i came with some friends and they had a really cool jazz night on a thursday was a wonderfull atmosphere really cool and mellow
Until recently was a fairly dodgy old pub called Molly Malone's. Is now a swish bar just outside the busiest part of Richmond on the road back towards Kew.
Nice tables, some sofas, a few places more suited for dining, and an extensive bar and menu. Shiny and new inside, it's definitely more of a bar than a pub now, but it's a nice one. And they still have a few ales, such as the excellent Cornish drop Doom Bar (sharpsbrewery.co.uk/our-…) . It's not cheap at £3.25 for a pint, but it is Richmond.
There's a small paved garden out back with half a dozen tables. Not especially nice, but good to have the option.
Check out their website, there's a lot of info there about cocktail specials during the week, barbeques, quiz nights, live music, and more. They had a huge cabinet full of board games (people were playing Monopoly and Connect 4 when I was there yesterday).
I first went to this pub when it was Molly Malone's; it served the purpose of getting to see the football game that I was wanted to see with a few mates. However the fact that we saw flies departing from the seats we were on and woke up with bites ensured that we didn't go there again.
Fast forward to today and this place has totally transformed. From the rough and ready flee pit, this place is now a nice but not over the top place to be. Instead of the football a few of us got to hear some rather enjoyable jazz/lounge style music played live; and live in a way that it didn't stop us from talking and enjoying the evening.
The two down sides to this place are that the prices have gone up with the aspirations of the proposition of this newish bar and that it's currently still on the 'wrong sides of the tracks' as far as the general foot fall goes in Richmond.
Personally I think this is a shame as this place has a good vibe and promise; with luck all the shops and buildings on this side of Richmond with improve as this pub clearly has.
Although I don't expect I would spend the whole evening in this bar; we all enjoyed the nice relaxed and friendly atmosphere available here over a couple of drinks. So if you haven't ventured to the other side of the big scary roundabout from Richmond town centre, give it a go and see that this side, although not perfect yet, is certainly on the up.
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