The Orange Tree Pub Review

Now that my summer is starting to settle down, I thought it would be a good time to return to my pub reviews. The Orange Tree pub located in Richmond has a homey feel to it. My favorite part, besides the beer, was the cozy chairs. We sat in two leather chairs by the fireplace. Unfortunately, it was a beautiful day outside so the fire was not blazing. I think that would have added so much more to the experience.

We went to this pub weeks ago (I know, the review is so so so late) before attending a rugby match. It was a Sunday and they had a roast special. Iโ€™m a sucker for meals that remind me of home. I had roast beef, potatoes, parsnips, Yorkshire pudding, and veggies. Overall the food was average. It was a decent meal, but not the greatest. I will admit that I was stuffed when I finished and it satisfied my craving for a home cooked meal without actually have to cook. That’s my favorite kind.

What made this pub fun was the atmosphere. Since it was a game day, many of the fans wandered in to prepare for the match. There was a pleasant camaraderie and everyone was excited to cheer on the home team, the London Scottish. After watching rugby, we returned to the pub. A football match was on the telly and the place was packed once again. We ended up staying to watch the rest of the match.

If you are in the area I would recommend the pub. I donโ€™t suggest going out of your way to find it. But if you are attending any matches in the area, including Twickenham, this is a great place to start your outing. And if youโ€™re like us, a great place to finish the day. I give the pub 3 out of 5 stars.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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27 Responses to The Orange Tree Pub Review

  1. Northern Narratives says:

    Those chairs look very comfy ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lynne Ayers says:

    Boy, nothing like a British pub.

  3. niasunset says:

    With its name fascinated me ๐Ÿ™‚ at the beginning! I wish to visit there one day, Thank you dear TBM, love, nia

  4. First dibs on the red/maroon comfy chair!!!

  5. Jo Bryant says:

    I think you should turn this in to an app…tourists would love it

  6. Myra GB says:

    Very nice! Great pub review. I have something similar scheduled for tomorrow – but it’s not a review of a ‘pub’ but several restaurants we’ve been to in the States. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. zelmare says:

    Yay! I missed the pub reviews. This one seems slightly less exciting, but probably a nice enough place to watch a soccer/rugby match with some friends. Keep ’em coming! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Fergiemoto says:

    Glad to see the return of your pub reviews!

  9. Madhu says:

    Wonderful! Agree with Jo, or at least create a separate page with links ๐Ÿ™‚

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