A Ramble Around Alehouses and Almshouses - Daytime Crawl of Richmond, Sheen and Barnes

Saturday 17 June 2017.

All welcome to join the crawl, whether a CAMRA member or not.

A Word version of the crawl notes is here: Word Crawl Notes and a PDF version is here PDF Crawl Notes. Terry Casey's map of the area is here Map of Area - print in landscape as a single page.

Public transport will be required at times.

1. The Hope

Arrive: 12.00 Noon.

Address: The Hope, 117 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PN.

Real ales: Fuller's London Pride; Timothy Taylor Landlord; Twickenham Naked Ladies; and three other changing real ales plus one real cider sourced nationally are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, turn right and walk to the pelican crossing. Cross over Kew Road via two pelican crossings, turn left and walk to the bus stop called Evelyn Road. Catch a 65 bus to the stop called Richmond Station, alight from the bus, turn right and continue along the road to

2. The Railway Tavern

Arrive: 1.45 PM.

Address: The Railway Tavern, 28 The Quadrant, Richmond, TW9 1DN.

Real ales: Nicholson’s Pale Ale; and up to seven other real ales are usually served here.

Read about The Railway Tavern

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk to the junction with Waterloo Place. Turn left and walk along Waterloo Place to the junction with Sheen Road. Turn left and walk along Sheen Road to the pelican crossing. Before crossing the road, note Houblon’s Almshouses (houblon means hop in French so it is appropriate for our crawl). The almshouses are described in Pevsner’s Buildings of England London 2: South as follows: “with the date 1757 and 1758, consists of three separate blocks around a lawn.” They are listed grade II* and the listing description is as follows: “1757-1758. A range of three 2-storey blocks of buildings around 3 sides of a square. Tiled roofs. Brown brick with brick eaves cornice. Brick band at first floor level. Two-light sash windows under segmental arches. Doors also segmental arches, with gabled porches on brackets. Pedimented entrance bay carries inscription: "These almshouses were erected and endowed by Mrs Rebecca and Mrs Susannah Houtlon 1758".” Cross over the road, turn left and continue along Sheen Road to

3. The Red Cow

Arrive: 2.45 PM.

Address: The Red Cow, 59 Sheen Road, Richmond, TW9 1YJ.

Real ales: Adnams Ghost Ship; Sambrook's Pumphouse Pale Ale; and Young's Bitter are usually available here.

Read about The Red Cow

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and continue along Sheen Road to the zebra crossing. Cross over Sheen Road and continue to the junction with St Mary's Grove. Note Richmond Church Almshouses, described in Pevsner’s Buildings of England London 2: South thus: “1843 by William Crawford Stow, a lively neo-Norman design in polychrome brick.” They are listed grade II and the listing description is as follows: “1843, William Crawford Stow (founder member of R.I.B.A.). range of 10, 2-storey dwellings designed in a composite Romanesque/Tudor style, and executed in polychrome brickwork (red, white and yellow). Steep roof covered in diamond shaped tiles. Parapet. Four gabled advanced bays, each 3 windows wide, articulate the facade. Central slightly smaller central gable with plaque (inscription illegible). Gables contain oculi, each having 3 planes of polychromed voussoirs. Round-headed windows and doors, also with recessed layers of polychromed voussoirs. Large Tudor-style chimneys flank and emphasise the gables.” Turn left and walk down St Mary's Grove, noting on the right Hickey’s Almshouses which, according to Pevsner were designed in 1832-5 by Lewis Vulliamy. They are listed grade II and the listing description is as follows: “1851, later block in the same style as the main quadrangle. Eight windows plus 4 doors wide. Two storeys.” Walk to

4. The Mitre

Arrive: 3.30 PM.

Address: The Mitre, 20 St. Marys Grove, Richmond, TW9 1UY.

Real ales: Up to 10 changing real ales and three or four real ciders are usually served here.

Read about The Mitre

Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to Sheen Road, turn right and walk along Sheen Road to the bus stop called St Mary's Grove. Catch a 33, 337 or 493 bus to the bus stop called Thornton Road. Alight from the bus, turn left and walk to

5. The Hare & Hounds

Arrive: 4.30 PM.

Address: The Hare & Hounds, 216 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen, SW14 8AH.

Real ales: Sharps Doom Bar; Wimbledon Copper Leaf; and Youngs Bitter and Special are usually served here.

Read about The Hare & Hounds

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub and walk along Upper Richmond Road West to the junction with Milton Road. Turn right into Milton Road and right again into Church Path. Walk down Church Path and Church Avenue to the junction with South Worple Way. Cross over South Worple Way, turn right and cross over the railway footbridge to North Worple Way. Cross over North Worple Way, turn right and walk down Church Path to the junction with Mortlake High Street. Turn left, cross over Mortlake High Street, turn left and walk along Mortlake High Street to

6. Ye White Hart

Arrive: 5.30 PM.

Address: Ye White Hart, The Terrace, Barnes, SW13 0NR.

Real ales: Young's Bitter and Special are usually served here.

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Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk to the steps leading down to the riverside. Walk down the steps to the riverside. Turn right and walk along the riverside to the zebra crossing. Cross over The Terrace, turn left and walk along Barnes High Street to

7. The Coach & Horses

Arrive: 6.15 PM.

Address: The Coach & Horses, 27 Barnes High Street, Barnes, SW13 9LW.

Real ales: Young's Bitter and two guest ales are usually served here.

Read about The Coach & Horses