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The Duchess, Stamford Brook, W6

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320 Goldhawk Road
Stamford Brook
W6
W6 0XF
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Tris C left this review about The Duchess of Cambridge

Rebuilt in 1928, this was originally the Queen of England and acquired its current name in 2011, presumably to honour Kate Middleclass. This is quite a large pub painted and furnished in a very contemporary style with an eau de Nil colour scheme; in all it's a bit stark. Music played at a reasonable level so as not to compete for attention with the commentary coming from the TV showing the footie. On our arrival, there was no-one at the bar. This was because the barman was relaxing in the garden. Can’t say I blame his as there were only about four male customers of a certain age in on our arrival at 7.30 pm on a fine Saturday evening, two glumly watching the TV; it seems our experience was similar to that of Johns B and G.
Ales: two unused pumps thereafter the unholy alliance of Doom and Pride at £2.25 a half.
We found this place to be a bit lacklustre and the awful ale choice didn’t help. We passed the pub again at 10.30 after leaving the vastly superior Tabard a few yards from here and there were now just two customers in; how sad.

Rated 3.5.

On 17th September 2018 - rating: 4
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John Bonser left this review about The Duchess of Cambridge

Update - October 2015

This pub has changed hands since my previous visit in October 2011 - original review below

It is now owned by The Bermondsey Pub Co who, according to their website have 6 pubs up and down the country. Their website says that their pubs are " the place for groups of friends, couples and singles to meet, relax, and enjoy each others company in a friendly and vibrant atmosphere whenever it suits them"

My visit yesterday evening - after SWFC's visit to QPR - found the pub virtually deserted. A group of three left shortly after I arrived, leaving just me and a bored looking barman, who, although it was only 10.15pm, had already started to spray and wipe down all the tables.

I'm not familiar with any of the other Bermondsey Pub Co outlets, but real ale would evidently appear not to be a main focus and just London Pride and GK IPA were available on my visit. The 4 other pumps were unclipped and there was nothing to indicate that any other beers were coming on soon. Needless to say, there's no on site brewery, which, when the pub was under the same ownership as The Bree Louise, was intended. For the record, the London Pride was £ 4 and was OK.

I didn't see anything at all that makes me want to come here again. Marked down from 7 to a 5

ORIGINAL REVIEW - OCTOBER 2011



A full page advertisement in the latest London Drinker mentioning “16 hand pumped and gravity poured real ales and 11 cask ciders changing daily” encouraged me to seek out The Duchess of Cambridge recently one evening. It occupies a prominent position on the corner of a roundabout in a residential area of W6.

I never visited the pub in its previous incarnations as The Queen of England and Brooks Bar, but it looks like it’s had a pretty major refit recently and, although you can’t smell the paint, it’s got that rather new, clinical, character free stripped out feel that modern pubs seem to go for nowadays. There’s 2 adjoining rooms and, with an entrance on each street, I would imagine that it was formerly a two bar pub, although sadly there’s nothing original surviving that proves or disproves this. There’s some elegant cornicing in the room on the left, but, otherwise it’s the usual featureless mixture of sofas, tables and different seating types. Old half height wood panelling has been painted a deep red colour and the walls are cream coloured. There’s a few framed Punch cartoons dotted about, but the walls do look rather bare and stark and there’s a rather cold and clinical feel to the place. At the side, through a pair of glass doors, is an outside decking area with the usual outside style seating and large tall heaters.

A blackboard just inside the main doorway lists forthcoming events. These included an official re-opening party on Friday 21 October ( some three weeks after it did actually reopen ) and Halloween between 29-31 October where face painting and pumpkin carving are promised. Whilst real ale is now clearly a major feature here, the pub is clearly not putting all its eggs in one basket ( unlike, say, The Bricklayers Arms in Putney ) and there’s a reasonably standard pub menu, TV screens for rugby and an upstairs function room ( not viewed )

The advertisement in London Drinker refers to The Bree Louise as its “sister pub” and, on my recent evening visit, I was fortunate enough to get talking to Craig Douglas, the owner of The Bree Louise and who has now bought The Duchess of Cambridge as his second pub.

Craig explained to me that an on site micro brewery is planned for the New Year, which will supply beer to both pubs.

On the real ale front, there’s no handpumps yet – Craig explained that he was still waiting for them to arrive – but there were 9 beers available from casks racked up behind the bar, which is in the room on the right. Beers on included several beers from Rebellion, two beers from Twickenham, plus DowntoN Quadhop, Adnams Broadside and Arbor Ales Beech Blonde. Craig told me that when the six handpumps are up and running, they will serve LocAle beers – Sambrooks, Redemption, Twickenham etc. As at The Bree Louise, there will be a mixture of both handpumped and gravity beers. All beers are priced at £ 3.50p / £ 3.00p , with the 50p discount available to “students, NHS, armed services and CAMRA cards”. There’s bottled beers and ciders available, the latter including Black Rat and the intriguingly named Thistly Cross Oak Whisky.

I’ve made a mental note to come back here in the New Year to check out the micro brewery

On 21st October 2015 - rating: 5
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john gray left this review about The Duchess of Cambridge

Nicely presented pub but is rarely busy.Badly situated between Shepherds bush and Chiswick.Friendly staff and a big selection of beers but quality is very variable.Doubtfull that the proposed brewery will be commissioned unless trade picks up.Nice outside area with plenty of seating.location, location, location is still what makes a lot of pubs busy.

On 8th February 2013 - rating: 6
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Acton Central, 1.29 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 1.35 miles, 26 min walk (show)
South Acton, 1.36 miles, 26 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 September 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by West London CAMRA - last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 8 p.m. if dining - last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 16 September 2018 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 September 2018 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 September 2018 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 September 2018 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 September 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 April 2017 by ROB Camra
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