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The Old Duke, Bristol Central, Bristol

45 King Street
Bristol
BS1 4ER
Phone: 01179277137
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Quinno _ left this review about The Old Duke

A Bristol institution based on its daily live jazz and I was fortunate enough to visit when it was on. Named after Duke Eliington (obvs), it's quite a compact right-angled pub over two small levels. Black and white chequerboard flooring, nicotine stained embossed wallpaper and old jazz gig flyers glued to the ceiling made for an appropriate décor. The place was almost full-to-capacity but I managed to squeeze myself in at the bar. Two banks of pumps doubled-up; three ales in Courage Best, Castle Rock Harvest Pale, Hooky Gold (fair) and Old Rosie cider. I enjoyed my stay but I guess the jazz helped quite significantly.

On 1st February 2019 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Old Duke

Music wise and ale wise a let down on this visit. There was a choice of six ales and two ciders on hand pump. The choice as far as ale goes, was nothing to write home about. The selection varied from Doom bore, Castle Rock and Black Sheep. We all went for the Black Sheep Holy Grail, which hadn't any flavour and tasted too sugary and toffee flavoured and wasn't cheap neither. The live band was playing some Calypso music, which as professional musicians go, they were all up there. The only problem was the drummer was drowning out the piano and bass and was basically too loud and overbearing, so we took our drinks to the tables outside, where I left most of mine.

On 13th October 2016 - rating: 5
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Old Duke

An old school jazz orientated pub which is a throw back to times gone by.The interior is open plan on two levels with lino in black and white chequers thoughout.To the right of the entrane is a small corner stage.The doors to the lavs are marked Duke and Ella maintaining the theme.Slightly worrying is a 60's photos of a group of musicians including the now disgraced Jonathan King looking shifty.I wasnt expecting much on the real ale front but there was a choice of Otter Bitter,Doom Bar,Courage Best,Bath Gem and a real Thatchers cider.
The pub was busy on a Friday afternoon,probably with fans of jazz ,although it was too early for any performers.The bohemian atmosphere created by the worn interior is quite a contrast to the craft beer bars and pubs that now dominate King Street.Nothing exciting on the real ale front here ,but the pub serves a different purpose and was a fun place to pop into for a quick one.Very attractive barmaid.

On 25th July 2015 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.17 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Montpelier, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
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17th Feb 2019, 20:23
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No - Street seating - last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 23 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 23 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Free pub wifi by arqiva - last updated 23 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
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