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Eel Pie, Twickenham

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user reviews of the Eel Pie, Twickenham

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Dropped in on a Tuesday afternoon. Ale from Badger in excellent condition, nice laid back vibe. Manages to blend a traditional pub feel with some nice eccentric modern touches. Couldn't imagine anyone in here drinking cocktails when I visited.
alebarry - 7 Jul 2016 09:00
Last time I went to the Eel Pie I noticed their cocktail menu so I thought I would have a Long Island Iced Tea. The girl behind the bar clearly hadn`t a clue how to make it. She seemed to be consulting with something on their computer screen and I saw her tip her first attempt down the sink. Eventually, after a wait of about 12 minutes, this watery, insipid creation was put before me for which I was charged £6.50. Never again. If you are going to show off with a nice cocktail menu, then at least teach the staff how to make them (as in the USA). Otherwide, don`t bother - just stick to pints.
gress - 13 Aug 2015 13:51
Aaargh, the Eel Pie now features a cocktail bar, upstairs loos with hand cream and food prices of £6 3/4, £7 1/2 etc. Yes prices in fractions, for those who can't do their sums.
The rolls are now "Freshly Baked Rustic Seeded Pan Bagnat" with various fillings.
The beers and Lagers have surprisingly gone down by 5p, but for how long ?
A pint of Badger is £3.30 which is probably the cheapest after Wetherspoons.
It is, however, incredibly smart with attentive and smiling bar staff but a good old boozer no more.
StrawhillJ - 16 Feb 2014 10:30
In here last Saturday afternoon just after the Lions rugby game.
OK but not as good a pub as it used to be.
10 hand pulls split 4/6 each end of the bar.
4 for Badger, 2 for Tangelfoot 2 for Brewers Bee & 2 for King & Barnes Sussex.
Now this is not a big pub, Open spaces at both ends but quite narrow in the middle by the bar which is where 5 larger drinking tw@ts had decided to stand right in front of the 6 hand pulls.
I tried a pint of the Badger @ £3.35 which was OK but not outstanding.
bjbrummiejohn - 24 Jun 2013 08:16
Have to agree with Cleversaz. The pub smells like a deep fat fryer on a bad night. The beers/lagers are all overpriced and not well kept (Tanglefoot tasted like a bad foot). Will not be going back ever again unless hell freezes over or the management make some drastic changes. Having frequented this pub for many years before I left the area, I was shocked on my return to find how this pub has gone down hill. Bring back Alan & Claire.
leffbud - 9 Apr 2013 17:59
Not a patch on what it used to be since Alan & Claire left. And they really need to change the fat in the fryer (or sort out the kitchen ventilation) as it stank the pub out and my clothes smelled like I'd done a double shift in KFC by the time I got home, not pleasant.
Cleversaz - 14 Jun 2012 15:43
Didnt eat here except for a scotch egg which was tops, so cant really comment on the food. But the beer was great especially the well recommended Firkin Fox, also had a good range of bottled Badger ales.
paddypint - 8 Apr 2012 14:08
Very disappointed with what has happened to this pub. It has lost that family feel and on my visit the bar staff forgot about my order and made me wait while they served food. The food. Oh dear. It was terrible. Frozen fish and chips that looked like it came from a Findus package in 1985. I thought Britain's food had progressed since then. Clearly not. Macaroni cheese wihout cheese. A microwave meal and a very poor one. Do not eat here under any circumstances as you will be ripped off
Timmymc - 26 Feb 2012 13:51
On a quiet Monday evening I popped in for a couple of jars. Seemed like a nice enough pub - served quickly by a pleasant barman. Two good pints (Badger and Tanglefoot).

As I have no experience of the previous, and clearly well thought of managers, I cant compare like for like. However, I have no complaints and would recommend this pub for anyone seeking a good quality and quiet pint.
twineyboy - 24 Jan 2012 22:22
Yes, the pub has gone downhill since Alan & Claire left (must get to the 3 Kings soon). Expensive continental lagers although real ales still available, drinkable and not TOO expensive. Food prices have gone through the roof. I remember having a wonderful proper home cooked Irish Stew there a few years ago - nothing like that on the menu now.


osprey - 18 Nov 2011 23:39
Looking forward to visiting for the traditional pre-Babas drinks.
Muntjac - 12 Oct 2011 16:48
Was a nice, locals boozer, run well by Alan and Claire. Have to agree with previous posts, lost its appeal. Whats wrong with pub management? Not just here but all over. If its not broken don't fix it. Staff were unmotivated and selection of beer 'upgraded' to overpriced european ones. Shame.
THE_Ale_TEAM - 21 Sep 2011 08:22
As a long standing regular of "The Pie" I have to agree with other reviews here and state that this place has lost it's charm.
It used to be a really good, friendly boozer of the old school, and was run very well by Alan, Claire and an attentive and hard working staff. (Sadly all now gone.)
The simple food menu has gone pretentious with a Cheese Baguette (Aaaargh!) costing you 5.25. The very good and cheap lagers have been replaced by ones that can cost you upwards of four quid and are nowhere near as good.
In common with quite a few of the regulars, I have taken my business elsewhere and await the reopening of "The Three Kings".
StrawhillJ - 30 Jul 2011 10:59
Nice pub with lots of locals(usually a good sign) and good ales on offer. Had a massive dog which I fell over as I entered causing most of the locals to stare at me like I was some kind of a rapist. As soon as I ordered an ale they relaxed and i stopped blushing like a school girl.
mr_mro79 - 22 Jul 2011 09:40
Not good.
Service very slow even though we were the only customers!
Only two vegetarian dishes on menu both boring. I ordered liguini but after waiting 15 minutes was told it wasn't available. We didn't have time to go elsewhere so I had the salad, I like salad but this one was boring.
Paint peeling off wall.
Won't go there again.
gingerbiscuits - 18 Apr 2011 23:27
New landlord now in (old one is re-opening the Three Kings at long last), staff all changed and more and more regulars gone. dingdando will be happy that the "generic" pish that was the world renowned and Oktoberfest regular Hoffbrau has been replaced by the big brand crap that is Amstel and Kronenbourg. It's lost it's charm, simple as that. Hopefully the Badger beers will survive but I fear for this place. Not sure what they're doing with the food menu- it's never been a part of this place, as it was such a great boozer. I'm afraid that with the changes seen so far it won't be long before the menu tells you the chips were "hand cut" and that the burgers are "21 day aged"- woohoo. I'll never find out- I'm off to the fox
st_beer - 30 Mar 2011 21:21
first pub on our crawl....very good well kept ale,and very,very good service....WITH A SMILE.
theguv1 - 11 Mar 2011 16:43
Very much a locals pub - typical local being a 50 something chunky sweater wearing, real ale drinking, rugby lover, usually with some sort of dog.

Many times I've wandered in here and stood at the bar completely ignored. Then invariably one of these regulars will wander up behind me, shout out the barmaid's name, and receive immediate and fawning service.

I've also been in here watching football only to have the channel changed without warning at the request of one of these regulars.

The lager is some sort of own brand generic pish. The cider is very sweet and watered down. The ales are better if that's what you like.
dingdangdo - 25 Feb 2011 14:40
Popped in for a quick evening pint; H&W Pickled Partridge in very good nick; TV sport on but not intrusive; few quiet conversations going on; nice clean toilets. Passed the no-gits test; would go back
strongarm - 25 Jan 2011 10:50
Still a great local boozer BUT...prices have just drifted up around 30 pence a pint in early January and many of the popular staff left en masse late last year.....please don't let it be a downward spiral
st_beer - 13 Jan 2011 22:44
Hmm. After hearing that the food was good, Mrs R and I popped in one evening. Loud and numerous TV screens playing the oval ball game, no food because of a big game at the stadium. Beer was fine. Returned the following evening only to be told "We only do food lunchtimes". Bloody brilliant! So we went opposite to the Fox which was our sort of pub......by miles!
Paul_Rochdale - 2 Jan 2011 20:23
good enough pub.
very demoralising clientele. smug old middle class and incredibly dull. you never see one good-looking person in there. they look like they are all waiting to die
Someonewhocares - 23 Oct 2010 17:02
To anyone thinking of paying attention to Princess JoJo's remarks, all I can say is check out the reviews for "The Eel pie" and contrast them to those for "The Barmy" & "The Swan". (on this site)
There's nothing wrong with "The Pie", it remains the best pub in Twickenham and I never meet any wee smelling dogs in there. The bar staff are friendly and on the ball, and the "Badger" at 2.75 with every 10th one free remains excellent value.
StrawhillJ - 21 Oct 2010 20:07
A great little pub although a little bright and clinical. Good regular trade and friendly staff. Service is good with a good selection of ales. One of the few proper pubs in the area still with Sky showing rugby. (other good rugby pubs have had to cancel the subscription because Murdoch is not rich enough so is charging 1500+ per month). Obviously very busy on match day but worth a visit.
the_light_knight - 18 Oct 2010 11:58
An unremarkable, dingy pub where you may feel conspicuous if not accompanied by a mangy dog and smelling of wee. Service is poor from staff who somewhat bizarrely seem to find the consumption of alcohol on the premises objectionable. A far better atmosphere and service can be found a few yards away on the riverfront in either the Barmy Arms or the White Swan. Avoid like the plague.
Princess_Jojo - 27 Sep 2010 09:38
Until recently a complete unknown to me. Like many visitors to Twickenham i suspect i fell into the trap of walking away from the station and stopping in the Wetherspoons for the sheer convenience. Once i heard about this place however i was somewhat sceptical about what to expect price wise, but was pleasantly suprised to find it extremely reasonable. The range of ales and lagers is ok, nothing amazing, but they are in very good condition. The pub itself if very nice and the service it top notch. For me this is a much better bet than any of the pubs outside the station.
Leebs - 30 Aug 2010 22:36
pity it's hall and twithouse, apart from that it's quite a good pub
littlecon - 3 Jun 2010 08:37
Great little pub, Ales are top notch, never had a bad pint or service!
sirdrinksalot - 25 May 2010 13:09
Good place to visit if you're in Twickenham. Service good and although normally busy, we have always managed to get a good seat.
Recommend a visit, if you're in the area. Badger Bitter good choice.
danchampion - 5 May 2010 18:10
Lovely little pub. Despite always being full of people, service is quick and the atmosphere warm, can't recommend it enough
Charlotte_Sheena - 26 Apr 2010 10:32
Cracking little boozer with great landlords & real ale, a little bit of an older crowd but polite nonetheless, amoung Twickenhams best.
thepubcritic - 17 Apr 2010 21:39
Situated down an attractive cobbled street in the conservation area of Twickenham and close to the river, The Eel Pie was originally three separate houses which have been knocked through to create a single pub.

The main bar is quite small and narrow, but there's a further larger room on the left to provide additional space. Benches on the narrow pavement outside are provided in summer. The pub seems to have had a relatively minor and sensitive refurbishment since my previous visit and, pleasingly, the mahogany bar gantry has been retained. The pub still retains a welcoming reasonably traditional feel, enhanced by the inevitable rugby memorabilia - framed autograhed rugby shirts etc. I particularly liked the quote attributed to Gareth Chilcott that is reproduced on one of the oak beams - "I'm going for a quiet pint - followed by six noisy ones".

At one side of the bar, a framed Hall and Woodhouse family tree from 1777 through to the current day reflects the fact that this is a Badger pub. On my recent early evening visit, the Badger Bitter - 2.65p - was quite good, but I was less impressed with the K&B Sussex Bitter. The seasonal Hopping Hare was also on.

The Eel Pie is generally regarded as being the best pub in Twickenham town centre - which, admittedly, isn't saying much - and, if you're in the area, it's worth seeking out.
JohnBonser - 9 Apr 2010 13:25
Twickenham is not an area greatly endowed for good pubs but this must surely rank as the best; A welcoming traditional boozer with a fair range of ales; Badger, Sussex Bitter and Hopping Hare all available at very reasonable prices and in good condition; London Drinker and other reading materials also available whilst I waited for my associates to arrive. A fine pub, decorated in traditional style and infinitely better than the substandard pubs closer to the train station. Definitely worth a gander.
ChrisP87 - 7 Apr 2010 21:57
A really good pub. It's been modernised fairly recently but done in a traditional style. Friendly staff, always a good crowd of decent people- great atmosphere.
I don't like Hall and Woodhouse beers although I can tolerate BAdger and Hopping Hare however they are rarely in particularly good condition.
therichieboy - 25 Mar 2010 13:45
Nicely appointed but with a local feel, sitting just behind the High Street. Full range of Hall & Woodhouse Beers - the Sussex and Badger were both excellent.
twineyboy - 18 Mar 2010 22:17
Very good boozer, friendly atmosphere and great range on beers.
Stoned_Moses - 6 Feb 2010 19:20
I really like this pub and have been in it many a time before actually writing this review. It sells beers that other pubs don't which means it is a pleasure trying something different. The atmosphere is good as well as it always seems to be very busy. However, I do have two minor gripes. 1) It closes at strange times on rugby days stating that it has something to do with the police, but other pubs around it are still open. 2) It needs to make sure it stays open to the times it lists on the outside. It says that it should close at midnight on a Thursday but the bell rang at 11pm last night. Gutted. Anyway, still a cracking pub and well worth a visit
LennyBanter - 25 Dec 2009 13:40
A great pub.. if i lived nearby it would be my local, its a nice friendly pub with some consistant beers
bongobob - 15 Dec 2009 23:08
Not surprised about the previous reviews, this pub is a real gem. Haven't actually been to many of Twickers pubs but I don't think I need to worry about visiting any others. Beers on offer include at the moment a citrus tasting beer which is fantastic and if you're not too keen on Badger or Tanglefoot (or citrus beers) there is always Sussex bitter on tap along with many lagers and wines. Add to this and it's certainly NOT expensive and the staff very friendly. Enjoy.
Oakman100 - 14 Oct 2009 11:01
I totally agree with 'Twicker' below. The EEL PIE is the best pub in Twickenham. The only downside is it serves Hall & Woodhouse (Badger) traditional ales. However, I am a fan of Hofbrau lager, so all good from that point. Worth a visit!
wolvesfan - 8 Sep 2009 09:04
THE BEST PUB IN TWICKENHAM!! Without a doubt! I love this place, and I'm always proud to take visiting family and friends to The Eel Pie - and they love it! I've never had a bad experience here, in four years of visiting. The staff are friendly, quick and really polite. The recent re-furb has worked really well. In all, the place is fantastic and well worth a visit!
twicker - 16 Jul 2009 00:17
This is my local, I adore this pub. Always busy, great beers, good, very reasonably priced wines and I'm delighted they now have Peroni on draught. Just need to add Frli to the selection and I'd never need to go anywhere else :)
Cleversaz - 21 May 2009 13:38
Best pub in Twickenham by far. It has everything you want from a pub. Next time I'm Twickenham I'm heading straight there.
simonford - 20 Apr 2009 13:06
Consistently the best pub in Twickenham. Just been done up and they have kept the charm which everyone loves about the pub. Great beer and great location. Friendly staff and locals...
drunkintheevening - 5 Apr 2009 16:04
I went in hear last nite and it has bean done out. There is a reelly nice stone floor now and it looks reelly nice. I met my wife in hear about three yeers ago so it stil holds a fond place in my hart. Grate beer and all of the locals are reelly frendly. Going in hear for the football this weakend as thay still have the televitions. Best pub in Twickenham buy a long whey
dsuter - 3 Apr 2009 15:49
This is a Hall and Woodhouse pub, with the full range on. I had the Hopping Hare which was very good. This is a nice old low-ceilinged pub down Church St, nestling among all the Indian restaurants. The publican was particularly welcoming and friendly. The food was pretty down-to-earth pub fare; my wife had some sausages and mash and I had a tuna mayo sandwich with some chips. Both were OK for what we paid, about 6 each. Its a decent, ordinary, comfortable pub with no pretentions to grandeur. Definitely worth a return visit.
RexRattus - 17 Mar 2009 18:42
Great pub which has stayed traditional. Nice not to have to listen to loud music when I`m having a conversation. I must admit the last time I was in there I took a look at the decor and it could do with some serious updating and I mean serious. Just a good clean of the ancient carpets and maybe a good scrup to get rid of 30 years of nicotine (since the smoking ban it doesn`t smell too good). Good atmosphere though
267s - 15 Mar 2009 01:09
Really good pub, good beer, TV screens, rugby paraphernalia - even a signed shirt from my team (Northampton Saints, for whom the guvor was a registered player, apparently!). Top notch. 10/10
zabadak - 2 Feb 2009 13:24
One of the best pubs in Twickenham - quite simple really. Helped by the street being available for outside drinking on match days.
murgatroyd - 14 Dec 2008 19:49
Ah, joy. A decent beer, reasonable price, excellent service, nice atmosphere. Occasional - but affable - rugby crowd. Worth jumping on a train for.
BananaSundae - 13 Dec 2008 17:27
yes, the best for a good easy pint... and also good for xmas, when all the others are too full!
comnut - 19 Nov 2008 19:18
cracking pub best of the night
the_one_eye_spy - 11 Nov 2008 01:30
It's grate and their are plenty gest ales in their
dsuter - 5 Nov 2008 18:05
What a great pub!
billyspleen - 3 Nov 2008 16:54
This is the best pub in Twickenham. I love it.
I am an infrequent visitor to the place, but the guvnor always remembers me and greets me.
I_love_Ellie - 9 Sep 2008 13:38
Friendly host proud of his great beer. Recommended for a pleasant drink close to the river
hartlepool - 24 Jul 2008 16:07
My promised revisit following my mistaken trip on the day of the RU club final,Doh! What a contrast, busy, lively and chatty with drinkers spilling out into the street outside. A mixed clientelle all seemingly enjoying good beer and conversation.
Hall & Woodhouse Badger, Tanglefoot, K&B Sussex, and seasonal Fursty Ferret. A great town pub.
Maldenman - 19 Jul 2008 09:52
Lovely genuine pub. The manager's a really nice pleasant guy and the Hoffbrau lager and Dorset beers are spot-on. Quiet place to have a natter and it's on the most pleasant street in Twickers. I'm off there after work to welcome in the weekend!!
farnook - 11 Jul 2008 13:34
Nice pub with lovely ale served in proper glasses by helpul attentive staff.
nickthefish - 10 Jun 2008 13:46
Note to self. Please make sure there is no rugby on before going for a drink in Twickenham. Plastic glasses and loud TV. No rating as not representative of the usual ambiance I suspect. Will pop back another time.
Maldenman - 31 May 2008 18:21
I like the 'HB' Munich-style beer, the Premium is particularly good, brewed to an old German brewing standard (The Bavarian Purity Law of 1516) which decrees only the purest water, and finest barley, hops and yeast are used in the process. Well, you've learnt something on this website today...! TJ
TeeJay - 7 May 2008 17:30
A thoroughly good Twickenham gaf. An excellent range of H&W beers, well kept and served. It's a place which always seems to have a crafty little corner seat you can sit in (though I haven't been there on Quiz Night). It's often tough to leave this place and not be tempted by the aromas wafting down Church Street. Maybe not the best boozer in Central Twickenham, but it's in the Top Five.
Dave_the_Bee - 3 May 2008 02:13
What's special about the "Eel Pie"? Nothing, and that's just the way we regulars like it. If you want good service, plain honest food, good company and beer at 2.50 then the "Pie" is the place to go in Twickenham.
The quiz on a Thursday is also a great night.
StrawhillJ - 27 Apr 2008 11:04
Nice pub, good quiz on a Thursday night - been going on and off for 3 years. Badger ale is good. Looks small from the outside but is usually plenty big enough except on a quiz night when you need to get there a little early if you want a seat.
Has shown a consistent standard over the last few years and I would recommend it for a friendly beer.
Danielson - 20 Apr 2008 12:06
a very nice pub i wouldnt usualy think about going in ther because it looks like a bar but wen you look proply its very nice and pub like.i juts wish they would get golden glory on tap because its my favorite...if the owner is reading this please try and get it thanks.
1honeydew - 1 Mar 2008 22:11
Probably the best boozer in Twickenham at present. Neither as quiet as the Fox on a Sunday afternoon nor as busy as the same establishment on a Friday night, both a seat and a good atmosphere are pretty much guaranteed at the Eel Pie. The HB is a decent and affordable lager and the staff are friendly and efficient. Deceptively large, one can sit in a variety of positions suited to a variety of moods - I like to turn left to share in the dimmer light with the stuffed birds one finds adorning the fireplace.
Good for: Any drinking occasion unless there has been a rugby match on down the road, when one really wants to steer well clear of Twickenham as a whole.
thenationofjames - 7 Jan 2008 12:12
and good guest beers too ...
GaryB59 - 11 Dec 2007 16:08
I absolutely agree with the comments below. Good place, good beer, good prices. Just one small request - could they please try to lay on some decent white wine - my wife won't go there because of the wine, which means I don't get to drink the Badger!
anonymous - 26 Sep 2007 13:38
I've said it before and I'll say it again this is Twickenham's best pub. (although it's a shame about the recently installed and always on Plasma)
It's small amd unpretencious, serves great beer (Badger) at only 2.40 and attracts all sorts of nice people. You get served right away and always with a smile. Well done to Alan, Claire and Hannah (and her "Drying Paint !!!!" signs.)
StrawhillJohn - 5 Aug 2007 00:15
Well kept beers and largers, staff knowlegable well trained and polite. The best watering hole in Twickenham with a friendly collection of local characters and regulars
Noddy56 - 3 Aug 2007 15:51
Great pub, super Badger ales, always well kept. Friendly bar staff.
Central Twickenham location and well worth a visit.
stmargaretsman - 3 Aug 2007 14:52
Very friendly staff and locals. Fave pub in Twickenham
BuzzAldrinsBalls - 2 Aug 2007 14:54
This pub deserves a far higher score than currently shown at 6.8/10. Should be more like 910. All aspects of this establishment are superb. The best pub in Twickenham.
Benito - 26 Jun 2007 16:33
Agree with SW6. One of the best pubs in Twickers. Good crowd, good staff, good beer at a reasonable price.
bluesouvenir - 6 Jun 2007 15:35
The best of the pubs we tried on a recent visit to HQ to watch the play off final. Friendly, knowledgeable service, decent beer and not incredibly expensive. Worth looking for.
SW6 - 15 May 2007 20:34
Nice pub, good choice of fine Badger beer, good value.
fuzzfeast - 15 May 2007 13:33
Good Pub that has avoided the Twickenham Chavs. Good atmosphere and good mix of locals and irregular regulars. Well worth a visit
CharlesS - 26 Apr 2007 15:00
From a personal point a veiw this is the best pub in the area the bar staff are very friendly and the price are fare.
anonymous - 22 Apr 2007 20:08
I spend quite a lot of time here these days, best pub in Twickers (although I dont advise eating here if you arrive during the ten minute window that the kitchen is open, especially if you want Sunday roast go to the Clubhouse) also got to be the best selection of ale in Twickenham too. It's always busy of an evening and is a very locals' pub but this is no bad thing cos everyone is really friendly and we usually end up engaged in conversation with some random people. Highly recommend the seasonal ales, the deliciously moreish Hopping Hare is on at the moment and June sees a welcome return of Stinger, yum. Love sitting at the bar too, great atmosphere.

And Chris the quiz is on a Thursday night about 9pm. Its not easy, I can tell you.

Cleversaz - 12 Apr 2007 13:54
When England beat France in the 2007 "Six Nations" rugby tournament two Sundays ago... what a night in the Eel Pie..!! The crowds filled the street outside, and the singing was fantastic! French, English, Italian.. you name it, all nationalities united in one big throng..!!
Not so good for the cars trying to drive through Church Street though..!! (Best avoid Church St, on rugby nights drivers..!?) TJ
TeeJay - 20 Mar 2007 14:36
Very enjoyable pub in a nice part of Twickenham. Plenty of ale to choose from last night, in a nice atmosphere with decent staff.

Only complaint - as mentioned in an earlier post - is the tendency for punters to congregate along the fairly narrow bar area, makes life difficult trying to get a couple of beers if the place is more than mildly busy.

Otherwise very good and highly recomended.
Quinno - 20 Dec 2006 23:05
Is the quiz night still on? If so, does anyone know when?
ChrisBass - 20 Dec 2006 15:39
Entertaining Hall and Woodhouse pub with the usual wide range of beers from their Badger brewery: I would say the Tanglefoot or the King and Barnes Sussex Ale are the best to try, other Badgers being hopless and sweet, as seems to be the style of this brewery, not to every taste. Landlord is a bonzer bloke.
beeronaut - 19 Dec 2006 23:51
Took the small kids and the landlord was great. Had some very good value food - Tanglefoot Pie & Fish&Chips were great. The one beer I managed before we bundled my 2 year old back out of the door was very nice - Thanks!
doddsy - 6 Dec 2006 22:05
Nice pub, good beer, evil fruit machine! Really well-kept Badger beer reminds me of home.
ChrisBass - 25 Nov 2006 10:20
Funny name, but no eel pie on the menu!

Liked this place, has an old fashioned feel but seemed friendly. Good beers such as the sussex bitter
aleman - 22 Oct 2006 22:13
Used to be really good but you are better off down the Fox these days
KingRaama - 5 Oct 2006 15:33
Nice traditional pub with a friendly crowd of locals. Enjoyed a very pleasant sunday evening in here. Some interesting ales, which i'll come back and try again.
anonymous - 11 Sep 2006 02:35
It was 'heaving' last night anon (Sat.) you couldn't get in the door! Rugby supporters everywhere, but no trouble..! TJ
TeeJay - 4 Sep 2006 00:33
Nice pub, dreadful beer. Rugby League challenge cup final day, all pubs busy, except this one. Nuff said
anonymous - 27 Aug 2006 13:51
Hey 'Leafstar' - i did as you suggested, i visited the 'Eel' then the 'Fox' and then bounced back to the 'Eel' again! Fantastic! Repeat this process until all aches and pains have gone.. and you can't remember what you were worrying about when you came in, and the world seems a much nicer place when you go out..!! Highly recommended. TJ
TeeJay - 21 Aug 2006 17:18
Definitely one of the best pubs in Twickenham, always a good pint of bitter/ale on tap, many more in bottle form. Very welcoming and definitely has that country pub appeal. Customers range in age from young to old, and Burberry free, you're more likely to see Barbour.

If you're doing a pub crawl in Twickenham and love good beer then I suggest you start here, go to the Fox, come back here and repeat untill you can't walk.
Ladril_Leafstar - 31 Jul 2006 13:00
A great little pub! (If you can find it, down the lane off the high street, going down to the river). Small-ish, but perfectly formed tavern, in a quaint almost 'villagey' part of Twickers. Chavs definately not allowed! Badger beer on tap (to annoy ALF & co)! You may well get drawn into intelligent conversation with the punters here, so be warned, if you've left your brain in another hostelry!
Will be heaving on rugby days though! Go on.. treat yourself, take a half-day, and spend the afternoon & early evening with a good drink in a decent environment for a change..!! TJ
TeeJay - 20 Jul 2006 14:24
Badger beer from Dorset therefore avoid. Crawl quota: none. Try The Fox close-by instead.
anonymous - 6 Jul 2006 15:36
My favourite in Twickenham by a long shot. A graet selection of ales lagers and wine's. You must try the bottled Blandford Fly Ale, an absolute must on a warm day or even a cold winters evening. Friendly staff and customers alike.
lucy75 - 27 Jun 2006 17:58
Feels like a real country pub, tucked away in the back streets of Twickenham. Spent a very enjoyable Sunday evening here in company of the eccentric regulars. Staff pretty and friendly. Cask beer (Badger) excellent.
TheCat - 24 May 2006 12:20
Lovely atmosphere on a Sunday evening. Good pint of Badger, and interesting rugby memorabilia. Can imagine it being absolutely packed during internationals.
hotrods - 24 Apr 2006 06:45
Thanks for that Le Booze, I am sure it will be helpful to Harry Enfield's Self-Righteous brothers if they are looking for a new pub to drink in.

"If they should pour me a pint and NOT say 'hello', 'please' and 'thankyou' then i should say 'OI! BARMEN NO!'".

This pub has an average customer age of about 45. Not saying that is good or bad.
anonymous - 18 Apr 2006 21:46
Nice, traditional-style pub. Barman took time to say hello, please and thank you which was a pleasant change. The place could do with turning off the televisions when nobody is watching and perhaps not using so many 200 Watt bulbs, but other than that, quite a satisfying experience.
LeBooze - 18 Apr 2006 16:59
Nice. Been in on a mate's birthday. Good selection of Ales and seemed fairly laidback.
I_Love_Rugby - 21 Mar 2006 17:05
This place would be ace if we could get rid of the awful Twickers locals. Locals should no be allowed in. They turn their collective big noses up at everything. The choice of beer is fantastic, the food is lovely, the staff friendly and the locals are arseholes.
anonymous - 21 Mar 2006 13:30
I've lived in Twickenham for seven years now and on arrival checked out all the locals before settling on this one. It's a real pub with great beer at 2.35 a pint, although this does go up on Rugby days,and the big screen comes down.
The food's basic but who cares when the atmosphere is great with no Lager louts in sight.
The place has the feel of a country inn with good bar staff and a quiz on Thursday nights.
Don't miss it if you're in Twickenham.
StrawhillJohn - 20 Mar 2006 08:34
The Eel Pie is a great pub. I've been through the range of sessions in this place, and it always delivers. Layout's great and there's plenty of space. The beer is good and they serve the mighty Blandford Fly in bottles. A pub with a great ambience.
DaveMere - 10 Mar 2006 13:55
Great locals' pub. Really good choice of beer (Sussex Brewery - Badger, Ferret etc) and entertaining quiz on Thursday nights. Food not up to much...head for one of the Italians on Church Street instead.
crusty - 5 Jan 2006 12:43
Still the best pub in Twickenham.
Try also The Fox just down the street, which is now getting its act together
JohnBonser - 5 Dec 2005 11:01
Despite having lived in Twickers for three years I've only just discovered how nice this pub is thanks to my recent and long overdue move from premium lager to real ales. It's a lovely place, very cosy and welcoming, decor is that of a very traditional English country pub and it's situated on Twickenham's premier street. Very efficient and friendly service, I was served immediately by the attentive barman on a recent rugby day when it was packed to the rafters (hiked the prices up tho which I personally think is cheeky - we should be able to get residents' exemptions from such tourist-exploiting shenanigans!). A fine and wide selection of real ales with Badger beers prevalent. Good ventilation too, have arrived home not stinking of fags.Looking forward to sampling the food as I shan't be overlooking this charming establishment anymore.

Cleversaz - 2 Dec 2005 01:06
Pub looks like its been moved in from the kent countryside....well fitted out with some pleasant beers.-in the 2.30 to 2.70 price range so not too bad for these parts...situated on a surprisingly quaint street.
EdgarBriggsMI5 - 18 Sep 2005 09:50
Very impressive. Everything just felt right about this pub. Nicely fitted out, nothing tacky or pretentious, lots of rugby memorabilia and pictures on the walls, friendly atmosphere. Real ales were the Hall & Woodhouse range (Sussex Best, Badger, Fursty Ferret, Tanglefoot) - not my favourite brewery but served in good condition.
Rich66 - 11 Sep 2005 22:01
A cracking boozer and a must for the lover of fine ales. A good mixed crowd. Sometimes opens early on rugby days which is great fro the serious drinkers among us. Definitely visit this tippling office though stay clear on rugby days unless of course you are going to the game!
AdamHarper - 7 Sep 2005 12:23
A good real ale pub, had 4 ales and a guest on. Lots of rugby portraits on the wall and plenty of seating. Pub wasn't too smoky when last I visited. Worth seeking out if your in the area, in warmer weather there is bench seating on the street outside.
snowdog2112 - 22 Feb 2005 08:29
Yes, the price is hiked up when the rugby is on. Nearby curry houses are particularly adept at this, but then again, no local in their right mind would go out drinking in Twickenham on a rugby day so perhaps there is nothing wrong with the price hike.

This is a fine pub though that deserves cherishing - Offers something nowhere else in Twickenham does.
TheGP - 18 Feb 2005 13:44
Lovely old english pub banging out Land of Hope and Glory before going to the Rugby. My only reservation is that 3.00 for a pint of bitter is on the pricey side, or is the price hiked up when the rugby is on.
Womble - 17 Feb 2005 15:00
I visited this establishment in June & July of this year. I was staying in the area and I{naturally} frequented a few of the local pubs. Coming from Australia, this would be deemed a quintessential English pub. Cosy interior with a good range of beers. Well recommended.
Graeme Catty - 9 Nov 2004 05:53
Unusual brew for the area - Badger, King & Barnes, but usually in good nick.
Had a brilliant Sunday lunch there a few months ago.
Shame about the big screen, which seems out of place in a pub like this.
I gather this pub was a wine bar before it became a pub - it's usually the other way round !
John - 14 Oct 2004 17:44
Yep, best pub in Twickenham. If I have one complaint then it has to be the ventilation. Don't usually complain about this but I've even seen the smokers asking for the aircon to be switched on.
anonymous - 13 Oct 2004 14:49
A superb pub with a difficult, but thankfully brief pub quiz on a Thursday night. Great range of beers. I could see no chavs in this pub - which is always a good thing.
mike2004 - 4 Oct 2004 15:29
A nice pub, with good food and a nice selection of beer. Well ahead of most of the pubs in Twickenham.
TheGP - 9 Aug 2004 16:09
Nice quiet pub,unless the footy is on, then forget it .They have a huge pull down screen..Yawn! still, no Alfie's ..hooray.
Mr kaddogo - alfiemoon@silveryspoon.com - 13 Jul 2004 16:47
Great selection of beers, nice location deserves a much higher rating for twickenham as most of the others are poor!
mick - 12 Jul 2004 20:59
Top place, good rugby pub - lots of real ale and not a lager-swilling soccer-chavster in sight. Top pint of Badger. Great pub.
Owen - 25 May 2004 12:00
Probably the best pub in Twick. all things considered. On a busy Thursday, it's the heart of the town and the community, loads of locals, and i love it to bits. Altho I used to moan about some things. Not for about 3 years tho. Beer always great, just the essential Twick pub.
David - 18 May 2004 01:10
Best pub in Twickenham without a doubt. Fantastic beer (usually at least 5 real ales), good mixed crowd, friendly bar staff and the foods not bad either.
grellierj - 5 Apr 2004 17:27
Nice enough pub and the beer is much improved under the latest management.
Usually a problem getting near the bar at weekends due to it being one of those hostelries that seems to encourage large groups of people to sit at the bar rather than move away so you can find a gap to order a drink. A pet hate of mine..
Ian - 24 Mar 2004 21:53
... but do avoid on Rugby days. Depsite what Rugby aficionados might like to think, once drunk civility becomes a thing of the past.
thenationofjames - 17 Dec 2003 16:07
The river end of Twickenham is definitely the place to go to find Twickenhams best pubs. A real treat this one with it's traditional feel and friendly atmosphere.
Good for: Daytime drinking
thenationofjames - 4 Dec 2003 13:50
Excellent "real" pub. Landlord and staff always friendly. Good mix of friendly locals, excellent quiz on a Thursday night. Good selection of lagers and real ales.
Sarah - 29 Oct 2003 12:28
Great little pub unless you have to work the bar when we jocks come down to trounce you at your own game.
jockhughes - 2 Sep 2003 21:43
A good pub. Good location, air con in the summer. Ive been a local there for about 13 years now or 14. Landlords have changed - we have had Brendan (Irish) initially then two English blokes in a row - i cant remember their name and now Tom (Northern irl)who's a good landlord. Cares about what you think of his pub and has done a lot to create the al fresco evenings in church street.....very active member of the community, Twick needs more like him. The staff are a little moody now and again but thats doesnt matter much as they are nice people, generally happy and cheerful. Keep those Weiss Beers cool please. Great pub.
Niall Boyle - 27 Aug 2003 12:13
Fab roasts on a Sunday and Fun Quiz on a Thursday. Good 'craic' every other night too. Well worth a visit.
karen - 16 Apr 2003 13:45

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