The Orange Tree
What We Love
- A cosy Richmond pub with boutique rooms and great food – includes breakfast
- Being able to get into the heart of central London in less than half an hour by train
- Arriving to find a warm welcome, great food and boutique rooms
- Staying within half an hour’s stroll of Twickenham and round the corner from Richmond Park
What To Know
- The rotating restaurant menu is seasonal
- Located in a charming neighborhood just outside London
- A flight path goes directly over the hotel, so bring earplugs to drown out the sound of planes
With food firmly at the heart of The Orange Tree, what was once a South London rugby boozer has received a stylish makeover. While it hasn’t lost any of its laid-back, sporting charm, it’s certainly gone up in the sophistication stakes. This inviting pub is now a gorgeous place to stay – with a menu to match.
Each one of its 13 boutique rooms has individual style, while a colour palette of antique white, olive green and striking teal ties them all together beautifully. Think roll-top baths and antique-style furniture, with cheerful fabrics dressing the windows and beds. You even get your own Sky HD box with complimentary movies and sport – so if you feel like hiding away for an afternoon, you won’t struggle for viewing choices.
Located within a short amble of Richmond Train Station, The Orange Tree is in a great spot if your plan is to revel in the sights, sounds and attractions of central London – keeping it all reassuringly at arm’s length, with calming Kew Gardens, Richmond Park and Hampton Court Palace right on the doorstep.
Totalling just 13, the rooms at The Orange Tree are as well thought out as they are stylish. Expect to find flatscreen TVs with satellite channels as well as complimentary toiletries and Wi-Fi. Each boutique room offers individual charm, with antique white, muted olive and vibrant teal hues and pieces of antique-style furniture running throughout.
Starting the day with anything from a full English to fresh fruit and granola, you can make steady progress towards the lunch menu featuring the likes of charcuterie boards and their veggie equivalents and lemongrass-fed beef salad. In the evening, you’ll find menus that rotate in time with the seasons, offering dishes incorporating locally sourced ingredients. Try the warm grain mustard potato salad with smoked haddock carpaccio and curried potato froth.
The leafy, affluent London suburb of Richmond gives you space to escape the hum of the city. You’ll find greenery in spades, from the carefully cultivated plant life of Kew Gardens to the sprawling parklands of Richmond Park – home to city-dwelling deer. With Waterloo around 20 minutes away by train, you can be in the city in next to no time, exploring everything from the shops of Oxford Street to performance venues like the Royal Albert Hall.
How to Get There
My spouse and I are quite familiar with the Richmond area. Taking the Tube from LHR to Richmond was easy with only one transfer. The O.Tree is located only a half block from the Richmond station. The Orange Tree Hotel was a great value considering our breakfasts were fully included. Our room was one floor up from the street and was toward the rear overlooking a side street, so any noise from the below pub and restaurant was NOT an issue. Our room was spacious, compared to other facilities in Richmond. Breakfast menu was limited, but the food quality very good. Looking forward to our next visit.
Nice reasons to stay in Richmond; it's got great restaurants, shopping, and the royal parks & Thames are nearby. Like the option of being able to use either the Tube OR faster trains into London.
Nice easy check in. We had room 4 which was large with comfy beds and a large bathroom. Very quiet at night, didn't hear the other guests coming and going. Our rate included breakfast which was fine but I also feel this let the hotel down. We sat at our table and the young lady ask for our room number and that was it. She didn't explain what was included in the rate, whether we could have anything off the menu or ask if we wanted tea or coffee. Would definitely stay here again but probably not include breakfast.
What a lovely stay we had. Spacious room for myself, husband and 12 month old baby!
We had a huge bed so he was happy to lay horizontal and we still had plenty room!
Location is fantastic, Richmond is beautiful so whilst visiting friends a perfect space for us!
The room was very quiet even though it’s above a bar, and the tube station. We had green and spring toiletries which I love! Breakfast is great, I required gluten free and they had no problem sorting that out and getting me gluten free bread for a delicious poached egg as salmon on toast!
All in all can’t wait to re visit Richmond and won’t hesitate to stay here (if availability)
Stayed in a lovely twin room which had all the facilities that were need included fresh milk. The following morning some family members came to join us for breakfast and we totalled 17. The staff were not phased and easily accommodated us - even having to pop out and purchase more breakfast cereal. All the breakfasts came out together and special requests accommodated.
All the staff were very friendly and efficient.
Delighted with our stay
Room booked then on day of stay, email to say room unavailable, offered sister hotel at greater cost! Appalling customer service and now have to stay in location I didn’t want as I do not have the time to find an alternative.