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Duke of Hamilton (Freehouse)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fuller's - London PrideExcellent3
Batemans - Dark MildExcellent1
Wild Weather - NW3 Ale (house beer)Excellent2
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent2
Fuller's - Wild RiverGood1
Stonehenge - Spire AleGood1
Plain Ales - InncognitoGood1
Milk Street - ! BeerAcceptable1
Fuller's - ESBNot Tried0
Fuller's - Discovery BlondNot Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Plain Ales - InndulgenceNot Tried0
Cottage - St George's AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - SpecialNot Tried0
Nethergate Growler - GladnessNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's HSBNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's Spring SprinterNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Wild Weather - Riders on the StormNot Tried0
Picture 1. Duke of Hamilton, Hampstead, Greater London
Picture 2. Duke of Hamilton, Hampstead, Greater London
Picture 3. Duke of Hamilton, Hampstead, Greater London

Visits Details

30 Nov 2015 (Stephen Harris)
A very nice pub. Quiet and peaceful in the early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Weather - NW3 Ale (house beer)3.80ExcellentThe beer name suited the conditions. Amber-coloured. A very good, balanced, full-bodied Bitter.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Special5.00Not Tried
11 Nov 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Surprised to see garish red tent structures on the front elevation. Inside as traditional and patrician as ever with much less Fuller's influence than ever before.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Weather - NW3 Ale (house beer)3.80ExcellentLast ¾ pint out of cask (charged for a half) and it was quite simply gorgeous bitterness personified
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Special5.00Not TriedRan out
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
Wild Weather - Riders on the Storm4.70Not TriedRan out when I ordered
29 Apr 2014 (HSB)
13:45 Third stop having found the White Horse at Hampstead firmly shut although hours should be 12-11. Few in. Some good etched glass but not enough original fittings left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried
26 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Struck upon arrival by the bright burgundy exterior. Inside as calm as ever.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Wild River4.50GoodFound the hop taste a bit sour
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Special5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Nethergate Growler - Gladness4.20Not Tried
01 May 2013 (HSB)
Mid afternoon a few in. Too early for the CAMRA discount that starts at 16:00.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Exceptional
Plain Ales - Inncognito4.80GoodPort stout. Not enough body for the beer style.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Plain Ales - Inndulgence5.20Not Tried
Cottage - St George's Ale4.20Not Tried
28 Jul 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Under new management, still managed to produce some interesting beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stonehenge - Spire Ale3.80GoodGolden bitter with a bitter hop character, some malt and a dry, hoppy finish. My score 15/20.
Milk Street - ! Beer5.00AcceptableRather sweet and caramelly, suggesting slight diacetyl. The finish is dry and rather cloying. My score 14/20.
11 Aug 2010 (ChrisE)
A delightful musty smell reminiscent of old buildings out in the country. It will be a shame if this pub closes its doors for good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Excellent
29 Jul 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Just over a month to go before the lease expires on this pub, probably to close its doors for the last time. A steady flow of locals making it the busiest I've seen for a while.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Batemans - Dark Mild3.00ExcellentTop condition again here with characteristic creamy head and deep chocolate malt flavours with a little fruit in the finish. My score 16/20.
14 Jun 2010 (Jason)
Afternoon, fairly busy in this spacious comfortable back street pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Excellent
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried
14 Jun 2010 (ChrisE)
A good fairly busy pub, unfortunately it is threatened with closure as the pub's owners have recently applied for permission to turn it in to two four bedroom houses. There are a number of campaigns in progress to try and save the pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10ExcellentOne of the best pints of Pride that I have had for a long time.
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Discovery Blond3.90Not Tried

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About the Duke of Hamilton

The pub sign. Duke of Hamilton, Hampstead, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent7
Good5
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Hampstead, Greater London, NW3 1JD.

Was run as an untouched traditional family run freehouse for many years with a Fuller's emphasis. The family left and a small chain took it over and made a minimum of changes. Outside seating at the front on a raised paved area. Toilets are outside at the rear. The Rabbit Hole Theatre is underneath the pub. 6 handpumps in total.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NW3 1JD