Pub & People


On the Western edge of Richmond Park and a short walk from the Thames you cannot miss this rejuvenated village pub situated between Ham and Richmond.

Interesting fact!

The original pub on the site was called the ‘Horse and Groom’ and served as a posting house on the London to Guildford stagecoach route.

In the 1940s this old timber constructed public house, which probably dated from about 1700, was sadly demolished following damage to the building. The public house was rebuilt further back from the road, in a mock Georgian style. An interesting piece of local history is The Petersham lockup, a white-boarded, slate roofed building beside the arch which now leads into the new Forge Lane houses. It gives a glimpse of village life in the late 18th century. Situated in the carpark of the Fox and Duck public house, the lockup was erected in 1787. The Lock-up is Grade 2 listed and in 2004 thanks to the representations made by the Environment Trust for Richmond, the lock-up appeared on the English Heritage list of important buildings at risk.



From the publican to our amazing chefs,  our team are the beating heart of The Fox and Duck

Take the time to get to know the faces behind bar, the notepad, and kitchen door and spark a conversation the next time you visit us. 

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General Manager A great sense of humour, and a passion for organisation means nothing is too much trouble. Laura will endeavour to make your visit a memorable one. Laura is an avid walker and traveller and loves to hit a nature trail on her day off. Add her husband Jakub & a glass of wine at the end, and you’ve got one happy camper.

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 An avid writer, creative, comedienne & all round dork – Amber will be one of the first people welcoming you in with a genuine smile and a beverage on the way! Wine recommendations are to be trusted above all others! Ambers energy and enthusiasm is paired with her love of theatre and dreams of hitting the big stage one day.

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 Jakub’s passion is food. That’s the long and short of it. He cooks to make people happy and in turn that brings him joy. A long career with many cuisines under his belt, Jakub writes menus full of hearty, homely & accessible food. Jakub likes to spend his time off taking long walks & checking out the local wildlife with his wife Laura

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Hear the faint sound of giggling? Make no mistake, Natasha is behind the bar! Another bubbly creative – Tash has been bringing the energy for a year now and makes the day that little bit brighter! Nothing beats a big glass of wine & a great film for Tash. Join her at the bar!