© Oliver Knight
Richmond, Surrey

This pub’s appeal isn’t quite all about location, location, location. But by the same token, the views from here, a fair hike up Richmond Hill, are beautiful – take your drink outside to one of the benches and you’ll be looking out towards rural Petersham and across the Thames, with only the occasional passing plane to disturb you.

Inside, it’s a straightforward local, untouched by current trends in pub culture: so-so beers, line-the-stomach food, uncomplicated decor, efficient staff. So far, so so – but it’s the views from outside that make it worth the hike.

Venue name: Roebuck
Address: 130 Richmond Hill
TW10 6RN
Cross street: Richmond
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Fri; 10.30am-midnight Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm, 6-10pm Mon-Fri; noon-10pm Sat, Sun
Transport: Tube: Richmond tube/rail

Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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Mike McBrien

I find this a typical London pub, Very friendly staff, good selection of cask beers and a good selection of food. I am just about to go down for my usual fish, chips and peas with a pint (2) of London Pride. I stay at the Richmond Hill Hotel about eight times a year and take a small walk to the pub. In the summer time the view of the Thames from high up is fabulous.


Your rating from 2010 is not correct. Yes, the view is spectacular and you really can't beat a drink on the terrace to enjoy one of London's finest views, but the Roebuck inside is definitely a great experience too. We just had our wedding reception there, and the food and beer/wine selection was outstanding. The Roebuck is a friendly, well run pub and well worth a visit. Highly recommended.


Well if it was the worse pub in the World, the ability to take a drink in a glass across the road to what could be the best view in London deserves far more than 2 stars. As it is we've always found the pub friendly, there's always a choice of proper draught beers and it's actually quite nice to be served relatively cheap uncomplicated food for a change rather than gastropub fare!