Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil your mum. If she wants something besides afternoon tea and cake this year check out our list of lovely pubs ideal for showing Mum how much she means to you this Mother’s Day.
345 Petersham Road, TW10 7DB, Richmond, London | (020) 8940 9444
The New Inn is a quiet medium-sized pub, with a great garden area in the back. They have friendly staff, good food, a homely feeling, and great selection of beer: all the ingredients for a brilliant pub. The back garden is perfect on a lovely spring day, and ideally located for a much-loved Mother’s Day activity of a walk in the park with the beautiful Richmond Park being located only a 10-minute from the pub.
Riverside, Twickenham, London TW1 3DN| (020) 8892 2166
This refurbished 17th century Thames-side pub offers a friendly atmosphere and a tranquil setting opposite Eel Pie Island. The pub has a well-used balcony and waterside terrace across a quiet lane. Open all day, with great and fairly priced food (Sun till 6pm). Bring your mum along for some great food, and a lovely and relaxing view. The pub also offers live acoustic music and quiz nights, and children and dogs are welcome.
Twickenham is home to the Strawberry Hill House, which is a gothic castle with a beautiful garden. Explore the house with your mum and walk in the garden, before heading over to The White Swan (only a five-minute drive from Strawberry Hill).
Folly Bridge, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4LB | (018) 6572 1600
Out for a lovely relaxing Mother’s Day in Oxford, then pop on over to the Head of The River. This pub is conveniently located by the river, ideal for a relaxing walk or for hiring boats after your stop at the pub. Spacious, with a split-level bar, this charming pub is brimming with character with dividing brick arches, great beers and a wide range of wines by the glass. The service is good, and they offer popular pub food. On a lovely day the waterside terrace is a perfect spot, and if it gets a bit chilly the terrace is heated.
17 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland |(0131) 556 1884
Anyone in Edinburgh this Mother’s Day, should visit this beautiful pub. Its dazzling Victorian interior is a must see! Look at its floors and stairways laid with marble, chandeliers hanging from magnificent plasterwork ceilings, and its superb series of Doulton portraits of historical innovators. Enjoy the delicious food, in particular seafood, and soak in the gorgeous surroundings. This pub is extremely popular so you may need to book a table in advance.
75 South Parade, Chiswick, London W4 5LF | (020) 8742 8801
Duke of Sussex is home to an unexpectedly big garden which is a real treat on a lovely spring day. With seats and tables under parasols, nicely laid out plants, carefully positioned lighting, this is a garden gem in the hustle and bustle of the big city. With a great collection of beer, 30 wines by the glass and 15 malt whiskeys your Mum will be spoilt for choice. In the dining room you will find a splendid skylight framed by colourfully painted cherubs as well as a highly regarded menu including: tapas, tortillas, chilly and garlic prawns, braised rabbit leg with ham and steak pie.
Another plus to this pub is its brilliant location, with Kew Gardens just a 10-minute drive away.