There’s a degree of accomplishment here that’s missing from many otherwise distinguished gastropubs.
Behind a lemon-yellow façade, set on a quiet, pedestrianised corner brightened with clusters of bright flowers, this Irish-run hostelry is a real home from home.
Overlooking Acton Green and with a substantial beer garden at the rear, the Duke of Sussex is a handsome 1890s Victorian boozer that was given a thorough gastrofication in 2007.
This is a huge Fuller’s pub, right on the main drag and almost large enough to have its own microclimate.
Notwithstanding a recent modest refit, little has changed at this pub for many a year. Key to its appeal is the location: down towards the Thames, a fair trek away from the nearest tube station, it’s in the shadow of the Fuller’s brewery.
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