Welcome to Brouge
Amongst bars and restaurants in Twickenham, Brouge at The Old Goat is considered as one of the friendliest family places.
We offer high quality Belgian-influenced & British cuisine, prepared daily using fresh ingredients.
We specialise in cooking with Belgian beer and in recommending beers & wines to compliment your meal.
Our stylish restaurant has a relaxed ambience with a modern Bistro feel.
We cater for all occasions and all ages offering a family friendly environment.
Signature Dish: Moules Frites available all year round. 75+ beers on the menu with the strongest beer at 18.2%.
Established in 2005. Brouge at The Old Goat, formerly known as Fulwell Arms, Cock and Bull and Jolly Blacksmith where once was thought it was the hidding place for Dick Turpin.
Brouge at The Old Goat
241 Hampton Road, Twickenham, London, TW2 5NG
020 8977 2698
Mon – Thurs: 12pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 11:30pm
Sun: 12pm – 10:30pm
(Rugby Days, Mothers Day and Christmas Day open at 11:00am. Boxing Day and New Year's Day open 1pm - 9pm)
Big Screen TV
Credit Cards Accepted
Live Music Played
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All In London Review
It’s a pleasant, busy, modern pub, with a steady flow of folk coming and going...
The Old Goat is a huge corner pub at a main crossroads between Twickenham, Whitton and Teddington. I wonder how noisy it is when you are seated out on the extensive exterior decking at the back? Luckily, we managed to find a parking space on the public road right outside. It’s just across from a large DIY store and a locally-acclaimed garden centre so I can imagine that it’s busy on weekend afternoons.
Inside the place is huge – numerous large open bar areas (I noticed a small TV screen in one corner), with sizeable tables to accommodate groups of people and even a couple of sofas. Then out at the back there is a large restaurant area which extends into a rather pleasant conservatory.
We had come with the specific intent of sampling their signature dish (those moules) but declined a seat in the comfortably busy restaurant as it’s family-friendly policy meant that there were a couple of squeaky babies in there and, frankly, I wasn’t in the mood to have one on the next table. (Call me “Grumpy” but when my kids were little I didn’t impose their fractious moments on others in public places). Dogs are only allowed on the decking outside so I won’t be a regular visitor when the weather is cold.
We found a table in the bar area and settled in. The tea lights gave an intimate glow to the otherwise quite plain but modern décor. But I should mention the large Brouge posters on the walls – they added a suitably Continental and bistro feel to the place.
We did have to make regular trips to the door to shut out the freezing breeze as others walked in and out. Seated outside the restaurant area, we were advised to place our order at the bar. But pretty soon a waiter came over to take it. That was nice.
We shared some light and crispy calamari (£6.50) and a bread basket (£2.25) while we waited for our moules a la crème (£12.95) which we thoroughly enjoyed. There are other moules dishes – Marinere, Thai scented and a la Provencale. Starter dishes include sharing platters (£14.50), soup (£4.50), figs with goats’ cheese and Parma ham (£6.50) and baked Brie (£5.95).
And there was an interesting play list – with a few dodgy numbers. But I was delighted to hear Mary J Blige, Marvin Gaye and Simply Red songs in the mix.
And if you are not a moules-fan, there are plenty of other main courses including battered haddock (£12.50), braised lamb shank (£16.50), rack of baby back pork ribs (£16.95), steak and ale pie (£10.95) and 8oz rib eye steak and chips (£16.25). There are also fajitas (from £11.50) and burgers (from £8.95).
And we were tempted to sample the waffles (chocoholic variety £5.75) even though we were told that they weren’t home-made. They were good but an enormous portion.
There was a wide selection of wines – we tried a large glass of Sauvignon Blanc La Campagne (£6.60) which went down well. There are over 75 beers available here – both on draught and in bottles - that should keep the chaps happy. There’s a kids menu -- £5.25 for a main dish, drink and pudding. And also a Sunday carvery £10.95.
It’s a pleasant, busy, modern pub, with a steady flow of folk coming and going. I’m glad it’s close enough to be considered a “local” for me – and those moules were really very good. Apparently, there are also various events – including live music – although you need to check the boards outside as the web site doesn’t look very up to date.
Reviewed by KimT
Published on Apr 4, 2013