With quirky names, excellent food and a dedication to real ales, fine wines and cocktails, Twickenham has an excellent pub scene.
Pubs in Twickenham
One of our favourites is The Cabbage Patch, so named as Twickenham Stadium was once a lowly cabbage patch before turning into a rugby giant. South of the stadium on Whitton Road, it has a large beer garden, a rugby-themed interior and a large beer garden which gets full to overflowing on match days
On the opposite side of the road is The Shack 68, another popular pub come match day which deals in excellent burgers, a solid range of cocktails and regular live music.
Close to Strawberry Hill and within walking distance of our London Twickenham East hotel, The Bloomsbury is another rock-solid suggestion, with two outdoor seating options, handmade pizzas and a very, very good Sunday roast. The drinks selection is plentiful, with half a dozen fine ales, including London Pride, to choose from.
Close by is the Brouge Gastropub, a British and Belgian hybrid that serves up alcoholic Belgian brews and the best moule frites this side of Brussels.
Opposite Eel Pie Island on the River Thames, the Barmy Arms is a popular waterside pub with a large patio offering classic pub grub and a wide range of cask and craft beers.
A little further down Riverside is The White Swan, a very traditional 17th-century pub that’s welcoming in winter thanks to the open fireplace and a large veranda and beer garden for sunnier times. Considering the small size of the pub, the beer selection is one of the finest in the region, with over a dozen ales, ciders and lagers on tap plus mulled cider and hot winter Pimms in winter.
Heading inland towards Twickenham on Richmond Road is The Crown which serves up some of the best pub food in the area. Reopened in 2013, the Georgian-era pub serves food all day from midday until 9.30pm including sharing plates, starters and mains and dedicated pre-rugby match set menus.