The Coach & Horses, Kew

The Coach & Horses, Kew

The Coach & Horses, 8 Kew Green, Kew TW9 3BH. Telephone: 020 8940 1208. Website: https://www.coachhotelkew.co.uk/
Pig Mark 73. As the name suggests, The Coach & Horses was originally an 18th century coaching inn. Now run by Young’s, it offers a bar with Sky on the TV and occasional live music, a quiet area called the Library where one can sit and eat or drink without the TV or music being a disturbance and a separate dining area as well as B&B. There is also a garden hidden away out the back as well as tables and chairs at the front of the pub. The Coach & Horses was one of Young’s original five pubs when they took over The Ram Brewery in 1831 and was also featured as ‘The Fiacre & Unicorns (or The FU)’ in D S Floyd’s murder mystery, Must Flea.
Visited on Monday 23rd October 2017 at 21.20. Weather was mild.
Ordered a pint and two halves of Young’s Special for £8.75.

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Piggy Dave
7
8
7
2
5
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3
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37

Piggy Corin
8
9
5
2
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3
2

37

Piggy Sue
6
7
7
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2

36

Piggy Rod








Piggy Dave: For a hotel pub The Coach & Horses is really nice. A real log fire, piano in the corner, music playing unobtrusively and screens silently tuned to Sky Sports. There is also another bar area called The Library where you can go if you’d rather not have music or other distractions. As you can imagine, they also have lots of books in there. The bar staff were friendly and helpful and there was a small selection of Young’s beer and a guest ale on offer. Young’s Gold is also usually a staple here, but they were out of it the night we visited. They also do food and it’s not too badly priced for a pub/hotel. There are a few veggie options as well. One thing about the C&H is that the seats always look far comfier than they actually are, which is a shame. A few locals are in tonight, sitting and chatting amongst themselves. They have live music here some weekends, though usually cover acts. The pub has also been known to offer one-offs such as a murder mystery evening, so it’s well worth keeping an eye on their social media.

Piggy Corin: The Coach & Horses is a hotel/restaurant/bar on the south side of Kew Green. The bar is a huge cut above the usual soulless hotel bar. The pub offers well-kept Young’s and Kew beers and the bartender was prompt and friendly. The pub area has dimmed lighting and jazzy (quiet) background music. There are high benches with bar stools and low tables with a variety of seating that looks a lot more comfortable than it actually is. There is one screen showing football silently, though this is predominantly a rugby pub. The pub wasn’t busy but has a few locals around creating a pleasant hum. Not a bad boozer, and worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Piggy Sue: Large hotel/bar at the south end of the Green. An unexpectedly pleasant bar, though unsurprisingly quite foodie given that it’s attached to a hotel. Young’s beer and I can recommend the Gold they usually offer as it’s lovely. Jazzy background music with Irish football silently showing on the screen the night we visited. Some weekends they have live bands on and if the weather’s nice, there’s a garden tucked away at the back.

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