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The Roebuck, Richmond Park, Richmond

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
130 Richmond Hill
Richmond
TW10 6RN
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Roebuck

This is a really nicely presented gastro pub at the top of Richmond Hill which still manages to cater fairly well for those just wanting to stop in for a drink. The pub has a two bar set-up with a number of separate seating areas created by partitioning walls and screens, which give the place a sense of comfort and cosiness. You enter into the main front bar with a sizeable seating area to the left in what almost feels like a self-contained space with three or four tables hemmed in between the porch and a partitioning wall. The main part of the room is a bare boarded corridor-like space with drinking ledges and high tables served by bar stools. There is a small servery to the rear with a tongue and groove panelled counter, etched glass mirror with an image of the titular roebuck, and a nice canopy lined with what appeared to be old theatre programmes. To the right, hidden by partitioning screens, the room opens out into a carpeted dining area with standard tables and chairs, plain painted walls and some corporate promotional blackboards, plus a fireplace on the end wall with another nice etched glass mirror above it, this time depicting the image of a stag’s head. The left side of the pub is also carpeted and runs beyond the servery into a rear lounge full of banquette and chair seating options under bare brick walls decorated with old black and white photos of the local area. There’s a nice brick fireplace in one corner and as with much of the pub aside from the central ‘corridor’, most people seemed to be eating.
I wasn’t expecting a great deal on the beer front, so was surprised to find a good row of handpulls dispensing Wimbledon Copper Leaf, Greene King Abbot Ale, Downton New Forest Ale, Exeter Avocet Ale, Thameside Wryneck Rye and Ascot 5/4 Favourite along with two real ciders. I took a punt on the 5/4 Favourite, which was in peak condition and easily lasted the distance, yet still left me £4.50 out of pocket.
Despite the clear focus on food, I thought this was a really nice, comfortable pub with a warm, cosy feel to it, making it an ideal pit-stop after the walk up Richmond Hill or a day out in Richmond Park. The varied ale selection added to the pub’s appeal and I’d be more than happy stopping off here again the next time I’m passing by.

On 30th March 2020 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Roebuck

Greene King pub in the GBG.

Enough staff to deal with the hordes of undecided, perusing the options available but clogging the bar.

Mainly setup for dining but a nice row of high stools, with a view over Petersham Meadows. Just had to move the kids trike out the way first.

Beer was very good - perfect Oakham Citra - the colour of which had to be seen to be believed.

On 26th January 2020 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Roebuck

This pub offers the classic Turner view from Richmond Hill down over the Thames,magnificent.Don't be put off by the Greene King signage ,there is lots of interest inside.The low ceiling by the entrance gives immediate character and there are lots of nooks and crannies around the interior.All the front windows give great views as will the first floor bar and dining area.The furniture is traditional apart from some high tables close to the two sided bar.The back section has high backed settles,and despite food being available this doesn't dominate and just drinking is fine.
Several handpumps are double clipped and on my visit the options were regulars GK IPA and Abbott with guests Oakham Citra,Downton New Forest Ale,Welton Heatwave,Thames Side Egyptian Goose and Wimbledon SW17 in decent nick.There is also handpumped Old Rosie Cider.
I welcome the fact that rather than infesting the interior with huge corporate menus with food photos,the menu in The Roebuck is a plain sheet of paper with a selection of pub grub staples priced £9-£14 with a median £12 which seems reasonable for such a honey pot site.Muzak was playing at a background level ,there are no flatscreens or fruit machines and there was a friendly welcome behind the bar.It's rightly in the 2019 GBG,is probably the best real ale pub in Richmond and really should be visited when in the area.I will most certainly be back.

On 20th September 2018 - rating: 8
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Richmond (London), 0.97 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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30th Mar 2020, 16:46
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
26th Jan 2020, 16:45
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 March 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 March 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Terrace opposite pub - last updated 20 September 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 04 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 September 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 September 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Darts : No last updated 30 March 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 June 2011 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 30 March 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 September 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 March 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 March 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 March 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 March 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 March 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 September 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 30 March 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 March 2020 by Pub SignMan
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