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.
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Bad bad service and bad bad staff
They served me flat Peroni
When I asked for new one the barmed said to her colleague just empty half and full for him his drink
That it's professional yah
This is a really nice pub.
The staff are very friendly & helpful. The food is excellent.
I’d recommend the mixed grill, the best I’ve ever eaten, everyone enjoyed their meals.
Really looking forward to going back again.
Small and cozy hotel. There was no elevator but i think they were working on building one. Only 2 floors but still carrying the luggage was hard. Great neighbourhood and excellent pub to grab a beer. For me visiting my company across the road it is perfect
Stayed with a work colleague following meeting and dinner in Richmond. Room was beautiful, huge bathroom and very clean. Enjoyed (lots😳) of drinks in the bar. Nice staff and lovely breakfast. Will recommend.
Stayed just for one night as we were having a family dinner in Rick Stein's in Barnes. Perfect location in the heart of Richmond with easy access to car parking, train station, etc. Staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Room 4 was delightful and we'd a good night's sleep - apart from being woken up from 4.30am by the early morning jumbo jets arriving into Heathrow which fly very low over Richmond. Only disappointment was the breakfast - sausage and bacon had been precooked (the previous day?) and reheated, as a result were hard and inedible, plus the bacon was very salty. Husband's poached haddock was requested without spinach and it arrived with a heap of slimy spinach, with a small piece of haddock on top, and all floating in a load of opaque water - neither spinach nor haddock had been drained properly. Poached egg though was very good. Table we used in the breakfast area hadn't been properly cleaned and was covered in sticky drink ring marks which wasn't very pleasant. So, lesson learned - nice place to stay, but go somewhere else for breakfast!