Kew Gardens

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by rennie, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. rennie

    rennie m'enfin!

    I'm off to check out the botanical gardens in a few weeks and was wondering if anyone could reccommend a pub nearby for a nice sunday lunch.

  2. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    Hmm no idea but are you an RHS member?

    Quick get membership then you dont have to pay to get in :cool:
  3. Wolfie

    Wolfie Well-Known Member

    did you mean to put this in the transport forum?

    Would you like me to move it? maybe to London, or Community or even suburban?
  4. hiccup

    hiccup King of the Vagabonds

    You're only a couple of bus stops from Strand-On-The-Green, near Kew Bridge, where there are four nice pubs, right on the river.

    EDIT: Map
  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Not exactly mouth-watering but there's a Witherspoons pub in the station so at least it will be cheap

    In fact, I may be mistaken. It may be a Firkin pub and not a Witherspoons :confused:
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  6. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    I stopped into a corner cafe between the station & the gardens last year. Nice coffee, nice food, staggering prices tho. For food anyway. :(
  7. trashpony

    trashpony Never knowingly underawed

    Isn't it pricey?! Bloody shocking.

    I'd recommend the Wetherspoons - food's not actually too bad there :)
  8. rennie

    rennie m'enfin!

    Yes please!!! sorry about that... i was wondering where the thread went! :oops:
  9. rennie

    rennie m'enfin!

    it costs 42 pounds!
  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

  11. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Indeed, I think the cheapest item was over £5 for something that looked suspiciously like a slice of square sausage! :eek:

    Think there was a match of some sort on, the pub was rammed that day!
  12. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Its not a cheap place to get into, that membership would probably pay for itself in a couple of visits. I'doubt you would have time to take Kew in on just one.
  13. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    oh I got a youth one sorry :oops:
  14. butterfly child

    butterfly child Well-Known Member

    If you've got a car, I can recommend the Lass O'Richmond Hill, which is up by the Star & Garter Home....
  15. rennie

    rennie m'enfin!

    nope no car... im still debating whether to go by tube or train... what are the barriers like in Kew Bridge? Can I get away with using my zone 2 travel card?
  16. rennie

    rennie m'enfin!

    what's the pub's name?
  17. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Haven't had Sunday lunch round there, vaguely remember a nice little tea shop, a bit twee though.

    Depending on the weather, what about a picnic in Kew Gardens? Done that before, it's great, friend brought along strawberries and champagne as well! Yum!
  18. trashpony

    trashpony Never knowingly underawed

    Dunno but it's actually in the tube/train station - you can't really miss it. Afaik it's the only pub round there - it's all tea shops otherwise.

    They do really nice homemade soup and bread in the Orangery in the Gardens too - and the cakes aren't bad either ;)
  19. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    There was a Firkin pub in the station and I'm not sure whether that's the Witherspoons now. Probably has a flowery name. The Firkin pub did

    Have looked it up. It was indeed the Flower and Firkin but is now The Railway

    Doesn't get very good reviews from Beer in the Evening
  20. rennie

    rennie m'enfin!

    don't think the weather this weekend is good for a picnic!
  21. Rollem

    Rollem two kinds of wonderful

    i cant wait for the weather to get a little warmer so i can take the littl'un there for the day :cool:
  22. collectordave

    collectordave Active Member

    Hmm RHS membership does not get you into The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew please note the name it is not Kew Gardens Kew was and is a place not owned by the gardens there.
  23. Lucy Fur

    Lucy Fur Well-Known Member

    Sound advice, though possibly a little late...:p
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  24. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    However on the plus side if you show an emergency service ID card you get in free :)

    (weird seeing all these old names)
  25. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    They seem to be someone with a bee in their bonnet about KG, as they have necro-posted on another thread with this topic, also.
  26. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Also, I'll add, for anyone that's interested, but if you have HRP membership you get a slight discount on entry to Kew Gardens on production of your membership card.

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