Food is awesome....especially the pizza and vegetarian pasta. Hotel is pretty good too.
This used to be a regular haunt of mine and I remember with great fondness the many drunken nights and afternoon's I spent there. A real local's pub situated a short walk from the shops and attractions of Richmond. You may want to watch the football or rugby or the boxing etc, generally this pub will be showing it and it gets very busy which leads to a great atmosphere and good times for all.
Run for many years by Tom, a friendly and welcoming host, he will always show you a good time. Good honest food and a real "London" pub, you will get to know the locals if you go often enough and become a friend of the pub. They also have a few nice rooms up top if you want to stay over in Richmond and make a week-end / short stay to discover the many attractions on offer in or near Richmond.
Around halfway between Richmond and North Sheen stations, and perched on Sheen Road with a precariously thin pavement, The Red Cow is a good bet if you're desperately scouring Richmond for a place to see some live sport. From cricket to football, rugby to F1 (yawn...well maybe not next week), it's all on here.
The pub has an interesting long thin layout, all one room but with an old central bar arrangement, which I really like. There's a good mix of young and old regulars, and some outside seating too - although Sheen Road is so busy you probably don't want to sit there.
The Youngs is reasonably well kept although as ever the choice isn't mind blowing, bitter and special are always on, and maybe a guest.
Appealingly-decorated pub featuring sludgey neutral tones with covetable, old, London Transport posters promoting the joys of Richmond. There are plenty of interestingly diverse little seating areas; if you want to watch sport you'll need to place yourself close to the entrance. However, it comes into its own when there's a live gig here: very animated and friendly - if a little close for comfort when too many enthusiasts feel the urge to get up and dance
I visited on a Saturday night with a large group; luckily we managed to reserve the comfortable seating area at the back - a banquette/sofa with a tapestry/kasbah theme and lots of taupe leather cubes - much to the envy of many other punters. We enjoyed dipping into the sharing platters, although they were far from memorable or exceptional, they served their purpose and fitted the bill perfectly for a chilled weekend evening. Three and a half stars?...
Went here on a Saturday night and the place was absolutely packed. Live band and great atmosphere.
Sell a range of ales and lots of lagers. The Distinction Ale is well worth trying.
Also been here for a meal and it was a little bit average to be honest.
I really enjoyed my stay with the folks at The Red Cow. They were attentive without being obvious, very kind. The room was lovely and well appointed, I especially appreciated the large closet and en suite (being an American :) ). If you are noise sensitive you might find the road noise or pub below (at least during the footie) distracting, but it is, after all, a pub, and that is part of the charm. I will be back!
I love the Red Cow...very local British pub....after spending an afternoon looking at a victorian cottage on Alberts road we stumbled on this pub! good food...nice bar staff...i like being the only american in there...people get thrown of by my accent...i like being in local spots and since now im a local to Richmond I like going back there... cozy pub!
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