The Duchess Of Kent


Within a short walking distance of Highbury Corner, the Duchess of Kent pub is the perfect spot to slip away from the maddening crowds, sip on a pint of Doombar or a glass of rose, and just chill. Renowned by each local as 'my pub', the Duchess of Kent is Islington's best kept secret. This comfortable, homely pub is even a treat on a cold and rainy winter's day, with its warm fires and cosy dining room. The Duchess is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine, whilst making a triple letter score on the Scrabble board, or just settling down for an exceptional Sunday Lunch whilst mulling over a defensive backgammon move.

Average main course: £12.00 (USD18.73) per diner
Average food spend: £25.00 (USD39.02) per diner

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The Duchess Of Kent

441 Liverpool Road
N7 8PR
+44 (0)20 7609 7104
Public transport:
Highbury and Islington, National Railway
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Duchess Of Kent

4.0 out of 5 17 December 2014
by Chad E.

This is a great local pub to gather for drinks and dinner. The staff are very nice and accommodating. I've been here a number of times and each one a positive experience. The food is great, the space is nice and clean. They recently did a refurbishment and I was just a bit sad to see the beautiful old bar be replaced by a new one but it's pretty too... just lacks the same character....more

3.0 out of 5 27 February 2014
by Lenka N.

Good hearty local pub. They serve teas, beers; full bar and fairly clean. Nice & comforting environment.more

4.0 out of 5 12 March 2013
by Uli B.

Last weekend I came here and spent a lovely late-afternoon with my good friend from uni here: seated in two comfy armchairs right in front of the fireplace, this was the perfect place for an in-depth conversation about the meaning of life. Well, that and the bottle of red wine also helped to get to the bottom of this highly philosophical question.

To be honest, I cannot say much else about...more

4.0 out of 5 4 November 2012
by Steve B.

One of my local pubs and a favourite.

Duchess of Kent is a friendly place and has a warm, homely feel and friendly punters to match. The staff are great and it serves a decent selection of beers at reasonable prices. Cornish Coaster, Youngs, Doombar and a good wine list too.

They have music which is low enough so you can chat.

It's off the main drag in Islington so has more of a relaxed...more

4.0 out of 5 28 September 2009
by Chris F.

After my initial bad impression that this was very much a gastro pub, I was subsequently only impressed.

The Mad Goose ale (from Purity, named after the vicious geese that patrol the brewerycheaper than guard dogs) was really good. So good I had to have a second pintjust to make sure it really was that understand. The guy that came out to collect the glasses also asked how the ale...more

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