Tuesday, 30 June 2009

The Hope

We were looking for a place called 'Molly Malones', but after being unable to find it and trawling the streets using its address, we realised it had been taken over and renamed to The Hope (not sure if the name was chosen due to the fate of other local pubs).
It is a quirky modern pub, you'll find zebra skin seats, odd wall clocks and several chandeliers and mirrors dotted around. The design does work well.
We sat in the back garden (half of it was being dug up for what looked like landscaping reasons) until about 11pm when the owner released his Greyhounds, it seems that whenever dogs are around Andrew becomes a victim of their excitement.
They also have a Dyson hand-dryer which creates mutant ripples across your hands, which is nice.

I was late this evening, very late, I didn’t arrive until gone 10pm, but in the small amount of time I spent there, I met the others in the beer garden but shortly after we moved inside as the temperature started to drop and they released two dogs in the back garden for a runabout, the seemed to be coming up to us (well, me) so the move inside was welcomed. Just on the outskirts of the high street, shortly on the way to Kew so it’s far from central in Richmond but still close enough to appear to do a good trade on the major nights out (Friday and Saturdays).

Pub facilities / features:

Food served
Bar Snacks
Real Ale
Outside seating
Dyson Hand-dryers
Pint of Doom Bar, glass of orange juice:

Alex - 7.5
Andrew - 7.0 (30min visit)
Dave - 6.9
Oliver - 7.0

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi went there this weekend , great atmosphere and really good staff, had a homemade burger and chips (which was huge) for just £5.00. Found out they have a quiz once a month with £100 cash prize am going this wednesday. I think i have found my new home away from home