When it comes to unwinding of a balmy summer’s evening, we’re really rather spoilt here in Teddington. Being a lovely area in its own right and at the same time being close to the Big Smoke, there’s always a great selection of tempting pubs and bars to choose from. Let’s look at a few that stand out at the moment that you may wish to check out as the weather warms up….
The King’s Head
The King’s Head does everything a good, modern pub brasserie should.
By combining the warmth and comfort of a traditional, English, Victorian pub set-up with
the high standards of hospitality we’ve all now come to expect, this place is consistently a winner. Great food, nice décor (including snugs and a pewter bar), friendly dogs and classic games… what more could you ask for?
OK, there is one more thing you could ask for: a riverside location. Not only does The Anglers have great outdoor space, but it’s also a real ale pub; so if you’re after a change of pace from the craft beer scene and your palate is tired of all those quirky, hip flavours then the array of traditional flavours here is just the thing.
Grosvenor Casino Golden Horseshoe
For something completely different to messing about on the river (…or by the river, strictly speaking) the Grosvenor Casino Golden Horseshoe is a great choice. Just moments from Bayswater tube station, this is a casino that offers far more than just a heavy night of table games.
Smartly refurbished at the end of last year, there’s a sports bar and lounge with large screens for the perfect viewing, snacking and boozing experience! Of course there are all the usual treats too, from the classics to electronic roulette; and with £10 000 jackpot slots, it’s well worth getting a little practice in before you arrive with free online slots.
If you’re a fan of the Heston Blumenthal school of experimental cooking then Purl London will definitely be up your street as it does for drinks what the great chef does for food. Situated in Marylebone, this fascinating bar aims to serve drinks that “satisfy on a multi-sensory level”. This means using all manner of weird and wonderful innovations, from foams to liquid nitrogen to create a complete experience, rather than a mere drink.
The beautiful gallery gives an intriguing insight into the sort of inventiveness that goes into the cocktail menu and provides tempting views of the interior here too, which is just as theatrical as the menu! Ideal as an unusual warm-up to a big night, or as a fun night out in its own right, one way or another Purl London is bound to shake up your evening.