The Tap on the Line, Kew

The Tap on the Line, Kew

The Tap on the Line, Kew Garden Station, Station Approach, Kew TW9 3PZ. Telephone: 020 8332 1162. Website: http://www.tapontheline.co.uk/
Pig Mark 69. The Tap on the Line was built as part of the station in the 1860s and was originally the station’s timber steaming room. Later it became the buffet hall until it was converted into a pub. It was initially the Flower and Firkin then renamed the Railway until Fuller’s bought it in 2012 and renamed it The Tap on the Line. It is the only remaining tube station pub on the entire London Underground network.
Visited on Monday 23rd October 2017 at 22.25. Weather was mild.
Ordered one pint of Black Cab and two pints of Oliver’s Island for £13.75.

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Piggy Dave
5
7
7
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34

Piggy Corin
5
8
8
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3
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35

Piggy Sue
7
7
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5
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35

Piggy Rod








Piggy Dave: For a railway bar this pub is very nice. A Fuller’s pub with underground style tiling behind the bar, wooden roof, glimpses of bare brick amongst the foodie grey walls and lots of interesting pictures in the back room where you can sit and watch trains and tubes roll past to your heart’s content (though this room may only be for food service, not sure). Friendly service and a rolling clientele due to its location. I’ve seen better selections of Fuller’s beer, but at least they had Black Cab even if it does come at a price. A nice little stop off if waiting for someone or maybe on the way back from somewhere, but it isn’t likely to become a regular haunt of mine.

Piggy Corin: This is a cut above your usual station pub. Fuller’s beers are served in a lovely old station atmosphere. Old school tiles on the walls, high vaulted wooden ceiling, open brickwork and wooden tables as well as high benches with stools. The beer is well kept and the ambience is friendly. Although it was fairly empty when we walked in, it didn’t feel awkward and the bar staff were welcoming and cheerful. Definitely worth a visit when you jump off the train at Kew Gardens station, even if the beer is a bit pricey.

Piggy Sue: The Tap on the Line is a pub on the platform and does exactly what it says on the tin. A good range of Fuller’s beers, pricey but good quality. Quite quiet when we were there but still felt like a pub rather than a waiting room. There was piped music in the background, no screens and although food service had finished when we arrived, food and snacks are available for most of the day from 8.30 am.

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