Here at Craven House we have bid farewell to summer and are getting into the autumn spirit. The trees in Bushy Park and around Hampton Court Palace are turning a beautiful gold and copper, the walks are brisk and fresh and cosy Surrey pubs are calling! With the clock change imminent we will soon be facing earlier evenings and meals are shifting from summer salads and BBQs to warming and filling meals. We’ve rounded up some of the best local pubs and bar restaurant options near us, now all you have to do is pick one (or two… or three!) and enjoy.
Our new favourite! The King’s Arms is the perfect spot (one minute walk from Craven House) for some culinary indulgence after an autumnal walk. Open Wednesday – Sunday, the restaurant and bar serve exquisite seasonal British meals with unexpected twists, all sourced locally. Their chic space is perfect for special celebrations, working breakfast, lunch or dinners or just anyone that needs an excuse to enjoy delicious food! We thoroughly recommend everything on the menu and particularly enjoyed the vegetarian king oyster mushroom ‘scallops’ followed by the famous Six steak and Surbiton Ale pie with creamy mash on our most recent visit!
The Park, Teddington
Known for their seasonal menu, The Park is a treat for the eyes and the taste buds. With food described as ‘hearty, indulgent and quintessentially English’ is there really any where else you’d rather be on a frosty day? They’re also pup-friendly and have a children’s menu to boot.
Opposite Hampton Court Palace, The Mitre is a spectacular hotel that boasts a selection of dining options from the Coppernose or 1665 Riverside Brasserie to the Orangery and Kings Ginger Winter Terrace. They also host seasonal events like wine tastings, a Christmas lights switch on celebration and Thanksgiving so do make sure to check what is in their calendar in case any of it takes your fancy.
Take a wander from Craven House, through Bushy Park, and you’ll find the Anglers, a lovely family-friendly pub, in Teddington. And if you fancy a pub quiz, then Tuesdays are the night for you.
The Wheatsheaf, Esher
Perched on the edge of Esher Green and near Sandown Racecourse sits the Wheatsheaf pub, serving seasonal classics to warm you up. This Surrey pub is dog friendly and around the corner you’ll find West End Common, which is a favourite field and woodland, dotted with ponds and gravel paths; which are ideal for dog walkers.
The Queenshead, Weybridge
Did someone say classic dishes with a French twist? Sign us up! The Queenshead in Weybridge has just released their autumn menu and it is resplendent with mushroom tarts, pheasant sausages, authentic coq u vin and the list goes on! Be sure to make a booking as this Surrey pub is very popular.
The Canbury Arms, Kingston
Known for their Sunday roasts, The Canbury Arms is full of cosy corners for family catch-ups. They’re also very welcoming if you are just looking for somewhere different to work for the day, or need somewhere to host a meeting or corporate event.
The Kings Head, Teddington
Right amongst the shops on Teddington’s pretty high street is the King’s Head pub. Boasting a hidden courtyard garden and a cosy feel, this is a lovely spot for a tasty meal.
Hopefully you will have found some options to wet your appetite and will be planning a few gastronomic outings when you visit us in South West London. If you have any questions or would like us to make any reservations for you then please do get in touch, I am always happy to help.
I look forward to welcoming you to Craven House, and Hampton Court very soon.
All the best,