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The Duke of Sussex, SE1

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23 Baylis Road
SE1
SE1 7AY
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Duke of Sussex

As mentioned previously, there is some splendid Truman's branding on the outside of this pub. The inside has been rather trendified and is totally focussed on diners, despite a separate restaurant room to the rear. Outside there are also serried ranks of tables. Beers were unexcitingly Tribute, Doom Bar and TT Landlord but condition was ok.

On 20th July 2022 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Duke of Sussex

Dating from 1824, this Edwardian pub was rebuilt in 1924 by A. E. Sewell for Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd; the brewer’s name can be seen to both fascia’s, along with one of their lanterns; it’s now part of the Hippo Inns chain, with the countenances of Megan and Harry applied to the pub sign [vomit].
Heavily gastrofied, there’s no hint of Sewell’s trademark interior fittings, such as white Vitrolite ceiling or brewer’s beer names inlaid to a picture rail above bare wood field panelling, but that doesn’t mean it must have been present, as this is one of his earlier examples. Either way, the interior’s dull, with either distressed walls or painted a shade of munge. There are scrubbed tables with grey, studded banquettes and normal chairs. Banal TV played to an oblivious crowd of professional types, some dining in the rear, whilst equally banal and indeterminate music played in the background.
With naff garden implement handles as pumps, the ale line-up featured Landlord, Tribute, TEA and Bermondsey Best at an agreeable £2.45 and nice, delivered by a knowledgeable and friendly barman, who whilst chatting to a customer, name checked his future ale choices, with a preference for sourcing locally.
Although not very exciting, the beer here is the best part of the pub, being the largest, most diverse of my five-pub crawl, which included the White Hart. This place may have the edge on beers in Waterloo, but given the appearance and rather sterile ambience of the place, by no means helped by a TV, would I want to drink them here?

On 11th November 2021 - rating: 4
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E TA left this review about The Duke of Sussex

As described by others, this Georgian town pub has an open plan bar and a bistro-style restaurant downstairs, plus 2 function rooms upstairs next to the lavatories.  The staff were pretty slow to react when we came in, one of them actually ignoring us for several minutes until the one with the brain noticed us.  Clientele were engaged in healthy discussion, and the female barstaff were happy chatting to foreign visitors.  There were 5 craft beers on keg, all overpriced, as were the 4 real ales on the fork-handle handpumps: Tribute, Harvey’s Sussex Best Bitter, Hog’s Back TEA and Timothy Taylor’s Landlord.  The ales were in good condition, especially the Sussex, a nod to a former eponymous Duke. I’d be very happy to come back some time, perhaps for a Slater’s Ginger Tosser, Beerhound’s Archie or a Half-and-Half. 

On 25th March 2020 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Waterloo, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Elephant & Castle, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 1.91 miles, 36 min walk (show)
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20th Jul 2022, 18:24
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20th Jul 2022, 17:46
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 June 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 June 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Tables on pavement - last updated 03 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 June 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 12 June 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 03 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 03 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 June 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 01 March 2010 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 03 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 June 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 03 February 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 May 2016 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 May 2016 by ROB Camra
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