Well let me know what you think. I rarely go to brixton, so a rating of a local would be good (and any suggestions for the area) as I can only Raye this compared to other pubs around London and not the area :)
The Duke Of Edinburgh
204 Ferndale Road, Brixton, London SW9 8AG
- Brixton Tube Station (0.4 km)
- Clapham North Tube Station (0.7 km)
- Brixton Station (0.5 km)
- Clapham High Street Station (0.9 km)
- Contact us:
020 7326 0301
- Opening hours:
Mon - Thu, Sun: 12:00 - 0:00
Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 3:00
13-15 Bollo Lane, Chiswick, London W4 5LR
“Welcome to The Bollo House! Located just a stones throw from Chiswick High Road and Chiswick Park, on the sleepy Bollo Lane, West London, The Bollo is a community centred gastro pub. Our aim is to provide excellent seasonal food, homemade puddings...” more...
11 reviews of The Duke Of Edinburgh in English
A hidden Brixton gem, well worth the detour from the high street. You might be forgiven thinking you’re going the wrong way as this pub is off the beaten track, but upon arriving you will find a venue full of charm and with a fantastic atmosphere.
This is a very Hipster venue, with alternative artwork, taxidermy and quirk!
Wooden floors, and plush fixtures make this a warm and friendly place.
Whilst they have a limited drink menu, there is something for everyone.
The food is expensive, but with large portion sizes, they are worth the price. Although don’t expect anything gastrointestinal, this is filling pub grub!
A really great, vibrant place, filled with smiles, this is a great alternative place to hang out.
However, the best thing about this hidden pub, is the large beer garden. Perfect for summer and which has capacity for screening films!
I am rarely impressed with trendy pubs, but this one exhudes cool, without the effort and has earned it’s place as a favourite London haunt in my book.
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Rayc, 16 April 2012:
Just a little one about Guinness….. I would challenge anyone to taste the difference between a straight poured one and a two part poured, if you don’t believe me, try it. Daggio who own Guinness, spend a lot of money on market research, found out that most customers don’t know what they want to order until they are standing at the bar and so the more cynical amongst us might say that it’s just a marketing ploy? This being said we take all complaints on board and will look into this for you
We try to serve you the best we can and sometimes mistakes are made I can only apologise.
If you come again please ask for me and I will make sure you have I pint on me however yo like it poured!
Comment 2 comments on this review
EventGuru, 29 April 2012:
Can’t say fairer than that!
shippo2868, 16 May 2013:
I think the point on Guinness is fair. Maybe not 100% taste wise but the size of the head (which admittedly should be larger that your normal pint) is far too large when poured in 1 go.
Also it does taste better poured in 2 parts. I don’t think every bar in Ireland (and i’m English) can be doing it just for fun can it? otherwise they’d be selling more guiness by not waiting as long to pour it.
Still it’s your bar and your Guinness
An awful pub with rude, xenophobic staff! Pouring a pint of Guinness is not a complex procedure, granted it can be a little time consuming, but in terms of annoying drinks- it is a far cry from a Mojito or an Irish coffee! Knowing this, you can imagine my confusion when a pint of Guinness proved too much for the bartender in ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’. I was a little stunned when he placed a ‘straight-poured’ pint of Guinness in front of me. This not the first time a bartender has ‘straight-poured’ a pint, but usually they hail from a ‘Guinnessless’ region of the world and are more than happy to change it when you explain that it needs to rest. The bartender in question, however, was a local man, who would have been at least familiar with pouring an adequate Guinness. Politely, I asked him to change it, only to be told that he wouldn’t because he was too busy. Somewhat shocked by his response, I told him that I wanted a Guinness poured properly, to which he rudely responded that I had “to take it or leave, that I was not getting another one and that I was just bitter because Ireland had lost the match”. This I felt was excessive and utterly uncalled for. The afternoon spent being insulted by the crowd in the pub; being called ‘Fenian bastards’, ‘Potato Eaters’ and other such examples of casual racism masquerading as ‘misguided wit’, didn’t offend, so much as amuse, but the ‘straight poured’ Guinness by the incompetent, Hibernophobic barman was a step to far and not even the nice beer garden can make up for it.
Love this pub. Like the other poster said, don’t be deceived by the exterior. Theres a relly nice relaxed interior with a HUGE beer garden. There’s loads of comfy couches and chairs. I have yet to try the food but there’s a great selection and it looks lovely. It gets really busy at the weekend so get there early if you want a nice comfy seat!
I have been living on the road behind this place for 6months and have only just discovered it! Walked past a few times and it didnt look anything special at first, but went in for a pint with a mate and we were both very impressed. The beer garden is massive, there is a projection screen and huge bbq serving decent food. good selection of beer on tap and in the bottle but I would reccommend the bloody mary's for a sunday morning hangover cure, they are bloody brilliant!
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Definitely my favourite local pub, hands down, no contest.
Don't be deceived - the Duke may have a small-looking exterior, but out back lies a huge beer garden, complete with a little outdoor bar area (you know, so you don't have to trek back indoors to get a round in) and a projector system for you sports fans.
Also, in the summer, when the weather's good, they'll chuck on a bbq, making fresh jerk chicken and the like.
Thoroughly recommended if you're looking for a spot to park yourself for an afternoon, that's a little out of the way of Brixton's main drag. Champion.
There seems to be no new reviews in the last year. Since then it has changed hands and now it is quite simply a fantastic pub without a doubt. The place has a great atmosphere, is busy most evenings and has great staff. It's a real boozer, a proper pub. It's not on a big road so you don't get a random crowd... Good locals, good beer and the garden- wow... Great food from a new chef, great facilities for live sport and lots of board games and the like to play and lastly, a huge open fire place- perfect for the winter. Well worth steering of the main roads for.
You know a pub has fallen short of the mark when you find yourself sitting in the beer garden saying things like - “you know what would be cool…” or “if I ran this place I would…”. The Duke of Edinburgh has all the opportunity in the world but fails on most counts. The enormous beer garden has so much promise but has been left wild. The barbecue looks like it hasn’t been used this summer and the inside of the pub is dark, dank and a bit smelly. The Thai food is pretty decent, but nothing to write home about.
This pub could be awesome. The opportunity is huge. Unfortunately they are going to need a £1/2 million refurb and completely new staff and management team. Ultimately the staff are the ones that really let this place down. Disorganized, a bit rude and completely oblivious to the gripes of customers.
From 4 stars to 2 stars in a short space of time.
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One of the best beer gardens in London, although you wouldn’t know it from the outside.
If you can get your mates to trust you and follow you on the ten minute walk from the centre of Brixton, through the rather grotty looking entrance, through the actual pub itself, out the back door, into what looks like a dead end… you’ll eventually find yourself in an absolutely gargantuan outdoor space.
Seriously, the only way you know you’re still in London is the fact that there’s a train track next door so you get the occassional intercity racing past. The rest is pure countryside.
Go on a sunny Friday afternoon. Visit Franco Manca first and then come here for a beer afterwards. Bliss.
Ignore the photo, it does this place no justice. I lived in this street for 3 years, and this was my local. Its kind of on the border of Clapham and Brixton as Ferndale Road begins in one and ends in the other.
For me, this pub offers a cool opportunity to avoid the super busy high streets of Brixton and Clapham, where you’re in the mood for that. There is a tasty beer garden which always seems under-used and appears to only be known about by locals.
If you’re out for a big Saturday night, Brixton high street or Clapham Street after a pop into the Falcon seem the natural choice, but i found a relaxed Sunday drink here is IDEAL. :-)
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