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Misty Moon, Twickenham

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The Misty Moon is a former Wetherspoon's pub that is now privately-owned. This must have been one of 'spoon's smaller pubs and given the popularity of the William Webb Ellis over the road, I can see why they chose to re-locate. I've yet to find a decent takeover of a Wetherspoon's establishment and this one was no exception. Despite its small size, the Misty Moon was dead compared with its counterpart. There are still a couple of ales - Pride & Bombardier. The barmaid didn't know off hand how much my Pride was. So they clearly don't sell much of it. Disappointing.
blue_scrumpy - 26 Jun 2017 19:56
Went in there last night not realising it was no longer a Wetherspoons. Very disappointing: of the six handpumps, four had Courage Best and two London Pride. Very limited food range if you don't fancy Thai, and fairly desperate atmosphere dominated by table of middle-aged drunks bellowing at each other. Drank up and got va bus up the road to the utterly wonderful Sussex Arms!
E17Bee - 13 Feb 2013 12:36
Saturday night, same old same old. Nice pint of Broadside and only £2.10 But this pub leaves you feeling you'd like to go home for a shower. What you get is what you pay for I guess.
Fuller_Beer - 17 Jun 2012 16:18
Things have changed since the days of spoons the gents has been refurbed apart from no bolt on the cubicle there is nothing wrong with them and the removal of the rude irishman behind the bar has improved the place not even spoons wanted him all staff except him went over the road he was the last remnant of spoons anyone would think he was there for his own entertainment asked him one night what match was going to be shown he replied celtic cos i want it on pub was nearly empty by half time
dougie59 - 8 Oct 2011 10:10
D.J. Needs kick up a*** too fond of putting an album on and dissapearing outside to smoke and drink and coming back when last track of album starts. The other night he must have been playing b sides he was going for over an hour before I even recognised a song yet sometimes even with this d.j it is sometimes a good night.service pretty good not too expensive compared to some in Twickenham
dougie59 - 15 Aug 2011 22:41
I havent been in this place for a long time. My main memories of this place is when it was The Moon Under Water (Wetherspoons) before the later Wetherspoons/Lloyds Bar The William Webb Ellis previously Sorting Room opened.

I guess the place is much the same as it has always been attracting the daytime crowd of old farts making the place look like Gods waiting room and work dodgers who have just come out of the job centre next door to spend there Giro's on cheap flat beer.

I used to frequent this establishment when my prefered tipple was Stella and Red Aftershock as opposed to fine ales and malts. My lasting memory of this place was one evening standing in the bar desperate not to wet myself. This was due to not being able to go to the toilet due to some fat skinhead standing in there threatening to smash a wine bottle over the head of anyone who dared set foot in what he must have felt was his own private toilet.

Never the less I have not been in many times since however if the Spoons over the road wasnt there then I probably would for the cheap beer.
BeerGutt - 28 Jul 2011 14:06
well must say still the best place to go on a sunday night, karaoke is by far the best and as doors are locked at 10.30 it keeps the drunks and idiots out, a great regular place for all karaoke fans and now they are doing a 70's 80's disco night on a friday and its awesome.....dont believe me come see for yourself
python888 - 9 Feb 2011 12:38
Must remark on the last two comments as I've not been on for a while....
ilovedrink toilets are clean and its only the ones worse for wear hit the floor, food is by far the best price and quality especially compared to the owen. and as for karaoke its the best in the area with more songs to choose from than others been to them and know, and by the amount of people ar the karaoke it shows. Irish guy has gone.. and as for the kj drinking its what a pub is for...still you've not been missed enjoy the owen.....
python888 - 18 Jul 2010 02:01
Ok, so went back in this pub yesterday to see the red hair girl by the name of katie as she only works match days. But found out she got some one in her life so i wont be back in that pub now . DAM WAITED TO LONG
ilovedrink - 30 May 2010 13:08
so was the deal with this pub. Karaoke crap. Run by 2 guys and if you watch them you see one of them just drinks all the time. food ok'ish. but not where i would go for a meal again. full of chavs and old git's spending the giros. Mens loos are in a state and if your happy standing in piss. Feel free to go for one your self. The Irish guy who works there is rude and the red hair lass is nice and friendly along with the Asian girl..

Been going here for around a year and is just gone down hill. There where time you could have a nice time in here but those days have gone. Shame, Off to the Gary owen from now on
ilovedrink - 23 May 2010 16:14
Never judge a pub by its karaoke.
therichieboy - 25 Mar 2010 12:18
Have to say that the name gives it away, possible a ex punter with a grudge that got thrown out because they wouldnt let him get stoned in there...
and as for the comment before unless you drank in there on a rugby day there is not any beer thats prices at £3.75 unless you mixed the misty up with the cabbage patch.. try it you will enjoy......
python888 - 12 Feb 2010 21:20
Hideous boozer. Full of alcoholics spending their giros.
Stoned_Moses - 6 Feb 2010 16:42
From the outside you'd think it was a Wetherspoons and from the inside you'd think so too as they've not changed the decor.

Choose of ales was limited to 2 standard beers, not good quality and I was charged £3.75 a pint.

Avoid.
anonymous - 26 Jan 2010 20:12
yipee after visiting a pub not to far away and finding it had turned to sh*t found where the guys had gone and here it is....if you like Karaoke on a sunday this is the place, great beer and cheap, fun staff and great Karoake...be back next week.. and cant wait to try the food.....
python888 - 7 Dec 2009 02:35
Not a lot seems to have happened since the change of ownerships as I would have had this down as a wetherspoons.

I was served very promptly and I think that my lager was about £2.80, which isnít bad. The pub is very open plan with a plasma screen at each end and some booths at the opposite side to the bar. Abbott Ale, Pride and GK IPA were all available along with the usual suspect lagers.

The pub shows Sky Sports and Setanta and there is very limited uncomfortable outside seating on the high street.

This place offers nothing that isnít done better by its peers so I canít see myself returning.
Strongers - 21 Oct 2008 15:18
Truth is, ALL pubs are suffering... income from rugby fans at least keep most going, and as only cabbage pach gets more custom, I dont see the moon having any problems... and off season I am sure most would prefer the cozy setting, compared to the fairly rough ones next door...

There are lots of other pubs only yards away for those with other tastes...
comnut - 28 Aug 2008 19:06
cool place .. shame i hear another estate agents is taking over the property... twickenham is going down like a lead balloon. keep the real pubs going and stop the shite entering.
hobo36 - 15 Jul 2008 19:23
dirty place.
nickthefish - 13 Jul 2008 19:54
Not a bad place for a Sat night, def not great. Fast service, wasnt too expensive either. Downside to this place is the place lacked atmosphere, the layout was like an old folks pub and the music was a little dodgy at times!!
MystiKaL - 16 Apr 2007 14:28
Chiken Tikka for £2.99.....That is actually impossible. Avoid
KingRaama - 5 Oct 2006 15:39
the doctor got it spot on. big no no. almost as bad more expensive, still f effin cheap tho.
therealmonkeyman - 18 Sep 2006 13:24
As it had "changed" thought I would give it another go.

Basically the same flea-incrusted, smokey hell hole populated by toothless old gits that it was before. Except as it is not a Witherspoons you pay more for the privilege. Service crap as well.Avoid.
TheGP - 4 Aug 2006 09:27
The Misty Moon...

...quite an appropriate name really, open the door, you can't see the bar for the fog that greets you, unless you're 2' tall, in which case I apologise.

Full of the elderly and the odd person who walked in accidentally and is trying to find the door out.
Ladril_Leafstar - 31 Jul 2006 12:37
No longer a Wetherspoon's house and was on the slide before the sale. Almost next door to the Cabbage Patch and a world away. Close also to the nick which must come in handy at the weekend...
anonymous - 6 Jul 2006 15:48
Not a Wetherspoons? I'll have to visit it now the Chain Nazis have gone...
TheGP - 16 Jun 2006 10:21
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A WETHERSPOONS PUB NOW. It's owned by another free house chain. Wetherspoons still have The Sorting Rooom over the road however
JohnBonser - 4 May 2006 13:04
It has now changed its name to "The Misty Moon".

Most people I know called it "The Sorry Gits" or "The Muddy Puddle". Was full of incontinent "Old Gits", you had to check if you had a dry seat before you sat down. They have now moved to the "Sorting Room" across the road, and if these guys moved, there has to be something wrong with this pub now.

Another Twickenham pub bites the dust.
leffbud - 23 Feb 2006 10:52
anyone who knows Twickenham knows that to go in here means you have given up on life and this is the best its gonna get for you .I would be too embarresed to even look in here, let alone drink in it
bobl72 - 16 Feb 2006 12:21
its not closing the lease is up for sale too much competition for a seedy pub even selling cheap drink dosnt work
anonymous - 26 Jun 2005 16:38
I hear that it's closing down soon ... anyone else heard anything??
Alastair - 5 Jun 2005 19:38
I quite like this pub, nice and cheap, not so cheerful, but a good mix of students and oldies. Good if your from the area, but prob best avoided if your visiting Twickhenam for the day.
lewis1001 - 18 Apr 2005 12:30
You feel your soul get sucked from your body as you walk through the doors. Cheap drinks couldn't even keep me from walking back out.
ArtherG - 7 Apr 2005 15:58
we absolutely love the moon, cheap n perhaps not incredibly cheerful as most of the punters are on death's door apart fromus the poor students!!
WE love it any way!!
Camrur - 24 Mar 2005 18:19
OK for a quick beer on the way to Twickenham station or the rugby stadium. Good range of real ales and cheap. Nothing else to say about the place that hasn't already been said.
snowdog2112 - 22 Feb 2005 17:07
Have to agree with alastair's comment. I have had some alright times in this pub. As Wetherspoons go this one is okay because not soooo many pikeys go here. Just the oldies.
amumd - 10 Feb 2005 15:48
David (18th May 2004) Hit the nail on the head when he described this place as a beer machine for old people with no money ... but a kinder description, especially considering the ever changing variety of good beers, is that it would be the best pub in the world, if only it had the atmosphere of almost any other pub in the world.
Go with some unpretentious friends who like beer and make a little corner of it yours for the evening. You'll be amazed how the surroundings become unimportant after a few beers when the conversation is going full pelt.
Alastair - 25 Jan 2005 23:30
Cheap. A Bit tatty. Good selection of unusual beers. Strange selection of customers - from middle-aged and elderly alcoholics to 17 year olds.
I watched a group of goths/hippies/pikeys, especially the two teenagers with beards and porkpie hats - why did they keep going off to the toilets every 10 minutes? and is this a particularly good place to buy dope?
I was there for about 45 minutes, and the police were called twice - once when a group of youths were refused admission and cracked a window, and once when a customer leaving got his nose smashed in a fight outside - great bloodstains. And I was impressed how fast the two police cars and one van arrived, especially when the police station is as much as 20 yards away.
I'll definitely go back next time I want a fight.
Mike - 14 Oct 2004 12:50
I'm not sure why anyone comments on Weatherspoons, they're all the bloody same. Move along, nothing NEW to see here.
Zod - 21 Sep 2004 13:20
Yet another identikit Wetherspoons pub. Also located near the job centre - Is this a deliberate ploy???!
TheGP - 9 Aug 2004 16:02
Can be very dirty with ashtrays constantly overflowing and food plates left on tables for ages.Mens toilets are dreadful as well and all the staff seem to have been trained not to say please or thank you or for that matter speak at all when a tilt of the head will do.
Paul Fisher - 25 Jul 2004 10:19
Not so much a pub more a beer machine for old people with no money ( and I sympathise and realise you might like it and might need it. Altho you're probably not on the Net) and ...er students with not much money getting blotto. A beer supermarket with seats. It's also filthy. I nevr knoew you could get so many fag douts in one ashtray. But they manage it a lot. Don't go near it/. Unless, like I was 3 years ago, you're skint and can sit there laughing at getting two pints for £2.18 when it would cost you £2.50 for one at The Swan.
David - 18 May 2004 01:15
Great pub and the prices are cheep and the wetherspoons pubs do great guest ale they do great guest ale at the Kings Tun in Kingston (in fact they do 4)also the wetherspoons staff are so friendly.
HayleySmithers - 3 May 2004 22:19
Tneds to be full of the local OAPs on a day trip. Typical Weatherspoons fodder. Boring. Try elsewhere first.
anonymous - 6 Jan 2004 10:15
Yawn! Boring Weatherspoons pub. Perfect for pissheads on a tight budget, but like all 'Moons' - Customers are regarded as cash dispensers rather than valued friends.
Jim - 2 Dec 2003 02:17
tends to run out of brandy often , says a lot when a pub cant order a basic thing like brandy or sufficent amounts anyway
clive - 8 Sep 2003 22:50
Cheap and cheerful.
Ben - 18 Aug 2003 15:27
Useful place to get fuelled up cheaply before a rugby game. Things like bottles of Reef for a quid or so certainly help. It is indeed another plastic wetherspoons pub clone, but the staff are friendly enough.

The funniest bit is watching the flat cap brigade jockying for position before the doors are opened, then swiftly occupying their seats like so many german sunbed tourists.
James - 18 Aug 2003 15:09
I like this pub, even though you do get drunken bums who drink the Remy etc. and I am an Irish pensioner, thankyou Clive
Seamus Hall - 14 Jul 2003 16:56
I like this pub as you don't get too many alfie's in here as they frequent the 'sorting room' across the road .Alfie's just think of S. Ritchie's character in eastenders.
Enoch - 11 Jul 2003 15:20
cheap, friendly. good for students with little money and to bump into local mates
kim - 25 Mar 2003 17:27
Another extremely dull Weatherspoons clone with rubbish draft beers and no atmosphere.
Angus - 24 Mar 2003 13:39

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