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The White Swan, Twickenham

Thought I'd give it another shot last week to see if the dust had settled after the change and sad to say it has and is much the worse for it. Had a good selection of ales but staff had no idea how to pour and no knowledge of them, that goes double for the wines. At the very least staff should know the difference between Cab Sav and Sav Blanc, even if its only the colour. I was also shocked at the prices, a small glass of wine cost more than the whole bottle, which can be bought at the local supermarket!!! The place was also empty, not a single face, local or staff that was recognizable from previous years which is very strange for such a small, locals pub. The thing that links almost all the previous reviews dating back to 2002 is how friendly the pub felt. Not any more. If the only thing going for it now is the location the new owners seem intent on ruining that as well with rotting, rusting BBQ's in the garden, covered by a filthy tent that looks like a tramps hat. I give it 1/10, and thats only with the hope that the river will come up and give the garden a good wash.

6 Dec 2010 14:12

The Twickenham Tup, Twickenham

Gastro pub but a nice one. No longer the Twickenham Tup but back to the old name of The Royal Oak. Not normally my type of pub but have a pleasent night there last week. The food is simple but very well cooked. Dont expect anything like it has been in the past, much more up market now and the prices reflect that. Rugby days? Havent been in but heard that is a good crack. Would visit again.

19 Nov 2010 14:25

The Old Anchor, Twickenham

Its a shame the pub seems to be very light on trade as its a nice little pub, maybe its just too far off the main drag? Sunday lunches are good and very hospitable when the rugbys on. I pop in once in a while but there never seems to be much atmosphere. Good place to go for a quiet read of the paper.

19 Nov 2010 14:19

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