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Duke's Head

Bars and pubs Putney
4 out of 5 stars
(7user reviews)

Time Out says

This Putney gem has a lovely riverside location and a large, attractive terrace perfect for sunny days.

The Duke's Head is set in a Victorian grade II listed building right next to the river Thames. It's particularly attractive due to its big outdoor space, which gets really busy on sunny days.

The menu features gastropub classics such as burgers, mussels of the day and chicken pot pie, but it's the steaks that the kitchen really specialises in.


Duke's Head says
We are the social hub of Putney where drinks and traditional pub food are served all day, to be enjoyed at our sunny and bright venue by the riverside. Hosting everything from open mic nights and live music to delicious supplier tastings and quirky theme nights; there really is no reason to leave.



Address: 8 Lower Richmond Rd
SW15 1JN
Transport: Tube: Putney Bridge rail
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Sun-Thur; noon-midnight Fri, Sat.
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Users say (7)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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A nice riverside Young's Pub, very near to Putney Bridge. The front bar (facing the road) is very cosy, with a good selection of board games to be found on the hamper to the right of the bar. The restaurant at the rear facing the river also does a good battered fish and chips. The interior is also rather ornate, especially the partitions around the bar.

I've been going here for years and there is consistently good food, beautiful decor and great views. I would avoid the lower ground "boat house" which is a bit sticky and dingy, and stay upstairs looking out onto the river. Lots of happy memories here!

Such a lovely spot by the river to have after work drinks, especially when the weather is great and you can stay outside all evening. Great wine and spirit selection!


Lovely pub on the river, beautifully decorated inside and good food.

This is the first time we have been to the Dukes Head in a while. We went for a Fish & Wine event they were holding. I'm not sure if its under new management but I cannot fault the food, staff, ambience. The evening started with the chef (apparently only been there a few months) describing how the menu will be prepared and answering any questions we had on the menu to preparing different types of fish. Then the bubbly sommelier Kiwi Katie, talked us through the wines we were going to have for each course. I have to say that the food and wines were absolutely delicious, fantastic value for money and a great night. I will not be leaving it as long as we did last time to visit!

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Dear Time Out, Thank you for your review of our pub. We wanted to invite you to the pub at the end of February to sample our new menu from our brilliant new Head Chef. We'd like to take this opportunity to tell you that we have several great events coming up soon including a Cinematic Dining Experience for Valentine's Night, a Chicken Masterclass with our local butcher and of course we'll be showing all the 6 Nations action. We have several weekly events including: Monday Quiz at 8pm Battle it out with the other teams for the ultimate cash prize We Are Funny Wednesdays at 8pm All the best (and worst) acts for your entertainment each week Trad Thursday Sessions at 8pm The thing about traditional Irish music pub sessions is that you're never quite sure what you're going to get Friday and Saturday Dance Parties from 9pm Our resident DJ’s will keep you rocking into the early hours and make you never want to leave Secret Sunday Cinema Society at 7.30pm All the big screen cinema releases you may have missed for your viewing pleasure, totally FREE Sunday Open Mic Night at 8pm All the best unsigned talent around Coming soon…. Burlesque nights. Please do let us know if I can upload these events somewhere for your readers. Kindest Regards Becky Russell The Duke's Head Putney

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