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Duke of York, SW1

134 Victoria Street
SW1
SW1E 5LA
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Quinno _ left this review about Duke of York

A brand new(!) Sam’s, risen from the ashes of a closed pub in a large site that spent years being redeveloped. As mentioned below, the interior is late Victorian/Edwardian in its style with the usual Sam’s themes of etched glass windows, old style fittings, dark wood panelling etc (though my companion commented that a bit of the bar panelling looked a little on the cheaper side – “like a 1950’s estate pub!”). Noticeable that there’s an assumption of mainly vertical drinking in here with not too much in the way of seating and plenty of empty space on the pretty flooring which surrounds an island bar, though the rear area is a bit more intimate with more seating. Apparently there’s also an upstairs bar though we saw no indication of it. Cask OBB available here (NBSS 3.5) and a decent lunchtime crowd. It’s a solid addition to Humph’s estate although it won’t get the pulse racing compared to some of the other Sam’s London outlets.

On 11th February 2020 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about Duke of York

Finally reopened after years of closure due to major local redevelopment, this pub has been fully restored to an Edwardian style, with lots of dark woodwork and old-fashioned fittings including lamps and some splendid etched glass work. There can't be many pubs in central London boasting 'Public Bar' on the door and more or less meaning it. The front bar is definitely drinking territory, while the area round behind is tabled. An upstairs bar and dining room is also signed (not visited). Quite significantly, it is now a Sam Smith's house, heavily promoting their bottled range and with Stingo joining OBB on handpump, albeit at an eye-watering £3.70 a half. Note also that the ban on mobile devices is waived for those paying with them! A welcome return of a proper pub to the area, which will no doubt appeal to the tourists.

On 5th December 2019 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Duke Of York

Fairly ordinary central London pub, with typical Taylor Walker furniture, menus, etc. The layout of the 'J'-shaped bar is enhanced slightly by having some small screens along two sides. The patterned dark-red ceiling is supported by three metal columns, one curiously much more slender than the other two. Four handpumps usually offering Pride (£3.85), Bombardier, Greene King IPA and something else (such as Broadside on my last visit). Larger 'L'-shaped space at first-floor level, with a comfortable lounge area near the stairs and a dining room room beyond, separated by a small bar with two handpumps (duplicating one or two of those available in the main bar, when on). Nothing particularly wrong with it, and I could do without the loud music downstairs, but now that I have discovered the lounge I will add a point to my rating.

On 16th June 2012 - rating: 6
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11th Feb 2020, 22:05
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11th Feb 2020, 21:17
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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
  • WiFi : No last updated 11 February 2020 by Quinno _
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