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Many of the locals, including the owner, treat women with absolute disrespect, whether visiting the pub or simply walking past. Lager louts shout abuse and sexual comments at everybody walking past. And as I have recently moved close to this pub, I have witnessed this happening to many others at all times during the day and night.

Even while ordering food or drinks at the bar, locals are freely able to make upsetting comments across the bar in front of others with no foundation to their comments.

Now many residents cross a dangerous road before the lights, just to avoid the harassment.

I do not assume the owner will make any changes as he is often seen among the locals laughing and allowing the incidents to continue. I just wish to inform others before you're disappointed.

This pub is purely for the local lager louts and any other locals are not welcome.

sophiejaspal - 15 Aug 2016 15:14
The Crown is on a main road heading out of Richmond. I paid it a visit as I was passing. But this is a fairly basic boozer that dispensed 2 ales - Fullers London Pride & Youngs Bitter. There seemed to be a focus on sports on the TV and it was gearing up to the afternoon's 2 live football matches.
blue_scrumpy - 4 Apr 2016 20:15
Shocked that this dive actually gets 6.2 out of 10, I expect the landlord's had a bit of a whip round and enlisted all the locals.

And this really is a locals place- red-faced old men shouting across the room to each other in some unintelligible dialect, and unfortunately even out in the beer garden you're not immune... some mad woman came out, babbled something that was impossible to understand and then promptly departed.

It's also directly over a major flight path.

The barmaid was quick and efficient, which is about all I can say in defence of this place.
followedthrough - 29 Aug 2011 12:22
This is a great pub. Everyone is really friendly and the food is excellent. In addition it has a very nice outdoor area and the best news is it is planning to put a large plasma screen outside for the world cup. Great news for smokers who enjoy football and have a problem dealing with the stress of England games without a fag or have to go out and miss the key goal!!! Really recommend it.
Farah - 10 Jun 2010 17:20
A change of management has brought about an increase in trade and more of a "feel good" factor which this pub has sadly lacked in the past.

It's still basically the same pub as before, but it's amazing what can happen if you get a couple in who are prepared to make a bit of an effort.

This is a difficult area for a pub, it's slightly out of Richmond Town Centre so it's not on the circuit, but it's in an area where there's a mixture of offices and residential flats / houses.

Had a good pint of Wadworths 6X last Thursday.

Pub is quite close to where I live and I'll defo visit again
JohnBonser - 11 Mar 2008 13:16
Watched the footy here on Sunday. Perfectly pleasant, I agree about the odd locals though...
slacker - 2 May 2007 12:51
well what can i say about your previous comments - fair but a bit harsh i would say - having moved to the area recently, i was invite to a freinds 30th birthday party at said "crown" - what a fantastic evening - a buffet was provided to an excellent standard - live music and disco were also provided as a package for the party - the service and standards maintained throughout the whole evening were exceptional and every single person in the party of 60+ remarked on how good the evening was - on this strength of that visit i have returned to the pub for a meeting with a client and for a drink with freinds ( who also attended the party ) on both visits we were all made welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our time there - i would recommend that any and all take a look and would dare to say "easily the best locals pub in richmond"
paulster - 23 Apr 2007 21:24
Comfortable, spacious corner pub, set away from the main tourist area of Richmond. Relaxing pampas/olive green decor with a mixture of leather- and fabric-upholstered seating inside pub. TV sets on quietly during sports fixtures, but wall-mounted loudspeakers suggest music on at other times.

Young's Bitter @ 2.65/pint, very good condition when I visited on Wednesday (21/06/2006). Also available was Charles Wells Bombardier and Adnam's Broadside.

Food served:
Mon-Fri 1200-1500 and 1730-2030
Sat & Sun 1200-2030

Starters are 5 or less and mains 9 or less. Daily blackboard specials fall within these price brackets.

Friendly staff, and relaxed locals. Worth a visit.

Rated with posting: 7/10

lad_newton - 23 Jun 2006 21:11
Marvellous pint of Adnams Broadside on my visit the other day, but this pub seems rather soulless and lacking in atmosphere to me. Keeps changing hands which doesn't help. Phrases such as " site up for redevelopment" and "executive flats" spring to mind
JohnBonser - 28 Feb 2006 17:36
There's something about the pubs on this stretch of Lower Mortlake Road that make them very difficult to get settled in to. The furniture is not great, nor particularly comfortable. The inside seems sparse and always a little too cold to take off your jacket. Also, even when it's half full there seems to always be people in your way blocking the bar/toilets/pool table. Maybe it's something in the design but I can't quite put my finger on it. Fairly crap, but plenty worse.
DaveMere - 8 Aug 2005 18:25
Typically bland modernised pub. Difficult to specifically say anything against it, it's just that it's hard to say anything in favour of it. Was rather quiet - but then again it was Tuesday evening. Unlikely to get the Friday /Saturday night psychos given its location outside Richmond town centre so might be worth visiting when it's busier.
Jury still out basically
JohnBonser - 22 Jun 2005 13:12
Just been refurbished again to no great effect.Large friendly pub but with quite a small but strange group of locals.Good for football on Sundays-flat screen and empty !! Guiness wasn't bad....
squatter - 18 Oct 2004 13:51

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