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Doors open 8:30pm. Music starts 9:15-ish and finishes at 11pm (unless otherwise advertised).

Advance tickets are available from the Eel Pie Club, or by sending a cheque with a stamped, self-addressed evenlope to The Eel Pie Club, c/o Executive Mortgages & Investments Ltd., 1st Floor, 6 Park Road, Teddington, TW11 0AA.  Credit card bookings can be made for all events with TicketWeb of See Tickets by clicking on the 'BUY NOW' links below (booking fee applies).  Please note that The Eel Pie Club cannot give refunds on unused tickets.

The Eel Pie Club welcomes Members and non-Members.  To become a Member of the Eel Pie Club, download  Membership Application Form here.
 
Thursday 30 April THE OTHERS

Few bands from the 1960s can boast their original line-up, even the world-famous.  The Others are one of the rare exceptions and are among the early pioneers of the UK R&B booom.

The band emerged from the London club scene that spawned the Stones, Yardbirds, Kinks, John Mayall and The Moody Blues and which helped lay the foundations of popular music for decades.  Despite record deals and UK and European tours, global success eluded The Others, but Brian May certainly noticed the band, describing them as "....really excellent...easily in the Yardbirds' class...".  Peter Green offered them his services on lead guitar, Jimmy Page produced and played on their recordings and Elton John offered them some of his earliest songs.  The boys kept in touch and now, when music is rediscovering its 1960's heart and balls, The Others authenticity becomes apparent once again.  With their re-working of Richmond Rhythm 'n' Blues, lean and evergreen, they'll remind you what the buzz was - and still is - all about. http://www.theothers.org.uk/

£10 (£8 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday 7 May MILLER ANDERSON & THE SENSATIONAL DESPERATE DAN BAND

Miller Anderson is an outstanding vocalist and guitarist and an exceptional performer with a CV as long as your arm! He has played with Savoy Brown, Keef Hartley and T Rex in the '70's and is currently the front man for The Spencer Davis Group. http://www.milleranderson.co.uk/

The Sensational Desperate Dan Band is a blues act living up to their name, fronted by Bob Brookes and assisted by Nigel Bagge and Jamie W Robertson on guitars, Mick '88' Rose on Keyboards and last but not least, Jim Bryan and Ivan Pledge are the rhythm section.  Get on down for some good time soulful blues and rock 'n' roll! http://www.desperate-dan-band.co.uk/

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Thursday 21 May PAUL LAMB & THE KING SNAKES

Paul Lamb has forged himslf into the history books as one of the greatest harmonica players of our tim.  With countless awards, record-breaking albums and international performances, Paul Lamb & The King Snakes are amongst the British Blues Hall of Fame, having worked and toured many times with such greats as Mark Knopfler, The Who, Rod Stewart, Pete Waterman and Jimmy Nail, to name a few.  "Simply better than the opposition from whatever side of the Atlantic they come' - Blueprint. www.paullamb.com

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Thursday 28 May THE ROLLIN' STONED

.Get Stoned on two hours of nostalgia as The Rollin’  Stoned play the best of 1964-1969:- Jumping Jack Flash, Brown Sugar, Paint It Black, Not Fade Away, Get Off My Cloud, It’s All Over Now, Under My Thumb, Mothers Little Helper, Ruby Tuesday, You Can’t Always Get What you Want’, Two Thousand Light Years From Home, Let’s Spend The Night Together, Street Fighting Man, Satisfaction and those eclectic classics you almost forgot about. Endorsed by Keith Richards’ mother as ‘outstanding and suitably fit stand-ins for the Stones’, Rollin Stoned have also been described by The Times as "The nearest thing to the real article" and have been revered by both Stones fans for their authenticity and the real Stones who booked them for the band's birthday!  This is always a popular gig so early booking advised to avoid disappointment.

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Thursday, 18 June SUGAR T & THE SWELLS

"...infectious, sexy rock and roll...sharp suited, talented musicians fronted by a beautiful woman with the voice of Etta James." Conde Nast July 2008.

Sugar T and th Swells are a 7-piece band and are one of the slickest, sexiest, most entertaining bands on the circuit.  They deliver classic R'n'B and Rock 'n' Roll of the 50s and 60s - the music of Etta James, Dinah Washington, Little Richard, Johnny Otis, Ray Charles et al - with a 21st century attitude.  And they are guaranteed to get you dancing!

£10 (£8 Members), £5 Students (Photo ID required).
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Thursday 25 June DEL BROMHAM'S BLUES DEVILS

Del Bromham is founder member and guitarist/songwriter with the successful and legendary rock band, STRAY.  Del's roots originate in the blues and in 2004 he released a crtically acclaimed blues album, Devil's Highway.  Joe Geessin, Get Ready to Rock Magazine wrote: "This singer/guitarist has produced an excellent blues album, and the guitar features some great slide.  Solo notes burst out from the rhythm at just the right moments, not wanting to overdo as many try to do."  Del and his band are looking forward to appearing at The Eel Pie Club wearing his 'blues hat' and the audience will be treated to driving blues played with real musicianship which will leave you in no doubt that this is a talented, true, tried and tested professional at work.

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Thursday, 9 July EEL PIE ALL-STARS remember ART WOOD'S BIRTHDAY (to benefit The Prostate Cancer Charity)

Annual event to benefit The Prostate Cancer Charity in memory of Art Wood, a great character, vocalist and artist who was brother of Rolling Stone, Ronnie.  Art was a talented vocalist with his own band, The Artwoods, and with Alexis Korner and the Cyril Davies All-Stars and he was an integral part of the Eel Pie Club in its early days where he fronted The Art Wood All-Stars.  Art died from Prostate Cancer in 2006.  His birthday would have been on 7 July so in memory of Art, this will be a great night of rockin' rhythm and blues and nostalgia from The Eel Pie All-Stars plus special guests.  The Eel Pie All-Stars are Don Craine, Keith Grant and John O'Leary of The Downliners Sect, Robin Bibi (ex Pretty Things), Rick Biddulph (Caravan), Chris Hunt (Lonnie Donegan Band, The Bruvvers) and Dave Lennox (Blodwyn Pig).  Music 'til 11:30pm.

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Thursday 16 July JOE JAMMER'S CHICAGO BLUES REVUE

Originally from Chicago, Joe Jammer was live guitarist for Supertramp, Screaming Lord Sutch, Paladin, Stealers Wheel, Donna Summer and Maggie Bell.  Founding member of The Olympic Runners, Jam Master for Buddy Guy's Original Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago Jam Master at The Speakeasy, London and Session Guitarist for Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, Jerry Lee Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, Joe Jammer has also been seen in "Sports Illustrated", Aerosmith's Autobiography "Walk This Way", "Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin Uncensored" by Richard Cole, Rolling Stone Magazine's "Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll", The Encyclopedia of Popular Music" and "Close to The Edge, the story of 'Yes' by Chris Welch.

Joe Jammer's Chicago Blues Revue features some great blues musicians and vocalists and is both entertaining and fun.  www.joejammer.com/

£11 (£9 Members), £5 Students (Photo ID required).
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Sunday 26 July
2-4pm

The Barmy Arms
Twickenham Embankment

LONDON '60's WEEK with THE EEL PIE ALL-STARS

Fantastic FREE summer event organised by The Eel Pie Club in association with The Barmy Arms, Twickenham Embankment, as part of The London '60's Week celebrations www.london60sweek.co.uk.  The Eel Pie All-Stars + Guests will perform outside The Barmy Arms from 2-4pm and the pub will be serving drinks and BBQ all afternoon.  An opportunity to don your '60's togs.

 

Thursday 30 July MUD MORGANFIELD (Muddy Waters Jr.). Muddy Waters Centenary Tour

Mud Morganfield, eldest son of the King of the Blues, Muddy Waters, delivers his charismatic Chicago blues of the highest order to audiences around the world. This year, Mud is commemorating 100 years since his father's birth.
Mud Morganfield looks and sounds strikingly like his father although he also has his very own Mojo working! Mud is blessed with a big and powerful voice and is also blessed with a natural sense of showmanship that ensures that audiences fall into the palm of his hand.  His sets consist of Muddy Waters classics and his own original material.  He has shared the stage and gained the respect of many of his Dad's ex sidemen and Chicago blues superstars, including Buddy Guy, Eddie Clearwater, Jimmie Johnson and Mojo Burford to name a few.

Mud has been voted Number One (again) in Blues Summit Top 50 Best of The Blues for 2014.  This will be the third time Mud and his great band have performed at the Eel Pie Club and we expect a capacity audience.

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Thursday 13 August CONNIE LUSH.

Connie Lush has been recognised as one of the finest Blues singers in the UK, winning five times, "Best Female Vocalist UK" earning a place in the gallery of greats, alongside Alexis Korner and Eric Clapton to name just two.  Twice voted 'European Blues Vocalist of The Year' by the French Blues Trophies Awards' and nominated again 'Best UK Blues Vocalist' 2011-2012.

In recent years, Connie has performed in over 30 countries.  She has played at some of Europe's largest and most prestigious festivals, including Glastonbury Festival 2011 and wowing audiences in Moscow, New York and LA, recording in 'The Cotton Row Studios' in Memphis and, of course, singing at BB Kings, Beale St...Connie also toured with BB King through the UK, finishing at The Royal Albert Hall, London.

Connie is also a known songwriter, writing for TV and featuring at Jazz FM and other radio stations as a DJ.  She continues her love affair with audiences everywhere, bringing her enormous 'Gusto' for life and music wherever she goes.  As BB King said, 'That woman makes my heart sing!'  Blues is her first love.  Connie and the Band are currently recording songs for their forthcoming album, which is due for release in early Spring 2015. http://www.connielush.com/

£12 (£10 Members) £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday 27 August

Doors 8pm.
Music 8:30pm.

RIOTOUS BROTHERS and BLUES ACADEMY

Tonight's double header features:
Blues Academy who are the band that everyone was talking about when they opened for The Yardbirds 50th Birthday gig at The Live Room, Twickenham.  They have made several appearances at The Eel Pie Club over the years and were the winners of the Eel Pie Club's 'Bluesquest' competition in 2004 which was a joint enterprise with the Newsquest Group to find the top new UK Rhythm and Blues band.  They also played at Twickenham Embankment to mark the unveiling of the Eel Pie Island Heritage Board in April 2009.  John Proctor, the bass player, also plays with the Dirty Strangers who recently performed at The Albert Hall and whose album features Ronnie Wood, Joe Brown and Keith Richards.
The Riotous Brothers are a rock and blues band which blends 60s style R&B with a soul influence. Their special mix produces their own unique, dynamic sound which is hard-edged and substitutes volume with presence and power.  Their new (and third) album, 'The Tree' has received rave reviews and you can see tracks on their website at http://www.riotousbrothers.com

£11 (£9 Members). £5 Students (photo ID required).
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Thursday 10 September THE PAUL COX BAND ('Best of' CD Launch)

Paul Cox is one of the best showmen and singers around today.  Equally at home with Soul and Blues songs, and more than capable of Rockin' it up, he has been described by DJ and Blues Band legend, Paul Jones, as having "the best voice in the UK".  Paul has an impressive track record, playing with great guitar players including Snowy White, Ray Minhinnett, Henry McCullock, the late John Slaughter, and recently French guitarist, Charlie Fabert.  Paul is a regular at venues and fesitvals across the UK and Europe, including Montreux, Ronnie Scott's, The London Palladium and the Royal Festival Hall.  He has opened for some of the greatest artists in the world, including Ray Charles and Eric Clapton, and sung with Paul Rogers, Bonnie Tyler, Sam Brown, Ruby Turner and Debbie Bonham. http://www.paulcoxband.com/

The Eel Pie Club is honoured to be hosting Paul Cox's 'Best Of' CD Launch.

£11 (£9 Members), £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday 17 September

Rugby World Cup Special

LEAF HOUND

Led by original vocalist, Pete French, Leaf Hound was a product of the South-West London rock scene of the late sixties, which spawned the likes of Free and other blues-rock acts, and their 1971 Growers of Mushroom album achieved massive cult status and now sells for over £3,000.  Pete's reputation as a potent lead vocalist led him to stints as frontman to Atomic Rooster and Carmine Appice's US band, Cactus.  Later in the '70's, he served as frontman for popular German act, Randy Pie, before recording his acclaimed solo album Ducks in Flightwhich featured Brian Robertson, Micky Moody and Kenney Jones.  Pete re-formed Leaf Hound in 2004 and since then the band has re-issued the Growers of Mushroom album with 1 additional track, and recorded a new album, Unleashed.  Leaf Hound's Live in Japan CD/DVD and Vinyl was released last year via Ripple Music. Tonight's line-up is Pete on vocals, Luke Rayner on guitar, Pete Herbert on bass and Dominic French on drums.  www.leafhound.net/
Recently, Pete's vocals on Leaf Hound's song Freelance Fiend was the soundtrack to the Casio G-Shock Watches advert on cinemas worldwide.  His voice was also featured on the theme song from TV's 'Life on Mars.

£12 (£10 Members) £5 Students (photo ID required).
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Thursday 24 September

Rugby World Cup Special

THE PRETTY THINGS (Acoustic)

The Pretty Things are at the heart of Richmond & Twickenham Rhythm & Blues.  These legendary 'bad boys of rock' created some of the most exciting and innovative records of the late 60s and early 70s.  In 2011 they were awarded the Hero award at the Mojo Honours and have been name checked over the years by an array of artists ranging from The Clash, David Bowie & Aerosmith through to The Libertines and Kasabian.

Original Pretty Thing, Phil May is on lead vocals, guitar and blues harp.  Dick Taylor (original Pretty Things and also an original Rolling Stone) is on acoustic, slide and lead guitar, and Frank Holland is on acoustic, slid guitar, backing vocals and harp.  The Pretty Things' first 3 singles, 'Rosalyn', 'Don't Bring Me Down' and 'Honey I Need' all made the charts.  The band then moved from rhythm and blues, through psychedelia, their famous rock opera, S.F. Sorrow, and heavy metal - and now back to the music that made them famous - Rhythm and Blues.  Plus support by Sam Brothers.  Starts 8:45pm.

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Thursday 1 October

Music 9:15-11:45pm

Rugby World Cup Special

GRAINNE DUFFY

‘There are flavours of Bonnie Raitt in this superb young Irish blues singer with a strong pop-soul sensibility.’ - The Independent
‘Grainne Duffy has exploded and its obvious why – classic looks, high cheekbones and a bad-girl voice box’
- Classic Rock Magazine
‘A blues singer of real integrity’ - The Sunday Times

 An Irish singer-songwriter from Co. Monaghan, Grainne Duffy is a unique talent - raw and powerful, edgy and elegant.  Her wonderful mix of blues rock and soul in her own material and her treatment of a few carefully selected standards charged with true emotion and feeling can win over any audience and leave them begging for more.  Grainne was voted by Blues in Britain magazine, Blues Vocalist of the Year, 2014 and her band were runners up in the Best Live Band for 2014. 

Apart from a European tour and visiting the North Pole where she played at the Dark Season Festival 3 times, Grainne has played Glastonbury for 3 electric performances and opened for Jools Holland on his Irish tour  www.grainneduffy.com

Plus support tbc.

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Thursday 8 October

9:15-11:45pm

Rugby World Cup Special

JOHN IDAN & THE NATURAL BLUES BAND

John Idan is current frontman of THE YARDBIRDS and has appeared on 3 of their albums.  The Natural Blues Band was John's very first professional band in Detroit where he grew up.  When not touring with The Yardbirds, John lives and writes music in Germany and he is being featured at The Eel Pie Club for a one-off gig for which he will be joined by a first class band - and maybe a special guest or two.

Plus support tbc.

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Thursday 15 October

Eel Pie Xtra - Rugby World Cup Special

BOOTLEG BLONDIE

"The Sound, the look of Blondie, it's all there!", THE SUN.
"This female singer spookily resembles Debbie Harry!" THE STANDARD.
"Good luck with your show!" DEBBIE HARRY.

Bootleg Blondie is the Official Deborah Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play at the legendary CBGBs in New York City before it's sad closure in 2006.  CBGBs was the Holy Grail of American Punk and New Wave where the real Blondie first kicked off their career.

The Bootlegs have also played The Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club & Hammersmith Palais in London, Eric's in Liverpool and appear regularly at many top venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.

Debbie Harris and the boys have met the REAL Blondie and been officially endorsed by the band.  Debbie's pride and joy is her guitar which she plays during her show and is signed by all the Blondie band members.

Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie Bombshell and like her herione is typically outrageous on stage.  She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh length boots and t-shirts with more holes than t-shirt!  Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis who played Nancy in Lionel Bart's musical film, 'Oliver'. www.bootlegblondie.com/

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Thursday 22 October

Rugby World Cup Special

THE DOWNLINERS SECT

Very much part of the London Rhythm and Blues scene in the 1960s, The Downliners Sect sarted out in Twickenham on Eel Pie Island and subsequently took over The Rolling Stones' residency at Ken Colyers Club in London's West End.  The Downliners Sect still attract crowds of thousands in Japan, Spain and Sweden where their song, Little Egypt, reached Number One in the Hit Parade.  The Downliners Sect today are original Members, Don Craine (vocals/guitar) and Keith Grant (vocals/bass), plus Del Dwyer (vocals/guitar), John O'Leary (vocals/harp), Mark Freeman (drums). www.downlinersect.com

£12, (£10 Members), £5 Students (Photo ID Required).
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Thursday 29 October

Rugby World Cup Special

THE KAST-OFF KINKS

Not a Tribute Band! The Kast-Off Kinks contains 3 actual Members of THE KINKS.   Original drummer, Mick Avory, who joined The Kinks (at that time still calld The Ravens) in 1964 and is still regarded to this day as the backbone of the original Kinks, is joined by John Dalton, bassist with The Kinks from 1969 until the late '70's, and keyboard player, Ian Gibbons who was with The Kinks for 17 years and still plays and tours with Ray Davies.  By fans, Ian is regarded as the best keyboard player of The Kinks.  The fourth member and only non-Kink, is Dave Clarke (ex Noel Redding Band), taking the place of the Davies brothers. http://kastoffkinks.co.uk/

Almost every other ex-Kink has guested with The Kast-Off Kinks, including Ray Davies.

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Thursday 12 November THE GOOD OLD BOYS

An evening with The Good Old Boys is an exhilerating experience and one not to be missed.  Originally formed as a vehicle to play live rock and R&B whenever the members were free from touring with their own bands.  The Good Old Boys are Nick Simper, Peter Parks, Alan Barratt, Simon Bishop and Richard Hudston and they have played with, or alongside Deep Purple, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, BB King, Simple Minds, Cliff Bennett & The Rebelrousers, The Tremelos and The Strawbs.  Their 2009 live album was recorded at an all-day Deep Purple convention in 2008 to mark the 40th Anniversary of the first Deep Purple performance in Denmark in April 1968.  The coming together of 5 great musicians on one stage cannot fail to excite!

£11 (£9 Members). £5 Students (Photo ID required).
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Thursday 19 November THE ROLLIN' STONED

Get Stoned on two hours of nostalgia as The Rollin’  Stoned play the best of 1964-1969:- Jumping Jack Flash, Brown Sugar, Paint It Black, Not Fade Away, Get Off My Cloud, It’s All Over Now, Under My Thumb, Mothers Little Helper, Ruby Tuesday, You Can’t Always Get What you Want’, Two Thousand Light Years From Home, Let’s Spend The Night Together, Street Fighting Man, Satisfaction and those eclectic classics you almost forgot about. Endorsed by Keith Richards’ mother as ‘outstanding and suitably fit stand-ins for the Stones’, Rollin Stoned have also been described by The Times as "The nearest thing to the real article" and have been revered by both Stones fans for their authenticity and the real Stones who booked them for the band's birthday!  This is always a popular gig so early booking advised to avoid disappointment.

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Thursday 26 November

Doors 8:15pm
Music 8:45-11pm.

STRAIGHT 8 UK ALBUM LAUNCH

Straight 8 UK were originally formed in 1976 and were signed to Pete ‘The Who’ Townshend’s Eel Pie Records in 1978.  They released 3 albums and toured with Queen, Robert Palmer, Slade and Mud and many others around the UK and Europe between 1978 and 1982.  The original Straight 8 disbanded in 1983 and now original lead vocalist/guitarist, Rick Cassman has re-formed the band tonight they return to their spiritual Twickenham home to preview their new album – with a few songs from their past…. - http://youtu.be/XZD0HejmqhE.  Rick Cassman has worked with Pete Townshend of The Who and composed and produced music for major TV and advertisement campaigns worldwide.

“definitely one of the best support acts Queen ever had” – Brian May
“Straight 8 are too good to be in Quadrophenia” – Roger Daltry.

Plus support by Jamie Skinner.

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Thursday 3 December DR. FEELGOOD

Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world.  The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album, Stupidity, that immediately went to the Number One position in the UK Charts.

Formed on Canvey Island, Essex, in the early 1970s, Dr. Feelgood have enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Milk & Alcohol, Down at The Doctors, Roxette, Back in the Night, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator, which gave the group their first Gold Record.

The line-up has changed since those early days but these doctors still have the Feelgood factor! The current line-up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass, both 29 years with the band, and Steve Walwyn on guitar who has been with the band for 23 years.  Vocalist Robert Kane (formerly of The Animals) is the most recent addition - joining in 1999 after the tragic death of Lee Brilleaux.  The band continues to tour extensively throughout the world and enjoy a loyal following at home and abroad.  http://drfeelgood.org/

£16 (£14 Members).  SEE Tickets BUY NOW!

 

 


RESTAURANT DEALS FOR EEL PIE CLUB MEMBERS!!

Eel Pie Club Members are entitled to a 10% discount off their total bill (Mondays to Thursdays) at The Sheesh Mahal in Twickenham and The Gurkha's Inn, Twickenham, and Pier 1 Fish & Chips, Richmond, on production of their current Eel Pie Club Membership Cards.

The Sheesh Mahal
19-21 London Road
Twickenham
TW1 3XS
Tel:  020 8892 3303
(Mon-Thu Only)

The Gurkha's Inn
25 York Street
Twickenham
TW1 3JZ
Tel:  020 8892 4505/4535
(Mon-Thu Only)

Pier 1 Fish & Chips
11-13 Petersham Road
Richmond
TW10 6UH
Tel: 020 8332 2778
(Mon-Thu Only)