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Duke of York, N1

33 Downham Road
N1
N1 5AA
Phone: 02030060795
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Tris C left this review about Duke's Brew & Que

Once The Duke of York, this pub came close to closing but a compromise was reached with additional storeys added with the pub retained.
This was formerly home to the Beavertown brewery but judging by the name, you'd think it was a Spanish-themed bar.
It's clear upon entering that this is aimed at the young and trendy set as not one molecule of the original pub remains. The floor is modern bare boarded, there's a bar to the right, bricks are bare as are the low wattage filament bulbs hanging from the ceiling. There are simple chunky wooden tables, mixed wooden chairs, stools fashioned from shiny sheet copper, some exposed RSJs, presumably the result of the vertical extension, an open kitchen and quite loud music; the route down to the loos is illuminated by wire caged bulkhead lamps. I certainly wasn't asked if I was eating or where I'd like to sit, food being the likes of ribs, steaks and burgers with sauce bottles on the tables. In all it's a bit like a slightly industrial American diner, definitely not a gastropub.
Ales: six on keg thereafter four from Beavertown including a sour (why?) and Neck Oil Session IPA at a punishing £4.80 a pint.
The décor, loud music, prices and location (this is a bugger to get to) mean that I doubt I'll return. Que Sera, Sera.

On 2nd October 2017 - rating: 4
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Alan Winfield left this review about Duke's Brew & Que

Dukes Brew & Que is a corner pub that is on a side street off Kingsland road.
Once inside there is a single L shaped room which is bare boarded,the bar is to the front and faces inwards,the seating is normal tables and chairs,there is an open kitchen to the rear left,so food is a big seller here.
I did not see any handpumps on the bar,so i had a drink of a keg Beavertown bitter which was recommended to me by the friendly bar person, i failed to note the beer as i was stood up.
I thought this was quite a nice pub and i was not asked if i was dining when i entered the pub,the pub was quite busy on my Saturday afternoon visit.

Pub visited 11/6/2016

On 1st August 2016 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Duke's Brew & Que

This street corner building is now much more restaurant than pub.As you enter the door at the apex,you immediately encounter the wait to be seated sign and are asked "what sized table do you want to dine at ".I enquired if I could just have a beer ,which was fine but the small bar only has a few bar stools,even the two person table here is set for dining,as are all the other tables throughout the open plan interior.
There was only one handpump drawing Dark Star Festival,but at least the 9 keg taps did offer interesting brews,my half of Brew By Numbers White IPA 7.4% was very decent,and I was offered a taster before buying but the real shock was being charged £3.28.I didn't feel comfortable hanging around the bar,so went outside to sit on the patio made of decking boards,an option in good weather and possibly in the rain if the large canopy is drawn across.
There is a sign saying this is the home of Beavertown Brewery,but there was only one of their keg offerings at the bar.OK for a quick half of some exotic keg beer but not my sort of place and too food orientated.

On 26th September 2015 - rating: 6
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22nd Nov 2019, 18:15
Web Link submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved
 
22nd Nov 2019, 18:15
Request to mark pub as open by Rex Rattus approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - August - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 01 April 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : No last updated 04 December 2019 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 02 October 2017 by Tris C
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