Looking for a pub to visit this bank holiday weekend? We’ve got a Space for that.

It’s here! The Easter bank holiday weekend is finally here. If you’re looking to kick back and enjoy the springtime sun, why not venture to the edges of town for your Easter lunch? A short train ride away, means less people, more space and fantastic scenery. So get a group together, and treat yourself to a little slice of seasonal celebration with these fantastic pubs for a delicious Easter roast.

1. No. 1 Duke St, Richmond

Bright large private dining room in a pub. Long, wooden dining table with potted plants running through down the centre. In the far back right corner of the room is a lounge area with a large dark blue velvet corner sofa , two low cream armchairs and four small round tables with a single potted plant atop each.

The country-cousin of No. 11 Pimlico Road, No.1 Duke St is a stylish, trendy and friendly neighbourhood bar, with a gorgeous contemporary interior. The pub has a homey charm, reflective of the Richmond surroundings, and a cocktail menu to die for.

Let’s be honest, when it comes to bank holiday weekends, we want to eat and we want to eat well. No.1 Duke St. has a delicious (and reasonably priced) menu with well-sourced ingredients: from all-day brunches to Sunday roasts.

The beautiful private dining room upstairs is open plan, with a lounge area to boot; so once you’ve finished your third Chocolate Manhattan, and eaten to your heart’s content, you can sink into the sofas for some post-lunch relaxing for the rest of the afternoon. Now that’s how to do a bank holiday weekend right!


2. The White Onion, Wimbledon

Private dining room at the White Onion Restaurant. Room with ceiling windows, bright blue walls adorned with mounted pictures, a long dining table running the centre of the Space and a view into the main restaurant through an archway at the furthest end of the room.

Serving exquisite yet accessible French cuisine, The White Onion pride themselves on the quality of their ingredients (freshly sourced each day) and their excellent customer service. Highlights from their Sunday lunch menu include Pool Bay rock oysters and Perigold goat’s cheese carpaccio. If you’re feeling indulgent why not top of your meal with a delectable dessert? Pear Belle Hélène anyone?

Book their 20 person private dining room for lunch, and follow up the day with a stroll across the common.

3. The Eden The Forbury

The Eden private dining room at The Forbury: traditionally furnished private dining room with camel coloured walls covered with intricate hand-painted flowers and vines. Four circular tables with white table cloths, tall flower arrangements and musky pink chairs are arranged in front of a large wood and marble fireplace.

Described by the Evening Standard as “the UK’s sexiest townhouse hotel”, The Forbury in Reading proves that there’s plenty of sophistication outside the capital. Suitable for up to 12 guests, The Eden private dining room is the perfect spot to indulge in some bank holiday dining. Delicately painted walls, velveteen cheers and a mahogany and marble fireplace, this space oozes opulence and charm. We particularly like the sound of their Roast fillet of beef with wild mushroom fricassee and pink peppercorn sauce. Yum!

So, there you have it – our pub top picks for this Easter bank holiday weekend! If you’d like to see more pubs, you can take a look at our London private party collection or head over to our London private dining collection!