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The Iron Duke, Mayfair, W1

11 Avery Row
W1
W1K 4AN
Phone: 02076291643
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Fuller's

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Iron Duke

Tucked away down a pedestrianised street, not too far from Bond Street station, this is very much a typical London single room boozer, currently run by the Fullers Brewery. You enter through a small front porch, into an L-shaped room with the servery running along the right hand side. A couple of tables have been squeezed into the front right corner with banquettes and chairs in support and opposite there are some high tables and stools which quickly give way to a very long drinking ledge which has an unusual ‘wave’ shape to it, thanks to its need to curve around a number of pillars. The bar has a nice panelled counter that has been painted in an uninspiring shade of cream, with a lincrusta pillar splitting it along the way, a tidy mirrored bar back and lots of blackboards on the canopy. The room turns 90 degrees to the right as you reach the end of the bar, allowing a long button backed banquette to run along the rear wall, supported by plenty of sturdy looking chairs. Most walls have the same lincrusta effect seen at the bar and the front part of the pub is dominated by a series of large school year group portraits as well as shelves displaying various Wellington boots, in an oblique no to the eponymous Duke. A few more portraits and boots can be found to the rear, where a collection of more traditional Wellington themed paintings, all with fairy lights draped around their frames, can be explored. There seems to be a dining room on the first floor of the building, but I didn’t explore and didn’t spot any menus either.
Just the three ales from the Fullers stable were available on this visit – London Pride, Swing Low and ESB, with the latter costing me £4.80 for a pint. The barman was pretty friendly and there was a truly dreadful, sappy soundtrack dribbling away in the background, but the beer was in pretty good nick, so I let that one slide.
I’m not sure this pub offers a great deal more or less than many other pubs in this part of the city, coming across as functional but a little uninspiring. However, as a bolt-hole from the Oxford Street masses or as a quick stop-off for a post-work pint or two, it does the job pretty well and I certainly wouldn’t complain were I to find myself back here again.

On 24th June 2019 - rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about The Iron Duke

One room Fuller's pub with their usual selection of ales - I had ESB which was on form. Would return here.

On 7th June 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Iron Duke

Compact Fuller's pub with an attractive 'L'-shaped bar. Narrow frontage, so little natural light, but the light paintwork and sensible illumination help avoid an oppressive feel in the refurbished interior. Boot Room upstairs (not visited). Disappointingly, just Pride and Oliver's Island (£4.20, and slightly hazy) available from two banks of three handpumps when I stopped by.

On 7th June 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
London Charing Cross, 1.2 miles, 23 min walk (show)
London Marylebone, 1.28 miles, 24 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.67 miles, 32 min walk (show)
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24th Jun 2019, 18:40
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
6th May 2018, 08:29
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