The Turk’s Head Pub

Happy Friday folks! This week’s pub is The Turk’s Head, located near Twickenham Stadium. We didn’t plan on stopping off at this pub, but when we spied it, both of us opted to stop to have a drink. We were on our way to a concert so we didn’t have much time to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. And that’s a real shame, since this pub has character. It was a beautiful day and we sat outside. I was impressed that they have an area for kids. Most of the pubs I go to in London don’t cater to kids at all. Not that I have kids, but I think it would be nice for parents to be able to bring the kiddies on a nice summer day and let them play.

Since our time was so short here, this won’t be a proper review. The next time I go to Twickenham I hope we find this gem again. The food looked great and the staff was super friendly.

Now for a piece of news. One of my dearest friends will be arriving this Sunday and will be here for a week. We haven’t seen each other in over a year, so I’m super excited to catch up. Hence I won’t be on the blog much next week. I hope all of you have a wonderful week!

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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47 Responses to The Turk’s Head Pub

  1. Don´t know this pub – looks like a good one! Enjoyh your week with your pal 🙂

  2. Hope you have a great visit!! 🙂

  3. Colline says:

    Looking at your pictures makes me think I should some day visit a few English pubs for the food and atmosphere. Never thought of doing so as I am not a drinker – but I like what you have shown us.

    • TBM says:

      Trust me, you don’t have to be a drinker to enjoy the pubs. It’s more about the culture and atmosphere. And I love the history. My advice, take a good book, order a tea or something to your liking and imagine all the people who’ve been in the pubs over the years. The walls will almost talk to you.

  4. Beth Ann says:

    I love this one!!! It looks so inviting!! Love the barrel table–what a great idea!!! Have a great week with your friend!!! I got to see my bestie one day last week and it was marvelous if even too short!!! Have a super time!!!

  5. Sartenada says:

    We have visited only one Pub when in London. Your photos are wonderful and the first especially inspires me; such a beautiful building.

  6. patricia says:

    Looks pretty cool to me too. I think my son appreciates pubs whether they cater to kids or not. He’s a fish and chips boy, though having a kid area with kids never hurts.

  7. aFrankAngle says:

    Love your pub visits … and enjoy your week with your friend!

  8. zelmare says:

    It looks divine! Would love to read the full review. I’m having an Italian beer as I’m reading and writing here – Birra Moretti Premium Lager. Really nice and refreshing. 🙂

  9. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Have a lovely week with your friend!

  10. elisaruland says:

    This looks like a great pub for a Friday evening. Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Fergiemoto says:

    I like the architecture you show in your first photo. Wishing you an enjoyable visit with your friend!

  12. Jo Bryant says:

    looks good to me !!!
    love that you have all the buttons now

  13. Caroline says:

    Next time I’m away, like I was this week, I should announce that as well. I hope you will have a great time with your friend.
    Another very nice pub, btw.

  14. The Guat says:

    Looks pretty sweet, a regular Regal Beagle. Inspires me to go down the street and have a few … but it’s college football Saturday I’m glued to my couch today.

  15. Wishing you a fun time with your friend. It’s always nice to meet people we bonded with and reminisce old happy memories. Love the images. Looks like cool place to be. have a great weekend.

  16. This looks like my kind of place. I love the outside. Is it a converted residence. Hope you have a wonderful time with your friend. Enjoy!

    • TBM says:

      Thanks Jackie! I’m not sure, but I don’t think it’s a converted residence. It may have been an inn and pub at one point, but I’m not positive.

  17. hugmamma says:

    So many charming places to visit…lucky you! 🙂

  18. Lynne Ayers says:

    This pub has a much different look than the ones I have visited – somehow newer, more modern … does it have a history?

  19. Valentina says:

    Pubs to me hold a charm not found in general restaurants. Lucky you to live in an area where pubs are mostly for families.

  20. lynnsbooks says:

    This brought back happy memories. My local pub when I still lived with my parents was called the Turk’s Head. It was the sort of pub with a really good mix of people/ages and a great landlord. Ahh, fond memories.
    Have a lovely catch up.
    Lynn 😀

  21. What an amazing pub! When we travelled last week, we found it so amusing that no matter how small the town (right down to 70), they always had a pub. We actually saw a pub that was also the post office and corner store………

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