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The Tide End Cottage, Teddington Lock, Teddington

8 Ferry Road
TW11 9NN
Phone: 02089777762

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Greene King

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John Bonser left this review about Tide End Cottage

Situated close to Teddington Lock and the footbridge over the River Thames from the Surrey side is The Tide End Cottage, a pub with something of a country pub feel to it.

A smallish frontage leads into a traditional, comfortably furnished and carpeted bar area which extends further back into a wider and larger food area and a smallish outside patio at the back. There’s a clear food emphasis throughout, although a few locals appear to frequent the front area.

The walls are mainly decorated with photos and prints of nearby Teddington Lock and the river, from which we learn that the Thames is tidal only down as far as Teddington – hence the pub name. Unfortunately, there’s no riverside views from anywhere on the premises.

An old clapboard reminds us that Teddington Film Studios is close at hand in Broom Road, but, disappointingly, there’s no related film memorabilia.

In overall terms, it’s a pleasant and comfortable interior in that rather featureless generic style that is so often encountered nowadays. It’s certainly larger inside than we would expect from the small cottage style frontage. It’s clear that the establishment has set its stall out to attract and cater for the hordes of visitors in summer to the lock and the river nearby.

It’s a Greene King pub, which, on my recent visit was serving IPA, Speckled Hen and Abbott. The IPA, at a rather cheapish price of £ 2.80p – was reasonable. I didn’t see anything to suggest that any guest beers were ever on.

This is a pleasant enough pub and, if you’re walking or cycling down the towpath on the other side of the river, you might want to consider popping over the bridge and calling in.

On 26th April 2011 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about Tide End Cottage

Dropped by during a walk along the Thames Path. A pleasant enough spot late afternoon with just a handful of customers. Fairly dark inside, a number of small alcoves off the main bar area, some have nautical items, pictures, maps and the like. I was a bit concerned having seen the GK sign, but in addition to IPA , Olde Trip and Ruddles County, there were also guests Bath Ales Gem and Hydes Jekylls Gold. The Gem was in good condition. The pub sign at the front depicts a scene from Dunkirk in 1940. Outside seating to the front is non smoking, smokers are catered for in an area at the back. A bridge crosses the river at the end of the lane.

On 8th April 2009 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about Tide End Cottage

For a Greene King pub they had a decent range of ales on – GKIPA, Abott Ale, Ruddles County, Westgate Flanker's Tackle and Hare Raiser. I had the Hare Raiser, which was fine, even if it did have something of the Greene King taste about it though. What I liked is that the landlady (?) gave me a taste of both the Flanker's Tackle and the Hare Raiser before I bought a pint.
This is a real TARDIS of a pub. It has a narrow front, which opens up inside to a fairly large pub. But it's got several nooks and crannies off to the sides, is comfortably furnished, and with a bit of a patio at the back for smokers. It's right by the Teddington footbridge over the river, so has a steady stream of pedestrians and cyclists passing by, although most seem to use the Anglers next door which was much busier during my visit on Saturday afternoon. Anyway, a warm and comfortable pub, with friendly service and pretty good ale is good enough for me. I rather like this pub, and will certainly return.

On 7th March 2009 - rating: 6
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Nick Davies left this review about Tide End Cottage

You can do far worse than here. It's still pubby, something which is becoming a rarity this gastropub obsessed part of the world; everyone's friendly enough; and the beer, mundane GK range though it is, is well kept.

The only real problem is getting served: it suffers from the stools at the bar problem, whose bulky incumbents render anyone standing behind frantically waving a tenner nigh on invisible.

Well worth a look if you're passing this way, or are doing a river walk, though it's not really special trip material.

On 25th August 2008 - rating: 7
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john mcgraw left this review about Tide End Cottage

I did not go inside this pub because it is a Greene King establishment, but the pub did look very nice and is in a beautiful setting next to the river Thames.(if you come by boat be sure to lock and secure as one has just been nicked from the river bank!!)

On 23rd January 2008 - no rating submitted
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DAVE CLARK left this review about Tide End Cottage

Great summer pub - full of totty

On 13th December 2007 - rating: 10
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Alan Winfield left this review about Tide End Cottage

The Tide End Cottage is a decent looking pub that is next to the Thames.
There is a small area at the front of the pub for drinking when the weather is warm, once inside the pub had a cosy feel to it and it seemed quite pubby this is a Greene King tied house and there were three real ales on the bar i had a drink of Gk IPA which was ok but nothing special the other beers were Abbot and Ruddles County.
I thought this was a decent pub and worth the walk from the centre of Teddington.

Pub visited 13/12/2003

On 13th December 2003 - rating: 8
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