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The Rising Sun, St Margarets, Twickenham

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277-279 Richmond Road
St. Margarets
Phone: 02088926252

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Chris Amies left this review about The Alba

Mostly laid out for food and decorated in a modern style with pale walls, the Rising Sun is also very much a pub, with Watneys Pale Ale and Oakham Citra on pump as well as a range of tinned beers and whiskies behind the bar. There is an outside area which faces Marble Hill Park. Good beer and good service. It would be pleasant to return.

On 21st March 2018 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about Aleksander

The pub is situated on a sharp bend in the main road between Twickenham and Richmond and opposite Marble Hill Park, it looks as if an attempt has been made to restore the original exterior brown tiling which looks to have been recklessly rendered over at some point, sadly it looks beyond repair. Inside there is a bright and airy stripped out room with the standard issue boarded floor, a greyish blue lower wall wainscoting and white upper walls and ceiling. A large open to view kitchen complete with a pizza oven indicates the pub's direction, half the area of the single room has set tables however drinkers are encouraged too and the beer range was rather good. Five pumps offered Twickenham Naked Ladies, Timothy Taylor Boltmakers, Siren Dinner for Seven, Salopian Shropshire Gold plus Oakham Citra which spluttered and died however was immediately replaced and pulled through, you don't often see that these days. Top marks.
Some nice touches, a framed rugby shirt, metal Camp Coffee ad, some nice drawings of the Thames riverside plus a stack of board games and the daily papers. Mixed seating, some reserved, one table was fashioned from an old draughtsman's drawing board. Seating also outside, with patio heaters and facing the park across the road. Tv was off but the Rugby World Cup was advertised as you might expect around these parts.
I liked it in here, very nice beer and friendly service too, I'd certainly drop in again.

On 25th October 2015 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Aleksander

Located near the entrance to Marble Hill House, this thoroughly refurbished pub stands out due to its white paint scheme. The light decor is replicated inside too, giving an appealing appearance on a sunny day. Partly opened out, but both connected spaces are rather crammed with furniture (although the place was very busy when I called by on a Sunday afternoon and the only available seat was a stool at the bar). Patio beer garden to front and side full too. Good choice of beers from four handpumps: Shere Drop, Andwell Resolute, Oakham Citra and Thornbridge Wye (£3.60). Reasonable selection of keg beers and bottled beers as well. I enjoyed my brief visit here, so worth a visit if in the area.

On 31st May 2014 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about Aleksander

Large pub with lots of outside space.Found the inside a bit cluttered with tables and chairs.Good beer selection cask and keg.Another good pint of Surrey Hills beer was had.

On 16th July 2013 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Rising Sun

This pub used to be called The Rising Sun, and has now presumably been named after Marble Hill House which sits in the park opposite, and was once the residence of one Henrietta Howard who was a mistress of George II when he was the Prince of Wales. This is a Young’s house, which had on their Special and Bitter during my visit. I didn’t look at the menu, but it was clear that they did food. This is a pub that looks as if it has been the subject of a ferocious Young’s makeover. It’s bare-boarded with rugs tastefully placed, has banquettes with numerous cushions scattered on them, large orange lampshades, garish floral patterned wallpaper, and more garish patterned bucket armchairs. There’s a modern gas fire with the flames being emitted through marble chippings, empty wine bottles on the window ledges, and the decor included an old sewing machine on a wooden pedestal. There was some laid back soul tunes being played, at low level background volume. There is a garden area at the back, with some tables and chairs in open booths.
However it was still a reasonably comfortable place to stop off for a beer, even if these modernistic places are not really my cup of tea. I certainly wouldn’t go out of my way to visit again, but it was clean and bright, and I imagine that a lot of people would appreciate this style of pub.

On 9th February 2011 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Marble Hill

When i went in this pub it was called the Rising Sun and this is a large pub that is well away from the middle of Twickenham.
Once inside the pub had one largish room that had different drinking areas but some of these areas seemed very scruffy and parts of the pub looked unused with tables put on top of each other making the pub look like it was going to close down or be refurbished.
This was a Youngs tied house and there were two real ales on the bar i had a drink of Youngs bitter and this was'nt up the the usuall standards of Youngs bitter at the time, the other beer was Youngs Special.
I was very dissapointed with this pub on my visit.

Pub visited 13/12/2003

On 13th December 2003 - rating: 5
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