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What's Happening within the branch area? We would appreciate your feedback on any news that would be of interest, especially changes to pubs in the area.

Pubs, Beer and Brewery News

Posted News item
24th Dec

A Planning Application 21/4038/FUL for Change of Use for The Old Kings Head pub, Hampton Wick, KT1 4AE, has been summitted to the LBRUT planning Dept (14th Nov 2021). A decision is due: 07/02/2022. This pub has been closed for a number of years.

The proposal:
Change of use of ground floor of the former Old Kings Head public house to a community cycle hub and cafe and 1 bed apartment, and alterations of the first and second floor to replace the existing staff accommodation with three 2-bedroom apartments. The replacement of French doors with balconies and the creation of a roof terrace on the first floor western and southern elevation, and the installation of two conservation-style rooflights southern and western roof slopes.'

24th Nov

The December 2021/January 2022 edition of the London Drinker Magazine is out today and is the first printed issue distributed to pubs since the publication went online because of Government Covid-19 lockdown/restrictions. The current magazine and back issues can still be viewed at:

Abercorn Arms (ex Youngs's pub) in Teddington opened on the 11th November 2021 as a Big Smoke independant beer house. Six handpumps serving cask beer and two Cider. A large range of keg beers also available.

The Foxlow in Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick, reopened as Betty earlier this year. A bar/restaurant - no cask beer.

The George in 32 King Street, Twickenham reopened early November.

13th Oct

Big Smoke Brew Co. have taken over the Abercorn Arms (ex Youngs's pub) in Teddington and will be opening 11th November 2021.

30th Sept

The October/November London Drinker Magazine is once again only available online for this issue. The next printed issue will be the December/January edition. The current magazine can be viewed at:

6th Aug

The Cricketers, The Green, Richmond, will be closing their doors from Monday 9th August 2021 for a refurbishment. The pub is expected to reopen on the 17th August.

The Young's Pubco have recenly announced that they have agreed to sell 56 of its tenanted 63 pubs in its Ram Pub Company estate to the Punch Pubco for £53m. A number of these pubs to be sold to Punch lie within our Branch area, one of which has been confirmed as the RedCow in Richmond.

28th July

The August/September London Drinker Magazine is once again only available online. Full magazine can be viewed at:

21st July

Two planning applications have been noted:

1. Italian Job, Chiswick. Change of use of ground floor unit from a drinking establishment to a mixed use of a restaurant (likely to be a Thai) with takeaway. System Reference: P/2021/2644 (Hounslow council) 28-Jun-2021 - In progress.

2. The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham. Planning Application has been submitted (June 2021) for change use of part of pub to “Education F1.” Planning application number: 21/2370/FUL

The Twickenham beer festival 2021 has been regrettably been cancelled due to the future uncertainty of the Covid situation.

17th July

The CAMRA Richmond and Hounslow Branch AGM has been booked at The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, Thursday 9th September 7.30pm for 8pm start.

27th May

The June/July London Drinker Magazine is once again only available online. Full magazine can be viewed at:

9th Apr

The Tree House at 73 White Hart Lane, Barnes
A planning application 21/0185/ADV submitted in January 2021 covers a sign change on the wall of the pub. It would appear that the operator Star Pubs and Bars Ltd have taken on this pub and intend to change its name to 'The Crossing | Pub & Dining'.

The off-licence located on Richmond Road, Twickenham has undergone a brand evolution, and changed its name to Real Drinks. See their new website:

The Tap room on the green has closed and the signs taken down. But new signage has gone up, it is now called The Green. The property is currently advertised by Sneller Commercial as 'Under Offer'. No further information as what it will become at present.

31st Mar

The April/May London Drinker Magazine is once again only available online. Full magazine can be viewed at:

11th Mar

CTZN BREW Brewhouse & Laboratory are to open in the former Crafty Winger pub at 29/31 York Street in Twickenham. The Brewhouse is currently being fitted and should be open by late spring 2021.

Find out more at

10th Feb

The Freehold for The Gunnersbury, Chiswick High Road, London W4, has been advertised for sale for £5.3M, by The Estate Office.

"investment opportunity with planning consent for additional development and massing. The property benefits from full planning permission for 5 additional flats. Potential to convert the ground and lower ground floor to residential use in future, subject to planning permission."

Read more at:

29th Jan

The Revolution Bar at 4 Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1EH, is to permanently close.

Revolution Bars Group (RBG) has now confirmed the bar will not reopen citing the government's Covid-19 restrictions as the reason. The RBG have also stated that their landlord for the Richmond site has taken the opportunity to assign a new lease to another operator.

See the news story in the Richmond & Twickenham Times

28th Jan

The Feb/March London Drinker Magazine is once again only available online. Full magazine can be viewed at:

6th Jan

After Covid-19 lockdown 2.0 our Branch area is now subject to further Government Tier restrictions and from 6th Jan, full Lockdown. This means that all our pubs are now closed, until the Government lift trading restrictions.

Local restriction tiers and what you need to know.

1st Jan

Stewart Murray resigned as Membership Secretary end of December 2020. This position on the committee is now vacant. The committee thank him for all his hard work over the last 8 years. If anyone would like to take up this position, please get in touch.