Description: Rich Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella
Review: The Hogarth is a small, cosy pub in Broad Street, Teddington. I was apprehensive about going here as I generally don’t expect pubs to do good pizza, but I was pleasantly surprised. I was pleased to try a “famous stone-baked pizza”. I went on a Saturday evening as there’s a Buy One Get One Free deal in place on Saturday and Thursday nights.
First, I’d just like to say that the service was a bit poor, which didn’t give me a great first impression. The barmaid didn’t even realise there was a Buy One Get One Free deal on (the poster is explicitly on the window!) and charged us for two pizzas, until I pointed the offer out myself.
Anyway, besides that, the pizza was really nice. It was stone-baked, which means the base was very crispy- it was not at all like the bases you get at Pizza Express, Red Peppers or Canta Napoli. The base was thin and flat and not at all salty.
The presentation of the pizza was good. It came out cut in slices, with fresh tomatoes on top, and visible seasoning. All in all, it was pretty colourful. 🙂
It was tasty. The cheese was not at all overpowering and the tomato sauce was well-flavoured. The herbs were nice but, to improve it, you could put some fresh basil and oregano leaves on top, in addition to the dried ones.
My only concern is that the pizza wasn’t served very hot. It may have been left on the counter for a while before being brought out. I like my pizzas steaming hot, straight from the oven.
Would I have it again? Definitely. Highly recommended for a pub pizza, and with a Buy One Get One Free offer, you really can’t go wrong! It was a welcome change from going to a restaurant, and it was a different type of pizza to that I normally eat. If you’re looking for something a little different, try the Hogarth.