HASSRALE TRIPS: - Richmond

Date: 31st August 1995

Richmond is a yuppie village situated to the west of London, however it does have some very nice pubs and is situated on a tube line as so is reasonably accessible. The following details were gathered on a trial run in June 1995. Note that the times after each pub name are those of leaving that pub. We start out at the first pub that you can see coming out of Richmond Station, look across the road to see -

1. Bull and Bush, 1 Kew Rd [18:30]
Beers: Bass, Theakstons Old Peculier

Large pub, lots of seating, mainly a young clientele. Pub air conditioning was working well on visit which was fortunate as it was very hot and humid on the streets. There seemed to be numerous games machines and a large projection TV. The bass was fairly expensive at £2.08 a pint. It also appears to be a music venue.

2. Flicker and Firkin, Dukes Yard, Dukes Street, Richmond, Surrey [19:15]
Beers: Flicker ale (abv 4.3), Pecker ale (abv 3.5), Dogbolter ale (abv 5.6), Firkin mild (abv 3.4)

Impressive entrance in a cobbled courtyard, leading via the actual brewery to a large bar (bier-kellar style?) at the back. Food served all day. Plenty of seating and not too busy on visit. The toilets are up stairs (and are said to be a long way up)

3. Racing Page, 2 Duke St [20:00]
Beers: Courage Best, John Smiths, Boddingtons

Large pub, note racing theme above bar. Lots of seating and not too busy. Projection TV at back of pub. Wooden floorboards (but so have the last two pubs)

4. Cricketers, 24 The Green [20:45]
Beers: Green King IPA, Abbott Ale

Single bar overlooking the village green (on which there was a cricket match being played). fairly empty but most people were probably outside. When we ordered we were asked inside or outside? Outside were given plastic glasses. Food in the evening, mainly jacket potatoes, sandwiches and ploughmans.

5. Prince's Head [21:30]
Beers: Fullers Pride, Chiswick, ESB

Almost opposite the last pub, not too busy but popular with the cricketers from the green. Lots of wood panelling, floorboards etc.

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