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user reviews of the Old Goat, Fulwell

please note - reviews on this site are purely the opinion of site visitors, so don't take them too seriously.

Who wants nice food and amazing service?

I do!

After deciding where to go for a Sunday roast we opted for the Brouge. We had driven passed it countless times and always wanted to try it! Well it did not disappoint!

An exceptional three course Sunday lunch with the family this afternoon. Table of 5 absolutely faultless on all counts. The staff polite and very knowledgeable with the menu items (food and drink). Quick service, portion size on the money too.

A busy lunch service but not cramped, they haven't tried to ram the place full of tables so its very welcoming.

The other diners food looked tasty too, steaks and moules are on the cards for our next visit!

Would highly recommend!
twicker1980 - 25 Oct 2016 11:58
On a positive note - the staff are very friendly and helpful!
TW_Woo - 19 Jun 2013 10:16
This place is nice but nothing special - it has the feeling of a souless gastro pub but without the good food and is very over priced. Although it does have a good selection of draft and bottled beers, there are local competitors with better selections and cheaper prices and atmosphere. I would come here for a few swift ones after work, maybe even come on a quiz night when i'm feeling a bit flush - definetly not a local though.
TW_Woo - 19 Jun 2013 10:15
Food is always good and the beer selection excellent, but you have to choose wisely. The foreign draught beers are good but the ale is hit and miss. Sent back my vinegary pint only to be told it's meant to be like that! That's strange, as according to the brewery website for that beer I should have been bowled over by elderflower and citric hops! The replacement local ale was ok though.
Mothroy - 9 Jul 2012 21:01
Looks great on paper. Food was nothing special and beer, although a great selection is way, way over priced. 5/10
THE_Ale_TEAM - 12 Feb 2012 16:35
Not really my sort of place..would have liked to have seen it in it's previous guise as the Fulwell arms. Still, needs must so took my family in there to eat and drink of course. The grub was top notch and the dark leffe was equally as nice. The staff were attentive and polite and although im not keen on food in pubs this place certainly fits the bill for a family outing.

nickthefish - 17 May 2009 20:55
Best roast lunch on a Sunday i've had in years, massive selection of Belgian beer, friendly staff, good quiz, large beer garden, sky TV, almost perfect pub just missing a pool table but i can live without that.
LondonBoy29 - 15 May 2009 15:18
Excellent meal in there on Sunday for my birthday. We had 12 people inc 2 kids aged 2-3. The staff gave them co.louring pens and little gifts from a goodie bag which was an amazing thing to do, really nice. The food was excellent, the beer was brilliant, I cant thank Andy and his staff enough for making my birthday one to remember.
bobl72 - 18 Feb 2009 09:21
I agree with last comment as I too was in here Sunday lunchtime. Despite the fact that Sundays is "Family Day" (great idea!) and the pub was chocka with pushchairs, buggies, babies and lactating mums, it made for a warm, homely atmosphere. Great, inventive, tasty and well presented food along with unusual Belgium beers (many on draught) makes this pub a cut above the rest. Even as the place was really busy, our food arrived in 20 minutes. Excellent! Next time we visit we shall travel there by train, and then we can both experience the wonderful beers!
Mothroy - 5 Jan 2009 09:23

Myself and partner have been attending this pub fairly regularly since it has opened. Of all local pubs we keep getting drawn back to this pub due to the fact that the staff are an extremely professional crew and whether serving you drinks or food (in our case usually buckets full of moules and frites!!)-the service is allround first class!!
I've never taken time to do one of these reviews-but thought the manager and staff deserved a big pat on the back!!
If you're looking for something to start the evening off with my partner recommends the Westmalle Trippel.....................but be careful with it!
Debbie and Andy
crisp13 - 4 Jan 2009 11:27
Brilliant selection of Belgian beers. They also have a loyalty card for the bar and restaurant. A mate and I are working our way through their beer selection. For lovers of the black stuff try the import strength 8% Guinness, a lovely drop.
LondonBoy29 - 18 Aug 2008 13:33
ok in a renovated and under management kind of way. Reasonable selection of ale to be had. Good for a couple if you have to wait on Volkswagon.
threeravensmoor - 5 Jul 2008 10:34
Had a cracking meal yesterday. They make there own bread now, and i must say it's awesome.
pubjudge - 4 Jul 2008 15:53
Probably the best sunday roast in twickenham! Give it a go - great beer
TBL - 13 Apr 2008 18:57
Been in here a few times and the staff are friendly. Could do with some brighter lighting but on the whole a good experience.
pheeney - 3 Apr 2008 15:54
Had the sunday carvery here today for the first time.Our first visit to the pub also. Very good service, serve a good stella! didnt try the belgian beers but being a lover of Mussels shall be returning for the mussells and a free belgian beer night! The carvery was fantastic and the restaurant had a good atmosphere. Definately good value for money and shall be returning for more!!
aimz93 - 6 Jan 2008 18:06
I am Andy the Landlord of The Old Goat and it has been great to see the feedback we have received over the past year again, thanks to everyone for taking the time and effort. I am very sorry for those people who have not enjoyed us and we will take all criticisms on board and improve where we can.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


fisheran - 17 Dec 2007 13:34
Have eaten here a few times and find the service fantastic and the food really good. The Belgian beer thing is interesting.
gastropubs - 14 Dec 2007 17:34
Went back the Old Goat for the first time in ages and they now have the Brouge thing going on. Some great Belgian beers on the menu and a few Belgian dishes now also. I had the mussels which I could not fault.

I would recommend trying to get through all the beers on the beer loyalty card.
twickenhamboy - 13 Dec 2007 15:07
This pub has great potential, they've done a splendid job on the interior and the Belgian beers are great. It is let down however, by the food which is, at best, mediocre. Staff can be petty about enforcing rather small-minded 'house' rules.

I'm not rushing back.
johnnyee1 - 9 Dec 2007 17:36
Ate here last night for the first time. Food was excellent. All the staff were very friendly - and I mean conversational as opposed to simply polite. Excellent selection of beers! We tried the 'champagne' beer and it was a real treat. Will definitely be visiting again and would highly recommend.
Oolybel - 4 Oct 2007 12:03
as far as im aware, the old goat doesnt do table service outside, so i dont quite understand the below review....
i frequently go to the goat and its 'less pub, more restaurant' bit Brouge. Both have constantly met the expectations i have of the establishment and every so often excelled them....
the staff are always friendly and polite, and the beers actually surprisingly good (i am now an official belgian beer convert)
benwilder41 - 12 Sep 2007 17:39
We went to The Old Goat last night expecting good food and a pleasant evening. We sat outside for some 10 minutes with no-one bringing a menu or asking us to order drinks, so we went inside to get menus and the waitress said she'd come to take our order. After another 10 minutes she came and took the order for drinks and food. The drinks took 15 mins to arrive. We were hungry and thirsty so noticed the time. We had been there for over an hour by the time our first course arrived. This is not acceptable.

Our previous visits to The Old Goat have been more successful, but in an area where there is a huge choice of eating places one poor experience can have a large impact on word-of-mouth recommendations and people will go elsewhere.

This review is intended to inform rather than complain. The food was fine.
alexa1 - 31 Jul 2007 20:57
The days of the old smelly smokey pub are well and truely gone! Thank goodness... Now you get great pubs like this which do very good food / gastro pub call what you will. Also i must say that well done to the meber of staff for being proud of their pub. Everytime i go the service is spot on, well done guys keep it up....
anonymous - 18 Jul 2007 20:22
As a member of staff at The Old Goat I feel compelled to respond to the last review posted on this site. I worked the night referred to in the review, and feel that both the tone and the substance of the criticisms levels at the staff are hugely unfair. The Ritz or not, there is a dress code at both The Old Goat and the Brouge restaurant which asks male customers not to wear vest tops, and, as one of the party in question was wearing such a top, the manager for the day very politely and apologetically explained this to them. She did this in my hearing and both apologised for the fact, and explained that we realised they had been coming in frequently and that we valued their custom, for which reason we had relaxed the dress code in this case.
As for the accusations of poor service and standards of cleanliness, I find these personally and professionally insulting. It should be pointed out that prior to the incident in question, the party had that night and previously been both friendly and complimentary to both the waiting staff and the bar staff, had left a generous tip and had been complimentary on a customer survey card. The suggestion that tables are not cleaned when customers leave is simply inaccurate. The Old Goat has by far the highest expectations of cleanliness of any pub or bar I have worked in, and this opinion is shared by all of my colleagues. Rigorous standards are maintained by systems of penalties and rewards.
The staff and managers at The Old Goat work hard to ensure that customers enjoy their visits and it is very disappointing to see a minority of customers respond in such a disproportionate and personal manner to so trivial an incident. Accusations of high falluting attitudes misrepresent the friendliness and warmth of the staff. I should hate to think that such a review might dissuade anybody from visiting The Old Goat.
One_of_the_bar_staff - 12 Jul 2007 02:12
Have been using this pub in its new incarnation for a couple of months, enjoying filling in our 'beer card' to qualify for freebies and stuff. We decided to collect one of those yesterday evening, a meal for two, and popped along like normal. The food was very good as usual but we did have to wait a very long time for it which is unusual in our experience, as with the staff forgetting drinks orders also. However, all was going well until we 'retired' to the normal area of the pub after dinner to be advised by one of the waitresses that in future my boyfriend's attire would not be acceptable for the restaurant (he was wearing a black sleeveless t-shirt, jeans and boots). Apparently this was not acceptable in the dining area of the Old Goat. Our friend to whom this information was passed was also wearing a t-shirt and jeans but was told that as his t-shirt had sleeves this was acceptable. I was wearing rolled up jeans and flip flops but apparently this was also acceptable. We had to do a double take to make sure they weren't being humorous - the Old Goat is certainly not the Ritz! Perhaps our clothing was more acceptable in the non dining area where they rarely clean the tables after punters depart, or at the bar where you can always rely on getting something sticky on your sleeves if you are silly enough to lean on the bar when ordering your drinks. The fact that the lady with delusions of grandeur about this eating establishment was wearing tatty and torn trousers herself was rather ironic. Despite having several free items left to claim on our card (for which we have clearly spent a bit in accruing (this is not a cheap pub!!)) we are not returning to this joint. The food was good, but not worthy of the high falluting attitudes of the student staff. Are they forgetting exactly what sort of place this is, the cleanliness for instance and the location!


jakthehat - 9 Jul 2007 16:31
Very much in the modern idiom, the former Fulwell Arms (which is still the destination on the buses) serves two good real ales including products of the Twickenham Brewery, and a wide range of Belgian beers.
beeronaut - 23 Apr 2007 19:12
Don't bother, its not a pub anymore. Ridiculously over priced and horrible tasting lager. No point whatsoever
anonymous - 23 Apr 2007 14:20
Never went in the pub when it was the Fulwell Arms, sounded more my type of joint then. However, the place is OK now as long as you bare in mind it is more of a restaurant-pub than proper pub.

If you go in for that purpose, then it is very nice - the food is good and the service was first class, the best I remember in a pub for a long time. They also have a beer menu with loads of Belgian beers which is a nice touch.

Therefore I would recommend coming here for a meal and a few drinks, probably not for a drinking session or a quiet pint.
TheGP - 12 Apr 2007 11:32
Went to this pub last night for the first time since the refurb. The pub looks very nice and has plenty of seating. There is a huge selection of beers and a beer menu for the belgian stuff - always a good sign. I had a pint of Twickenham Ales' Naked Ladies and it was absolutely stunning, by far the best pint I've had in ages!! It was clear, cool and light and really wonderful - I had to hold back from downing it in a couple of gulps! My other half broke with tradition and had a guiness so can't comment on any of the other beers.

A small downer was how smokey it was, maybe Wednesday is smokers night? Every table seemed to be filled with middle-ages ladies puffing away! The bar menu, although it looked nice, was rather pricey for pub grub!!

I've given this pub a 7 because the pint I had was sensational, if you're not a beer drinker you can probably find somewhere cheaper and less smokey!
Oolybel - 22 Feb 2007 15:26
A thoroughly successful refurb.
I occasionally went to this pub in it's previous incarnations and enjoyed a bit of spit and sawdust fun. However, the new look is very clean, tasteful and stylish, the food is great, and the staff are friendly and welcoming. The drinks menu is also superb and has something for everyone. A feast of good flavour all round.
The only downside is jazz on saturdays. Call me a philistine, but I just can't stomach jazz on a saturday night - not when I'm trying to enjoy myself. Why not sundays (when I can't hear it)?
patsy - 2 Feb 2007 13:45
I am not a frequent user of pubs in general, but when i do go for a drink and something to eat, I go the The Old Goat. My partner and i find it welcoming and friendly with a good range of drinks and a varied menu. We have had one occasion to criticise the service and the comments were taken on board and it has never happened again. I would like to react to the comments by Joe. He said When this pub was The Fulwell arms "the beer was good, reasonably priced, two pool tables, generally good company. I was lucky enough or unlucky enough to be involved in the Refurbishment of this Pub. If you had seen the absolutely disguting condition of the kitchen and beer pumps when this was the fulwell arms you would be eating your words. The New landlord has a great commitment to this pub being CLEAN and FRIENDLY. If this means that i pay 10 pence more for a beer for peace of mind then that is fine by me. Keep up the good work and thank you for taking our comments seriously.
Sweaty - 14 Dec 2006 15:00
I went back to the Old Goat for the first time in about 6 months. It seems a lot busier than I remember it, and it had some subtle changes to the look and feel. A good pub, with good selection of beers, and the menu looked great. Well done.
twickenhamboy - 11 Dec 2006 01:03
This may be getting old, but when this pub was the Fulwell Arms with Paul & co running it, the beer was good, reasonably priced, two pool tables, generally good company. Now I fall into the 18-25 age bracket, so my views may differ from others. This and the Red Lion, pre-refurb were both cracking boozers. The change in decor, price and clientele, has had a negative impact upon me. I've been in the goat for dinner a few times also for drinks aswell, and the people inside seem a bit up themselves, whereas the Fulwell would always be welcoming and you would always see a friendly face. Excuse my rant but I now have a 20 minute walk to my local, which isn't exactly local. I'm sure everybody in my age range will agree with this. Cheers. Joe
joeqpr - 3 Nov 2006 17:24
I have not actually been there. But I would not recommend going somewhere that gets things so wrong. I suggested it to a friend from Peterborough as somewhere to stay on the night of the Stones' concert at Twickers. Despite e-mail confirmation of their booking,there was no record of it when they turned up so there was no alternative for them but to go home after the concert. I made a booking for a table that I had to cancel and re-arrange so I sent a message over the website. When I rang to see if they had got my message, they denied all knowledge. But I then made the other arrangements over the phone. Then our friend was unwell and could not make the second date. Guess what the answer was when my husband rang to cancel it? Yep. No record. Do you recommend such inefficency?
gill - 2 Nov 2006 18:36
Well said Andy The Landlord! We moved in to the area in Feb and we were so pleased The Goat on our doorstep. We have not been in for a while as we have been trying all the other places to eat in the area. In addition, the Roast that we had in there some time ago was a bit dissappointing. However we thought we would give it another shot on Saturday and we were lucky to get a table which we saw as a good sign. We were not dissapointed. The service was very friendly and the food great. There is a nice, warm atmosphere and it seems that some of the feedback has been taken on board. For all of those who have critisised perhaps you should have a closer look. A full restaurant speaks volumes. Of course there will always be room for improvement in any place but perhaps people should give constructive critisism instead of just being rude! I for one will be back.
Kathdeamer - 31 Oct 2006 14:00
It is interesting to see the many comments we are getting and I would like to thank everyone for their comments, even the less complimentary have helped us identify where we need to improve.
However I have to say those people that seem to be negative without being constructive are of no help at all and from what I can see from their other comments on other pubs in the area it seems they do not have a nice word to say about anyone.
We are constantly trying to improve the pub and our offerings. We have recently launched a Sunday carvery using only the best cuts of meat (i.e Rib Eye of Beef)and freshest vegetables. This Sunday we had to turn away about 20 people as we simply did not have the tables. We have a Quiz night on Monday in the bar area and Mussels & a free Belgian Beer night on Wednesdays, and we also added Stone Based Pizzas to our menu recently. We are trying to mix the modern with the traditional, hence our Motto 'A Modern Pub with Traditional Values'. We believe in good service with a smile, a warm atmosphere, good selection of beers and food. Hopefully we look forward to welcoming you soon.

Andy
The Landlord.
fisheran - 18 Oct 2006 20:28

Apparently this pub does not have a ladies night and the chalk board I saw advertising a ladies night up against the pub last year must of been for anouther venue (according to the landlord).
Maybe it was for Squires gardening centre across the road.

KingRaama - 18 Oct 2006 14:20
Don't know why the last comment said avoid especially when no good reason was given.

This is a decent pub, with good ales and a good wine selection. The staff are very friendly. You can take kids there in the day and they do very good roasts on a Sunday.
casemore - 11 Oct 2006 13:17
'A Modern Pub with Traditional Values'

This pub has a ladies night. Traditonal Values?

Avoid
KingRaama - 6 Oct 2006 14:15
After recently moving back to the area, I was really impressed with what the new owners have done to this pub. There seems to be an abundent amount of pubs in the imediate area that lack any kind of character or a pub that doesn't serve mass produced pub grub.
After visiting on a friday night we were welcomed at the bar by an extremely helpful barman, was served fantastic freshly prepared food (we both had catch of the day) by a great waitress in the very un-stuffy restaurant followed by an after dinner drink in the saloon bar.
All-in-all we were spoilt for choice both at the bar and restaurant and you would do very well to find a local pub that comes close to beating this one.
I can't wait to go back on a Sunday evening for their live Chill-out accoustic sessions!
debder_b - 9 Sep 2006 10:23
Reasonable pub and a very big improvement on before but I'm yet to be served a pint of bitter with a head on!
mr_toon - 6 Aug 2006 20:16
An excellent pub, in my opinion the best in the area.

The beer selection if great and well delivered. The food is varied, well presented and expertly prepared, there is a good menu, summer and winter, also a specials board.

The staff are welcoming and helpful.

What more could you need from a pub?
Ladril_Leafstar - 31 Jul 2006 12:19
Have to say this place is a good find. I was taken in by the fairy lights in the garden one summer evening, and decided to give it a go. I went for a meal with a friend and thought the place had a great atmosphere. The food was good, and the staff friendly. Worth a try.
anonymous - 26 Jul 2006 15:54
Gives itself a large pat on the back for its food but i wasnt that impressed. What they have will satisfy the typical St. Mary's Rugby playing oik who prides himself upon his 'diverse' red meat palate. the loch fyne fish bar down the road serves vastly better food.

much friendly atmosphere though, a big improvement in 6 months.
anonymous - 28 Mar 2006 18:11
This pub is newly opened and I think it is just starting to find its identity. I would say this pub should concentrate on the food and the service. The restaurant area gets very busy and everytime I have eaten here the food has been pretty impressive and not over priced, I think my Tuna steak steak was around £7. The staff are really friendly. I like it there.
anonymous - 27 Mar 2006 13:19
Went here a couple of fridays ago as looked like the place had been refurbed quite nicely. Was a bit quiet - perhaps an off night - but music was good and service friendly, if a tad slow. Bit pricey and not too sure about the steely-blue walls - not as inviting as it could be - but definitely a great improvement. Could be a great pub as long as the wrong sorts stay away.
missyjones - 17 Mar 2006 20:14
The food wasn't as amazing as all of the staff would tell you it was - far too much sauce on things like the lamb shank and beef medallion, and some of the starters on A la carte menu very bland although the light bite menu ok.

Landlord very friendly and attentive, but landlady seems to be far too confident for someone who cannot get a round of drinks right - not impressive. On the whole service is quite slow at the bar unless Landlord is around.

On the whole an improvment to what it was before but would definately not class this as the best pub in the area. Especially as they have now decided not to show football.
anonymous - 16 Mar 2006 15:11
Make the effort to go to this pub,everyone I have told about it has gone and had a good day/night. The landlord was an old classmate of mine through secondary school and he has put a lot of effort into it.This is the best pub in Twickenham
bobl72 - 23 Feb 2006 13:58
This place is well overdue, firstly the old place really was a dump and secondly I find this place convenient for quality eating out.

I also tried a sunday lunch and found the presentation, quality and choice were all very good. No problems with any yourshires when I was there.

The staff are all friendly and the landlord Andy seems really intent on making this place the best in the area.
snoop2022 - 23 Feb 2006 13:30
great food...good selection of beer,wine & spirits...nice clientele...lovely atmosphere....no pikeys!....nice....nuff said.
mansall - 21 Feb 2006 16:14
I have just read through the comments and it is mad how different the perception can be. I have been to the Goat during the week days and had dinner one Friday.

I have to say it was very quiet on a Monday night, then packed out on the Friday, I had a wait a while for a table to eat and was advised to book for future.

I could not fault the food, it was great. They had many choices from a pub menu and a slightly more al a carte menu. I opted for the Steak and Ale pie and it was great, the portion was huge and the guy who served me was quite proud of the fact it was made from fresh ingredients everyday. I think it was around £7 for the steak and ale pie. I'd say that is fairly good value given the portion and fact it is freshly made.

I live in Teddington now where there is an ambundance of great places to drink and eat and still I would say this place is well worth a visit.


twickenhamboy - 31 Jan 2006 17:04
Having heard mixed reviews I thought I'd give it a go and see for myself. Looks good from the outside and the inside decor is well presented, quite chilled on a Sunday afternoon.

I was disappointed with the roast lamb which was quite fatty and chewy and presented in a simple way with your basic carrots and peas etc (was sure the veg was all frozen). Wouldn't go back for a roast dinner considering the price did not reflect the quality>

It has a nice enough atmosphere and cosy seating etc would suggest popping in to see for yourself but perhaps hold back on the Sunday lunch.


Twickersbornandbred - 31 Jan 2006 12:51
I am totally amazed about the mixed comments on this pub. I think it is a fantastic place, the food is the best in the area and is certainly far superior then any pub in Teddington and Twickenham.

People who do not appreciate the food, atmosphere and the friendly staff are completely uneducated and clearly were regulars of the pikey place that was!

I think The Old Goat is well needed in the area and I am grateful that it is here!!

twickenham06 - 31 Jan 2006 10:30
On first impressions the place looks great, nice and bright and modern looking. Staffs were friendly enough. We went for a Sunday lunch and the food was very poor. The presentation was awful; it resembled a pre packaged meal from Iceland. (Not that I go in there but seen a picture of 1 in the window). Hint learn how to make Yorkshire puddings properly.
pubjudge - 25 Jan 2006 10:48
...why have such a large number of chairs for your restaraunt when no one ever eats in there?

erm?...because people do eat in there...

Why not fit a pool table in at the end?

... the very last thing this pub needs....

Poorly laid out and by far the most daftest and most unorigional name of any pub ever seen.

... type in "Old Goat" in the search box at top of page... any others?... er no , so is original..

And also £3.10 for a bottle of beer? This isnt Kensington...

...suggest you try the Moon Under water...

anonymous - 20 Jan 2006 10:01
Congratulations "Anonymous" for bringing much needed sanity to the reviews of this pub. Pretty useless would be my description of the place, why have such a large number of chairs for your restaraunt when no one ever eats in there? Why not fit a pool table in at the end?

Poorly laid out and by far the most daftest and most unorigional name of any pub ever seen. The last name at least made sense. And also £3.10 for a bottle of beer? This isnt Kensington
sharpe - 19 Jan 2006 12:37
Really can't see what all the fuss is over
anonymous - 12 Jan 2006 13:27
A few months ago I was idly flicking through the telly channels and saw something was on called 'England's top 50 goats'. “But how do they KNOW?” I wondered, envisaging some minor celeb saying ‘And in at number ten we have Susan the goat from Shropshire…’ I later realised that it was nothing quite so interesting as England’s best goats but the rather more dull and obvious top 50 goals, however, if it had been about England’s top goats, this recently refurbed pub would certainly have come pretty high up in the rankings.

I never visited it in its previous incarnation thanks to the uninviting exterior so I have no benchmark for how much it’s improved. I can say however, that both the exterior and interior are now lovely, very modern in the standard noughties generic way yet relaxing and really rather big. Large, comfy leather sofas. Friendly and very attentive bar staff. Excellent food priced at the usual for these parts. Nice pint of Sundance from the local Crane brewery so they also support local business which is always a plus.

Definitely worth a visit. I’m intrigued to see what it’s like of an evening as it was Saturday afternoon when we visited and wasn’t too busy. Will certainly go back soon, well recommended.

Cleversaz - 8 Jan 2006 16:17
We went to the Old Goat for a quick drink last night and landed up staying for dinner. The food is great, the people incredibly friendly - definitely recommended. They've really done a good refurbishment job - both outside and inside it looks great.

Will definitely go back!
anonymous - 9 Dec 2005 09:16
We went to the newly refurbished Old Goat for drinks and dinner and were most impressed with the ambience, food and value for money.
There was a piano player which was very relaxing whilst enjoying the fantastic choice of food on the menu. When we moved into the bar area we could then listen to the piano player or the music playing in the far bar. All the people seem very friendly, I would recommend anyone in the area to pop in and try the food - having a fussy partner, the menu was great, a wide choice of foods available all day.

anonymous - 4 Dec 2005 18:41
Now called 'The Goat'. Looks rather fancy from the outside. Was never tempted inside in its previous incarnation but feel an impending visit coming on now it no longer looks dangerous...
Cleversaz - 6 Nov 2005 16:45
i walked past this pub the other day and had a little look in as it is having a complete refurb.As you can expect it was a bit messy! Some guy asked me if i wanted to have a look around...so i did! after speaking to him (he's going to be one of the managers)for about an hour i was quite impressed of what i heard. seems to be aiming for good pub food and nice atmosphere...a few sofas here and there! we shall see how it goes, but i'm looking forward to it, just what the area needs i think.
mansall - 21 Oct 2005 16:07
I knew it was you Mr Toon!

Even though this place was horrible inside, it wasn't a bad little boozer - and I hate to admit it but I am actually missing all of the regulars (even the ones that use to give me crap - you know who you are!)
We will have to wait and see what the new bar will be like - it is looking better from the outside already (purple = gone!)


Bet_Lynch - 10 Oct 2005 14:58
Like the Red Lion down the road (under Gerry), I always found this pub better than it's reputation especially since the new management took over last christmas. However, I was in recently when the Ashes were on and there was a knuckle head with quite aggresive anti-Aussie comments who turned out to be an extra barman when things got busy. Had an excellent barmaid who was the only barstaff I've ever met in the south who could remember a round of drinks whenever someone different went to the bar - and she was always friendly, had a smile and made you welcome. Like the Red Lion, the Fulwell Arms has now closed for refurbishment so lets hope the reputation of both new pubs doesn't go before them when they reopen - and that the barmaid comes back!
mr_toon - 9 Oct 2005 21:32
This was my local until last week, I'd been drinking in it since I was 23, it's closed now for 8 weeks and is said to be becoming a poxy wine bar!

The new management took over at Christmas last year and really turned it around in just 8 months, but weren't really given a good enough chance. It was a great little boozer, very friendly and we were always made welcome. I will miss the Fulwell Arms - R.I.P
Twickenhambloke - 23 Sep 2005 21:22
Went there with a mate and the reception we got was astounding. it was made pretty clear we weren't welcome as my mate was black. have never met such an ignorant, bigoted group of people...and the clientele weren't much good either. Avoid at all costs.
anon - 10 Jun 2003 18:14
Don't be put off by the bizarre choice of exterior paint colour, it's pretty nice once you get inside.
anne - 21 Oct 2002 17:21

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