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Duke Of Edinburgh, SW9

204 Ferndale Road
SW9
SW9 8AG
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Pub SignMan left this review about Duke Of Edinburgh

This is another one to add to Brixton's collection of well kept historic back street boozers. In this instance, we have an inter war Trumans pub which retains some of the original livery on the austere exterior. Inside, there is a two bar layout, with a fairly small public bar to the front and a long lounge to the rear. The front room is roughly square shaped and has exposed floorboards and retro styled wallpaper throughout. Standard tables and chairs have been arranged over to the left whilst hard benches are squeezed into the front right corner with a pool table dominating this side of the room. A small brick fireplace with a large mirror above it acts as a focal point and there is a simple tongue and groove panelled bar counter to the rear right with a couple of TV screens competing for your attention whilst a decent jazz soundtrack plays in the background. Moving through into the lounge, you find the servery running down the right hand side of a long, narrow room with the same bare floorboards in evidence. However, the room is notably different from the public bar by virtue of the excellent oak panelling found throughout as well as some attractive stained glass windows. The bar appears to have its original counter which has a very unusual check-tiled trough running around the bottom - a feature I'm not sure I've ever seen before. The rest of the bar area was less impressive such as the relatively plain mirrored bar back and the vases of twigs which partially obscured some of the keg fonts. Pews and chairs run along the left hand wall and at the far end there was a cosy looking spot with sofas and armchairs in front of a nice fireplace. A second fireplace can be found at the front of the room underneath a rather appropriate old Trumans mirror and this room had its TV screens turned off, although the same jazz tunes were playing.
I noted three hand pumps on the bar, but all had revered clips on this visit so I found myself ordering a pint of Five Points Pale on keg dispense, which set me back a fiver but was at least pretty tasty. The barmaid was very pleasant and there was a good crowd in on my Wednesday evening visit - perhaps comprising people out on their work Christmas parties.
There are several interesting old pubs like this down the back streets of Brixton which have taken me far too long to discover. This place is well worth a look for it's well preserved interior and I got the impression that I was rather unfortunate to miss out on their cask ales on this occasion. I enjoyed snooping round here for a while and the place seems to avoid the usual Brixton Academy crowds, making it a viable option for a quiet pre-gig pint or two.

On 29th January 2018 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Duke Of Edinburgh

Interesting pub with quite a few features of historic interest about the place, and more comfortable inside than the austere exterior would have you believe. It retains a traditional layout with the public bar at the front (with pool table dominating the smallish room and seating in a side alcove and the rather larger dark wood-panelled lounge at the back. Sports TVs dominating on this visit due to the European football. Substantial beer garden plus a few wooden benches out front. Doom Bar, Tribute and Truman's Swift (£3.90, and rather hazy but not off) from three of six handpumps, with reversed clips for Wandle and Truman's Lazarus also noted. Seems to have a rather better atmosphere than most other pubs in the area.

On 9th July 2016 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about Duke Of Edinburgh

A former Truman's pub with the trademark eagle still on view outside, once inside the pub goes back a long way, effectively there are two areas straddled by the bar. The front area is the smaller, others have commented on a pool table and dartboard but unless I was in a world of my own I didn't see either. There were however a good selection of board games on top of an old 1970s radiogram. The rear area is significantly larger and has some fine wood panelling, a stone feature fireplace, a pair of Truman's mirrors and well preserved amber banded leaded windows, not of the Charrington style, I presume a Truman detail. The windows have exposed brick mullions.
Beyond is a huge garden with its own BBQ and bottle bar, this clearly was a big draw on a hot and sunny Saturday.
Mixed seating but mostly at scrubbed large tables, there are a few sofas about as well. Flowers in beer bottle "vases" on the tables.
A few beers on across a pair of banks of handpumps, Sambrook's Wandle and Junction, Doom Bar, SN Spitfire, the others were unclipped. TV showing cricket muted while music played.
It isn't a bad pub at all and the interior is relatively well preserved, what really jarred with me however was the need for security staff on the door at 4:20pm on a Saturday afternoon which included me as a 52 year old normally dressed individual having to subject to a bag search, I suppose they have their reasons but with the pub having no edgy feel at all and with plenty of families in attendance this seemed totally unnecessary. No other venue in the area was doing this.

On 22nd June 2014 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Brixton, 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Clapham High Street, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Loughborough Junction, 0.97 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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29th Jan 2018, 23:15
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
5th Jan 2018, 09:05
Request to add pub to area Stockwell by Tris C approved

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 August 2011 by hondo .
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 10 August 2011 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : Yes last updated 12 May 2011 by David McNally
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 10 August 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 August 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 10 August 2011 by hondo .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
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