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The Dog & Duck, Soho, W1

18 Bateman Street
Soho
W1
W1D 3AJ
Phone: 02074940697
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Reviews of The Dog & Duck (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Tris C left this review about The Dog & Duck

Visited by Rossetti, Constable and Orwell, though possibly a first for me, as my recollections of the area when I worked here over thirty years ago are hazy, primarily as a result of using the hostelries extensively.
This is a stunning pub, best appreciated on CAMRA’s site, with wonderful polychromatic glazed tiles and some of the most ornate mirrors I’ve ever seen, oddly advertising neither the pub, brewery nor alcoholic beverages: Archer’s cigarettes, Hooper & Struve’s mineral waters (prior to making gasmasks) and Nicholson’s gin, but although this is a Nicholson’s pub, at the time the company was wholly concerned in the business of distilling. It’s rumoured that there’s a working fireplace here, but given the size, the occupants would probably get barbecued. There’s an upstairs room, but getting to it through the crowds was an ordeal.
It’s absolutely tiny in here and very full; the jostling wasn’t appealing from the customers who are probably office workers or tourists; music was quite loud, but this is Soho.
Ales: three unused pumps, then Pride, Doom, Nicholson’s Pale Ale and Landlord at a very pricey £2.90 a half.
This is a cracking little pub which gets an '8' for the interior, but probably warrants a '6' for the experience. I’d come here again, but I was starting to suffer from a heritage overdose, this being my third National Inventory pub in 70 minutes.

On 9th October 2021 - rating: 8
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Dog & Duck

A small corner Nicholson's pub with a superb historic interior, noted as a haunt of George Orwell. The tiny bar has a little room behind with excellent ceramics, while there is more space upstairs in the dining room. A splendid range of beers was on offer but I didn't get past the Siren Broken Dream Breakfast Stout, which was in fine condition. Certainly my favourite pub in the area.

On 17th March 2019 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Dog & Duck

Tiny Nicholson's with plenty of interesting features including the fine gantry above the compact counter, old decorative tilework and several large mirrors. 'Classic Dining Room' upstairs. Much better beer choice than on my last visit some nine years ago, with NPA, Black Sheep, Ghost Ship and two Siren beers - Yu Lu and Liquid Mistress - available from five of six handpumps, so rating upped accordingly.

On 4th November 2018 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by john mcgraw
London Charing Cross, 0.66 miles, 12 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.39 miles, 26 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.45 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Dog & Duck, W1
9th Oct 2021, 18:12
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
8th Oct 2021, 19:17
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 08 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 October 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
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