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The Dukes Head, Highgate, N6

16 Highgate High Street
N6
N6 5JG
Phone: 02083411310
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Dukes Head

This pub has a small interior ,and there is a clever use of space.At the front narrow fitted benches occupy the space below large plate glass windows,with a flagstone floor throughout.There are drinking shelves and modern stools around the bar,while at the back there are a few more wooden tables and chairs.It's chic but not pretentious,and there was a mixed crowd in on my Saturday afternoon visit so it's not dominated by hipsters.Food is served from a short monthly changing menu,with a variety of meat dishes and some veggie options,with spent grain from the brewing process used in many dishes.The menu is branded Malt & Pepper but again food doesn't dominate.The muzak was well chosen and played at a sensible volume and the tea lights lent some atmosphere.
The star of the show is the beer range,with 10 handpumps offering on my trip Hammerton N1,Moor So' Hop,Magic Rock Hat Trick,Wiper & True Doves & Ravens,Five Points Pale ,Bristol Beer Factory Elle Hammer and Milk Stout (excellent nick,£4) with 3 pumps unused.There are 10 keg taps from some of the previous breweries mentioned plus Siren,Ansbach & Hobday,Electric Bear and Affinity so clearly the folk here know which craft brewers are producing excellent beer.
I would definitely visit again for the tip top ale range,the friendly service (tasters given) and the calm atmosphere.This is a treat for those wanting to sample top beer in all it's form and was by far the best pub visited on a mini crawl around Highgate Village.Sister pub to The Prince,fully deserving it's GBG listing.Enjoy.

On 6th January 2018 - rating: 9
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Moby Duck left this review about The Dukes Head

Knocked through and obviously modernised but manages to retain a real pub atmosphere, never having been here before I was more than pleasantly surprised with the beers I found on offer, Brixton Effra Ale,Five Points Railway Porter,Tiny Rebel Juicy, Anspach & Hobday The Three Threads,Stroud OPA and a rather bizarre tasting Arbor Lime in the Coconut 6.5% and costing £4.50 a pint,a couple of Ciders were added to the mix,Seacider and Kentish Pip Firespice. This is definitely the beer destination pub in Highgate. Will certainly be back.

On 6th April 2017 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Dukes Head

A modern (read charmless) battleship grey colour room, long, narrow, knocked-through with flagstone floor, padded bench seating, wood tables, rickety chairs and hipster lightbulbs. However I was recommended to give this one a go because of the beer and cider range – up to 10 cask and 10 keg – and I wasn’t disappointed on that score. Cask line-up was Moor Nor’Hop, Siren Undercurrent, Ilkley Mary Jane, Hamerton N7, Anspach & Hobday Irish Dry Stout, plus two ciders. My pints of Moor, Ilkley and A&H were all in good nick. Noted a range of gin, the current hipster drink of choice. Cricket on the TV and over-loud reggae music playing. It isn’t a pub you can love, but the range of drinks demands a visit for the connoisseur.

On 3rd July 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Upper Holloway, 0.88 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Gospel Oak, 1.43 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Crouch Hill, 1.53 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Dukes Head, N6
2nd Sep 2021, 14:33
Request to mark pub as open by ROB Camra approved
 
2nd Sep 2021, 14:33
Request to mark pub as open submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Reopened under new management

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