more patient didn't we realise that they were short staffed in the kitchen (no - they had never warned us there might be a delay). That was enough. We asked for our money back. At this, the manager (?) came out from the kitchen to tell us how unreasonable we were being and to dispute how long we had been waiting (which by now has been almost 1 hour). In my book that is enough to warrant a zero rating!!
hungry - 4 Dec 2005 15:03
Sitting on the leather sofas by the fire gave the distinct feeling of being in a 2 star hotel lounge in need of a good lick of paint. Not so warm anywhere else in the pub so bag the sofas if you feel the cold. The rather large projection screen looks a bit crap. Staff seem nice enough tho and they're doing a damn fine pint of the delicious Late Red at the moment so I'll be a frequent visitor whilst they still have it. Can't imagine I'll be rushing back once it runs out tho.
Cleversaz - 16 Nov 2005 23:30
Moved to Teddington early 2000 and this was by far the best pub in the area until the refurbishment. Gone is the genuine cosy pub welcome, service, decoration, and atmosphere created by the staff and customers. Rarely go nowadays and it's empty when I do. Always get the feeling the current staff are not interested in the customers. Refurbishment and staff attitude seems to have ruined a very good pub. Beer garden is a welcome diversion. Haven't tried the food but beer (bitter) is usually OK. Sadly, as I knew it before refurbishment, I just can't get used to it now.
mr_toon - 17 Jun 2005 22:33
Went in here last night and found a previously unknown beer garden - Very nice it is out there too.

This is really an excellent pub, despite the best efforts of the brewery - I noticed it was very quiet in the main bar, and the Plasma Screen had gone to be replaced by a TV, which seems an idiotic decision to say the least. Service is still a little random at times, but friendly of sorts.

Trying to think of a better pub in Teddington - I can't. The Tide End Cottage is nice, but small. The Adelaide is probably the best pub in the area, and deserves to be more popular.
TheGP - 27 May 2005 09:55
John (below)is right. It's not Rocket Science. Redecorate it in a bland style, appoint dull people to run it, insist they follow the company policy to the letter and hey presto... a souless Pub taking a fraction of what it could/should.

This could be one of the best Pubs for miles.

Shepherd Neame - good beer but can't Manage a Pub in a Fit. PUT IN A TENNANT

CaptainFab - 26 Apr 2005 10:37
Seemed OK to me, but lacks that pubby atmosphere that most pubs do following what appears to be a recent contemorary - style refurbishment. Not particularly busy on Sunday afternoon, so perhaps I 'm not the only one that dislikes rather clinical and impersonal pubs that lack character and soul.
JohnBonser - 25 Apr 2005 10:31
Oh Dear... Beer quality poor and the unobtrusive delux slimline wall mounted Plasma large screen TV has been replaced by the Manager's own TV standing on a Table - Reason? Shepherd Neame have relocated the TV because the Adelaide isn't taking enough money!!!

Perhaps they shouldn't have spend 000s on a refurbisment which was completley unnecessary and most say the pub looks worse now than before!

Area Managers couldnt organise a Piss up in their own Brewery
CaptainFab - 7 Apr 2005 14:13
Things are looking up (a little). The New Management must have told the staff that the customer is not the enemy.
I don't know about live music in this traditional Pub but at least it shows they are trying - what about a weekly quiz.
CaptainFab - 23 Feb 2005 09:31
Pretty much all you can ask a pub to be, serves good beer, including a tasty pint of porter. I will definitely make a return trip in the future. Plenty of seating including some extremely comfotable leather sofas next to a fireplace - that makes the place very warm and welcoming.
mike2004 - 4 Feb 2005 13:36
Not sure about the comments about the unfriendly staff, but seemed OK when I went in. A nice local, in a style that feels like a pub should do.
Do good beer as well, but the barmaid had clearly never served a bloody mary, or was lazy, as the worcester sauce and tabasco was not offered..

If it had a decent jukebox, or even a jukebox, would rate it even higher.
TheGP - 3 Feb 2005 12:26
Now that the miserable *** of a Manageress has gone lets hope the new boss injects a little life into the joint and changes the atmosphere from that of a dentists waiting room to what it should be ... One of the area's premier Pubs.
The Pub Ghost
anonymous - 25 Nov 2004 15:23
Nice chilled out pub. Friendly staff, good beer and a convivial atmosphere. A winner.
Wattsy - 14 Oct 2004 10:03
Next to the Abercorn Arms my favourite pub in Teddington. Nice friendly barmaids; excellent beer (bitter & lager); reasinable price & good beer garden. What more do you want?
PJ - 22 Sep 2004 14:17
This should be quite a good pub - it's clean; got a fairly good garden; reasonable beer.

But it's VERY smokey. On Friday evenings you get loud people in their 20s from local offices, and they all seem in a hurry to get cancer in 20 to 30 years time.

I said to one of the bar staff, "it's really smokey in here". She looked as if I'd just accused her of farting, then went and switched the extractors on. What's the point in having extractors and not using them?

I guess it's because the bar staff smoke so they don't care that it puts a lot of people off their pub.
Mike - 16 Sep 2004 14:49
OK, I posted my comments in Dec '03 and I decided (against my better judgement) to go back in this weekend....

They've had a bit of a refurb! And that is the only difference. Still staffed by snobby kids and run by someone who really doesn't seem to care.

Interestingly though there was only three other people in there (and it was a Saturday night); I had one drink and went to the Hogarth - which was packed.

Draw your own conclusions....
Chris - 31 Aug 2004 21:11
And still The Manageress will only speak to her 3 or 4 mates plus the Bar Staff. We are Customers - I know we are an nuisance, but we do pay the wages.
The Pub Ghost - 30 Aug 2004 16:02
Very "Cliquey" - Friendly staff, good looking food and beer good (most of the time) but Shepherd Neame should instruct the Landlady that there is more to running a good Pub than whispering with her cronies all night and installing a Television.
The Pub Ghost - 8 Aug 2004 18:41
This is a top pub with friendly staff, great beer and food.I've always been made very welcome.
chris - 1 Mar 2004 15:50
An excellent pub with gorgeous barmaids serving superb beer. What more can I say?
David - 26 Feb 2004 15:41
They're re-furnished it and not for the better - beer not affected though & staff still polite
PJ - 19 Feb 2004 13:08
not as bad as people make out just dont shout about your opinions
anonymous - 23 Dec 2003 22:44
Oooh please, don't bother. Why oh why do people clearly not interested in the general public bother to run a pub? The bar staff can't even be bothered to stand behind the bar! My last visit ended when all the lights were switched off at 10:40 and it was made very clear that they just wanted rid of their paying customers - find a proper pub instead.
Chris - 17 Dec 2003 00:16
was a nice pub v.friendly then changed staff suddenly v.rude kicking out regulars plain insulted my sister (a long time regular) just bacause she didn't like her dyed hair!! Don't go in there if you have an opinion on anything or you'll be barred!!
Alex - 6 Nov 2003 12:07
Staff somewhat standoff-ish and don't like the pub piano being why have a pub piano? Beer is reasonable.
richardaustin - 13 Oct 2003 15:25
Best looking barmaids in Teddington.

Beers good as well. Oranjeboom should be sold more widely.
PJ - 8 Aug 2003 14:43
Good pub. Great barmaid.
s - 4 Aug 2003 18:46
Best lager in Teddington
PJ - 29 May 2003 16:08
Nice pub. Friendly staff and good beers. The beer garden is small but very good.
Angus - 24 Mar 2003 18:16
Excellent home made sausages. Good mix of locals and students.
anonymous - 11 Feb 2003 15:53
Shepherd Neame tied house:
3 draft ales: Spitfire, Master Brew and a seasonal brew.
2 lagers: Oranjeboom, Hoegarden.
plus the usual fosters and such like.
Good food but menu doesn't change much.
Plenty of seating and decent beer garden.

Rob - 6 Dec 2002 11:11

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