Despite being a fairly typical Wells' and Young's refurbishment, (loungey furnishings etc.) the Coach and Horses does a pretty good job of balancing its job as a hotel, dining room and local pub. Evenings find the pub populated by plenty of regulars, mainly middle aged men, but sunny weekends will see the front terrace, which overlooks Kew Green, filled with people lunching and brunching, despite the always-busy traffic. A large part of the the front of the pub is set out as a dining room and the food prices are reasonable - between £8 and £13 for unpretentious, freshly-prepared, modern pub grub. The choice of ale on the pumps is adequate (Young's Best, Special and Bombardier) and look out for a large bottled range behind the bar, along with a good wine list. The Coach & Horses is a good, solid pub that handles its multiple roles with measured calm and is a well-deserved three-pinter.
Reviewed by redcat
28 Sep 2008