Within walking distance of Twickenham, on the banks of the Thames, in Strawberry Hill, The Alexander Pope is a great place to go and share a bottle of wine with a friend and tuck into some consoling simple British food classics. Some days this is all you need to reset those batteries and lighten your mood trust me.This large and modern house with real open lit fires takes its name from the poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744), who had a house on the banks of the Thames near the site of the hotel.
A pub at heart, the menu includes pub classics such as steak and chips, along with Twickenham ale-battered fish and chips. My guest and I opted for the ‘Home cured gravadlax, potato salad and watercress’ and ‘Baked camembert to share with honey roast figs and sourdough toast’ for our starters, the ’28 day aged Agnus sirloin steak, chips and watercress’ with the choice of bernaise or peppercorn sauce for our mains and the ‘Banoffee pie’ and ‘Apple pear and sultana crumble’ with custard for dessert – as recommended by our super friendly waiter. We weren’t really going to have dessert but were really persuaded! The wine was recommended by the Manager of the pub whilst she took our food order so that looked after that.
The food was fresh and appetising, the crumble was huge but yummy and the ambiance was very informal and relaxed. Locals looked so at home as if they were in their own living rooms. I’d definitely recommend heading down here for a long, lazy Sunday roast or dinner over the Winter. I very much doubt you’ll be disappointed. We left much happier and jollier than when we arrived!
Address: Cross Deep, Twickenham TW1 4RB
Written by Julia Nelson