The Eel Pie
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Eel Pie is tucked away on one of Twickenham’s quaint cobbled streets, a mere stone’s throw from River Thames and the celebrated Eel Pie Island. Attracting returning locals and first-time visitors alike, the pub boasts olde-worlde charm and a warm and inviting atmosphere. At the front of the venue there’s a long bar and plenty of cosy seating to sink into, while the rear of the pub is home to the restaurant area, which leads to the spacious beer garden. The menu comprises a mix of traditional and modern dishes, meaning there’s something to suit everyone. From the tempting range of starters we began with a homemade Scotch egg and scrumptious honey-glazed sausages. Our appetites sufficiently whet, I then devoured the house cheeseburger, with an added thick-cut slice of streaky bacon. My friend chose from the blackboard of daily specials, enjoying steak and ale pie, served alongside fresh green beans and mashed potato. Our meal finished on a sweet note with cherry pie and treacle sponge, both served with homemade custard. We were thoroughly impressed with the quality of the food, and will undoubtedly be returning to sample from the seasonally changing menu again. On our visit I also spotted a sign noting that the The Eel Pie is dog-friendly, so I may even bring my pooch next time.