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7 Roger Street, London WC1N 2PB, England
+44 20 7242 7230
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in for lunch before visiting the British Museum,so glad we did. Good selection of real ales-try before you buy encouraged. Excellent home made beef pie for a tenner, friendly waitress service. Will know where to head for if in this part of London again.

Thank daverV4044RB
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for lunch. We have lived quite close nearby for over four years but only just noticed it. Lovely old fashioned pub with music to suit. It was quiet today (Saturday lunch), so really tranquil for central London. And not at all pretentious which places can be around here. Food was lovely. Good menu choice and obviously home made.... More 

Thank Forest338
Woking, Surrey
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285 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've walked from Russell Square tube to the Eastman Dental Hospital many, many times but today was the first time I've noticed a sign at the entrance to Doughty Mews advertising the presence of a pub! It proudly states "Built 1938" and, after pushing open the redoubtable doors you find yourself in a pub that, proudly, remains as it was... More 

Thank CesmeTraveller
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I visited this pub well over a year ago and as we were back in London in September 2016 we decided to try it again. We were not disappointed and found staff very professional food was superb and choice of beers and wines excellant. We have decided to use this pub as our choice of venue every time we come... More 

Thank JBE4
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Visited London recently to see some friends and visit the Dickens museum. Decided to give the Duke a try for lunch as it looked inviting and initially had an old charm about it. What a mistake to make! the pub itself is pleasant however the food was appalling! All stale and cold, chicken in particular was still frozen and presented... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Tasty burgers, great service, lovely old wooden booths down a quiet side street. This is pretty basic but a cosy local boozer.

Thank Ellie W
Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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547 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Wanted to meet an old chum for a quiet lunch where we could sample top quality real ale followed by a meal with great wine - so the Duke was the choice, and a great choice, too. Great food, excellent beer, lovely wine and attentive, friendly and warm service. I had a lovely salmon niçoise and my pal tucked into... More 

Thank breweruk
Banstead, United Kingdom
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1,049 reviews
783 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Having come from the excellent Dickens museum just round the corner, it was not hard to imagine Dickens eating in one of the booths here. There is a lovely little restaurant side to the pub, a mish mash of old wooden tables in the saloon half, some excellent beers and a quiet atmosphere. They don't have wifi and they don't... More 

Thank LargelyMonk
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We arrived after a very busy day in London feeling tired and hungry, we didn't expect much, so a soggy burger would have been fine. Instead we were treated very warmly and enjoyed a hearty home cooked meal. At the end of the meal we enjoyed a free liqueur which was a really nice touch

Thank Joan P
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Good food. Good beer selection. Proper staff who are genuine, generous and warm if you're not a tool. Don't expect Starbucks fake 'have a nice day'isms. A proper welcome for adults who like good meal and a few drinks. Outside area for smoking or sun sitting weather permitting. A deco gem of a pub. Home to writers, characters, the occaisional... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Roger Street, London WC1N 2PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7242 7230

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Bloomsbury

Neighbourhood Profile
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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