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 Emperor pub dates back about 300 years, it was first known as “The Brickmakers Arms”, this changed to “The King of Prussia” at the end of the 19th century. During WWI it was changed to “The Emperor of India” and is believed to be the only inn with this name in the United Kingdom.

At the beginning of the century, it was shortened to “The Emperor”. 



From the publican to our amazing chefs,  our team are the beating heart of The Emperor

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. 

Tracy & Alex

General Manager & Head Chef Meet Tracy, our dedicated General Manager, and Alex, our skilled Head Chef, together they bring over 70 years of combined hospitality experience. What began as a remarkable friendship and work collaboration led to their marriage in 2017. They have explored the world, love camping and have created many lasting memories and have many stories to tell. Having managed various establishments, from independent gems to corporate giants, Tracy and Alex embody the essence of hospitality—it’s not just a job, but a lifestyle ingrained in their DNA. Beyond the kitchen and management roles, Tracy finds joy in relaxing and taking it easy when she isn’t working in the pub and you can sometimes see her enjoying a

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Meet Klaudia, our delightful Assistant Manager hailing from Poland! With a decade of UK hospitality experience, her bubbly and friendly nature ensures every guest enjoys a fabulous experience. Currently planning her November wedding at the Emperor, Klaudia’s passion for exceptional service is evident. She dreams of becoming a GM, and we can’t wait for you to experience her warm welcome at the Emperor.

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