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The Duke, WC1

7 Roger Street
WC1
WC1N 2PB
Phone: 02072427230
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Tris C left this review about The Duke

Originally The Duke of York, the 'of York' qualifier was until recently written in parenthesise, since removed and now called The Duke. This is a cracker of a rebuilt Art Deco pub, hidden away down a little Bloomsbury street. The interior is well described below and in addition, there's some old Ind Coope lettering to the windows and even a Meux's Beers doormat illuminated from above by a Meux's lantern! There's a coal effect fire and lino-topped bar too; I couldn't locate a WiFi signal, but that's probably because it didn't exist in 1938 when this pub was built.
Judging by the menu, I wouldn't call this a gastropub, rather it's more better pub grub with the likes of sausage or pie of the week. Does this mean they have just one of each though?
Typically Doom Bar and Black Sheep Bitter are the mainstays here with a couple of others on rotation. It's in good shape too (not the Doom Bar, obviously).
Certainly worth a visit if in WC1, even if you have to use your phone's torch to illuminate the place.

On 31st August 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 904 recommendations about 891 pubs]


Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Duke

Backstreet Art Deco pub with a wedge-shaped layout which retains two separate bars: the main counter at the front and more of dining room at the back. The former is plainly furnished and decorated, whereas the latter has a more appealing traditional look. A few old features also survive, such as the Double Diamond and Ind Coope window panes. Four real ales on handpump: Doom Bar, Black Sheep, Castle Rock Harvest Pale and Whitstable East India Pale Ale (£4.50).

On 25th August 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 5636 recommendations about 5636 pubs]


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custodian 42 left this review about The Duke (of York)

Went into the drinking section so missed the eating half until I walked past it. Four real ales but two were off, one being cleaned out. Old style music on in the background. Not bad but wouldn't revisit.

On 25th January 2017 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1412 recommendations about 1410 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Steve C
Farringdon (London), 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
London Kings Cross, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.92 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Duke, WC1
9th Sep 2018, 09:37
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No - Guide dogs only. - last updated 02 February 2017 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 13 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 July 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 30 April 2016 by Tris C
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