Folks it’s Friday! I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to this week, but that’s normal for me. And I’ll never complain when Friday arrives. For the next two days, I’m free! Enough about me, let’s get down to the important stuff. This week I’m reviewing The Old Ship pub in Richmond, London. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago we attended a Lady Gaga concert. Before going to the concert, we stopped at this pub for a drink.
This pub has been in operation since 1735. Stage coaches used to stop outside several times a day. While sitting in the pub, I tried to picture passengers from bygone days stopping here for a drink. I have to wonder if they would be surprised that the pub is still operating.
The staff was friendly and even gave us directions to Twickenham, where Gaga was performing. We didn’t order any food, however, we tried two new beers. The better half enjoyed a pint of Marshmellow, made by Oxfordshire Ales and I sampled Young’s London Gold. Young’s released Gold for the Olympics and according to the bartender it has been a hit with patrons. I know I liked it.
During our time at the pub, we noticed that they had some board games. We played Guess Who. Overall I enjoyed the feel of this pub. It isn’t near our home so we won’t be stopping by on a regular basis. Yet, if we find ourselves in Richmond again, I would like to go back. I give the pub 4 out of 5 stars.