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The Builders Arms, Teddington

38 Field Lane
Teddington
TW11 9AS
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Quinno _ left this review about The Builders Arms

L shaped locals boozer with original brown tile frontage. Quite traditionally decorated over the two rooms within - worn carpet, curtains, beams, tongue ‘n groove wood panelling, a ceiling painted cream and burgundy. All quite homely and busy. Is listed in the CAMRA inventory but I have to admit I didn't really see much on my visit to make me realise until after the event. FA Cup being shown on the TV and a selection of papers available. Apparently a pool table but I didn’t spot it. Four pumps with two on, a dull choice in Doom Bar and Youngs Bitter. Tried a half of the latter which had a metallic edge and I didn’t finish it. I liked it enough as a pub - better ale choice and quality would have scored this place much higher.

On 4th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Builders Arms

A very pleasant local in side street off the main road. Effectively a single space but it feels like two areas, either side of what is an island bar. Carpeted throughout and with traditional seating plus bar stools. The three entrance doors give an idea of the original multi room layout, one still marked "Saloon Bar". Some green stained glass remains to the doors, possibly ex-Charringtons? Beamed ceiling and the lower half of the walls wainscotted, beams and panelling are painted a darkish red colour which together with the roaring fire today, adds a warm feeling. On entering from Field Lane, to the right is what I'd still say is the Saloon Bar, with many people eating good looking Sunday lunches, whereas to the left, there is a pool table, dartboard and TVs showing football on Sky Sports.
Decor involves pub/brewery mirrors, old London Transport ads for Rugby at Twickenham, a painting of the pub etc.
Four handpumps in the best side, three clipped with Pride, Timothy Taylor's Landlord and Youngs Bitter. The unclipped one was also seemingly serving Youngs (I asked after seeing a pint pulled from here). A further two pumps around the corner were unclipped too, and I didn't see them used during my stay.
Outdoor seating under cover to the rear, plus a few of the usual benches to the frontage.
A nice pub all in all, I'd drop by again, especially if they put something more interesting on that fourth pump.

On 24th October 2010 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Builders Arms

There was an odd scene as I entered with the staff still engaged in putting up the St Patrick’s Day decorations. I told the barman that the gas cylinder sitting in the middle of the floor complemented perfectly the green balloons tied to the backs of the chairs. The vases of daffodils on most of the tables looked attractive and added a touch of St David to St Patrick’s Day. This is a friendly and welcoming backstreet pub. It’s carpeted, giving the place a warm feel, and furnishings are the usual for this sort of pub – banquettes, normal tables and chairs and stools at the bar. It’s on the CAMRA inventory of London pubs with interiors worthy of preservation, no doubt due to the separate bar at the back, from where I think heard the sounds of pool being played. The wood panelled walls, and the windows, are also very attractive features of this pub. The major negative point from my point of view was the radio station being played over the sound system. Banal music is one thing, but being interspersed with adverts does nothing to improve it. There was a TV above the windows at the front, but muted, except when they were testing it for some sort of horse racing shindig being held in the evening.
The ales on during my lunchtime visit were Doom Bar, London Pride, Young’s Bitter, and Itchen Valley Godfather. I went for the latter ale of course, at the fairly reasonable price of £3.05 a pint, which turned out to be a very drinkable hoppy 3.8% session ale, although it was perhaps a little hoppy for my palate to stick to for a whole session. There was some pretty basic pub grub (and there’s nothing wrong with basic pub grub!) on offer at reasonable prices. I had an excellent roast beef baguette with a bit of salad for £3.95. I liked this pub a lot, and would be very happy to drop in for another pint or two – if they’ll have me that is, after I pointed out to the landlady a spelling error (no “e” in tomato) on her chalkboard menu! If you like a real pub, then you’ll like the Builders Arms.

On 17th March 2010 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Malden man
Teddington, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Strawberry Hill, 1.15 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Fulwell, 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
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4th Jul 2016, 19:46
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 24 October 2010 by hondo .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes - Free Pub WiFi - last updated 04 November 2018 by Komakino .
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