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The Richmond, Shepherds Bush, W6

55 Shepherds Bush Road
W6
W6 7LU
Phone: 02076026161
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Tris C left this review about The Richmond

Dating from the late 19th century, this pub was rebuilt in the 1930s for the Cannon brewery; you can see little metal cannon-shaped brackets just above the ground floor windows.
As mentioned, the exterior is a little like a turret, especially the recessed area at first floor level. The interior is a bit like a distended hexagon, with broadly six areas around an island bar. Some areas are stepped with divisions, some featuring leaded stained glass; in one instance, you have to go up steps to one area, then down some steps to get to the next. Otherwise, the interior’s very grey. The front of the bar’s floor is paved with slate, then it’s grey carpeting, with a modern wood floor as an apron to the bar, which is dark grey field panelled, with an angled mirror above it. The colour scheme comprises dark grey wainscoting to the dado, then pale grey to walls and ceiling; it’s a very grey pub indeed. Furniture is fairly conventional, with some banquettes to the front. Décor comprises a few token knickknacks, the odd framed print and a soupçon of shamrockery, completely outgunned by the sheer quantity of ugly Six Nations bunting and flags; much of the interior can be seen on the pub’s website gallery. Lighting comes from filament sconces, with spun copper shades over the bar and unlit tealights to tables. Customers are very local and mixed in age, which is at variance with the pub’s website gallery, which shows bored elderly people sitting about, as if in the day room of an old people’s home, waiting for death. There’s one pool table now, but the one inescapable thing you cannot miss, is the complete domination by large TVs in every area, with one megavision screen in the main pool room, commentary playing at the expense of music; there are games machines too.
There’s real ale up to a point, in the form of one unused pump, then Old Speckled Hen and Abbot at £2.45 a half and as ok as its ever going to get.
This pub’s alright for sports’ obsessives and those wanting a late pint of lager, but it has little to offer the more discerning pubgoer and real ale enthusiast, but I would have loved to have seen it in its heyday.

On 17th February 2022 - rating: 4
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Richmond

Rather a splendid old pub building with a sort of turreted add-on at one end, but now housing a sports-dominated pub, although retaining some original feature. It is divided into several different areas round an island bar with 2 pool tables and a dartboard in the rear rooms. TV screens abound throughout. The ales were a little disappointing, being just Old Speckled Hen and Tribute

On 30th October 2019 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Richmond

Sizeable wedge-shaped building, with a large island bar and several seating areas (a couple slightly raised, and the best being at the rounded end). Further back there is now just one pool table (there having once been three), and five TV screens showing sport are scattered around the interior. Several patio tables can also be found outside. Old Speckled Hen and Tribute (£4.30) available from two of the three handpumps on this visit (my first for seven years).

On 4th May 2019 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Shepherds Bush, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Kensington (Olympia), 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
West Brompton, 1.88 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Richmond, W6
17th Feb 2022, 18:12
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
17th Feb 2022, 18:10
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No - Pavement seating. - last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 30 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pizza, until 7.00 pm; 6.00 pm Sundays. - last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports/BT Sport. - last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 30 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : No last updated 17 February 2022 by Tris C
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