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BEEN CLOSED FOR MONTHS.
Turned their back on the local real ale few who kept this ticking over when it was owned by Steve(?) a few years back. Sports bar, sizzling Indian chicken bar... they were destined to fail, and have done. Don't mess with the loyal locals, they're more powerful than you think.
TW1 - 1 Jan 2012 14:20
Now renamed the Mulberry. See entry on the site
strongarm - 23 Mar 2011 11:39
Just had a refurb from the hideous black exterior and ridiculous pink interior, new owners, new name, new menu, all good!
Much improved and can quite hoenstly say it's a much nicer place to go from the staff who actually know what they're doing to the Landlords who make every effort to talk to you at some stage of your visit!
2 pool tables, 5 big screens, lovely secret garden, live bands Sat. nights, nice, traditional, not trying to be something it's not..........simple!
Been back a few times and havent been dissapointed yet.......oh and the Scampi & Chips.........QUALITY!
thepubcritic - 17 Apr 2010 21:13
Nice pub. Staff were lovely and friendly. Tried their new BBQ - kebabs were fantastic. I really recommend this place.
ilikebeer7 - 25 May 2009 09:12
This pub has never really done it for me. It's not terrible, but there are so many better pubs in Twickenham. Not a great selection of ales either.
drunkintheevening - 10 May 2009 19:04
something different, the curry serverd is wonderful and they have a great little function room and secluded garden. Really like the place!
Gastro - 13 Oct 2008 12:54
Oh dear! Totally agree with I_Love_Rugby, Steve Roy has long since gone, wouldn't recommend it.
SomeDrinker - 1 Oct 2008 15:19
Was going to go in but through the window the clientele/staff look like an all-male extremely cliquey, smug, think-they're mature-but-they're-actually-just-self-abusers; all shaved haeds and too-many handshakes.

Urrghh
strongarm - 6 Apr 2008 14:32
Closed, being refurbed. Probably another gastropub on the way... :-/
I_Love_Rugby - 10 Mar 2008 17:14
Great pub run by Twickenham legend Steve Roy (formerly of The White Swan)looks like a big Omar Shariff!

Good sunday lunch
cityworker - 10 Oct 2007 14:03
Reminds me a bit of the White Swan in Richmond - in that slightly more grown up and far enough out of town to avoid the youngsters but close enough to walk. Could be a bit busier sometimes during the week but overall a good friendly place
CharlesS - 26 Apr 2007 15:02
The smoke is a big problem in here but everything else about it is great - give it another go in July, EldridgePope. Particularly on a Sunday :)
Cleversaz - 1 Apr 2007 02:07
Impossibly smoky last Friday evening - really unpleasant and disgusting.

My clothes reeked of cigarettes the next day.

It's not a bad pub otherwise, but it has made no effort to prepare for the smoking ban that's little over three months away - I won't be visiting again.
EldridgePope - 20 Mar 2007 16:40
Probably my favourite pub in Twickenham...always friendly, generally quiet and civilised. They'll put whatever sport you like on tv, serves some local (though rather bland) ales...must be getting old but it's just far enough out of town to avoid any nobs that are around....
TheMortyVicker - 3 Jan 2007 22:50
Still spending too much time here! However, was very relieved to hear that the pub is no longer on the market and that the current hospitable, friendly management and service is secure.
Sunday roasts and major occasions round the big table are always fantastic and quiet mid-week drinks are a joy.
A better local you couldn't wish for.
AlanW - 3 Dec 2006 19:54
Very very standard, nothing bad about the place, nothing too special, which could be a bad thing. oh well, good for a sunday thats about it really, sorry to be blunt but so is the pub.
therealmonkeyman - 17 Sep 2006 17:19
nice pub, like the staff, like the ambience, like the plain no-nonsense home-made food.
tomas.aquinas - 9 Sep 2006 13:46
Heard that it might be getting sold which is a shame as although it is quiet in the week it is great on Sundays as said below. Good relaxing friendly place

KatrinaD - 22 Aug 2006 10:45
Love this place! The Best Roast Ever - Really Friendly, relaxed and a real change from the high street chains. Top Place.
viv1 - 19 Aug 2006 13:59
Certainly a relaxing boozer with a warm, homely feeling. Lots of locals who like to enjoy a lingering look at new faces, maybe they're wandering what kind of a golfer you are.

Beer is perfectly good, but the food is sub-standard and badly presented. The staple dishes of bangers & mash, burger and chips and sandwiches are lazily put together with a dash of microwave and a pinch of deep fat-fryer. Not recommended. Eat elsewhere first!

TheGreenKing - 15 Mar 2006 19:56
Agree with other reviewers that this is a very welcome change to the majority of other pubs in and around Twickenham - very friendly, cosy atmosphere. Open fire and games behind the bar were a particular bonus. Good pint of Pride and decent house wine. The food looked good too!
crusty - 5 Jan 2006 12:29
Had a pleasant enough afternoon in here - I have to say, it didn't strike me as much out of the ordinary (apart from the Barmaid with half her bottom hanging out..) but it was OK - Worth a stop off perhaps.
TheGP - 27 Nov 2005 10:22
The Clubhouse - it's not a name you associate with pubs, but a pub this is. As at the 'Nelle Dean of Soho' in central London the proprietors of this unusual hostelry have a let the place 'go' a bit in an effort to create a relaxing atmosphere anathema to the starker bars you find travelling in either other direction along the Richmond Road (to hereby be known as 'The Twickenham Strip'). So we have plants (always a nice touch I think) photos of local sports teams, a variety of furniture, a room out back which an altogether different vibe and a sort of semi-colonial feel to proceedings that give the place a sense of it's own character different to the other pubs on the strip. Compounded by the affability of the staff and this makes for a very decent Twickenham boozer.
Good for: Night time at this time of year. Can't imagine it as much of a day time pub but the garden may prove me wrong, I have yet to sample it.
thenationofjames - 14 Nov 2005 16:08
agree about the friendliness of the staff.Drinkikng Kronenborg so can't write about the beer....though I thought I'd jaunted into an episode of Land Of The Giants when I saw the size of the bottles on the mantlepiece.....
EdgarBriggsMI5 - 18 Sep 2005 09:37
Unassuming from the inside, but don't let that put you off. Fairly typical gastro/stripped style interior (were there loads of mirrors as well?), but the things that make this place are the hospitality of its staff and the superb value quality food. It actually feels like one of those places you don't want too many people to find out about. I can even forgive the extortionate wine prices!

If I'm on my way to Richmond for a night out at the cinema or theatre, this is a great stop-off for something to eat en route. A lot better than the standard pub chain fare in Richmond.
norbitonpaul - 23 Jun 2005 13:04
Discovered this place shortly after it opened almost three years ago and have spent an unhealthy amount of time there since.
A friendlier place you couldn't wish to find and I have entrusted several important celebratory events to the hospitality of Steve and his staff. They have never failed to impress me, my wife and all my friends with the quality of service, food and drink. Whether it is a quiet early evening drink or a major social occaasion The Clubhouse would always be my first choice.
AlanW - 3 Jun 2005 18:40
They play poker here on a Tuesday night and a right raggle taggle bunch of all sorts of gamblers show up. Fun to watch. Otherwise this pub is a bit quiet.
Pat - 26 Feb 2005 10:38
I adore this pub. Wonderful, warm atmosphere, very friendly staff who actually take the time to recognise you and greet you warmly. Amazing food - have tried many places in search of the perfect Sunday roast and I come back here every time. 'Secret' garden in summer is a delight, haven't experienced the bbqs but a must for this year. A great place to spend a Sunday either reading the papers or watching the rugby, very relaxing, a thoroughly pleasant experience and well recommended.
Cleversaz - 21 Jan 2005 16:27
I love this place. The staff and manager are fab. I go there regularly and never feel uncomfortable if I'm the first to arrive. Good range of beer and wine and the food is great. They open early and do a good cooked breakfast when the rugby is on. Weirdest pub quiz ever but alot of fun. Seems to attract a good crowd of people. Highly recommend it.
Emma - 29 Jul 2004 10:23
What a great pub. I've lived in Twickenham for a while but have only found this place in the last 3 months or so. Just down the road too. Enough out of the way not to get swamped with knuckleheads on a Friday/Saturday night binge.

Great atmosphere and regulars. Steve, the owner, is friendly and does all the cooking. What great food!! Try the burgers, they are gorgeous. The other staff are also top notch and friendly.

There is a nice selection of ales and lagers. Plenty of places to sit. Garden outside which is superb in the summer. BBQ. They do events such as poker, quizzes and golf days.

It doesn't get much better than this.
Jon - 1 Jul 2004 12:09
This has to be one of the best pubs I have been to for some time. Very friendly atmosphere, excellent food and service. Hope not too many people find out about it!!
Emma - 1 Jul 2004 10:46
This pub always has great staff ( and i found out that it's not a coincidence - they really take time over it), beer great, Friendly welcome everytime. Only 2 years old but becoming very established in Twick with my gang. Great big lunches too. An independent pub that treats customers as valued. Nice, civilised 30-something crowd.
David - 18 May 2004 00:53
Love this pub, great garden & great atmosphere!
2xVodie - 15 Mar 2004 14:36
Excellent pub, great atmosphere - especially on rugby days. Best world cup party for miles. Now benefits from a 42inch plasma screen to watch the matches.
Iain - 8 Mar 2004 11:03
great pub. i had cod and mash with extra cod under the watchfull eye of steve
seamusjoyce - 4 Oct 2003 11:18
I like it. For Budweiser drinkers (not me, my mate Stewy) you can get Bud on tap. Busy enough event schedule even though Ive never been to any of the events like the black tie summer thingy they had which I heard was good. Has a friendly and open atmosphere. Staff friendly and not moody. Steve the manager is an established face in twick pub life (used to run Swan) so that makes for some of the atmosphere. I must try their cocktails.
Niall - 27 Aug 2003 12:30
Excellent food, BBQs, Sunday roasts, snacks - something for everyone. Beautiful large secluded garden, great staff and relaxing atmosphere!
Amy - 7 Jul 2003 17:09
Totally refurbished from Hullabaloos Restaurant and a Mongolian BBQ - this pub is brought back to almost it's original state. The owner was Manager at the White Swan on the river for 12 years and knows how to run a proper pub.
Jane - 28 May 2003 16:29

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