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Duke of Somerset

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15 Little Somerset Street, London E1 8AH, England
+44 20 7680 9962
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 00:00 - 22:00
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with friends early on a Saturday morning, and the place was all but empty. The drinks were ordered but the London Pride was distinctly sour. We returned the 3 pints to the bar, and in fairness to the barman, he replaced the drinks with Hobgoblin without arguing. This is a nice enough pup on the inside, and it... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A fairly standard pub set on the outskirts of the city. A reasonable selection of beers that should satisfy most. Food is standard pub grub....there is a two meals for £9.99 option or if you have a Tastecard you can select from their main menu. Staff were courteous and the food arrived in good time. Overall a decent experience in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

An average pub located near Aldgate where we were going on a walking tour the reason for the choice. My choice was best being the gammon but my friends had pies, not a huge amount of filling. Overall a quick meal and ok.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I came here with a friend after work on a quiet Monday evening, I enjoyed the hunters chicken which was delicious, as did my friend which was on a 2 for £9.99 deal along with a perfectly poured cold pint of Fosters. Although it was quiet, it had a comforting atmosphere for a London pub and the staff on shift,... More 

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Megan D, Manager at Duke of Somerset, responded to this review

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Good food, good choice of beers, wines, cocktails and cheap Prosecco! Great for a drink after work. We watched 2 of the England games here for the Euros, great atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

In all fairness England had played in Euro 16 earlier in afternoon and that was heavily watched so probably a bit louder than usual for a sports pub. FYI - need to order and pay at at the bar. I didn't realize it's a chain until reading other reviews but that did not detract for us. Food came quickly and... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
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305 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Good pub for sports viewing and there is an outside screen in case the weather is reasonable. Typical pub fare and a good range of beer options. Well worth a visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Some places look inviting but fail in a monumental fashion. This is one of those. Pub type look. Menu that is comprehensive but a level of service to cry about and a food quality that falls very very short of good. 45 mins wait only to get poor food. Badly presented and in fact not what was ordered. No warning... More 

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Megan D, Manager at Duke of Somerset, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your comments, they have been taken on board. Firstly, I wish to apologise for your negative experience at the Duke. We do endeavour to make sure that no food leaves the kitchen below par, and certainly if there is a wait for food during busy periods, all staff are trained to notify customers before they... More 

Vinjeoera, Norway
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129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

What a great find, a quite pub in London showing live sports on TV and serving good pub grub. Will definitely visit again. Also has a small outside area.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

great pub just around the corner from aldgate station was pretty packed and good music around£4 for a beer so not to bad had a good crowd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
00:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Little Somerset Street, London E1 8AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7680 9962
Description
The Duke of Somerset prides itself on being a proper traditional pub. With live sport, a big external TV screen and one of the best outside drinking areas in the City. The Duke is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the City. If you want great value for money and a warm welcome, then look no further!

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Whitechapel
Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to be wowed by the uniquely cosmopolitan flavor of Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden squares, these days you're more likely to catch a cutting edge fashionista scurrying through its age old lanes than criminals of any sort.
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