Tap On The Line

Tap On The Line

This pub was editorially chosen for inclusion by Londonist.

Formerly 'The Railway', this Fuller's pub now goes by a less prosaic name that still references the fact that it's part of the tube station. Indeed, it claims to be the only pub on a station platform on the entire tube network — which might well be true, but we can also consider The Phoenix in Denmark Hill Overground station.

We seem to remember, in the good old days, that you could wander straight onto the platform from the pub's back door. In these times of Oyster barriers and increased health and safety, however, you have to wander round to the front of the building and try to work out which of the several possible options is the real door in.

Once inside, you're greeted by a lofty space, the station's old 'timber steaming room', we're told. The bar itself is neatly decorated, with an antique rail clock supported on aluminium pillars, all set off by shiny white glazed tiles. Unusually for a Fuller's pub, there's a guest ale in the form of Truman's Lazarus on our visit, backed up by five of the host brewery's own casks, plus a range of kegs. The bottle selection is better than your average, as is the wine list, and they even do cocktails. Dining options look good, if nothing exceptional, but the conservatory dining area is an excellent spot in which to enjoy a meal.

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A small beer garden out front.
A small beer garden out front.
The recently redecorated dining room.
The recently redecorated dining room.

Address: Station Parade Richmond TW9 3PZ

Phone: 020 8332 1162



Monday: 8am-11pm

Tuesday: 8am-11pm

Wednesday: 8am-11pm

Thursday: 8am-11pm

Friday: 8am-11pm

Saturday: 9am-11pm

Sunday: 10am-10.30pm

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