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The Triple Crown Inn, Richmond

Sought out The Triple Crown hoping to find a 'friendly, local , real ale pub' in Richmond. Nice sunny day but chilly so wanted to be inside. Sadly no bar staff evident and locals propping bar not keen to tell us who was serving. Eventually a young lady arrived. 3 ales on and my partner and I both chose Proper Job which was served in excellent condition. The pub is tired and rather run down but that was not our gripe. There was a large screen TV blaring out pop videos which in itself is distracting enough but incongruous to the surroundings of the pub, in our opinion, but the unfriendly locals (all quite mature well dressed gentlemen) insisted on viewing and listening to music videos at a very high volume on their hand held devices. This competing against the TV output made it impossible to talk or enjoy our pints. The bar lady made no attempt to stop the conflict of sound but continued to lounge against the wall engrossed in her mobile. We took our drinks outside where we did encounter friendly locals which was very nice but sadly did not stop for a further drink. Some reviews regarding this pub enthuse about the landlord and what a great pub he runs. Whilst I appreciate he cannot be there all the time I feel his presence was sadly missed on this lovely Sunday afternoon. I don't think this is a pub either my partner or I shall be returning to any time soon.

17 Oct 2017 13:46

The Anchor, Bookham

Nice warm pub on a cold winters day and a good place for a good lunch. However, regular ale, albeit good ale, at £4.20 excludes this place from becoming a regular watering hole! Why so expensive?

5 Mar 2015 18:42

The Royal Oak, Bookham

This lovely old pub should be the heart and soul of the village placed as it is in the high street but it is nearly always empty. This is a shame but not surprising! I do not appreciate sitting in this pub while the manager chatting to a couple of his friends at the bar (who appear to be the only regulars that now seem to frequent the place) was constantly using bad language. This would put off any newcomers and has deterred past regulars. The beer was fine but I shall not be visiting again until the management sorts itself out. Incidentally they stopped serving all food several weeks ago.

1 May 2011 23:48

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