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
Great room, decent breakfast and lovely staff (even better dog). Had a very nice bottle of wine in the bar and some really tasty mixed nuts, much nicer than the normal offerings. Good location for Richmond activities
This is a busy pub/restaurant downstairs with boutique rooms on the floors above and a great atmosphere .We booked two rooms. Both were spacious spotlessly clean and very comfortable. One even had a self contained lounge area which was an unexpected benefit.
Original fittings have been retained providing an added warmth to this venue.The large bathroom with quality soaps and the specialist teas and coffee capsule machine in the main room all added to the great feel
The warm welcome on our arrival continued throughout our stay .The staff were professional helpful and enthusiastic.
The beers are well kept and in good condition, and whilst pricey the wines are of excellent quality and worth the expense.
Food is excellent and cooking is of the highest order and we can highly recommend the whole plaice and the house burger from the main course menu ---quality ingredients perfectly prepared. The breakfasts were excellent too---a nice range of plates to suit all tastes all of which used quality ingredients and were cooked with care by the kitchen team.
The hotel is only about 100m walk from the station and as we found about a 20 minute walk to Kew Gardens
Stayed at The Orange Tree as we were visiting Kew Garden and the pub/hotel is only a mile or two down the road. The hotel is a 1 minute walk away from the station, so Overground and district line trains available, so easy links to both Kew Gardens and central London.
The room was well decorated and comfortable, although we were on the top floor, and there are no lifts. All rooms have to be accessed by stairs, so could be an issue for anyone with a disability.
The rate included Breakfast, which was excellent and cooked to order.
The pub does specialise in showing live Rugby, so can be a little noisy, but nothing too bad.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Would certainly use again.