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The Duchess Belle, SW8

101 Battersea Park Road
SW8
SW8 4DS
Phone: 02074987611
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Tris C left this review about The Duchess Belle

As the Duchess of York, this pub dates from 1789 to be rebuilt in 1883, the current name applied in 2018 on becoming part of the Belle chain, situated opposite Battersea Power Station station and to the south of both substantial new developments and eponymous Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s edifice which has recently reopened as a shopping centre.
Even more so than the sister Griffin Belle, the interior is a textbook example of High Camp; bevelled mirrors to the front of the bar, then metallic rococo tiled ceiling in part, the main being covered in gaudy plastic leaves, flowers and enormous butterflies; cast iron columns are painted fuchsia (see photo) and there are Victorian-style crystal chandeliers. Thereafter there are a multitude of large TVs showing motorsport, commentary competing with background music. Furniture is fairly conventional, with a red banquette, some tables uncleared and exhibiting sauce bottles. Customers looked to be shoppers from BPS and given the décor some possibly gay customers, few in number for a Saturday night, though perhaps there were more out back in the substantial gazebo garden.
There’s just Pride available here, swerved for a half of Neck Oil, served by a perfunctory barman, price forgotten.
The utterly OTT interior and lack of a decent cask beer means I wouldn’t trouble this place again; the Mason’s down the road is the preferred option.

On 22nd August 2023 - rating: 3
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Duchess Belle

A surviving Victorian pub in an area of massive redevelopment, but recently refurbished to suit the taste and match the wallets of the affluent nearby residents in and around Battersea Power Station. Annoyingly loud music and fake floral decoration around the U-shaped bar, but there is a front patio and a rear garden as well. Just Deuchars IPA (eye-wateringly expensive at £6.30, but at least in good shape) from one of the three handpumps.

On 11th September 2022 - rating: 6
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Philip Carter left this review about The Duchess Belle

Now just called The Duchess. Has seating out the front, a back garden & a roof terrace. Sells real ale, but both clips were turned round. Lunch served. Upddate: Now has a fenced area for seating out the front. As noted in the title, the name is now Duchess Belle, run by the same people as the Griffin Belle in Vauxhall.

On 22nd July 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 757 recommendations about 720 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Battersea Park, 0.31 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Queenstown Road (Battersea), 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Wandsworth Road, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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29th Oct 2023, 13:50
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29th Oct 2023, 13:50
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 22 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 17 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 22 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 17 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 17 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 22 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 August 2023 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 17 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 August 2023 by Tris C
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