On Sunday after the large crowds left their cycle race vantage points, hordes of residents invaded the high street and surrounding areas for a relaxing ‘local day’ due to the road blockages that were still in effect.
The new landlord invited families to enjoy a day in the sun with a barbeque and lots to do for the kids – bouncy castle, face-painting and pony rides from Park Lane Stables. The ponies appreciated the exercise as they weren’t allowed into Bushy Park due to restrictions put into place for the test cycle race.
Landlord Shaun Thompson (pictured below): “It was a great day and so nice to welcome so many families to the Queen Dowager. The weather was perfect and it was lovely to hear the shrieks of children having lots of fun. We are going to donate all the proceeds from the pony rides, face painting and bouncy castle to the League of Friends, Teddington Memorial Hospital.”
Photos: Pete O’Hagan
The pub itself has already started its make-over is set to have a community pub feel with reasonably priced pub-grub, some of the cheapest prices in Teddington £2.50 a pint on some beers), Sky Sports, free pool before 6pm and on Wednesdays then a knock-out competition with first place winning a gallon of beer! The new pub menu will start on the 19th August too.