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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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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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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Tap on the Line

First re-visit since the Fuller's takeover of the former Railway and subsequent renaming. The high-ceilinged bar area is still housed in one of the original station buildings, but the conservatory-style infill section is now laid out as a dining room. Refurbished with gastro-pub furniture, and some of the decor has a L&SWR theme (but also look out for the two unusual wall lights made from brass taps). Relaxing background music, but a bit cold inside following a frosty morning. Patio beer garden in the small front courtyard. Four of six handpumps in operation, dispensing Pride, ESB, the seasonal Jack Frost and Butcombe Christmas Steps (£4.10) as a guest on this visit. Has also gained five craft keg taps on the wall behind the servery, plus Honeydew and Black Cab stout amongst the offerings from the normal shiny fonts on the counter.

On 1st January 2015 - 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)
Latest updates View all updates for Tap on the Line, Kew
3rd Apr 2019, 19:20
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3rd Apr 2019, 19:20
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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 December 2013 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 December 2013 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 April 2019 by paulof horsham
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 January 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 December 2013 by hondo .
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