Named after Eel Pie Island – a mecca for musicians during the 1950’s and early 1960’s, including Rod Stewart, the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton – the pub salutes the island’s musical heyday with a collection of memorabilia and a regular programme of live music.
It’s also one of the ‘stations of the cross’ for avid rugby fans. Whilst the teams tear each other apart at Twickenham stadium, the fans come to the Eel Pie to celebrate or commiserate with good humour. If you can’t get a ticket, watching the big game on the pub’s in-house screens is almost as good. With its courtyard, cosy nooks and crannies and views over Church Street, the Eel Pie is a characterful haunt that offers a wonderful pint of draught Badger Beer from Dorset, a nourishing meal, a terrific coffee and a warm welcome.