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Hi, my name is Rae and I run the Masons Arms in Teddington.
The Masons is a backstreet community pub where we serve real ale, lagers from England and Germany, European wines and a variety of ciders.
I’m proud of our British brewing heritage and the sheer variety of beers that we now have available. Amid all the gloomy news of pub closures and conversions, there is a lot of good news about small, independent breweries springing up all around. At The Masons we support as many independent brewers as we can, with frequently changing guest ales alongside our “house” beers – Tillingbourne’s A.O.N.B. and Junction from Sambrook’s Brewery. I also stock a range of old favourites in bottles including Bishop’s Finger, Hobgoblin and Zeus IPA.
The Masons remains a real old-fashioned local pub, firmly part of the community here in Teddington. It is a friendly local – everyone’s welcome, and I’m pleased to say that many come back time and again.
The Masons is a comfortable pub full of beer memorabilia and traditional pub pastimes including cribbage, shut-the-box, darts and rings. The log-burning stove keeps us warm in winter and cooks the chestnuts, and there is a small secluded patio garden for the summer.
From the towns all Inns have been driven: from the villages most.... Change your hearts or you will lose your Inns and you will deserve to have lost them. But when you have lost your Inns drown your empty selves, for you will have lost the last of England.
Hilaire Belloc 'On Inns' 1921
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The Masons Arms
Proprietor: Rae Williams
41 Walpole Road
Telephone: 020 8977 6521
Beer produced from fermented spruce fir shoots and malt, mainly in the north of England. It is black in colour and is one of the local kinds of beer steadily becoming of historical interest only.
From Drinks Dictionary
by Norman and Sonia Allison