Pitcher and Piano confirms it is closing Richmond bar with final date set

Richmond Pitcher and Piano overlooks the River Thames
-Credit: (Image: Google)

Pitcher & Piano has confirmed plans to shut its Richmond site in June. Next Saturday (June 15) is sadly the last time the bar and restaurant chain will open to customers.

Last year Marston's, a pub chain with owns all Pitcher & Piano sites, set out a plan to cut costs and increase annual profits. According to Reuters, £50m of 'non-core' pubs were sold off in 2023, while plans to sell a further £55m this year were laid out.

Chief Executive Andrew Andrea said told Reuters Marston's venues in suburban areas remained resilient, while it only had a handful of sites in city centres. Confirming the closure of Pitcher & Piano in Richmond, a spokesperson told MyLondon: "Marston’s has a stated objective to constantly review its non-core estate

READ MORE: London's best place to live in 2024 named as 'area for the wealthy' as every borough ranked

"We are in discussion about exiting a small number of individual sites. Particular to Pitcher & Piano in Richmond, it has had a long and successful tenure in the town, and we’d like to thank everyone that has visited us and enjoyed their time in this unique location."

The bar and restaurant on Bridge Street sits in a thriving part of the town centre overlooking the River Thames. Responding to news of the closure on Facebook, many locals have expressed sadness about the site's sudden closure.

Despite this, many took the opportunity to recommend a variety of businesses which could take its place. "I would love to see The Ivy take the venue over and create a magical terrace," one nearby resident said.

Another suggested a Miller & Carter restaurant should replace Pitcher and Piano, while a third said Wetherspoons should take advantage of the prime riverside location.

Stay up to date with London's most exciting events, newest restaurants and latest deals with our What's On newsletter, Going Out Out. You can sign up HERE.