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yeah years ago i used to work in the black horse <no closed to>
and i went here on my days off a great little pub. these pub chains just ruin life for others
anirishbarman - 8 Feb 2009 23:55
Wonderful just what richmond needs an other bloody restaurant. Can't these people leave us drinkers to enjoy these old quirky pubs!!!!
the_surrey_beer_nomad - 2 Mar 2007 07:19
Alas, the grand ole Duke of York (Richmond) has marched that hill too often, and is no more..
And we are the poorer for this loss. Farewell old friend. TJ
TeeJay - 14 Dec 2006 20:55
never the greatest hostelry, but at least it was a PROPER pub in the town centre .... can't believe how they're being driven out by bland, corporate bars.
mozzzzzz - 7 Nov 2006 16:04
Are there any pubs still open in Richmond?
Lyncroft - 3 Aug 2006 19:23
My Aunt Jose and Uncle Ron Sharpling owned this Pub from the early 60's to the early 80's. They built a good business and offered a warm welcome to most.
They had a nucleus of charasmatic regulars and a steady passing trade. I have cherished memories of our frequent visits, weekends, school holidays, Christmas etc. Sadly they have both passed away, as indeed as The Duke of York, Richmond.


readyasfreddy - 8 Jul 2006 10:49
RIP
Duke of York
Notasaffa - 14 May 2006 22:02
Being turned into a Thai restaurant I hear . Another one bites the dust........
anonymous - 24 Apr 2006 10:14
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - ( according to a sign in the window ).

Further news when I have it

Try the nearby Orange Tree in the meantime or the Sun Inn down the alley in Parkshot
JohnBonser - 18 Apr 2006 13:03
First went there in 1993 & found it to be a nice little local surprisingly in a town centre. Now its gone corporate & lost the cosiness that that made it appealing. But if you're ever stuck in Richmond its one of the better town centre pubs to be in.
Notasaffa - 9 Mar 2006 00:59
as some1 that recently worked in this pub i can say that it was bad while i worked there but it seems to have gone dramatically downhill since then. lots of kids in there now!!
lanky - 3 Oct 2005 15:24
I've been a regular in this pub for about 10 years... Until now! Over the past few years the service has been going steadily downhill. (As well as the imposition of under-age drinkers who I know personally).
The final straw was 2 days ago when I had to wait for 20 mins to get served, only to find that when I offered my payment, (a Scottish 10 note) it was refused. After my polite (and it was) directive to frustrated bartender that it is in fact legal tender and he was duty bound to accept it, he checked with manager, who didn't bother coming down to see me, and I was informed that too many forgeries of Scottish banknotes have been accepted there. What about the forgeries of English banknotes that they accept?? Bad service I can just about stomach, discrimination I can't. The pub next door, Edward's, accepted my Scottish banknote 2 mins later and will do from now on.
miketw10 - 14 Sep 2005 13:47
Well Ellie's gone, as has Jonny, and the drinks have gone back up in price so there really is no reason to go to this armpit any more. The comment posted by 'awhalpin' (surely not a psuedonym for Ellie herself?!) was full of so many basic spelling mistakes and egregious grammatical errors that its author can never hope to earn more than the minimum wage with such a low level of literacy. The concept of customer service is evidently alien to 'awhalpin' and they appear to believe the world owes them a living.
anonymous - 10 May 2005 17:58
I think awhalpin needs to chill out.. Her story is irrelevant, customers are customers.

For the record though, I found the service in here very friendly and helpful.

A strangely overlooked pub, most people go to the Orange Tree instead. But this pub is not all bad, nothing out of the ordinary, but a perfectly respectable pub, and not a Edwards/Pitcher and Piano type vibe like you get elsewhere.
TheGP - 27 Feb 2005 11:01
Yes, but surely that isn't an excuse for them to take it out on other customers who are not like that?
slacker - 18 Jan 2005 15:33
maybe those people who wish to complain about the bar staff should get there facts straight beforehand. Ellie the manager in question play cards has worked WITHOUT a day of since september and won't do till april. Why? Because out of the kindness of her own heart she is covering the Manageress maternity leave single handed. And on the comment about sullen barstaff maybe its becauces they get "uptight more money than sense C*NTS" like the LionelR coming to the bar. Barstaff should be treated ahundred times better in all pubs and bar were ever they are, they are not the lowest form of pond scum, like they are treated. Maybe next time someone reads and are waiting to be served at a busy bar, they will remember that the staff member your hurling abuse at is overworked underpayed, trying to survive and most importantly a HUMAN F*CKING BEING.
awhalpin - 22 Dec 2004 12:09
Awful pub.Obnoxious staff who treat customers with contempt and a manageress who I've never seen actually pulling a pint.She prefers to play cards with her mates.
The only saving grace is the cheap beer but believe me its not worth it.
Brewery should seriously consider sacking the staff and refurbishing the dirty interior.
LionelR - 27 Nov 2004 17:27
I like this place. Good atmosphere and good cheap drinks. I shall be frequenting there to say hello to Alex and Ellie, Rock and Roll.
yourhardkorehero - 21 Jul 2004 16:56
Full of the Weterspoon type of clientel
Matt - 10 May 2004 17:32
Visited on Sunday afternoon purely because it was somewhere different to the usual. Bar staff were friendly, food was fine and the drinks ridiculously cheap. Nice and leisurely day reading the papers, watching the football. Will visit again.
Ringo - 4 May 2004 12:02
Anonymously-run public house, only see the manager at kicking out time.

Sullen bar staff. Very rude.

Food is awful - all microwaved food - mine turned up barely warm.

American wrestling seems to be the mainstay of the four television screens (which always seem to be on).

Cheap beer doth not maketh a nice pub! I'd rather spend my hard earned money elsewhere on a more expensive, but far more enjoyed, drink.
anonymous - 17 Mar 2004 15:44
best kept secret in richmond. Cheap beer in a cosy setting, with no burberry toting youths in sight! Great looking barmaids to boot!
sean - 6 Dec 2003 19:06
Locals type pub. You can actually get served under 10 mins on a Friday/Saturday night!!

Nice if you don't want the run of the mill chains.

Richard - 17 Nov 2003 13:04
Pound a pint every nite except Fri and Sat. Well worth it!
Brooms - 29 Oct 2002 16:57
Lively pub opposite Richmond station.

Two television screens with Sky Sports

Duke Box
Will Pinkney - 18 Oct 2002 14:29

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