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The Watermans, Richmond Central, Richmond

10 Water Lane
Richmond
TW9 1TJ
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Watermans

Youngs Pubco. had done an expensive refurb here,but have changed the vibe completely to restaurant quality gastro.Externally there is sparkling etched glass windows and a light paint scheme.You then enter into quite a small area with bar to the right with a drinking shelf to the immediate right and bar stools for anyone wanting to just drink.To the left a fine red leather clad banquette contains a series of dining tables,all laid with silverware and offering food from a classy menu.Expect mains to approach £20,starters and desserts £8 all prepared by a proper chef,no food service reheating and microwaving here.It's an opulant spot and booking a table here will be necessary.
In order to find more casual seating you will need to go around a short back corridor where there is a lower level lounge with pine tables,where you could go to just drink.However dining overspill will occur here,especially at lunchtime.There is a seperate front door to this section ,but it seemed cold and antiseptic to me.However on the first floor there is a charming square room with some Georgian features which is used as a smart dining area or can be hired for functions.You get a good view of the Curzon cinema and it's neon sign from this room.
There are 3 handpumps offering Youngs Original and St Austell Tribute (NBSS 2.5) while the clip for Youngs Special was reversed. This ale line up wont attract serious real ale fans and given the very high quality food offering,it's strange to see such unadventurous beer .However wine will always be more popular with the upmarket diners who will flock here.

On 2nd February 2020 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Watermans Arms

A traditional looking pub tucked away down a quiet side lane between the High Street and the river, it consists of a larger lounge bar at the front and a smaller bar at the rear. There is also a beer garden although we did not investigate this.

Décor wise it’s very traditional with red patterned carpet on the floor and red velvet bench seating around the perimeter. Leaded windows faced out on to the road and there were various old black and white pictures of the river on the walls. Paintwork was a pale shade of yellow and there was dark wood panelling on the lower part of the walls. One end wall was covered in wallpaper printed to look like a bookcase, whilst elsewhere was a plasma screen showing the football which seemed a little out of place. Fortunately the volume was off so this was not too intrusive. The rear room was broadly similar in terms of décor although with purple paintwork and some stained glass partitioning in front of the bar counter.

Although food is offered, it seems to be run as a separate enterprise from the pub itself, and hence must be ordered and paid for via different staff. The menu is predominantly Thai with a number of options from that genre, as well as a few English dishes if that’s not your thing. We went for a Chicken Pad Thai and this was a decent enough dish, if nothing spectacular but quite tasty and good value at £8.95 considering the area.

Beers on tap were Young’s Special, Sambrook’s Wandle, Young’s Bitter, Twickenham Redhead and Twickenham Naked Ladies. Ciders were Aspall’s Harry Sparrow and Thatcher’s Gold, although the latter was perhaps slightly past it’s best.

On 8th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Moby Duck left this review about The Watermans Arms

A traditional if basic side street pub with an upstairs Thai restaurant attached. Five hand pumps with a Young's lineup of Bitter,Special,Winter Warmer and presumably Wells/Young's Watermans Ale plus a Guest of Twickenham Naked Ladies. Despite the unchallenging beer selection the pub is enjoyable enough.

On 29th December 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Malden man
Richmond (London), 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Richmond NLL, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
St Margarets (London), 0.91 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Watermans, Richmond
2nd Feb 2020, 10:36
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
2nd Feb 2020, 10:34
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 December 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 December 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 November 2008 by hondo .
  • Function Room : Yes - 16-person capacity. - last updated 10 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 May 2015 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 02 May 2015 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 May 2015 by hondo .
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