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The Greyhound, Richmond

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
82 Kew Green
Postal town: Richmond
Phone: 02083329666

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Greyhound

An attractive exterior with a curved front window and some ceramic tiling in the door reveals,the interior is stripped out,with a series of high tables in both the front window recess and along the right wall,with the bar to the left.Further back is more traditional dining type tables while the beer garden has fake grass,a rank of seating pods and some seperate wicker tables and chairs.Food is very popular here ,and many tables has reserved times,but avoid these times and you can drink in peace until the diners turn up.The garden is equally popular with diners,although your four legged friend will be made welcome with a bowl of water.
There is a quiz and live music on Sundays ,so there is a community feel at times.I popped in on a Sunday when the roast menu is the main draw,sharing platters for 2 or3 diners are offered and you can carve your own join with this deal.Most mains are around £15 and there are sliders,so a premium price but not surprising given the location.
There are 4 handpumps with on my trip Doom Bar,London Pride,St Austell Tribute and a decent Twickenham Naked Ladies. Your view of this pub may be dependent on when you visit,it was certainly busy on Sunday afternoon but maybe more fun on quiz night or after food service times.

On 9th June 2019 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Greyhound

The attractive black and white timbered exterior and curved front windows with leaded stained glass upper lights gives an inviting look however once inside is when the traditional look stops. The angled light wood and mirrored bar counter is unusually low, grey painted wood panelling and large oval high tables are a distinct contrast to the exterior. The bar gantry is also mirrored and hangs from tubular steel fittings, the beamed ceiling is painted white. To the rear a marquee now fills the garden where there are also apparently service booths with TVs.
Strangely there are three cakes or gateaux under glass on the end of the bar, not my first choice of bar snack with my pint.
Four handpumps with a bit of a mainstream selection of Doom Bar, Pride, Tribute and Purity Mad Goose. The menu is rather upmarket and is best described as ambitiously priced. The log fire blazing away on a chilly day redeemed the place a bit as far as I was concerned but there isn't much here to entice me back.

On 28th January 2017 - rating: 5
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Greyhound

Very much a family pub on our Sunday afternoon visit, especially as a child near the front entrance doorway was having face painting done. This pub has changed a lot since my last visit, which was a good while ago. The layout of the pub now is to maximise space with uncomfortable high tables and chairs around the centre of the front room, even though the front room is small enough. The pub was crammed on our visit, so navigating around the place was unbearable. Also not a great choice of ales to be had, Doombar, Tribute and Hobgoblin.

On 6th November 2016 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Greyhound

Don't be fooled by the 'brewers Tudor' façade, this once-traditional pub has been refurbished (again) - this time with the compact 'L'-shaped bar made-over in an upmarket café style with light modern decor and annoying high tables. However, it was very busy with families dining on this visit so it obviously appeals to the well-heeled of Southwest London. Further investigation revealed that it has also gained an upstairs dining room since my previous visit five years ago, and the small rear beer garden has now been filled with a marquee to provide additional seating. Thankfully, the front counter still features four handpumps, with Pride, Doom Bar, Tribute and Otter Bitter (£3.90) available this time.

On 1st January 2015 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Greyhound

This doesn't really look like a pub as you enter, mainly because of the modern, light pine coloured, bar counter that they've plonked at an angle dominating the front of the room. On this counter there were three cakes/gateaux under plastic containers, making it look a bit like you've wandered into some tea rooms by mistake. To one side of the counter is a hot plate with casseroles, vegetables and the like on it keeping warm. That's a bit of a traditional throwback to the 70s - or perhaps to The Harp! Having said all that, there were four handpumps on the counter, clipped for London Pride, Doom Bar, Old Hooky, and Tribute (£1.90 a half). As well as the food on the hotplate, I also saw a menu offering such delights as fish and chips (£12.50), and "our famous Greyhound 8oz beefburger, red onions, chips and salad" for £10.50. There was nothing really straightforward - the "New York style club sandwich with smoked cheddar, bacon, etc, skinny fries" was £8.50. All par for the course I suppose.

The main bar area at the front is furnished solely with two or three tall tables/tall stools, and there are a few normal tables and chairs back and to the right of the bar counter. The floor is bare boarded of course, all the furnishings are a light pine colour, and any flat surface is painted a light grey. There's a bit of Victorian tiling by the entrances (only one of which is in use now of course), as well as some coloured glazing in the upper sections of the rather delightful arched windows, but anything else of heritage interest has long gone. The modern gastro look is enhanced by the wall to the right of the counter, which seems to be one large wine rack. I saw a sign on a door at the back apparently leading to a beer garden, but I didn't investigate. I also saw an advertisement for some live entertainment - a Rod Stewart tribute on 18 December. It wasn't clear whether this was a one-off special Christmas treat, or if live entertainment is a regular event.

The exterior of this pub looks quite special with its impressive Tudor style frontage, but the interior is just like any old ordinary and characterless bar. But the beer choice is OK, and perhaps a lot of people like pubs that look like an Ikea store with cakes and beer.

On 8th December 2014 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Greyhound

It is quite nice sitting outside The Greyhound on a nice summer's day and overlooking Kew Green – Be careful of the cast iron tables though as they are a little unstable. A plasma screen has recently been added and the old large board with the menu chalked onto it has been replaced with a list of sports that are shown on Sky. It also now opens at 9am for breakfast and they still do food that looks pretty good, although I'm not sure about the Greyhound burger!

There is a quiz at 9pm every Monday, although I have never been to it. Young's Ordinary, 6X and Bombardier are all available and I made a point of trying them all – Very good!

I think that it has improved in here and it is much more welcoming than a couple of years ago.

On 15th December 2008 - rating: 7
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