Fans of Ted Lasso are flocking to England to visit the pub heavily featured in the hit television show. The Crown & Anchor pub is called The Prince’s Head, but its location is in the heart of Richmond. A historic establishment from the 1700’s, the little pub has always been a popular spot for locals. Nevertheless, it is now an international tourist destination for foreign soccer fans.

Pub one of few settings in the show in Richmond

The popularity of the pub comes down to a few factors. First of all, the bar is a key setting in the story of the show. Fans regularly flock to the Crown & Anchor to cheer on AFC Richmond, both on matchdays and when the team is off. A fairly significant piece of the show is centered around the pub. Ted Lasso himself even enjoys a pint or two inside the hangout with Coach Beard as well.

However, other key places in the show are not part of Richmond. For instance, Nelson Road, the home stadium of the fictitious club is Selhurst Park. Premier League side Crystal Palace call the arena home in the London borough of Croydon.

Richmond’s training ground also belongs to another real club outside of Richmond. SkyEX Community Stadium, where the Greyhounds train, is where Hayes & Yeading United Football Club plays. The semi-professional team was formed in 2007 after the merger of two separate clubs. The facility is also not in Richmond either. Instead, the ground currently sits in Hayes, a town just west of Richmond.

Pub manager has met Ted Lasso fans from all over the world visiting England

This makes the pub one of the few key settings of the show that is in Richmond. Reece Kent (no relation to Roy) took over management of The Prince’s Head in 2022. Although he was aware of the popularity of the show when he arrived, Kent was shocked to meet so many people visiting from all over the world.

“We’ve had people from Brazil, Canada, Australia, Germany. I think I’ve met someone who’s come from every main country now. It’s been quite a surprise how many people want to come actually,” Kent previously told The Guardian.

“A lady does a whole Ted Lasso tour around Richmond and they end on the bench on the green. Tourists always want to come in and have a chat after – you can even tell when the tour is finished they all have an AFC Richmond shirt on.”

While fans will certainly recognize the exterior of the pub, the show was not filmed inside The Prince’s Head. Interior shots included in the show were, instead, recorded on a separate set. Despite this, the pub proudly displays several AFC Richmond souvenirs inside.

Ted Lasso wrapped up recently after three highly successful seasons. In all, the show received 61 total Primetime Emmy nominations. Almost as important, the show’s popularity even helped launch a new flavor from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams as well. Despite the fact that the show has finished filming, The Prince’s Head, and the town of Richmond, will continue seeing an influx of international travelers for years to come.