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Published July 30th 2012
Located just next to the river in Barnes, this restaurant/pub is unique for several reasons.
For starters, you can go there to watch old movies projected onto the wall. They're mostly foreign which means no amount of noise will stop you reading the subtitles.
Just the other day, The TreeHouse organised a tapas night with a special menu including white gazpacho (in Spain, this stuff is like marmite - you either love it or hate it) whilst providing a hungry crowd with a showing of Volver.
The mood was Spanish through and through and the waitresses donned their flowers and flamenco dresses to top the effect off. The food was quite good as pub food goes, but I was more taken with the garden at the back, which made me feel a little like I was on holiday somewhere European.
This pub has a lot of potential for cosy nights out and even though it's a little out of the way, it feels like a true London establishment; popular with the locals but worldly in its approach.