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Fluids - Places

  • The Stoop - has two main bar areas, the West Stand contains the members' bar and the East Stand contains the main bar which is one of the longest bars in Northern Europe! The East Bar also has a stage and after games there is a live band (often The Melody Fakers), games (e.g. Russian Omelette, The Pork Chop Game, etc.) and karaoke - all of which is run by Mad Max (MWTM). There are also a couple of beer outlets around the pitch. Also has Fortress Geezer with the highest concentration of Diamond Geezers on the planet!

  • The Albany, Twickenham - review to follow
  • All Bar OneAll Bar One, York Street, Twickenham - review to follow
  • Barmy ArmsBarmy Arms, The Embankment, Twickenham (Opposite Twickenham Rowing Club) Its picturesque river side setting is ideal at the beginning and end of the season for a lazy drink to watch the world go by. However, if it’s winter and you're outside, then you need your head examined. It’s a pub that mixes its local history, mainly fishing achievements, and the modern, rugby. The Barmy Arms is very popular with our southern hemisphere friends. Crammed to the rafters on international days they also add a quick bar outside for the hardy. But if your name is John and you’re gormless, then you’ll probably miss it and keep me waiting yonks for a pint! A good time to visit the Barmy Arms is after the pre-season BBQ, it’s just soo easy to wile away the odd four hours there. !) (Thanks SleepyHollow)
  • cabbage PatchCabbage Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham - With its position opposite the station it can get a tad busy on international days to say the least, but normally it is a friendly pub with good beers (including Pride, Guinness), a good juke box and they are not averse to the occasional sing song and trews wearers are not completely ridiculed. The proximity to the station makes it a good stopping point for that last celebratory pint before missing your last train! Beer garden 4 pool tables.
  • Eel PieEel Pie, 9-11 Church Street, Twickenham - Considered the best pub in Twickenham by many serious drinkers. Tucked away down Church Street, past The Fox, it’s well worth the walk from The Stoop. A wide variety of beers is stocked, sometimes there’s guest beers and my mates get positively moist over the Badger. But they are sad folk! Drinking spills out onto the street, which is one way, when it fills up inside. Service is very good and it’s a warm and inviting pub. Lunchtime food is also served. Should be top of your “must do” list. !) (Thanks SleepyHollow)
  • The Fox, Church Street, Twickenham
    has new owners who are offering a free first pint on home match days to any Quins supporter buying a full meal.
    Only condition is that you must be sporting something with Quins colours.

  • HobgoblinHobgoblin, London Road, Twickenham - Karaoke Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, a fun pub which is a bit studenty but a good laugh nevertheless, has 2 big screens for sporting events and occasionally has live bands in the evenings.
  • Hogshead, 33-35 York Street, Twickenham - 16 real ales on tap, with guest beers- review to follow
  • The King's Arms, 40 Albion Road - The King's Arms has been recently refurbished with both a traditional and sports bar theme, rugby memorabilia takes centre stage with the finest collection of genuine signed rugby shirts and kit to be found in Twickenham. Conviviality is the order of the day with a rugby club atmosphere in a genuine rugby pub - further information - thanks hotg.
  • Moon Under WaterMoon Under Water, 53-57 London Road, Twickenham - student, and younger, age group. Beers are nothing special. So best avoided. !) (Thanks SleepyHollow)
  • Pope's Grotto, Cross Deep, Twickenham - review to follow
  • The Prince Blucher, 124 The Green; Twickenham - Good pre/post-match pub (an official Quins pub), Fullers beer (which will keep DOK and The Professor happy), 4 pint jug for the price of 3 pints, (heavy to hold but saves queuing); reasonable pub grub which is normally served quickly (ideal after the 5th of 8 pints has made you hungry and kick off is approaching) - although downhill since the famous Blucher brunch went off the menu! . It's got a big conservatory and garden. TVs and a Video wall for watching any Internationals. Easy 10-15 minute walk to the ground via the short cut under the railway. - Thanks KP & Kwin
  • Reunion Jacques, 29 London Road, Twickenham - a bit of a strange mixture this one. It has marketed itself as the classiest bar in Twickenham but it has memorabilia reminiscent of an East End boozer. They have late closing and often give out free beer tokens on international days so it can be worth remembering if you have run out of cash and need a pint to celebrate before missing your last train home.
  • Rugby TavernRugby Tavern, 68 London Road, Twickenham - situated just to the left as you come out of the station it is probably the ugliest pub as seen from outside. But although it doesn't look particularly inviting it is nice enough when you get inside - it is usually reasonably quiet with lots of seating.
  • Three Kings, 42 Heath Rd, Twickenham - Ideal stopping point for 'friendly banter' on a Sunday night, as last season (01/02) this was a regular stopping off point for the London Irish team and many of their supporters. Remember to wear your Quin's shirt proudly as this will always attract attention and derisory comments from the LI supporters, fresh from another annoyingly good win at the MadJetSki. Still, it's always good-natured and Sheasby is willing to chat, once cornered. Larry the landlord is as friendly as they come and the regular Sunday night band The McManus Brothers play covers well into the night. On really busy nights Larry operates a one-in one-out policy from about 8pm - these normally coincide with LI home games and the St Mary's College term. Not recommended if you have and early start on Monday mornings. (Thanks Ralph)
  • Turk's Head, 28 Winchester Road, Twickenham - The Turk's used to be a mecca for rugby fans because of the singing that followed rugby on international days. One of the traditions there was to stick things to the ceiling - stamps, tickets, scrum halves etc. The tradition then blossomed into getting prints onto the ceiling - all this needed was a lipstick, a group of large Geezers and a drunk bloke or lass with an available body part. Bearcat comedy club every Saturday night (except during the summer)
  • Twickenham Tup, 13 Richmond Road, Twickenham - has big screens and live bands and they are not averse to people dancing on the bar or on tables if it gets a bit lively. For the Lions tour to Australia they opened at 8:30am and served a huge breakfast with Bloody Marys.
  • White Swan, Riverside, Twickenham - In a peaceful location on the north bank of the Thames, opposite Eel Pie Island, stands the White Swan, a traditional pub, built in the 17th century. Youngs, Spitfire, Bombardier. Extremely popular in the summer - Excellent riverside location. As well as the usual Bar food in the Summer on Sundays and throughout the year on Rugby days they do a mean BBQ. Nothing is funnier than the charity raft race, held at the White Swan Pub in the summer.

Richmond, Surrey

  • The Orange Tree, 45 Kew Road, Richmond - Rumour has it that this pub was named after the first orange tree to be brought to Britain, which was planted at Kew Gardens (Please Midge don't send in your Rumours joke again!). Youngs ales.
  • The Triple Crown, Kew Foot Road, Richmond - in a quiet road beside Richmond Athletic Ground this small pub serves a good pint of Pride. Internationals are shown on a small television.
  • The Sun, Richmond - review to follow

Whitton, Middlesex (Also see www.whittononline.co.uk)

  • The Admiral NelsonAdmiral Nelson, 123 Nelson Road, Whitton
    Situated at the opposite end of Whitton High Street from Whitton Station. A large Fullers Public House serving Pride, ESB and Chiswick. Very very Popular when Internationals are being played at Twickenham. For those unlucky to get tickets there are two large screens which show the matches live and with the pre and post match supporters calling in to and from the ground the atmosphere is almost as good as if you had a ticket! Decorated with Rugby memorabilia (Thanks Worried of Whitton)
  • The Duke of Cambridge, Kneller Road, Whitton,
    Situated off the “beaten track” opposite Kneller Hall , The Royal School of Music, that Historical looking building with the flag that is visible from the East Stand), This is a very small, friendly pub is probably the closest pub to both the Stoop and HQ. Although the bar area is cosy, they boast a large garden. A free house serving both Fullers London Pride, and Youngs Bitter on hand pumps. Due to proximity to HQ, the Duke is packed on match days. (Thanks Worried of Whitton)
  • The White HartThe White Hart,121 Kneller Road, Whitton
    Classified as the oldest pub in Whitton. A large bar area with a very large family garden, with playground equipment for the children. Another free house which serves Courage Best, and Directors, Bombardier. Serves food. It also has B&B facilities. (Thanks Worried of Whitton)

Gosport, Hants

  • White Horse Inn, Nobes Avenue, Bridgemary - is owned by the wife of a Diamond Geezer so it is worth going to for that reason if for no other! It's a typical back street boozer, unfortunately it doesn't serve real ale at the moment but that may change in the future. Food is available at nearby chippy/chinese/indian and kebab shops and being associated with a DG they also have the phone numbers for delivery services! It is situated 3 miles from the lush beaches lapped by the tranquil waters of the Solent and 4 miles (by ferry) from the historic city of Portsmouth - thanks Andy.

Tonbridge, Kent

  • The Bell Inn, Three Elm Lane, Golden Green, Tonbridge - has just changed hands and is now owned by our very own talismanic figure - Mad Max (aka Martin, MWTM etc.). Go there to witness Max when he is not "on" - you'll be surprised to see what a quite studious, some would say bookish chap he is!

Swallowfield,Nr Reading, Berkshire

  • The Crown
    Official stop on the way to Bristol, and Madejski Stadium!
    A country pub situated in Swallowfield village, just off the A33 about 10 minutes south from Junction 11, M4. Serves a selection of hand pulled real ale, Morland, Bombadier, and a particular good Abbot Ale from Greene King. Fine lunches are provided, both hot and cold food available. Private Functuons and Exteral Bar Services A large Public bar with Pool Table, Juke Box, Darts, and Cribbage boards behind the bar! Small garden. The sign outside said "Parties Welcome", but I think the landlord would have prefered more notice than a coach of Quins Supporters just turning up however, we were made very welcome. Thanks WoW

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We would also like to offer advice on where to stay (hotels, B&Bs etc.) when on away trips, if you have any suggestions send them to webmaster@diamondgeezers.org.uk. But please don't suggest always staying in Toulouse regardless of where the game is being played!