The uncluttered, modestly decorated spaces in the pub make for a comfortable atmosphere no matter the time of night (or day). Grab a stool, a chair or a spot on a cosy leather couch and enjoy the well-adorned, well-sized spaces.
A mild variation between the noticeably young and not quite middle aged.
A standard mix of most things you’d expect – ales on rotation as well as a few regulars, some decent wines and the pub’s very own version of the Bloody Mary. Certainly nothing missing but nothing extraordinary either.
Well-priced, unpretentious pub classics. Of course in keeping with the diversity of South London, there are a few tasty twists to the menu too.
Like the booze really – you’ll not be surprised either way. Perfect for mid-depth pockets.
An Interesting Fact
There’s a bloomin’ great Rhino in the bloomin’ great beer garden (both of which which happen to be among the largest this side of the river).
It’s a great place to watch sport of all kinds. There are TVs everywhere, expertly affixed to cover all viewing angles without making the place feel like William Hill.
It’s a popular place for a reason. But when it’s busy (like during sporting events) it can be hard to find room to stand – let alone sit. The lack of any door staff during the day is probably the cause, and the occasional surly bar person is perhaps one of the consequences.
What else they got in the bag?
Did we mention the beer garden already?
To sum it up…
Just like the current holder of the royal title, the Duke of Edinburgh pub is unassuming, uncomplicated, and certainly not outspoken – a classic style pub who’s had no trouble adapting to modernity.
Address: 204 Ferndale Road, London, SW9 8AG
Tel: 020 7326 0301
Brixton Pub Review – The Duke of Edinburgh by Sam O’Flaherty