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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.

AGM and Committee Decisions

At our 2017 AGM the following committee and non-committee members were elected.

Chairman*: Charles Owens
Secretary*: Roy Hurry/Richard Northmore
Treasurer*: Andy Pirson
Membership Secretary*: Stewart Murray
Social secretary & Branch Contact: Roy Hurry
Pubs Campaign Officer: TBA
Webmaster and WhatPub/Pubzilla Database Co-ordinator: George Gimber
Public Affairs Officer: John Austin
Brewery Liaison: John Austin (Twickenham)
Brewery Liaison: TBA (Kew)
Brewery Liaison: Doug Scott (Reunion Ales)
CAMRA Twickenham Festival Organiser: Charles Owens
Cider & Perry Representative: Bob Gordon
Branch Clubs officer: John Lisle

*Denotes mandatory positions. Other posts are discretionary as is the number of additional people on the committee.

Please note that the Branch has a new officer who has taken up the role of Branch Clubs officer, we welcome John Lisle to the Richmond and Hounslow Branch.

Branch Area Update

The area covered by the Richmond & Hounslow branch has been expanded to now include the entire Hounslow and Richmond-upon-Thames boroughs, effective from October 1st 2017.

Pubs, Beer and Brewery News

Our branch covers a wide area and I'm sure many changes to our pubs still remain unreported. Maintaining branch pub records is relying on just a few people reporting news of changes to keep our branch online news and pub records up to date.

More reports and pub surveys are needed!!

If you are reading this and know of a change of beer range, opening times, management, closure etc. please report it to the Branch. This information will give the branch a better perspective of what's happening to our pubs and the availability of real ale that can also be made available to a wider audience via the web site, and also in the regular Capital Pub Check section of the London Drinker Magazine.

Posted News item
18th Jan

Right Move are advertising the freehold of O'Riordans Tavern at 3 High Street, Brentford, for sale. Offers are invited in excess of £1.5M.

3rd Jan

Hanging pub signThe Anglers at 3 Broom Road, Teddington, closed on 2nd January 2019 for an extreme makeover. The pub is expected to be back in business by mid-April 2019. The work will bring the kitchen and bar up to date, together with a new Function room and upstairs bar. Changes to the dining areas will give better views of the river Thames. The Gardens will also get some attention with improved bike parking, kids activities and al fresco dining options.

Planning applications granted: 18/2566/FUL and 17/4293/FUL. Additional kitchen extract, four condensers to serve cold stores and air conditioning. Construction of new plant room and relocation of existing bin enclosure, with associated works. Erection of two storey glazed link between main building and outbuilding to facilitate the relocation of customer toilets to outbuilding, new enclosure and enlargement of existing deck. Removal of timber shed. Opening of new pedestrian footpath into the pub garden from riverside and associated works.

See Fuller's web site page: anglers-pub-refurbishment

The Mitre at 20 St Mary's Grove, Richmond will be closed from 2nd January for rework to the bar for inclusion of 'craft' beer taps. Pub to reopen 10th January.

The Kings Head at 123 High Street, Teddington will be closed from Monday 14th January for 5 days. They will reopen the bar from 4pm on 19th January and restaurant from 6pm.

The White Cross, Riverside, Water Lane, Richmond will be closed 2nd January until the 10th of January for structural work.

The Park Hotel in Teddington recently bought by Young's & Co closed on the 25th November 2018 "for a transformational refurbishment". It is expected to reopen February 2019. Work currently in progress.

The Kew Brewery founded in 2015 by Dave Scott has passed control of the brewery to Jana Gray and partner Jonathan. In December 2018 the brewery has opened a bar/taproom at the Brewhouse, 477 Upper Richmond Road West, SW14 7PU. (The brewery currently has a tap takeover at the Dodo pub, Hanwell, on Jan 25th).