Wheel turns full circle – Mirabeau in The Kings Head, Teddington

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When we signed up with Matthew Clark Limited (the largest drinks supplier to the UK on-trade) earlier this year, in the most bizzarest (and happiest) of coincidences, the first on-trade premise in the entire UK to list our Mirabeau turns out to be my old local in Teddington (south-west London)! How funny is that?!

The Kings Head is an excellent pub/restaurant and is owned by The White Brasserie Company.

From their website: “This is very much a Victorian purpose built pub, but its roots are somewhat older. The original Teddington King’s Head dates back to 1689. At least this solves the riddle of which King; it’s William III. Sadly we found little remaining of the original interior but we think we have recaptured the feel of a real pub; snugs, three separate rooms, open fireplaces, a real pewter bar, a drinking area at the front and a wonderful walled patio at the back (with a fruiting grape vine we protected with gusto from the builders) Though unseen the cellar has also been completed renovated, out of sight but the ale will show the difference. We admit one serious break with tradition, an open kitchen where you can just observe our chefs preparing your steamed pudding or steak on the charcoal grill.”

Stephen Cronk
The author: Stephen Cronk

I became captivated with the world of wine whilst on a visit to the Barossa Valley during my gap year in Australia. I went on to join a London wine merchant and studied wine for several years before starting my own wine business at 24. I sold the business aged 30 and went into Telecoms for 15 years, during which time I began cooking up the plan to create Mirabeau.

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