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Duke of Somerset, Aldgate, E1

15 Little Somerset Street
E1
E1 8AH
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Duke of Somerset

Elongated rectangular bar with a slightly raised seating area at one end. Semi-modern furniture and decor. Lots of sports TVs, including outside in the front patio beer garden. Standard Stonegate (Great Traditional Pubs) menu. Electronic dart board in use. Music a bit louder than one might expect early on a Friday evening. Three real ales on handpump: Greene King IPA, Youngs Ordinary and Pride (£3.80).

On 8th February 2015 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about Duke of Somerset

The Duke of Somerset was fairly empty during my late afternoon visit a couple of days before Christmas. The décor and setup of the furniture suggested that I had just missed a large Christmas office party and the state of a few punters suggested that their office was not open on Christmas Eve. There was some background music playing at an inaudible volume and the two plasma screens were showing muted greyhound racing via Sky Sports.

The bar is stocked with standard draught products alongside Peroni and Amstel. There are also three hand pumps that were drawing Greene King’s IPA and Rocking Rudolph alongside St Austell’s Tribute. Food is available throughout the day and the mains are priced around £8. There are also food and drink deals throughout the week. There is a late license until midnight on Fridays when there is a resident DJ and this pub is closed at the weekend, although private hire is available.

Outside the front of the pub is a large patio area that would be a nice retreat from the hustle and bustle of London on a hot summer’s day.

There are much better options in this area so I do not plan to return anytime soon.

On 1st January 2015 - rating: 5
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Steve of N21 left this review about Duke of Somerset

Was on my way from the Dispensary to the Hoop and Grapes and stumbled across this place. As Roger mentions below it is built into the bottom of a drab modern office block, so I wasn’t going to bother at first , but there was a fairly sizeable crowd drinking on the patio outside and I thought, don’t judge a book by its cover.
Oh yes you can with this one.
Firstly it took an age to battle through the throng of office workers who had taken up residency on the outside patio and seemed to be of the mentality that they had staked a claim to their bit of outside concrete and were not going to budge for anyone trying to get in the place.
But once inside the pub was empty and dark and you had the full multi screened, pool table, food chain pub appeal interior to yourself.
The beer offerings were the same Pride and IPA as mentioned by Roger, and as you can get these in a lot of better places I turned tail and headed back out through the door and through the throng.
I can only assume that the patio crowd had come from the office building above and use this place as a social club and canteen and can’t be arsed to go anywhere else.
I can.

On 5th June 2010 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by Clive Thompson
London Fenchurch Street, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Liverpool Street, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Shoreditch High Street, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 January 2015 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 January 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 01 January 2015 by Steve C
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 January 2015 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 01 January 2015 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 January 2015 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 01 January 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 January 2015 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 January 2015 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 01 January 2015 by Steve C
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