The Dukes Head is a riverside pub that has always had a connection with rowing and is the starting point for the University Boat Race. It stands near Putney Bridge next to the Thames. It is a Victorian pub and all three bars reflect this with their etched and cut glass, mirrors, and carved mahogany. Catering for private parties is available upon request.
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8 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1JN
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+44 (0)20 8788 2552
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8 Lower Richmond RoadPutneyLondonSW15 1JN
- +44 (0)20 8788 2552
- Public transport:
- Putney Bridge, Underground
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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.
A very friendly pub which is great place to go to with a group of friends on a Saturday night. There are great views of the Thames from their restaurant area.more
To me this looks how a traditional English pub should look and
Its on the river.
While waiting for my christmas food to cook (forever) we walked here with the kids for a couple of champas. Just like last year, so now its tradition. We had a big lounge to sit on in the main bar, where there were many families probably doing the same thing. The restaurant was buzzing and busy. My 3 year old...more
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