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Published March 30th 2013
For many the River Thames is the nearest thing to a 'beach' for miles and WHEN the weather picks up a little and mother nature decides to give us a spring, you cannot beat a nice cold beverage outside by the River accompanied by some pretty impressive views.
Bishop Out of Residence is a classic and traditional English pub on the bank of the Thames, with a stunning view of Kingston bridge and a quaint little terrace for some people spotting (for when it does get a little warmer).
The ground floor has charming olde-worlde decor and friendly table service. Where on the first floor, the River Room Bar is a very chic lounge bar available for private hire kitted out with cosy velvet sofas, decadent chandeliers and a small private balcony where you can enjoy a dose of sunshine and some fresh air.
Expect to find posh pub food which is traditional, sustainable and locally sourced, it is reasonably priced for around £5 for a starter or £8-10 for a sharing plate or main meal. And hands down the best mushy peas served with hand beer battered cod and chips. Drink prices are moderate and you can expect the usual suspect of drinks on offer from classic cocktails, to bottles of wine, cider or beer.