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46 Friars Stile Road | Richmond, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 6NQ, England
+44 20 8940 8513
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 27
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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 20
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Often the service is awful - such a shame

The interior and garden are great, although very limited space inside (not their fault though). Food is generally pretty good but the service is SO hit and miss. Sometimes just awful, like they're there just for themselves. Recently was told upon ordering they had no beer, he really wasn't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
NickM365
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London, United Kingdom
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great staff and excellent food. And the ambience is just great. Shame they just started to renovate.

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Thank Jussi W
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The interior and garden are great, although very limited space inside (not their fault though). Food is generally pretty good but the service is SO hit and miss. Sometimes just awful, like they're there just for themselves. Recently was told upon ordering they had no beer, he really wasn't interested in elaborating or helping me chose an alternative - just... More 

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Thank NickM365
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Set Christmas Day lunch and really impressed with every aspect, not least the excellent staff who really looked after us, very attentive on what was a really busy shift for them. Same for the kitchen, it really can't be easy to deliver a full Christmas lunch a la carte for a packed restaurant but it was really first class in... More 

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Thank Nick_Wickers
Usa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Sad to hear some peoples not so good experiences here. It all depends on what your expecting and what you went there for..as a meal out for a special occasion , like a Christmas meal, it's the perfect venue. If you don't want food thats prepared and cooked from fresh ingredients, all delivered to the table for 7 people at... More 

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Thank Whendz
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We came here after our works Xmas lunch - so a big group of nearly 40 people. The selection of beers was great and even had an 8pint pourer that we ordered for our table. Nice open fire in the bar area which would be great on a quiet afternoon - not so much when a group of 40 rock... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Nice pub, does food which is good. Good variety of wines but a round for 4 came to £25 which I thought was a tad expensive

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Thank kellieaa
Thorney
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Well presented restuarant. Service was very slow but friendly. Dishes ordered were informed a long time later that they were off the menu and replaced with a lesser dish but the price was not altered on the bill. one dessert didn't even show but again was still on the bill. If you have big appetites, don't ask for mixed starters.... More 

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1 Thank Loves2e8
Cambridge
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Called into The Marlborough on a cold Saturday evening. The welcome from the staff was not friendly, the pub itself was cold and the food was overpriced. The beer and wine selection is good, but not enough to make us stay.

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1 Thank thispoint
Sussex, England
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555 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I often seem to end up ordering a fish platter to share when I don't want a full meal, and this was one of the best I've had in ages. The grilled prawns were superb, as was the herring. Top marks!

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Thank Fudge03
Kosovo
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I am not english so I cannot claim any pub expertise but ... this one I like. It's friendly, you can taste and choose from many beers, the food is classic pub food but it's, and there's good music and there's a beer garden ... gooood pub !

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Thank Keyser S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 Friars Stile Road | Richmond, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 6NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond-upon-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8940 8513

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  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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