The Richmond Arms Pub
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Taps: 80 / Bottles: 26
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
2.4/5 rDev -33.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 1 | $$
am a 54 year old petroleum geologist and home brewer. On the occasion of the USA vs Ghana world cup match I spent $120 on food and drink and all I expected was to be able to take my two chimay red bottles home to refill and cork. But no way according to the limp prick assistant manager and brown toothed bouncer. Contrary to what they told me, as a former bar owner I know it is not illegal to leave a bar with an empty bottle. Just about any beer bar worth a pence in town, the Gingerman, or Hops House will let you leave with empties. At $2 per belgian bottle and $.50 per 16oz bottle, homebrewrs would be better off taking their business to anther place where they don't make up their own rules and the bouncer at least uses mouth wash.
06-26-2010 23:21:54 | More by KeithPatton
4.05/5 rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Been many many times, great place..
If you love soccer and good beer, this might be a place for you.. went to this place for the Carling Cup Final with MAnchester United kicking Wigan's @ss 4-0....anyways, This place does have quite a nice selection of beers...although my maredsous 8 was poured wrong into the complete wrong glass and tasted alittle off....good good food, the sausage rolls are off the chain! ...if it was closer i'd go every saturday for alot of pints and football (soccer 4 the yanks). Overall, a good bar for soccer and some good beers and some good food!! and.. the London Porter is always great!
if you like watching soccer and drinking tasty beer...
08-06-2009 18:09:18 | More by Onslow
3.75/5 rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$
A nice English style pub near the Galleria area. As I was driving down Richmond trying to find the place, I saw a big Union Jack and said that has to be the place. As I walk in there is a big L shaped wood bar. Some tables are scattered about and a fireplace. A beer garden is out front as well. All fine and dandy for a pseudo English Pub. Though the crappy American alternative rock radio station that was playing kind of detracted a lot from the English authenticity (for me anyway).
Anyway, on to the beer. Lots of English beers. Fuller's London Porter, ESB, and Pride are all on tap. The other typical popular English beers as well. They have several Saint Arnold taps, one reserved for seasonals. Several other US micros like Anchor and Full Sail. Also, lots of US and Euro light lagers, which takes up plenty of the 80 taps that they so proudly advertise. Overall, an above average selection. On par with Stags Head and Bull & Bear.
I did not have any problem with quality or the service. I had lunch there, and it was decent. Just pub grub plus the usual English staples. Overall a good place to have a beer with friends.
UPDATE: I come here often, but have not visited in a little bit. In October they added a cask engine. It is Ellissa, which is awesome. I have always said they needed a quality cask to be considered a true English pub. Now they do. On top of which, they are always the first place in town to carry the new Divine Reserve beers. Very nice.
05-29-2009 19:19:14 | More by champ103
3.7/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The Richmond Arms Pub is a comfortable British-themed, neighborhood pub. My girfriend and I stopped by on a Sunday afternoon, sat by the large fire place, and enjoyed a couple of pints. Plenty of screens for watching football and soccer, but this is not a sports bar by any means.
No issues with quality and service. We appreciated the beer being served in nonic pints instead of the usual shaker glass. Selection was good, but don't be deceived by the "Over 80 Beers on Draught" quote. Sure, they have that many beers on draft, but don't expect anything new or unusual...many of the draft beers are BMC and the like.
Overall, I would recommend stopping by if you're in the Galleria area, but don't go out of your way. You're better off at the Saucer or The Ginger Man if you're looking for new or more obscure offerings. Otherwise it's a great place to relax on a lazy afternoon or to catch the game.
01-24-2008 03:37:15 | More by wolffman17
4.06/5 rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
The large parking lot was packed as we pulled in. I was expecting a full house.
Turns out The Richmond Arms is spacious enough inside and out that there was no issue whatsoever with the crowd. We were able to walk right up to the bar to order, and then had our pick of tables inside the partitioned, homey interior. The decorating scheme is clearly British Pub yet it doesn't come across as artificial. Soccer matches play on the many TVs, and they even have print-outs of several British newspapers available to read. Overall the atmosphere gets big points.
Richmond Arms features one of the larger tap selections in town as far as I'm aware. And yet, I found myself somehow disappointed with their offerings. First of all, they were out of my top two choices. (Dogfish 60 and Red Seal). Second, their selection, large as it is, isn't very ground-breaking like the G Man's or the Saucer's. Sure there is all of the traditional British Isles fare, but I guess for the sheer number of taps I expected just a little more that would appeal to the serious beer enthusiast. But then, maybe that's not really their target audience.
03-04-2006 00:14:45 | More by VoodooBrew
4.28/5 rDev +17.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Indeed an English pub with ex-pats. It was a lively place even as we closed it down that night. Lots of tables and benches bunched together, so everyone is cozy. If you come on a game day, you are for sure going to watch footbal (soccer to us Americans) or cricket.
Whether you sit down or go to the bar, the folks are great. They know your beer and treat you well. When you tip them way, they ring a bell. They pour a beer right and let it overflow if needed.
Roughly 80 beers on draft. The tap wall looks like a peg board, but it works if you know what I mean. I tried my first "Old Speckled Hen" here, good stuff.
Once again, I filled up on beer rather than that stuff you have to chew.
11-04-2005 04:59:15 | More by damifino
4.58/5 rDev +26.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Time to start entering in the back catalogue of BF and Beer reviews.
Checked out on Sunday the 19th of June, mainly as a way to watch Brazil play in the confederations cup. Located in what appears to be an area loaded with restaurants, it could not be easier for me to get to. I walk inside and am immediately surprised how dark it is (keep in mind this is at 1:15 in the afternoon). The bartender, George, clearly an ex-pat was extremely friendly and prompt with service. There was a group of about 5 or 6 English men alternatingly laughing and scowling at the F1 debacle in Indy. Game time approached and I moved away from the bar into a cozy seating area complete with fireplace (I wonder how much use it gets in Houston). The service continued to be excellent as I was served by a young waitress.
Lots of draft choices to be had, around 80 I believe. Some favorites including St Arnold's magnificient IPA, Maredsous 8, Youngs Oatmeal Stout, and plenty more to keep me entertained for long periods. Bottle selection isn't as great, but with draft choices like these (which seemed to be well cared for and poured into 20 oz pints) I'll let it slide. Food wasn't exactly jaw dropping. I had the fish and chips with fresh peas and it was adequate to fill me up without leaving.
Did I mention these guys show just about every soccer match available in the US? Huge huge bonus points for me. Friendly service, awesome draft selection, and free entertainment; this place has what it takes to be my new local. Hell even if Indy or Chicago had a bar like this, it'd be my local. I love the Hop Leaf but I also love to watch my matches. I have a feeling Houston gets slagged by many BA's unjustly.
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06-25-2005 17:14:45 | More by soper2000
3.45/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
Here you will find what seems to be a traditional English pub atmosphere. Many of the patrons are Brits that come in to socialize and have a few (Imperial) pints of ale. The beer selection is pretty good with 50 or 60 taps. Many beers are of English Descent along with some US Micros and German, Belgian selections.
They have traditional English "Pub Grub". I had the "Daily Roast" which was sliced roast beef served with stemed squash, Mash potatoes and gravy. Vinegar and Colman's mustard was on the side.
05-26-2004 17:10:25 | More by wvrich
The Richmond Arms Pub in Houston, TX
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.