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The Duke of Sussex, W4

75 South Parade
W4
W4 5LF
Phone: 02087428801

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Metropolitan Pub Co (Greene King)

Reviews (Current Rating Average: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines


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Malden man left this review about The Duke Of Sussex

An attractive corner pub, the tiled entrance lobby with a mosaic floor cannot fail to impress, elongated horseshoe bar, arched feature windows and some original etched and coloured glass. No bar back these days, there would have been once when there were several rooms, clearly visible in the different floor patterns. A restaurant area sits to the rear left with a lovely arched window and door letting onto the garden beyond. The other side returns slightly and looks to be a cosy slightly intimate spot. There is a fair bit of decent exposed brickwork, large black iron columns and seating at distressed scrubbed tables. Huge vases of cut flowers including lilies on window shelves and the end of the bar.
Five on, Truman's Runner, Hog's Back TEA, Sharp's Atlantic, GK IPA and the enjoyable Bedlam Brewery IPA. I liked it here, well worth a punt.

On 3rd January 2016 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Duke Of Sussex

Now seemingly a food orientated pub, this old Victorian pub dominates a corner facing Acton Green Common. Now largely opened up, there are enough clues to enable the pub detective to determine the original multi-room layout. Apparently with nothing better to talk about my companions and I did just that. Helpfully, the modern replacement glazing in some of the windows bearing the names "private bar", and "saloon bar" confirmed our findings. A small entrance vestibule on Beaconsfield Road led onto a mosaic floor tiled corridor, which in turn led to the dining room at the back (almost certainly a billiards room at one time judging by the ornate skylight); and with another now disused doorway leading into the erstwhile private bar. With the other doors visible, I would say that this place must have at least four or five separate rooms at some stage.There's also a fair bit of original etched and cut glasswork around the place as well.

The major part of the room can be used by those not eating, and is furnished mainly with normal tables and chairs, including scrubbed solid wood tables, and rather a lot of those small, hard wooden recycled school or church chairs with pouches for papers or suchlike at the back of them. I would have thought that the novelty of them would have worn off by now and they would have been replaced by something more comfortable and more suitable for adults.

But I rather liked this pub; it wasn't noisy as I can't remember any music being played; and I thought it was comfortable enough despite the school chairs. Also, I enjoyed my beer of the day in here - Bedlam Pale Ale as I recall.

On 31st December 2015 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about The Duke Of Sussex

Hidden away behind Chiswick High rd this is a busy and friendly pub.Nicely furnished with large windows that let plenty of light into what is probably more a gastro pub than a boozer.Usually 3 cask beers on from smaller micro,s.Leased from Greene King so the house beer and the craft lager both are brewed by GK.

On 30th January 2013 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about The Duke Of Sussex

I was greeted by a friendly barman when I ordered my £3.60 pint of Heineken (ouch, this is the 2nd pub in a week that has charged me this). Upon sitting down I noticed Black Sheep, Bombardier and Spitfire all available along with a selection of premium lagers. There was also a blackboard hanging from the ceiling behind the bar with this week's ale listed, which were Youngs, Oldwagg, Daleside Legover, Everards Tiger and Deuchars IPA.

There is nothing wrong with this pub, but I personally don't think that it was worth the detour from the High Road.

On 30th April 2008 - rating: 6
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