An eclectic British pub, The Duke's Head Putney offers a modern British menu, showcasing the best in seasonal produce. Hearty mains and wholesome weekend brunches are bolstered by a menu of old school desserts, while the bar at The Duke's Head Putney offers the stock of real ales Young's pubs have become famous for. Chunky wood tables and a spirit and pump-lined bar make this a popular spot for relaxed and informal all-day dining.
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A table had been booked by another party, after an hour and a half they still hadn't arrived for the 12.30 booking so the manager gave the table to us (party of six).
Five minutes later after we had bought drinks the original party arrived and the manager decided to give them the table and sent one of his waitresses to inform us we had to move.
No apologies. No complimentary drink. No...more
The Dukes Head is a colossal, 150 year old Youngs pub in a prime spot about 10 metres from the river. It's so big it's split into four different levels, with each level having a different name: the basement is called 'The Rowing Club' and was hosting a comedy night when I was there. I settled in the 'Coxswain Dining Room', which was a mixture of casual drinkers and restaurant goers.
It's a friendly local pub that is usually reasonably busy, but hardly ever packed. You can usually snag a seat. It's not super glamorous or trendy (in fact it's anything but). However it is comfortable and familiar. It's a place you go to because you can't be asked to leave Putney and you certainly can't be asked to gamble on something new.
On some Wednesday evenings they have a great comedy...more
Yet another Young's Pub in South West London, the Duke's Head is a large traditional pub sitting just back from the Thames on the east side of Putney Bridge. Great in the summer when the sun is shining, as it's perfectly legal to take your drink outside (provided it's plastic of course) and lean against the embankment to the river. To be honest, the inside is a bit ropey - the place looks like...more