The Duke of Edinburgh
From the outside, the building doesn’t look like much. Tan brick walls, plenty of windows dotted around, three or four chunky chimney stacks. Save the chalk board on the corner wall, it certainly doesn’t look like the average London pub. Don’t let this put you off though, because it’s known for having one of the best beer gardens in London; locals simply love it.
Head on through – past all the heavy wood furniture, the tellies up in the corners, over the plank flooring – and out the back into the garden. Here is where you’ll find all the space. The massive garden can hold huge audiences and all can be seated and treated in (unconventional) comfort. Running the length of the lawn are strips of natty hay bails on which you're free to perch. Also the usual picnic benches - loads of them - can be seen dotted about for a more sociable experience. Either way you can enjoy some of the quality food and drink they provide here while catching a movie or some sport on the big screen they’ve set up outside.
So, what else do they do with this copious amount of space? Cider festivals to be exact. Held in early June (dates vary year on year) the Duke’s annual cider extravaganza drags in all the locals and their mates so, if you’ve got a taste for fruity falling-over-water, get yourself down to Brixton’s Duke for a few pints of the strong stuff in their wonderful, gigantic beer garden.
Opening times: Monday - Thursday 14:00 - 24:00, Friday: 14:00 - 02:00, Saturday: 12:00 - 02:00, Sunday: 12:00 - 00:00
204 Ferndale Road, Brixton, SW9 8AGView Larger Map
- Moderately Priced
- The Local Experience
- Off The Beaten Path