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Duke of York, SW1

134 Victoria Street
SW1
SW1E 5LA
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STEVEN YARDLEY left this review about Duke of York

It was my first visit to a London Sam Smiths pub, and my visit at 5.30pm on a Friday afternoon was not the best time, as expected the place was very busy. Did'nt know what to drink so opted for a bottle of there special beers on the barmans recommendation, what he did'nt tell me it would cost me £6.50. For me this pubs layout was ok but nothing different from alot of these london pubs, as for the Sam Smith product I proberly would try it again as it's very convenient for London Victoria.

On 5th March 2022 - rating: 7
[User has posted 4 recommendations about 4 pubs]


Will Larter left this review about Duke of York

This is not the first Sam Smiths pub I have been in that has been recreated from scratch. I understand that only the facade of this building was retained, or perhaps that was recreated too, giving the designers free rein to fashion the interior in any style they chose. There is perhaps not so much pleasure to be derived from a quiet and contemplative drink in a re-imagined pub like this than in one that has been unchanged for a century or more, but I am inclined to give this one, and others like it (the Hogarth chain does something similar) a small round of applause. In fact my notes written at the time read "It's superb!". The Old Brewery Best Bitter was in good condition, so I have good memories of my visit to this pub.

On 2nd February 2022 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2952 recommendations about 2774 pubs]


Tris C left this review about Duke of York

I can’t really add much to the previous reviews relating to this externally unbranded Sam Smith’s pub’s phoenix-like rising from the ashes. It’s very hard to work out what’s brand new here in this fake gin palace, perhaps all of it. Certainly, the etched windows are spectacular, but as mentioned, the stained (rather than lacquered) wood panels do indeed look more like a posh estate pub from the 1950s; the wheelchair lift to the basement lavs certainly isn’t Victorian; if it were, it would have had concertina doors and a liftman.
At least OB was on pump (for once in Westminster), at £2.35 a half, but as usual it was too cold and as I was on a mission, didn’t have time to let it thaw, so had a few sips and left; God Victoria is a terrible place to drink.

On 12th November 2021 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1502 recommendations about 1481 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Victoria, 0.18 miles, 3 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 0.18 miles, 3 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 1.47 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Duke of York, SW1
5th Mar 2022, 07:23
Review submitted by STEVEN YARDLEY
 
2nd Feb 2022, 13:38
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 February 2022 by Will Larter
  • WiFi : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
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