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Submitted on Wednesday, 30th September 2015
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Requested be closed with reason - For sale: Closed with the lease for sale.

The Hope, Richmond

117 Kew Road
Richmond
TW9 2PN
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hondo . left this review about The Hope

Interior as described below. 8 real ales and food served.

On 10th October 2015 - no rating submitted
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Hope

This one had on a very good ale selection, with Brain's SA, Ascot Alley Cat, Sharp's Atlantic, Twickenham Naked Ladies, Andwell Brewing King John, and East London Brewery Pale Ale all available. Pints seem to be at £4. There was also a Thatcher's cider on draft, and a further handpump was unclipped. We were told that the kitchen was quite small, but there was a limited menu available, including a burger with a sizeable portion of chips at £10.

This pub has now been restored to its original name, and although I didn't know it as either Molly's or Molly Malone's, I feel sure that its current incarnation must be a quantum improvement. It has, however, been given quite a modern makeover - the ceiling and much of the walls, as well as the exterior, are painted a dark charcoal, with other walls an eggshell green. It's bare-boarded obviously, the furnishings are mixed with some settles, armchairs and normal tables and chairs. Notable features include a shuffleboard table (a new one on me), an enormous barrel seemingly used a depository for magazines and papers, and shelves around the place bearing books and other odds and ends such as an ancient telephone, crockery, brass candlesticks, etc, etc. There's a garden at the back.

The landlord was an engaging chap who seemed enthusiastic about the venture and committed to making it succeed. It was fairly deserted when I was in with a couple of chums on Wednesday afternoon, but I can see that it has the potential to be a destination pub, notwithstanding any competition provided by The Shaftesbury next door. I like this pub a lot, even though it's not the traditional sort of boozer that I seem to like best. The excellent ale selection (not including any of the usual suspects) helps enormously of course, including the superb ELB Pale Ale. I expect to make a return visit.

On 3rd October 2015 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by hondo .
Richmond (London), 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Richmond NLL, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
North Sheen, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Hope, Richmond
5th Oct 2020, 18:29
Request to mark pub as closed by Rex Rattus approved
 
5th Oct 2020, 16:57
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Rex Rattus, with included notes: For sale: Closed with the lease for sale.

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 October 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 October 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 October 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 October 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 October 2015 by hondo .
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