Field Lane 38, "The Builder's Arms"
Road: Field Lane
Property: 38, "The Builder's Arms" pub
No. 38, The Builder's Arms public house is on the corner of Field Lane and Bridgeman Road, built originally in 1869. In the Teddington Society Survey of the 1970s, Mrs. E. Pilborough described the building as "2-storey, plaster on upper floors & red glazed tiles on ground floor walls, tiled roof with dentils along eaves, sash windows with shutters on upper floors." Above the fascia board is a cornice. There are attractive hanging baskets and seats outside.
"Yes it's a pub, and a proper local pub at that. That's not to say its unwelcoming, but it has a character - something missing in so many high street or chain pubs these days. You do need to turn off the High Street to find The Builders but its worth it. The service is friendly and the pub has real character - a good British family pub, with a lovely open fire in the winter months and they even turn the sport off the TVs during dining - many pubs could learn from that! If you like your roast dinner like your mother made, but you don't have the time or inclination to do it at home, The Builders is the place to head for."
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