Bingham Riverhouse

Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey

A change of both name and feel for Bingham Riverhouse this year, its ‘more traditional, opulent style’ replaced by ‘something more informal and friendly’, say our inspectors. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A change of both name and feel for Bingham Riverhouse this year, its ‘more traditional, opulent style’ replaced by ‘something more informal and friendly’, say our inspectors. Set on the towpath near Richmond Park, with a pretty riverside garden and terrace, the hotel has been run by the Trinder family for more than 30 years; Ruth and Samantha Trinder are at the helm today. Our inspectors were greeted warmly; their ‘small and cosy’ double room had ‘coffee and teas, fluffy bathrobes, delicious home-made shortbread’ and a comfy bed with organic mattress. A peaceful escape from the London hubbub. Rooms vary in size – some have ‘lovely river views’; many have a copper bathtub. Food is ‘at the heart’ of the hotel, with head chef Andy Cole masterminding a ‘seasonally focused menu’, including good vegetarian options; ‘outstanding’ chickpea chips with swede, pickled celery, harissa and tahini mayonnaise. Staff are ‘particularly friendly, relaxed and thoughtful’. A ‘delicious’ breakfast includes plenty of hot cooked options, with eggs Florentine ‘cooked to perfection’. Guests have free use of Samantha Trinder’s wellness centre close by, with massage and yoga classes.

Hotel details

Address

61–63 Petersham Road
Richmond-upon-Thames
Surrey
TW10 6UT
England

Telephone

020 8940 0902

Bedrooms

15.

Open

all year, restaurant closed Sun evening.

Facilities

three drawing room/bar/restaurant rooms, function room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, ½-acre garden, complimentary use of nearby wellness centre, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, in public areas with prior permission.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £179–£339, D,B&B £269–£429. Tasting menu £60, fixed-price à la carte £37–£45. Check hotel’s website for latest offers/prices.