This venerable boozer is now owned by the Nicholson’s chain, and some won’t appreciate the branded menus – they’re reminiscent of a theme pub rather than a Soho one-off of great antiquity. But ignore them and look around you, at the lovely tiled walls, big mirrors, original light fixtures and well-seasoned wood.
The D&D remains incredibly popular, though weekday afternoons are relatively leisurely for a quiet pint chosen from a small, changing list of real ales. At night: you’ll be lucky to get a seat and even luckier to get one at the prized copper-topped tables at the back. In any weather more clement than a typhoon, the crowd spills out on to the pavement. They love the place, and so do we.
|Venue name:||Dog & Duck||Contact:|
18 Bateman Street
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-11pm Mon-Thur; 10am-11.30pm Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served 10am-10pm Mon-Sat; noon-9pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Tottenham Court Road tube|
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Average User Rating
3 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:3
Poor service, flat lager and had run out of pretty much everything on the menu when we were there! One to avoid I'm afraid.
Unusually, I haven't been yet but I have to say that it is typical of some peoples carelessness that they criticise a venue for "putting lights on to maximum" at 10.21pm on a Sunday when the pub states food closes at 9pm and bar at 10.30pm on Sunday!. Give them a break! I shall visit on the basis of the other more reasonable Reviews.
A clear "go to" whenever I stroll around Soho. Nice little pub with stunning interior; friendly and helpful staff (never been rude to me as some other reviewers have written). Awesome (weekly) changing selection of ales and great place to drink before going out somewhere else in Soho. I come back frequently.
stonking place full of character and no tourists, great place to unwind and spent all sunday afternoon soaking up the great ales and atmosphere - bring it on!!
Found the pub to be a delight! Ate upstairs and the bartender was superb. Very attentive and helpful about the beers and dishes. The food was fantastic! Their roasted vegetable tart was amazing.
Great pub, great beer, shame about the staff. Got a drink for myself and the wife at 10.20 on a Sunday evening. 10.21, all lights were turned on to the maximum in the pub and felt like we were sat on a stage. When I enquired about this I was told it was for my own good so I didn't nod off! I won't ever be going there again and I strongly recommend that all others take their business elsewhere where it might be appreciated.