Red-brick Victorian splendour has been given a smart new city face-lift at this lively pub in the heart of rugby-loving Richmond. Come prepared for all the bustle of a popular pub serving tasty classics alongside cask ales and craft cocktails. You step straight off the busy street into the bright open bar and dining room with its choice of flowery armchairs, wooden tables and clubby corners where you can tuck into steak and Young’s ale pie with savoy cabbage and mash, perhaps followed by damson Bakewell tart with chantilly cream. Sunday roasts are sumptuous, and veggie options are good too. Upstairs are thirteen unapologetically colourful and glam bedrooms, some with freestanding baths at the foot of the big comfy beds. Feature wallpapers make a splash, there’s air-con for the summer, and hi-tech touches are everywhere (including of course sports TV for the big game). Fold out beds and travel cots can be provided for families, but make sure you ask for one of the quieter rooms as the buzz is part of the appeal here. Fill your boots with Mrs Fenton’s full English breakfast before you stride out.