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Tap on the Line, Richmond

Kew Gardens Railway Station, Station Parade
Kew
Postal town: Richmond
TW9 3PZ
Phone: 02083321162
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Graham Coombs left this review about Tap on the Line

Converted from an early part of the station buildings, with an impressive iron conservatory addition, this is now a slightly upmarket local for the slightly upmarket locals, plus homegoing visitors to Kew Gardens. The colourful bar is backed with toilet-style tiling and decorated with bogus railwayana, while the conservatory has some flashy artwork. Trains pass the windows, which overlook the platform, while on the street side there is a tabled patio area. A Fullers pub for some years, with a fair range of Fullers beers - London Pride, Olivers Island, Seafarers, Hophead and the seasonal Jack Frost. A small clump of craft taps offer the likes of Beavertown, Meantime and Four Pure. Prices ranged from £5.05 for Pride up to £6.70 for some of the craft. Not bad to stop off at if passing but overall it seems to be trying too hard.

On 17th November 2021 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about Tap on the Line

There are two interconnected areas linked by an arched opening plus a pair of arched "windows". You enter into a glass conservatory with a high curved ceiling and an end wall covered in framed pictures of the like of Stevenson's Rocket, birdlife and other random stuff. This looks to be a designated dining area, plenty were enjoying meals on a Saturday afternoon. Through the arch is the bar, on a side wall with a white tiled back with green banding, a large mirror and an original looking station clock from the L&SWR Co. The same lettering is integrated with the tiles further along. This area was once the station buffet and has a very high open vaulted ceiling.
Seating is mixed, standard issue in the conservatory diner but high tables opposite the bar plus armchairs and sofas. Large windows allow views of the passing trains and let in plenty of light, useful on a dreadful day weather wise. Of note is a large scale model crane dangling a filament light bulb from the crane jaws.
It's a Fullers pub these days, two banks of handpumps offering repeats of Pride and Oliver's Island, Red Fox on another plus guest Butcombe Bitter allegedly "coming soon". A handful of keg taps sit on the back wall of the bar. Food looks good and is clearly popular.
As Fullers tend to be, expensive, I think I paid £4.45 for my Red Fox but it's not a bad spot and has the added interest of being on the station even if there is no direct platform access.

On 12th November 2016 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Tap on the Line

A compact and well run pub, which was well staffed on our Sunday afternoon visit. Six handpumps, with four from Fullers, we went for the a guest Notting Hill Amber and Fullers London Pride. The pub also serves Sunday lunch and was busy with diners around the conservatory.

On 6th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Kew Gardens, 0.02 miles, 0 min walk (show)
North Sheen, 1 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Chiswick, 1.73 miles, 33 min walk (show)
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18th Nov 2021, 08:39
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18th Nov 2021, 08:39
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 November 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 November 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : No - street tables - last updated 17 November 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 November 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 December 2013 by hondo .
  • Darts : No last updated 17 November 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 November 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : No last updated 17 November 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 December 2013 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 November 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 November 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 November 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 April 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 November 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 November 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 January 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 November 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 December 2013 by hondo .
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