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Shaftesbury Arms, Richmond - pub details

Shaftesbury Arms

Address: 121-123, Kew Rd, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2PN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5818) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube station Richmond (0.2 miles)

Nearest train stations Richmond (0.2 miles), North Sheen (0.5 miles), Kew Gardens (1 mile)

Brewery: Young's

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> Current user rating: 6.8/10 (rated by 33 users)
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A pleasant stay here after a tiring walk round Kew gardens. At the back is a patio area where I had a welcome pint of Youngs London ale.
Inside the décor is smart wood panelling. I would agree with previous reviews about it being as much of a restaurant as a pub. Although I can imagine things get quite loud when the rugger boys from London Welsh are around.
There was a bit of a delay with the food, (menu printing problem), but it was well worth the wait. Haddock with chips the size of Snickers bars.
The staff were most friendly and made sure I was kept abreast of the menu situation.

outtamehead - 24 Jun 2012 17:48
Has completely metamorphosised itself and its target audience since a substantial refurbishment. Good beer and very good Bloody Mary as well! Go for the excellent sausage rolls or scotch eggs - am yet to try the food.
NLBS - 8 May 2012 17:53
On a road where once there were three pubs to choose from, the Shaftsbury is the last one standing. Gone is the sticky carpet floor and the weathered looked replaced by something brand spanking new but lacking atmosphere. It seems to be more a restaurant with a bar in it than a pub. The guy who served me was enthusiastic about the place (I think he was the manager) and there was good selection of ales. It just left me a bit cold and out of pocket as the beers were a bit pricey. It is getting harder to find old fashioned boozers these days. Shame.
LennyBanter - 29 Apr 2012 11:18
Yet another classic auld pub, very popular with locals and rugby fans, has now been turned into a restaurant after a large refurbishment. Expect central London prices and indifferent management ( young and inexperienced I think)...Time will tell, but don't rate its chances on rugby day or a home game at London welsh....
localalehead - 27 Apr 2012 18:33
After three months closure for massive refurbishment the pub has recently reopened as a typical Young's faux Victorian gastropub. Time will tell whether the change is for the better.When we visited it was clearly still finding its feet as the service was rather slapdash and nobody quite knew what they were supposed to be doing.
The food was disappointing. My burger was very overdone and my companion's spatchcock chicken rather dry. And we couldn't make out whether the side salad had any dressing or not.
Still the beer (Sambrooks Wandle) was excellent and my companion's Special was also very good. This is a big improvement on the old Shaftesbury where beer quality could a bit slapdash.
The pub is now rather expensive - central London prices - where once it was one of the cheaper pubs in Richmond.
simontheeditor - 24 Apr 2012 08:08

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