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The Library Pot

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Love this place, great food, company, atmosphere, and the best locally brewed real ale available. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Warm welcome for solo traveller

I was visiting the area on business when I found the Library Pot and made a visit. I was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good2%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible9%
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“ball pit”(17 reviews)
“board games”(18 reviews)
“playing games”(7 reviews)
Eat, Play, Laugh at The Library Pot. There’s an eclectic menu for lunch and dinner, accompanied by a selection of over 505 board games. All sorts of Vegetarian and Vegan options. You will find a diversion to suit you. Please use our website to book...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
86 Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2PQ, England
+44 7930 332688
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have attended the library pot several times over the last couple of months, and each time I have, it has proved to be a great place to meet people and play games. The staff are friendly and there are so many different games to...More

5  Thank Chris B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Worst customer service I have ever faced, argumentative and confrontational. Massively over priced and tried to over charge me for a bottle of prosecco that took them 20 minutes to carry downstairs with one glass, first charged £38 then £58 finally paid the £27 that...More

8  Thank C_Viper
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place, great food, company, atmosphere, and the best locally brewed real ale available. A great place to eat, meet friends, make new ones, and even just relax with a beer

Thank tomvanman
RobC3529, Owner at The Library Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Tom, lovely to see you again. Yes, we like "local" which is why we have a range of craft beers from Kew Brewery.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, I would like to say that I am not a fussy person, and this is the first time I am leaving a bad review around here I think. I love board games and board games cafe in general. Most of all because the board...More

Thank Lénaïg B
RobC3529, Owner at The Library Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry Lénaïg B that you are upset. You and your group were at the Library Pot for an hour and a half and only bought one drink per person, which means you did not qualify for the special offer (minimum one drink per hour per...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting the area on business when I found the Library Pot and made a visit. I was enthusiastically great and made very welcome. The way the game on table system works was explained fully. As I was solo one/both of the staff said...More

Thank AndrewE1901
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great idea! In these days when we are slaves to our smartphones, obsessed with social media, struggling to kick the habit of being glued to the TV every evening, not to mention the addiction to computer games, it is refreshing to see this...More

Thank Lewis E
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Arrived at the Library Pot having cycled from Sheen with my 8 year old daughter who was really excited to try some board games. Entered the cafe on a Sunday afternoon and there was one table of people playing a game. Immediately made unwelcome by...More

2  Thank libero7
RobC3529, Owner at The Library Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

The Library Pot prides itself on an amazing and magical atmosphere which is reflected in the number of 5 star Excellent reviews. This is no accident, it is built together by its hosts and customers, based on the principle of being considerate to others while...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

We had a lovely experience at The Library Pot, our food was great, drank lots of tea and Bob was so friendly and explained patiently all the games that we played. We stayed for 2 hours but could easily have stayed longer, it was a...More

1  Thank shaunw595
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I love the Library Pot. Aside from an extensive selection of fantastic games the food is excellent. Owners Emily and Rob make you feel very welcome (which is especially great when you visit solo) and they are more than happy to explain the rules of...More

1  Thank basicseb
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

... but we just discovered this place which is full of joy and charm. My teenage son rated it “Constitution +5”. I don’t know what that means. But he says it’s a good thing.

1  Thank Mark779
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Myself and 3 friends went for a night of monopoly, we enjoyed some food, a few drinks and some good laughs. Prices are understandable, all the games you could ever want to play are there and the staff were so lovely and keen to help...More

1  Thank Ryan F
Reviewed 3 June 2018

I've now been to the Library Pot multiple times and continue to find it a magical experience every time. Whether learning something new or engaging in a game of something I know already, the environment, people and hosts come together to create a wonderful experience...More

1  Thank Justin B
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