Botanist on the Green

Bars and pubs , Gastropubs Kew
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Botanist on the Green
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Taking its cue from Kew Gardens, this light, flowery bar-restaurant a short hop south of Kew Bridge offers the illusion that you’re drinking beer in a greenhouse.

There’s plenty of choice: Sagres, Greene King IPA and Erdinger Weiß, plus Symonds and Aspall Suffolk ciders. Anchor Steam Ale, Estrella and Duvel number among the bottled options.

Cocktails (available by glass or pitcher) include a Botanist of gin, passion fruit and sundry juices; the wine list is equally user-friendly.

Quality bar snacks are typified by the meze platter with Exeter Street Bakery focaccia.

Kids’ drawing kits encourage ice-cream pitstops after a trawl through Kew Gardens. The one flaw: brusque-almost-rude bar service on our most recent visit.

Venue name: Botanist on the Green
Address: 3-5 Kew Green
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-2am Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm, 6-10pm Mon-Thur; noon-3pm, 6-9pm Fri; noon-9pm Sat, Sun
Transport: Tube: Kew Gardens tube/rail or bus 65, 391
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NakedPRGirl Claire

This was actually a real life port in a storm as a friend and I got borderline drenched on the way to Kew Gardens and found cider plus a chance to dry off in this charming pub! Apologies for worst photo - like ever - because this was really nice and welcoming with super nice staff. I'd definitely go back again and try the food too. A fab option if you've been at Kew and looking for somewhere to go afterwards.


Nice welcoming pub. The live music at weekends is great but avoid if you want a quiet dinner (also the food is better at other pubs nearby - try the Coach and Horses across the way).


Had a fantastic evening in here with some friends after enjoying the Gardens next door. Lovely food, great beer brewed on site and friendly staff.