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Dog and Duck (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - YasigiExcellent1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordExcellent1
Adnams - White LiesGood1
Bath Ales - AnthemGood1
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale AleGood1
Broughton - Brewer's GoldGood1
Camerons - TontineGood1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Acceptable1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Adnams - FlagshipNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Sheriff's TippleNot Tried0
Roosters - AstroNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Moor - RevivalNot Tried0
Daleside - Morocco AleNot Tried0
Truman's - UK GoldNot Tried0
Brains - Bragging RightsNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - White WitchNot Tried0
Dorset Brewing Company - Frosted JackNot Tried0
Born in the Borders (was Scottish Borders) - Wild HarvestNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Thwaites - 13 Guns (canned)Not Tried0
Batemans - Black & White Not Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Woodforde's - Norfolk HawkerNot Tried0
Peerless - Dark MatterNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Roosters - CitraNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild HollyNot Tried0
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Top of the Hops (2018)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Dog and Duck, Soho, Central London

Visits Details

29 Dec 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I donít visit Soho much anymore and agree with all those who regret the decline in the character of this area. Good to know however that the Dog & Duck continues unchanged Ė although once again I cannot see Madonna anywhere on the premises.
Adnams - White Lies4.20GoodA disconcerting beer. Pale gold, but tasting of chocolate malt. Odd.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Roosters - Citra4.30Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Holly4.80Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Top of the Hops (2018)4.50Not Tried
10 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Busy outside, but less crowded inside and I was pleased to find room to sit in the back snug.
Camerons - Tontine4.10GoodPitch black Milk Stout, with both burnt barley and sweet tastes.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)4.50Not Tried
Thwaites - 13 Guns (canned)5.50Not Tried
Woodforde's - Norfolk Hawker4.40Not Tried
Peerless - Dark Matter3.60Not TriedThe barman suggested I might like a taster of this one before committing to a pint. Iím glad he did and I chose something else.
05 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Tiny pub, very popular, Thursday evening = absolutely rammed.
Broughton - Brewer's Gold4.00GoodAmber/gold in colour. Both biscuit malt and citrusy hop flavours.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Thwaites - 13 Guns (canned)5.50Not Tried
Batemans - Black & White 3.60Not Tried
Camerons - Tontine4.10Not Tried
26 Jan 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Unscheduled visit whilst the worst of the midday rain passes through. A nice place to linger over a leisurely pint on a quiet Sunday lunchtime, as it happens.
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00GoodA refreshing, balanced, golden beer.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Moorhouse's - White Witch3.90Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Frosted Jack4.30Not Tried
Born in the Borders (was Scottish Borders) - Wild Harvest3.80Not Tried
21 Nov 2013 (HSB)
14:30 My younger son likes visiting Heritage pubs so we came here after the Argyll Arms. He was impressed.
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Yasigi5.00ExcellentBlack Lager.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Moor - Revival3.80Not Tried
Daleside - Morocco Ale5.50Not Tried
Truman's - UK Gold4.30Not Tried
Brains - Bragging Rights5.00Not TriedAdvertised as Brains Craft Brewery
13 May 2013 (Stephen Harris)
No sign of Madonna tonight, but presumably she is staying away given the lack of Landlord. No shortage of other customers though.
Bath Ales - Anthem4.50GoodGolden. Juicy malt and fresh hops.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Roosters - Astro4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
17 Dec 2005 (Ian)
Second time I've been here and I really rather like it. No Tim Taylor's Landlord on this time which was shame, but this pub has a really good feel. Very small and tight, but it has that certain something
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30AcceptableFine, but not at its best
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
15 Oct 2005 (Ian)
Really nice pub in the heart of the fashionable bit of Soho. The upstairs bar is a wonderful place just to sit with a pint and enjoy watching the people on the streets. The decor is also excellent
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentCopper coloured with thin beige head. Lovely hoppy nose, good in mouth, slightly creamy, excellent biting hop finish. One of the best pints of this I have had
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Flagship4.30Not Tried

About the Dog and Duck

The pub sign. Dog and Duck, Soho, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Soho, Central London, W1D 3AJ.

Used to be Madonna's favourite pub in London, or so the story goes, due to the fact that it once always had Tim Taylor's Landlord on. Very nicely furnished with both a ground floor and upstairs no smoking "George Orwell" bar. Very pleasant pub just south of Soho Square and definitely worth a visit. Many famous historical figures have enjoyed the hospitality of The Dog and Duck, including John Constable, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and George Orwell. The pub was originally built in 1734 on the site of the Duke of Monmouth's home. The present building was built in 1897, and is considered to have one of London's most exquisite interiors of the period, characterised by thousands of highly glazed tiles. The Taylor Landlord is no longer a regular here.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 34 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: W1D 3AJ