SquareMeal Review of
The Duchess of Cambridge
Built between the wars, The Duchess has been rescued by The Bermondsey Pub Co (part of mega pub group Enterprise Inns), which has given the old girl a tastefully restrained refurbishment. Quality cask ales and craft brews from London and further afield head a drinks list that also features classic cocktails, various gins, and Prosecco at under £15 a bottle on Fridays (a great way to start the weekend). Nourishment is provided by itinerant food-truck troopers, Banger Bros, who do a nice line in ‘epic’ gourmet hot dogs, including Korean kimchi, smoky Polish bockwurst with sauerkraut, and Coney Island chilli. Otherwise, order bad-boy burgers (includes a veggie option), BLT, or chorizo, rocket and piquillo peppers in a brioche bun (£5.50), followed by one of a groovy range of Cornish ice cream pots. Sunday roasts, a bijou beer garden, classic board games, open-mic nights, stand-up comedy and quizzes are further lures.