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. I’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 don’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 you’re like us, a great place to finish the day. I give the pub 3 out of 5 stars.