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.
At our 2021 AGM the following committee and non-committee members were elected.
The Branch AGM Minutes for 2021 can be seen here.
Chairman*: Bob Gordon
Secretary*: Damian Smeaton/Richard Northmore
Treasurer*: Andy Pirson
Membership Secretary*: Charles Owens/(Andy Pirson)
Social secretary & Branch Contact: Richard Northmore/Bob Gordon
Webmaster, WhatPub/Pubzilla Database and GBG Co-ordinator : George Gimber
Public Affairs Officer: John Austin
Brewery Liaison: John Austin (Twickenham)
Brewery Liaison: Steve Whitbread (Kew/CTZN)
CAMRA Twickenham Festival Organiser: Charles Owens
Cider & Perry Representative: Phil Harrison
Pubs Campaign Co-ordinator: -
Branch Clubs officer: Vacant
Branch Young Members' Contact: Robin Moore
*Denotes mandatory positions. Other posts are discretionary as is the number of additional people on the committee.
|1st July 2022||
The Builders Arms on Field Lane, Teddington has closed down and faces an uncertain future.
|24th June 2022||
The Watermans Arms pub in Barnes that opened in May 2019 unexpectedly closed on the weekend 10/11th June this year, after only 2 days notice. The fittings and furnishings have been boxed-up for removal. There are reports that a rent increase by the Freeholder may be the cause of the pub's demise, and the premises have been sold. NB. these reports have yet to be confirmed.
|25th May 2022||
A framed 'Lockdown Hero' graphic artwork was presented to the Jolly Coopers (Hampton) pub by Bob Gordon on 24th May in recognition of Jane and Nick Witham's activities to help the local community during the Covid-19 lock-down period. The picture shows Suheil and Gemma receiving the award in Jane and Nick's absence.
|22nd May 2022||
The Plough at 42 Christchurch Road, East Sheen. SW14 7AF will be reopening on Monday 23rd May. Their new website is www.plougheastsheen.co.uk/
|20th May 2022||
Richmond Planning Department have received two planning applications that affect two pubs in the Branch area.
1. The Ham Brewery Tap, 4-6 Ham Street, Ham, Richmond. TW10 7HT
Proposal: Change of use from Public House with ancillary Staff Flat to Class E Veterinary Surgery with anciallry Staff Flat plus external refurbishment, associated car and cycle parking, waste and recycling storage, and hard and soft landscaping.
2. The Crown, 174 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2NH
The Crown is a Georgian 3-storey brick building with basement, situated in St. Margarets, Twickenham.
Proposal: Alterations to trade areas of public house including decorations, re-upholstery, lighting changes, alteration to height of threshold, new radiator casings.
|12th May 2022||
There has been a change in management at The Swan, Hampton Wick. The pub is currently closed and undergoing a refurbishment by Shepherd Neame. A notice posted on the door indicates that it will reopen on Monday 16th May 2022. The pub will no longer be offering Thai food.
|20th April 2022||
Bob Gordon (Branch Chairman) presented a special Branch 'Lockdown Heroes' Award to Hannah Lawson in the pub on April 19th 2022. During the lockdown the Angel & Crown provided 70 meals 7 days a week for the homeless and vulnerable people, food, clothing and sleeping bags were supplied by local businesses and residents. The Angel & Crown team have created a pub that serves the whole community and intends to continue doing so! The pubs very own catchphrase is 'a pub with community'.
The Angel & Crown was in the top 10 in the whole country which shows a great deal of dedication! Camra introduced their own lockdown award for pubs supporting the local community during the lockdown, and the Angel & Crown was runner up in the London area.
The Angel & Crown did not do this to win awards, they did it to support the community!
|10th April 2022||
The Abercorn Arms in Teddington are having their first ever Beer and cider Festival on Friday 29th April until Sunday 1st May. Big Smoke BBQ/hog roast and Live music on Friday and Saturday night.
|14th March 2022||
The Plough at 42 Christchurch Road, East Sheen was closed in November 2021 and the lease of the pub returned back to Fullers, who have decided to operate the pub in the future as a managed house. A statement from Fuller’s said: “We are starting work at The Plough on 21 March 2022. We anticipate the works will take around two months and we will open very shortly afterwards, hopefully around the middle of May 2022.
Futher reading on NUB News: Work finally starts on The Plough Pub – plan to re-open in May
|26th Feb 2022||
The Fox and Duck, 194 Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 7AD.
|5th Feb 2022||
Rose Of York, Petersham Road, Richmond Hill, TW10 6UY
|2nd Feb 2022||
The Three Horseshoes in Feltham is no longer boarded-up and has reopened on the 28th Jan. The reason for the closure was because a disgruntled, and barred customer, had returned and smashed nearly all the front windows.
|5th Jan 2022||
What was known as the Tree House at 73 White Hart Lane, Barnes reopened as The Crossing in September 2021 following a £450k refurbishment by restaurant, bar and hospitality operator, Christian Arden and Heineken owned, Star Pubs & Bars. The pub serves either Timothy Taylor Landlord or Black Sheep Best Bitter.