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Top marks for the ale quality but after dodging the designer pushchairs to reach the bar if felt more like i was in a montesorri school or creche than a pub.
Snarling_Mallard - 6 Mar 2016 10:41
After a swift visit to the Sussex Arms in Twickenham, I came here for a party. It was my first visit to the upstairs bar, where the staff were happy to bring up the real ales from the main bar. Only 7 were on this time - Fullers London Pride, Binghams Coffee Stout, Twickenham 1730 Special Pale, Portobello Pale, Brains The Rev James & Adnams Broadside & Ghost Ship. Sadly, there is still no real cider. Aspalls is the only draught choice. Staff were friendly. The pub itself was quiet on our mid-afternoon arrival, but much busier by evening.
blue_scrumpy - 15 Dec 2013 15:24
Had a Christmas drinky here recently (....well it only seems like last week...!) The 'craic' was good! Mulled wine could have been a bit hotter, but apart from that, all was well with the world. HNY to all you 'young bucks'...!! and does :o)
TeeJay - 1 Feb 2013 01:02
The Mad Goose Purity was something special today.
ericstadd - 10 Jun 2012 17:23
Ale was good but food was awful. Feels a bit too big although the bar staff are freindly.
You come here for the views really but just don't count on any decent grub - all cooked from frozen.
Valky - 19 Apr 2012 10:19
I'm happy to say that the Roebuck appears to have improved from my last visit over 3 years ago. The range of beers is now much more extensive and the place was fairly busy on a fairly chilly midweek evening. Ales on were Hammerpot Woodcote Bitter & Bottle Wreck Porter, Surrey Hills Ranmore Ale, By The Horns Bobby on the Wheat & Stiff Upper Lip, Vale Gravitas, Hopback Summer Lightning, Fullers London Pride & Windor & Eton Conqueror Black IPA. I'd venture to say that this is probably the best pub in Richmond.
blue_scrumpy - 8 Apr 2012 10:25
Open.

Went there today a few excellent ales available.

Only downside a group of school kids causing mayhem.
ericstadd - 18 Mar 2012 18:01
Does anyone know when this pub will reopen after its refurbishment? Many thanks.
petronille - 10 Feb 2012 22:14
I visited this pub on Saturday and it was great. Tried the Bitter & Twisted blond beer and the Wherry - both very enjoyable. Lunch was simple fare but done very well and definitely hit the spot. Service was very friendly and a mistake was corrected with much apology and without quibble. Toilets were a bit Baltic but that's it. It could rest on its laurels with its incredible views but it doesn't. Happy to go back if I'm in that neck of the woods again.
Sally_London - 15 Jan 2012 14:18
Possible the best view from a pub in London, if not the country. Agreed you tend to spend little time in the pub itself, even in winter, but staff are attentive and know their beers and with a good selection. Bit more expensive than others but its worth it.
Havent eaten so cant comment on food.
THE_Ale_TEAM - 7 Jan 2012 17:27
Pub seems to cater well to a varied clientele. On my afternoon visit with a few Camra mates, groups of mums, couple, tourists and locals all enjoying themselves drinking, eating, chatting and admiring the view. Attraction for us were the 4 well kept real ales, and definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
spikefromsurrey - 31 Dec 2011 11:39
This pub often features on a night out with friends simply because of the wide range of unusual and well-kept beers.
Matthew_of_Ham - 27 Nov 2011 21:45
Can't imagine there is a pub in London with a better view.

Just dropped in for a pint stayed for 4. The Redwood American IPA was stunning.
ericstadd - 9 Oct 2011 16:52
It's not about the pub, it's all about the view.

They know what their USP is and they do it well. You can get a pint of Pride in a glass, take it to the benches across the road and enjoy. There's even a place to put your empties.

Since I don't spend longer than about 2 minutes actually in the pub, can't really comment but there seemed to be quite a few people in there enjoying a pint and fish and chips or a burger.

Service has been reasonably efficient each time I've been.
NuncEstBibendum - 21 Aug 2011 15:27
pat always like your comments,but i think you are a tad to harsh on this one.no rating given,not been in for six months,but will soon.
laughingduck - 30 Jun 2011 15:08
This is a cracking pub.

Always does a good smallish selection of real ales which change regularly and obviously benefits from the view across the road. Inside is nice and relaxed though and the staff always very friendly. Quite easily the best pub in Richmond.
dragostea83 - 30 Jun 2011 13:31
No Cider offered on draught ... shocking.

The great view overlooking the Thames, is not actually from the pub, but from benches across the road.

I wouldn't return.

Lord knows where the 6.8 rating has come from.
Pat_Bateman - 22 Mar 2011 10:55
Our first port of call on Saturday.After the walk up the hill from the station it couldn't have been bettered.The friendly staff in the form of Dave & Inessa were serving the ubiquitous Pride but alongside were Purity Mad Goose, Woodfordes Wherry and - a new Ale for all four of us - Dorking Brewery DB Number One. A cracking selection which bucked the trend from certain nearby tied establishments. Ale of the pub was marginally Mad Goose but they were all top notch.Three of us ate from the interesting Menu.The quality of choice was spot on and the dishes were tasty and plentiful. All in all a great start to the day and I recommend it thoroughly to anybody in the vicinity.
dotball - 16 Mar 2011 07:56
Slightly disappointed by my 2nd visit. Place kept the beer well but seems a danger unless you want Pride that you will get some experimental or novelty beer from a small brewer.

One pint if I looked like I was sucking a lemon I might well have been.
bedfont - 31 Jan 2011 12:32
Great view apparently but I walked to the top of the hill over icy roads and just appreciated the great pint. Landlord chatted to me and makes an effort to put interesting beers on - serves 4 good ones not 10 pumps for tickers. Worth a visit and one day I'll take in the view.
bedfont - 4 Dec 2010 10:43
Curious place. Has a really cosy interior, and a fantastic view outside, but something seems to be missing. It's like it has been semi modernised but they havent gone the whole way so it is now part gastropub, part traditional boozer and therefore doesnt find all the qualities of either. This may be being overly fussy but despite all its qualities it just doesn't feature as somewhere you would have to visit again. I have to say I don't agree with previous comments about the staff, who have always been very nice whenever some of us have been there, maybe they have been changed! A solid 7 out of 10 pub with a great view but you won't be blown away
thefourmusketeers - 3 Sep 2010 16:10
Great location at the top of Richmond Hill and nice cosy little interior.

However, the service is horrible; unfriendly, cold, serious and impolite really quite unwelcoming. When I went there no other customers were waiting but two or three barstaff were just talking, they didn't rush themselves but still made me wait a minute or so. There was no 'hi' or 'what can I get you'. Instead I was just looked at, to which I gave my order. He didn't ask if I wanted anything else but I had to quickly order another drink for my friend. He then asked for the money without saying please. Bear in mind that up to that point where he asked for the money, he hadn't uttered a single word to me. I then tried to start a conversation to which he did reply but instead of continuing he quickly rushed back to the other person behind the bar.

This place has got everything going for it, but the service stinks and really lets it down. Whatever happened to friendly, cheery bar staff? They exist no longer, esp. in this pub, a bit of a sign of how London now is as a whole.

By the way, the pub is known as The Roebuck, but the sign outside just 'Roebuck', what happened to the 'The' ?
Tomas49 - 2 Jul 2010 15:24
As everyone says amazing views but I also like the pub, monthly changing beers, efficient staff and I feel 'comfortable' in there, gets v busy in summer but they cope well
CharlesS - 6 Jun 2010 22:10
This pub is blessed with a beautiful protected view Westward with ample benches along the terrace across the road to enjoy a drink. Richmond is alas cursed by the jet planes continually passing low overhead on approach to Heathrow. Remove the sunsets and distant views and you have a mediocre pub serving reasonable beer and food. I'd still recommend a visit on a sunny day.
mim - 23 Feb 2010 16:16
Nice views of the thames (and heathrow on a clear day) but that's about it. The stench of fried food permeates the pub sadly. Nice pint of mild though.
nickthefish - 11 Feb 2010 20:03
I am really disappointed in this pub - I went in tonight and being a bit preoccupied I forgot to take my change from the bar maid - she made no attempt at coming after me due to the pub being busy (i'm guessing). I only realised when I counted the money in my pocket and realised I was short. I knew exactly how much I had when I walked in. Being skint having 7.00 stolen from you by an unscrupulous barmaid is no fun. I asked about it and they insisted they gave it back...I know for sure she didn't.

I threatened to not come back and the other barmaid said "that's the door, walk through it". I found the attitude of the bar staff appalling despite the views being tremendous. I was very upset at my experience - it is clear to me that the pub cares more about the quantity of people served rather than the quality of service.

I would strongly recommend against going in there - The Marlborough further down the road however is a brilliant pub with reasonable prices.
bgareth - 6 Nov 2009 00:27
I worked at The Roebuck in 2000 as a live-in pub job from Oz. The managers and staff there were great! Would love to hear from any of the old crew (Paul, Marie, Danny, Alessia, Francesca, Tom, David, Antony, etc). Look me up on Facebook!
liss_caldwell - 15 Sep 2009 05:13
The Roebuck - I made it up Richmond Hill (from the Duke of York)! wow, quite a hike on a hot day...i was gasping by the time i got to the bar! Then this blond behind the bar asks what i'm having...the blond was kinda tall, with big hands, lots of make-up, and a funny dress on...! I guess it must have been student 'rag week' or something...! So, next stop, down we go to the 'Red Cow'...they had the sport on the tv...! Beautiful location the Roebuck tho'. TJ
TeeJay - 29 Jul 2009 18:31
Nothing special inside, but v. well kept beer and one of the best views from any london pub from the seats opposite the door. recommended.
mozzzzzz - 15 Jun 2009 16:15
300 year old pub sitting proudly near the top of Richmond Hill on the road leading up from the town centre to the Star and Garter Home and the Richmond Gate entrance to Richmond Park.

Its a former Younger's house - note the small plaque outside with the trademark bearded Scotsman logo detailing the opening hours in those days. It's now part of the Spirit Group empire.

Externally, it's a rather uninspiring looking box-shaped frontage. Internally, it's not unpleasant, with several nooks and crannies and low ceilings, but it has that rather generic chainy feel to it. Perhaps the previous poster can confirm, but it looks like it was originally multi-roomed.

Its principal customer base appears to be those visitors to Richmond who make the trek up the hill to see the famous World Heritage view of Petersham Meadows and the River Thames below, or who alternatively have been visiting Richmond Park. Food is inevitably quite a major focus of the trade

Perhaps surprisingly, its contribution to Richmond's real ale scene is however quite impressive. The presence of stickers in the windows indicating CAMRA GBG listings and a prominently displayed Cask Marque symbol show a pleasing commitment to real ale.

On my recent mid-week afternoon visit, there were 4 beers on - Deuchars IPA, London Pride, Summer Lightning and a beer called Brew Dog Trashy Blonde. The Deuchars IPA - 2.85p - was spot on. On previous visits, I've had decent Betty Stoggs in here.

Although it's not part of the pub, you're allowed to take your drink ( plastic glasses not required, you'll be pleased to hear ) over the road on to the terrace to admire the view. At the risk of sounding like a local Tourist Guide, there's an information board lower down the hill pointing out the landmarks. It's quite pleasant sitting here in the sunshine, although the sound of the passing traffic is a constant reminder that you're not in the countryside.

Take care crossing the road to and from the pub, particularly if you've had a few !. The traffic can be deceptively speedy.

Given the pub's location, you get the distinct feeling that they don't have to make much effort to get people through the door, but I have to say that I was quite impressed all round on my recent visit.


JohnBonser - 27 May 2009 13:44
My wife and I used to manage this pub in the 1970s when it bwas owned by William youngers Inns. A wonderful place at that time, with Mick Jagger living at one side, and a leading radio industry / Virgin exec at the other. There was a restaurant on the first floor, boooked up weeks in advance, and we prided ourselves on our real ales. No music at that time . Happy Days.
RadioMann - 20 May 2009 01:59
Quite a hike up the hill if you walk from the 65 bus stop! I arrived at the bar breathless. However, it was worth the trip up the hill to this freehouse that is not affiliated to the Fullers and Youngs breweries and the soulless chains that seem to dominate Richmond. Cask beers available on my visit were Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, Springfield Polar Bear and Cairngorm Gold, as well as Fullers London Pride. The walk back down the hill was somewhat easier!
blue_scrumpy - 21 Jan 2009 22:13
Not tried the food but the beer is always well-kept and the selection always interesting. The staff are also friendly and the prices reasonable. Would drink here more often but they have a policy of playing music throughout the pub even during the day. You can't get away from it - it's terrible. Why do otherwise good pubs do this? It's obviously always for the benefit of the bar staff, not the customers.
Moderate_Nige - 15 Jan 2009 21:00
Went there for a meal last week and it was awful. I'm about to be a grumpy old git and write a letter of complain. Just inedible
BettySlocombe - 21 Dec 2008 22:40
As my local I come here regularly. Love the selection of beers on tap and the views, well they speak for themselves.

During the summer and fine spring/autumn evenings myself and the wife will be here with our drink from The Roebuck sitting out the front watching the sunset and enjoying the views almost every second night.

For me - I love the beef and ale pie. Bring it on.
k1w1brad - 5 Oct 2008 13:54
This pub is blessed with a wonderful location on Richmond Hill. Just across the road is a long wide seat lined terrace enjoying protected views WSW from Richmond Hill across the Thames towards Windsor and beyond. We enjoyed the sunset with a couple of pints of reasonably kept ale.
mim - 23 Sep 2008 18:21
CAMRA West London Pub of the Year, hey..!!!
My mate Len, who lives up "the hill" reckons the Roebuck is one of, if not THE best pubs in London!!
Well there's a claim. Is he right..? We shall just have to see...
The selection of beers on tap is extraordinary he says! I can't wait to try it. If you get there before me, save some room at the bar, ok! (I'm going to give this pub 7/10, for the beer selection alone...)!!
And the vista out front, well, it can hardly be beaten in Richmond, on a good day! Check it out! TJ
TeeJay - 3 Jun 2008 23:57
Back when I lived in Richmond this was one of my regular haunts. Great drinkers pub with a good selection of beer and friendly bar staff. The view can't be beaten and it's great to feel that they trust you enough to take real glasses over the road to enjoy the view (I'm so fed up with plastic ones that are inevitably left strewn across the area).
I have eaten here once and was not impressed. In general the meals were cold and overpriced. However that said this is not the reason to go here and you can always eat somewhere else.
I noticed one of the earlier posters said they should get Sky TV here. If the landlord/lady read this site can I just do NOT listen to them. TVs blaring in what is a fairly low ceilinged environment would ruin the small place of calm and relaxtion this place provides.
theoneandonlyjoe - 30 Apr 2008 13:22
This pub has one of the best views in London and the beer is top quality. It's outside the town centre which means only those in the know will find it, which can't be bad either !
pianistwithpint - 24 Jan 2008 17:50
As soon as I moved to Kingston, my girlfriend and I made sure we came to Richmond as often as possible, given its such a great place. We wandered up the hill and basically stumbled pon it. My kind of pub these days consists of good food, warm and friendly atmosphere, and welcoming feel to it. The Roebuck has alll this and more in abundance. Brilliant range of beers, excelllent wines and food thats hearty and just what the doctor ordered on a winters evening. Recently we spent a Saturday afternoon sipping warm mulled wine and looking out over the Thames and woodlands. Easily my favourite pub in/around London - please go there and sample this place, you wont be disappointed I promise you!
Scottmal - 28 Dec 2007 14:25
After the recent(ish) changes this is now on my regulars list. The atmoshphere is lively but not distracting, there are always far too many new beers to try, and the new look is enough like the old one not to upset people like me who prefer our pubs to look like pubs.
Matthew_of_Ham - 8 Nov 2007 17:19
The Roebuck has just won CAMRA West London Pub of the Year! Congratulations to Marie and Paul and all the staff!
anonymous - 19 Oct 2007 12:02
Nice pub, great food, great location - what more can ask for?
blink - 24 Jul 2007 12:39
The pub is in the Good Beer Guide. Have to say the pint of Tribute I had was very good. Had the roast beef which was OK if nothing spectacular. Very bland and uninteresting looking pub inside though but great views fron outside. Bar staff had very poor English. Overall a 6 out of 10.
TheBeerMonkey - 11 Jun 2007 15:30
Went to this pub with mates for a meal. After trying to tell the bar staff what drinks we wanted which was hard as english is that good to them. We placed the order for food. We waited 50 minutes and when the food did turn up. the starters was with the main which is not what we asked for. As we all started to eat the food. is was cold and nasty. Most of it was a deep fry job. (heart problems time, book at bed at hospital). We asked to speak the manager who was called marie who told us she just had a chef that left. Where does that become my problem? I like to know.. She gave us all a free drink but as we waited for that drink the chef was walking in the bar. My god, If he's the chef. Skin head wearing shoes with bits of rubber hanging off and dirty t-shirt.. We would of gone some where else. Apart From the views which r not that good at night. I would stay well away from this pub. Unless you want a trip to haospital with heart problems, Dont eat here from your own good, Go some where else.
anonymous - 1 Jun 2007 10:46
Been to this pub a few time's and food is bad but i heard they had a rally good chef there that is new so we went to try out the food and it was the best we ever had in richmond, The new chef is called dave we think but if he's on. you have to eat.cook Steak like there no 2moro. View good and ale nice but there no pool or tv to watch. Marie and Paul need to get sky sports. all in all . nice pub
ilovedrink - 10 May 2007 13:25
Skip the food here and just enjoy a drink. On sunny days you can take your pint across the road and enjoy the river views - magic.
sem07 - 14 Mar 2007 13:56
LOL Punal this must be the only pub you have visited in Richmond, Great for a drink but go elsewhere for food, reheated microwave food that can be cooked by a polish mechanic, my cholestoral went through the roof after eating here as it seemed everything on my plate was dropped in a deep fat fryer together. Great Pub, Great Ale, $s%* Food
nobelfumar - 16 Jan 2007 15:47
Friends organised for us to have NYE 2006 at the Roebuck, and what a great venue. Staff were generally very pleasant and service was efficient. Fortunately the place wasn't oversold, so you had room to move and although there was music, you could actually have a normal level conversation. Come midnight, we were all handed champagne and went out front to watch the fireworks going off all across London (what a view!).

Then back inside for a few more drinks and the landlord joined in the dancing through the wee hours.

We'll be back.


wilbur101 - 2 Jan 2007 12:01
Great pub all round
couldwehaveaneel - 28 Oct 2006 11:18
The food is fantastic, without a doubt the best in Richmond. The menu has been revised, maybe not as good as it was but the quality of the cooking makes up for this (when Mike is the chef - I would inquire before ordering)
Punal - 27 Oct 2006 11:57
A good local pub overlooking the scarp of Richmond Hill and serving a regular range of ales plus, when visited, Hopback Crop Circle and Equinox, both very well kept. Charming barstaff a plus also. I see from previous review that this has been refurbished and is not as good as it was. In which case had I gone there before it was probably a 9 or even that elusive 10. I was pleased to happen across this pub during a detour on the way home, and even more pleased to find how good it was.
beeronaut - 10 Oct 2006 23:22
Very disappointing! After visiting this pub last year - when it was a pub - it has now been re-developed and has lost any character it had. A sterile environment with no personality serving bland food.

What a pity!
tosser - 23 Aug 2006 13:33
No longer has a bar billiard table (which is why I visited), however the views over the Thames below almost made up for that and the beer was excellent too.
PutneyScot - 12 Aug 2006 13:10
Choice of good real ales
oftenscore6 - 22 Jul 2006 11:49
The refurb is now complete and they've made a nice job. Sadly yesterday (28/6/06) The menu was 'revised' and is not as appealing as it once was. Gone are the chicken Quesidillas and superb chicken curry. Now its more of a Berni Inn/Harvester feel, ie very bland and unimaginative. beer still good though. Landlord, please give us the old menu back, the Roebuck is a traditional pub and Cous Cous, Kedgeree & Tofu aint cutting the mustard.
Richmondbloke - 29 Jun 2006 13:48
I disagree with Matthew of Ham, first up there aren't many students in there at all and secondly when I visited post refit|I thought they have kept all the good things about the pub such as the intimacy and little nooks and crannies. Also there is now an entire upper floor with no smoking and air con which is a big change as I don't remember that bit being open in donkey's years...
Still some of the best kept beer I have ever had and the best view in London can't please everyone I suppose!
Bezmina - 13 Jun 2006 16:18
Well, the refurbishment made much less difference than most of us expected so it's still an OK pub in a good location with a reasonable selection of beers and is full of American students from the "university" around the corner. Good place to go to on a crawl but not really a place to linger,
Matthew_of_Ham - 10 Jun 2006 18:12
Surprisingly dark inside. If ever a pub needed big glass frontage and even a pathside terrace then this is it, as it looks over arguably the best view in London.

The view alone is worth a visit. Recommended.
parkhillian - 2 Jun 2006 13:52
Please don't ruin it !!!!!
anonymous - 16 May 2006 14:49
MEant to say reopening end of May 2006
anonymous - 16 May 2006 14:48
News just in, The Roebuck is being refurbished! Spoke to Landlady Marie who confirmed it is being spruced up, no major changes to type of pub but badly needed a lick of paint. Good news is that the upstairs bar is going to be opened up so even more tables with "the view" will be available
anonymous - 16 May 2006 14:48
I was a student at the American Uni. This was my classroom more often than not. I quick pint before class inevitably turned into a full day of drinking. I believe my mate fell down some steps and got a concussion after a session here. Lovely times.
Merlot - 31 Mar 2006 19:10
don't sit near the door, as being on top of the hill there's usually a huge gale blowing that blasts everything every time someone comes in.

usually there's a nice beer on tap, and the wines are alright too but that door really gets on my tits
zorbathegeek - 31 Mar 2006 04:04
Went it on the off chance that Mick Jagger might have popped into his local. He hadn't. Miserable barmaid compounded by disappointment.
anonymous - 19 Mar 2006 17:04
I love this pub to pieces, and was my regular whilst I worked nearby. It is close to the American University nearby, but only used by the staff and not the students. Beer is very nice and the 'new' food menu is all one can expect from a pub plus a bit more. Interesting bar staff and regulars. The seperate 'rooms' each have their own personality and their own familiar faces. Drinkers are able to take their glasses over the road onto the famous view and watch the sunset over the river if they wish.
Rayzer - 17 Jan 2006 16:32
Sadly, the menu appears to have been changed - it's no longer the Roebuck's own, it's exactly the same as in every other pub owned by this chain. While that's not as bad as it could be, it's a bit disappointing - first sign that the lovely independent atmosphere might be crumpling under pressure from above.

Still worth a visit for the view.
imyril - 23 Dec 2005 08:26
Best pub in London bar none, Marie and Paul have been running it for nearly 7 years now and all the staff give a warm welcome, food is reasonably priced and beer is well kept. Great pub for meeting up with friends or warming up in after a jaunt round Richmond Park!
Bezmina - 12 Dec 2005 13:54
Had a great lunch here yesterday . If you can get a window seat its one of the great views in the UK . Ended up staying all day - really lovely pub !!!
squatter - 14 Nov 2005 10:18
What a great little pub this is. My first visit to London for over thirty years and I was in a hotel about 200 yards away. I visited this pub every evening and was most taken with the 'blonde' who may have run the place, I'm not sure.
Best advice - go by yourself, take a newspaper and just melt into the background. The food's cheap and wholesome. The beer even better and the atmosphere just what a pub should be.

Not sure if it happens regularly, but there was an added extra one evening while I was there when a local Tory councillor 'who had served in the British Army' regaled everyone with his wholesome views on the IRA, multicultural Britain and life in general and then topped it off by falling heavily from his buffet. Luckily the floor is made of stone and was undamaged. Absolutely priceless - the Member for the Middle Ages.
tosser - 5 Nov 2005 21:30
This is a good pub to spend all day in. It is completely relaxing and the staff are nice.
katileen - 6 Oct 2005 11:02
A gem of a pub.no place better to spend sunday afternoon.
Aphex_twit - 12 Sep 2005 14:13
Used to spend hours and loads of money here...really miss it now that I am back in the States in the land of commercialized bars.
carmeng - 14 Jul 2005 09:45
I spent two lovely afternoons in the window of this pub. Could've stayed all day. It's one of those rare pubs that show that you don't need a juke box or tele. A decent beer and a cute blonde on your lap works wonders. Bostin!
peterg - 16 Jun 2005 20:34
This is what I think of as a real pub. Even if I try other pubs first - sooner or later I end up here (near home and relaxed, great view, good beer). Yes. Who wouldn't?
hatty778 - 20 May 2005 19:53
Good beer, good atmosphere. True, not much in the way of music and no television for sports. Must be the type of place where you bring friends and actually talk.
Mr.Matt - 20 May 2005 04:22
After a second visit, perhaps not as much of a Crap pub as I first thought. In fact it has a lot going for it.
The view is an obvious attraction, plus it has an old fashioned bar billiards table in full use, which is a rare treat these days. Very dark inside and can feel cramped when it is busy.
Don't order food when it is really busy, as it will take years to arrive. However, the food was nice when it eventually arrived.

All in all, a decent pub.
TheGP - 8 May 2005 18:49
this famous pub was used by Dennis Wheatley and both Mick Jagger and Jerrie Hall live next door(in separate houses.)
chris Shorrock - 22 Oct 2004 13:53
Why has the Roebuck (fine pub) got such a low rating? Is it because there's no juke box or any of the madness that goes on down at the bottom of the hill?
hatty - 17 Oct 2004 20:29
awesome pub to start the night at & meet up with your mates b4 moving on or just chill then go back to someones house to carry on... Is paul & wife still managing the pub ?
Bobby - sawyerbobby@hotmail.com - 15 Oct 2004 20:28
Great view, but a bit of a crap pub
TheGP - 22 Aug 2004 20:28
My favourite pub - laidback, easy drinking, with the option to sit across the road and enjoy the view during the summer. Decent beer, good pub food, and no pretensions.
anna - 11 Aug 2004 14:53
Born & raised in nearby Petersham, The Roebuck was always a bit of a trot up Nightingale Lane hill from the Tudor Close (now the Rose of York) below. In the early 1970's it was the only outlet for Wm Younger's beers. Glad to see it is still held in esteem, always was a nice pub. Used to attract the 'rugby set'.
Memories of Richmond drinking 30 years ago? Email me.
Bob the Binman - TheBinman@tiscali.co.uk - 25 Jul 2004 16:08
Incredible view, great grub, trivial pursuit, and you're utterly removed from the teeming sess pit that is Richmond high street. Go there.
Dave - 1 Apr 2004 17:21
This is my local. It's a great pub. People think that Richmond is posh and restrained. But I tell you it's madness down the hill in the town itself, when the thousands of out-of-townies pour in after about 8pm. So I come here - for peace and quiet, and humour and good beer and chilling out outside (fantastic view). Food's good too.
Thomas - 26 Mar 2004 17:50
Without a doubt this pub has the best view in London...
anonymous - 25 Mar 2004 14:54
Fantastic location - great staff. Quiet and intimate.
Jay - 14 Feb 2004 14:45
Jagger's manor. Great pub that I have yet to try on a winters day - potentially it's strongest hand. The view from across the road is unbeatable.
Good for: Yet to be defined but good on hot summer evenings
thenationofjames - 10 Dec 2003 14:05
Spectacular pub to get a beer and sit on the Terrace and watch the sun set over the river. Friendly staff. Perhaps the best views in London. Strongly recommended.
Dush - 9 Nov 2003 04:51
its a greak place to have a quite drink with your mates after work. the people that work there are also very friendly
anonymous - 16 May 2003 16:14
Great little pub with the best views in London.
Simon - 19 Jul 2002 23:13

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