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Tide End Cottage, Teddington

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The Tide End Cottage can be found next to the river in Teddington. It was very quiet on a cold Tuesday evening. But, I believe it gets much busier during the warmer months. Greene King IPA & Abbot were accompanied by Dorking Pilcrow Pale & Reunion Tiger Hill. There are a number of different drinking areas in the pub, with seemingly a fair amount of space devoted to standing. There's plenty of wood and it's fairly dark. Ok, but as with all other Teddington pubs, it's nothing special.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Mar 2019 20:09
Recently re-vamped by Green King as their idea of a gastropub - it fails on all counts. A huge 'eating area' that owes more to Berni-Inns 1980 than anything more recent. Their 'cheap' 2-for-1 meals that appear to come from the freezer and microwave. Money wasted on some trendy, uncomfortable furniture with manager strictly enforcing 'policy' that customers must not sit at any bar - perhaps why it can be empty mid-evening onwards. 'Average' real ales never achieve excellence, and rarely a full measure with a never-ending rotation chosen blindly by the lager-drinking manager. An empty fireplace that's never seen a fire. Pub just about makes OK in summer when you can sit outside; zero interior character or cosiness for a winter's pint. There are many better pubs within a 5 minute walk; all understand what customer service is really about - Anglers, Clock House, or the King's Head that does excellent gastro food without need to call it 'gastro'.
Shame it was, and could be again, a friendly, cosy local pub. Unlikely under current manager and until Head Office realise missed opportunity of their revamp.
alelover100 - 14 Nov 2015 19:05
One of my favourite pubs along this section of The Thames. Relaxed atmosphere, dogs allowed etc. While there was some music in the front bit, they left it off in the back bit so you can enjoy one of the hallmarks - in my book - of a pleasant pub experience: the general hum and hubub of conversation and the clink of glasses at the bar. Didn't try the food this time: will next. Worth a visit.
drunkentiger - 28 Dec 2014 14:18
wife and I called here for lunch last Friday and pub was very busy with lots of punters sitting outside as it was really nice day. The two bar staff were doing a brilliant job touching all bases, pulling pints, fetching and carrying to and from the kitchen, due to staff shortage but this inevitably meant customers had to wait a while to be served. We were warned food order could take half an hour but as we were in no rush we stuck with it and enjoyed the beer - Greene King bitter. Food arrived within twenty minutes and my steak and chips with side salad was fine as was my wife's scampi. Nice buzz in the pub from different age groups students plus locals so all in all would definitely return.
redbarrel - 15 Jul 2014 20:09
Went this last Sunday evening just past.
Since it was a nice cold night, we looked forward to a nice welcoming, warm pub — maybe even a fire going?
Not a chance.

LOUD music pumping through the speakers… Sky telly flickering the greatest hits from the Afghan war.
Guy wasting his coins on the Deal or No Deal fruit machine while his wife sat staring into her glass.

Not recommended.
Sorry. We won't be back.

Beer was… OK.

LOcal_boozer - 15 Nov 2012 17:59
The Tide End has been subtly refurbished inside with main change being the extension of the rear dining area from what was an outside decking, although plenty of outside seating remains front and back of the pub. The atmosphere is cosy, the beer's good and the menu, although I have yet to taste any of it, appears an above average selection of pub grub.
klausthejester - 17 Apr 2011 10:09
Very nice pub and much better than some others in Teddington. Had nice food and friendly service on Sun and would def recommend.
FoodieLover - 21 Feb 2011 21:44
This is a great pub. Best pub in Teddington.
senaro - 18 Feb 2011 02:49
Hi folks - Are there any of my old customers out there. Miss the pub and all the friends. Hope the pub is in good hands.
yorkshireshirl - 30 Sep 2010 17:45
On one of mine and my husbands walks we decided to try the Tide End as we were very disappointed with The Anglers last time. We were greeted warmly by a girl behind the bar, although she hadn't been working there long she knew what to do. The choice of Ales is good. We both ate well, the beef and ale pie was great, and i was very pleased with the curry. Our plates were taken as soon as we finished which was nice. Over all we were very pleased with our visit, the pub has a really great atmosphere and we'll be visiting again very soon.
susanvice - 9 Aug 2010 14:29
hi folks remember me. shirl your friendlyn ex landlady. hear the pub is still ok
A beautiful pub in a beautiful setting, this lovely weather should bring them in. Old reviews by the monday club dont know what they are talking about.
yorkshireshirl - 29 Jun 2010 15:35
Me and my partner visit this pub regular and staff and the manager and his wife are very nice and friendly, has good offers on wine, would like it to be more going on in evening as very quiet at weekends, would be great if it had some events on sometimes, or maybe the brewery wont allow it. Good for sunday afternoon.
sexypeople - 16 May 2010 14:06
well, ive just moved up the road from the lock, and am trying to find my local when my partner and i stumbled across this tide end cottage, fabulous pub and even better food, felt welcome and the landlord and lady made us feel very welcome you have won us as locals well done
funforever - 21 Feb 2010 23:07
I said earlier that The Tide end is very welcoming, well it still is but there's no point welcoming people in if the barstaff are just going to chat to the half dozen locals at the end of the bar and ignore anyone else who needs serving.
cheesenonion - 6 Nov 2009 19:07
Have been in here numerous times over the years. It's a good pub but as the name 'cottage' suggests, it is quite small inside. The beer (Greene King) and service is good and the food is generally fine too. Like a lot of places though (not their fault I know) it can be a pain in the arse when you're ushered inside after 11pm on warmer nights. Even if it's quiet I guess some people who live near pubs listen out for the faintest sound before making complaints. It's hardly a raucous boozer.
thehonesttruth - 6 Oct 2009 23:39
The Tide End Cottage is a nicely run tidy pub. If The Anglers nextdoor is a summer pub then this is perfect for Autumn/Winter evenings when a cosy friendly pub is very welcome.
cheesenonion - 23 Aug 2009 15:05
Well worth a visit! Service was quick, friendly and I was made to feel welcome. The Anglers next door was ram packed and looked like a kindergarten; this put me off straight away! The Tide End Cottage was quieter, friendlier and more relaxed, so I enjoyed a few beers here instead. Definitely a great place to stop off at when walking from Richmond to Teddington. Certainly will visit again.
twicker - 16 Jul 2009 00:12
Delightful to find genuine disabled access, sorry to find it hindered by benches and bicycles on the way up. Couldn't see how a wheelchair with wide wheels could make it round the corner either. This was compounded by a table located just in front of the disabled loo which again made access difficult(!).

Having said that, the bar staff were really helpful. The food was excellent, though a bit panicky because of the sheer volume of people. It's nearly great, but some to go to make it.
LozzaPel - 13 May 2009 23:41
Dropped by during a walk along the Thames Path. A pleasant enough spot late afternoon with just a handful of customers. Fairly dark inside, a number of small alcoves off the main bar area, some have nautical items, pictures, maps and the like. I was a bit concerned having seen the GK sign, but in addition to IPA and Olde Trip, there were Ruddles County, Bath Ales Gem and Hydes Jekylls Gold. The Gem was in good condition. The pub sign at the front depicts a scene from Dunkirk in 1940. Outside seating to the front is non smoking, smokers are catered for in an area at the back.
Maldenman - 8 Apr 2009 07:27
Friendly with a good range of beers. From memory (it was a few Thrusdays ago) they have 10 pumps at the bar - all of which had a different beer the night I was there.
thursdaynight - 31 Mar 2009 16:52
Good local pub, with reasonably priced food. Good range of beers (almost all Greene King products)
phil_27 - 20 Mar 2009 12:54
I popped in here with a couple of mates last Saturday for the first time in quite a while.

Have to say things have improved a fair bit since December. There are more beers on offer and the atmosphere feels more pleasant.

I'll be back !
Steve_Baker - 13 Mar 2009 14:33
For a Greene King pub they had a decent range of ales on GKIPA, Abott Ale, Ruddles County, Westgate Flankers Tackle and Hare Raiser. I had the Hare Raiser, which was fine, even if it did have something of the Greene King taste about it though. What I liked is that the landlady (?) gave me a taste of both the Flankers Tackle and the Hare Raiser before I bought a pint.

This is a real TARDIS of a pub. It has a narrow front, which opens up inside to a fairly large pub. But its got several nooks and crannies off to the sides, is comfortably furnished, and with a bit of a patio at the back for smokers. Its right by the Teddington footbridge over the river, so has a steady stream of pedestrians and cyclists passing by, although most seem to use the Anglers next door which was much busier during my visit on Saturday afternoon. Anyway, a warm and comfortable pub, with friendly service and pretty good ale is good enough for me. I rather like this pub, and will certainly return.

RexRattus - 12 Mar 2009 09:09
Well we were there on Sunday and Monday (Hence Monday Club)! Service was not only fast but the food was very good! This place has improved since the Clampits of Teddington have gone! Colin the old land lord was a rude man and lazy! The new landlord has nicked the Quiz from next door! Tuesday night the place was packed and everyone had a great night. The Tide End is a good locals pub without being too clicky. Some of these reviews are very out of order and talking pure B.S.
mondayclub - 6 Feb 2009 16:02
Staff are really friendly and helpful. Food for a pub is very good and well presented. The pub is a lot nicer since the Clampits of Teddington have gone. The pub was very clicky with a lot of people with their head up something! It's so nice to be able to go to a pub where everyone is now normal!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have eaten throughout Teddington and the Sunday lunch is to the best. The locals are also very friendly and don't bit. My husband loves the beer and he tells me it's well kept. I go for the 8.95 bottle of bin end wine real value for money.
mondayclub - 14 Jan 2009 18:45
Great boozer, went in this weekend and the landlord was very accomodating - even put on MOTD when it came on.

Got a very homely feel to the pub, will definitely be going here again. The anglers next door has gone right down hill.
whoagigi - 8 Dec 2008 13:58
I completely agree with Steve, bring back Shirley! This used to be my favourite pub in Teddington but we now rarely go in. The service is still incredibly slow, the landlady seemed to want to spend more time complaining about the "loyalty" vouchers than serving at the bar. Which in itself is hard enough due to the stools at the bar problem mentioned previously.

The last straw for us was the loudmouthed drunk, Gary I think he's called, who drapes himself at one end of the bar and makes the whole atmosphere an unpleasant one. What used to have a cross section of people; after work drinkers, couples, families, grandparents etc enjoying a drink and meal, we're now left with only the people who can tolerate the delights of Gary's witticisms. It's almost bad enough to drive me to the Anglers!
merluzzo - 5 Dec 2008 13:36
Oh dear. Where have Colin and Shirley gone ?

This pub has gone downhill in a big way in the last couple of months since they've left.

Where to start ? Many of the bitters have disappeared as have many of the range of snacks -but you can get cheesy chips now!

This pub has gone down a long way and regulars are deserting in droves.

The obnoxious slurring drunk that props up one end of the bar has contributed to that but overall it's an object lesson in how not to run a pub.

A real shame as The Tide End was a refreshing change from the up itself Anglers.
Steve_Baker - 1 Dec 2008 18:20
You can do far worse than here. It's still pubby, something which is becoming a rarity this gastropub obsessed part of the world; everyone's friendly enough; and the beer, mundane GK range though it is, is well kept.

The only real problem is getting served: it suffers from the stools at the bar problem, whose bulky incumbents render anyone standing behind frantically waving a tenner nigh on invisible.

Well worth a look if you're passing this way, or are doing a river walk, though it's not really special trip material.
nickdavies - 25 Aug 2008 20:28
Well I'm not sure what hudsonellis is on about. This may not be the greatest pub in the area, but the only thing I can imagine the Anglers outscoring it on is access to the river. The front patio and front end interior of the pub are far better than anything you'll find in its next door neighbour.

The beer's pretty good and the vibe is much more like a real pub. Mind I've been in here 20 times and I've no idea who the landlord/landlady are; that's not good!
Teddy_Boy - 18 Aug 2008 23:42
went in here during a pub crawl....felt out of place with all the families having thier polite lunches....left swiflty.
Zod - 28 May 2008 15:11
Been to this pub a few is beautiful, landlord and landlady are the nicest northerners you could meet.. Colin can be a mardy arse, but he's got a huge heart and you Shirley is a gem...don't believe the Angler hype..this pub is the star!
fi2056 - 17 May 2008 16:06
A not so trendy green king pub - but its ok. I hear about Colin the manager / landlord who like to go next door to the Anglers because even though he hates to admit it as he is a grumpy but good natured old sod, knows in his heart of hearts that he is out done on every level by the boys next door. Green eyes monster strikes. See you for a beer or a bacardi and hint of coke soon old fella
hudsonellis - 20 Apr 2008 22:49
Nice enough pub. The setting makes it worthwhile visiting in the summer.
richardaustin - 17 Apr 2008 16:15
Quite a nice pub near the River. Possibly better than it's slightly more attractive and better-located neighbour, the Anglers.
Greshon - 21 Mar 2008 11:31
A nice pub but I hear Colin the Landlord was slashed across the face with a knife recently. We don't want this sort of nonsense in Teddington. Get well soon.
Teddy_Bloke - 5 Mar 2008 15:02
Nice pub.
A bit corporate with the studios & Hayarket & excellent outside seating area.
Nice wine list.
Maggie_Tul - 5 Dec 2007 15:20
A message to norbitonpaul - the man in the picture with Ronnie Wood, is Art Wood, Ronnie's elder brother. Art was a regular denizen of the pub, even after the 'hotel' refit. Art died last year and is sadly missed.
Macanorak - 20 Nov 2007 21:28
The traditional exterior promises much for anyone looking for an authentic pub. But alas, once inside, it's just another example of that hotel-reception style of pub-fit. Easy seating, carpets, wood-panelling, very little that you could call 'real'. Pity.
But the service leaves a little to be desired. Not so much that it didn't exist, but that it was charmless. One barmaid had obviously graduated from the service-with-a-scowl school, taking surly to new heights.
But having set my expectations at the lower end of the scale, I'm pleased to say that at least one of her colleagues raised a smile and acknowledgment when I returned for a top-up.
As for the beer there were a couple of unfamiliar names on draught, so a reasonably interesting offer.
And finally, if the landlord is reading this, about those pictures of The Stones and Quo on the wall. Who is it in that picture with Ronnie Wood? A small gaggle of us were trying to identify him, but to no avail. Various suggestions included Van Morrison, Eric Burdon and the bloke from The Hollies!

norbitonpaul - 13 Nov 2007 14:26
I went here for a Sunday after drink with a friend and hadnt been here for quite a while. I did like the refurb and the garden area was very nice. They were very busy serving lots of food but I did find the service very poor one of the barmaids completely ignored me and it was only after I made a comment to another member of staff that I was served without a smile I might add.On the plus side the food looked and smelt very nice so I would return to try the food. Hopefully the staff will remember service with a smile !!!!
anonymous - 22 Oct 2007 11:32
I have never eaten here, only to meet my pal's for the odd beer - or two. A regular locals local and a bit off the beaten track though generally populated by studio bods' taking a post work beer before shoving off home. The landlady reminds me of one of my old girlfriends which is why I quite like going here, good atmosphere and always good people watching territory. Seating can be a premium but now smoking is out you can breathe more easily - phew! That Landlady though phaw!
nicktheflick - 23 Aug 2007 17:59
The service in here is absolutely diabolical. Which is a shame cos it's a lovely pub in a great location with mostly good food.
Cleversaz - 10 Jul 2007 12:21
Good selection of wines, shame about the clientele and miserable landlord with a face like a slapped backside!
Lara33 - 25 Jun 2007 09:26
Very pleasant pub. Especially nice in the summer.
Tapas is good and service friendly. The only bad thing I can think of, is mind the step on the way out. Can catch you out esp after a session.
MrEddie - 27 Jan 2007 15:23
Good pub, good food. Service can be a tad slow if you go in when it's busy but hey sit back relax have a few beers and watch the world go by. Oh, and by the way if you've got a dog - this is an excellent pub as they allow man's best friend inside!
Bradbus - 28 Nov 2006 12:57
This traditional pub had a makeover in summer 2006, adding a decked area (and demolishing the odd 'permanent' marquee) at the rear and a fresh lick of (dark and moody but quite tasteful) paint inside. Good choice of beer and wine and a well-priced, good food menu BUT you're advised not to order food between 12.30 and 2pm; an influx of staff from nearby Teddington Studios overwhelms the kitchen and you'll end up waiting at least an hour. Recommended for a boozy do, though.
rarinrob - 13 Sep 2006 12:39
Yes the pub has been done up although the problem is it is still full of the old drunks that have been going in for years so unfortunatly it will never do well!

Teddlocal - 12 Sep 2006 16:34
What a facelift! Liked it before although it was VERY smokey, now it doesn't seem to be so bad. They've made a real room out of what used to be a draughty tent out the back, lovely decked covered rear seating area, plenty of seating outside AND inside although the seats are often in scant supply as the pub is now so popular! I was very impressed to see the menu is still the same as it was before and hasn't incurred the massive price hikes that usually accompany a refurb. Large selection of real ales - I'd particularly recommend the Alefresco for a refreshing golden, summer drink. All in all, still a charming country pub that perfectly balances traditional with 21st century. Well done!
Cleversaz - 9 Aug 2006 13:57
Had a fantastic evening there, sat outside the front of the pub. Had the Greene King Ale Fresco, beautiful, very well kept and ideal for a summers evening. The food was very good too, wide choice on the menu and every dish I and my friends had was delicious, with very generous portions. Good ambience, and quick service at the bar, slower for the food but it was worth the wait, and they did say how long it would be.
cobrabay - 19 Jul 2006 10:29
Small pub right by the river and backing on almost to the studios and the inferior Angler's. A very cosy place and just the job for an autumnal night out kicking off with some Greene King ale. A good place to start a Tedders crawl (all eighteen pubs of course so good luck!).
BeerHeaven06 - 4 Jul 2006 17:49
Well what can I say? Went here for the first time since it's renovation for a quiet last order. I really like it and strangely enough although the footy was on the screens (and the fans) were not overbearing. I thought it was pretty good and quite kitsch before and feel it has lost none of it's charm but has been dragged into the 21st century. Is still a 'pub' pub and not a trendy bar as befalls many of these old pub to new renovations (St Margs Tavern good example of this!). The landlady was lovely and welcoming and although they seem to be struggling with their new found success (long wait for food), I think when they have got the balance right it will be very right!

This will be my local and I shall be leaving behind the rowdy and sometimes abusive crowd of the Teddy Arms as this is now the primary contender for best pub in tedders! Well done! Great deck!
Jacquila_Sunrise - 3 Jul 2006 17:45
Now reopened after renovation. Still a pleasant place, but has lost a lot of its charm. Regulars will notice a few token artefacts retained from the old pub. Much busier than before. Larger menu, nice deck area at the back. Staff struggling a bit with the much longer bar. Judgement reserved until all have had time to settle in. Still better value (both food and drink) than most Teddington pubs.
gordonw - 8 Jun 2006 12:36
Quite busy of a Saturday night but not the scrum of the Anglers, the Tide End Cottage is a friendlier place entirely serving a small possibly predictable but reasonable range of real ales and a pleasant place to be of a warm evening. If you are more familiar with Richmond and want to know how this compares with the Anglers, imagine the White Swan as opposed to the White Cross.
beeronaut - 3 Jun 2006 22:17
Non-regulars beware: There is a sign outside which states the place will be closed for renovatons for four weeks from the 24th April 2006. The gov has promised no change to the ambiance - I sincerely hope he is right!
mikem - 25 Mar 2006 12:47
What a find!! I stumbled across this little boozer about two weeks ago and thought it was lovely! The staff are lovely and the food and drink good. Although some of the customers are set in thier ways, i think it gives great charater. Defo worth a look.
TeddingtonJane - 24 Mar 2006 17:15
This pub is a little gem in the heart of Teddington, great service, excellent food,5 real ales, friendly locals and a great atmosphere. If you are visiting the studios this place is a must.
camraman - 10 Mar 2006 13:08
Absolutely THE place to pop into if you are visiting Teddngton Studios - forget the Anglers - unless you are under seven years old!
mikem - 20 Feb 2006 15:42
Been going to this pub since i was knee high. the food is the service. the staff are very friendly, and the drink is not over priced. a very nice pub. it is quiet, but still active. the locals aren't rude and the pub is ideally placed, next to the river. quite the opposite to its noisy neighbour the anglers.
DrMRB - 26 Jan 2006 18:05
Just a brilliant pub! Went in there on Sunday for a roast as have recently bought a puppy and heard it was dog friendly and it was great! They have dog treats behind the bar and all the staff were really friendly and the food was great!!!
stones - 14 Nov 2005 14:15
This is the best pub in Teddington by a mile. I have only just realised that after reviewing every single pub in Teddington. Its quiet but not dead, the bar staff are friendly but not asking your for your life story, it's right next to the river and they always have a few well looked after ales.
Oh and the locals all stand around the bar like they are going to rush the bar maid as soon as she drops her tea towel (except they would never make it over the bar at their age). Perfect
KingRaama - 27 Oct 2005 12:22
Been using the Tide End regularly for many years. Still one of the friendliest and most authentic pubs in Teddington, reasonably priced (by today's standards), well-kept beer, pleasant staff, and not ruined by a brewery's "vision" of what a modern pub should be.
gordonw - 26 Sep 2005 10:21
First class pub, possibly the best in Teddington.
TheGP - 2 May 2005 18:11
Arrived from the other side of the river and across the lock bridges so naturally avoided the Anglers (put off by the climbing frame in particular) and ended up in here. Everyone seems to come for Sunday lunch understandable as choice of 4 roasts with good quantity of meat included.
Ales are well kept Greene King (including those under the Morland label) plus a guest which was Batemans which is rarely seen.
lout_from_the_lane - 8 Mar 2005 10:56
One sunday i went looking for a sunday roast, i went into the anglers as i hadnt been there for a few years and was discusted by the prices in there, so not having ever been to the Tide End i thought i'd give it a go.... WOW what a surprise - i had probably one of the best Roasts i've ever had, small pub but very polite staff, considering the how busy the place was.... Thankyou
bigadee - 12 Jan 2005 14:15
Best Sunday roast around!
Richard - 10 Nov 2004 08:50
I really like this pub although I wish it had a juke box. Other than that it seems to have whatever you want. I'm in the army now so I don't visit too often but always enjoy coming back to my favourite bar stool. There are matches on the bar and sometime I make little houses with them and pretend to be a giant.
rick - 3 Nov 2004 17:01
Good atmophere, guest ales and good food
Richard - 25 Oct 2004 08:48
A warm friendly pub with good food and nice staff, definitely the best pub in Teddington, two minutes walk to the Lock at Teddington and onto the tow paths to either Richmond or Kingston - an excellent stopping of point
ericrichard - 25 Oct 2004 08:41
The staff are what makes this one of the best pubs in Teddington. Always friendly and eager to please, especially both Emmas who always happily banter with you.
Jo - 30 Sep 2004 17:29
A really good and affordable menu on offer - its just really bloody annoying to make a big effort to go there only to find the kitchen is shut. Again.
Anita - 3 Jan 2004 00:08
Nice pub. Beer always good and a good value bar menu.
Chris - 17 Dec 2003 00:36
Far superior to the Anglers around the corner. Bit bright but aside from that quite cosy.
Good for: Sunday afternoon
thenationofjames - 11 Dec 2003 13:36
Probably the best all round pub in Teddington. It has a great location and serves good food and beer. What more do you need?
richardaustin - 13 Oct 2003 15:30
nice pub with friendly bar staff
emma - 11 Aug 2003 16:03
Nice cosy pub & good IPA served there. Saw Rick Parfitt from the Quo in there once - which was a bonus.
PJ - 3 Jul 2003 09:25
Cosy & traditional - makes a nice change if it's too cold/wet to sit outside the Anglers next door.
Loz - 19 May 2003 17:04
Unpretentious, good beer and food with sport tv for major events. Well kept beer. Very friendly atmosphere
Tricky Dicky - 1 May 2003 16:23
Cosy, traditional pub serving some good ales and above average food. Seating outside for fine weather and handy for the river and the television studios.
Nicholas - 21 Mar 2003 10:46

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