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The Duke of Sussex (Hippo Inns: Ei (formerly Enterprise Inns) / Rupert Clevely collaboration)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hogs Back - England's GloryExcellent1
Truman's - ZephyrExcellent2
Southwark - Bermondsey BestGood1
East London (ELB) - Truman's ZephyrGood1
Hogs Back - HBBAcceptable2
Fuller's - London PrideAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterAcceptable1
Fuller's - Front RowNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Truman's - BlindsideNot Tried0
Truman's - Gunboat SmithNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Duke of Sussex, Waterloo, Central London

Visits Details

04 Feb 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon standing room only. Modernised and trendy since my last visit many moons ago.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Zephyr4.40ExcellentInstant no mess hop hit here. Nice!
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Truman's - Blindside4.40Not Tried
Truman's - Gunboat Smith5.20Not Tried
15 Jun 2016 (Andrew)
Nice pub. Not too busy so I sat at a table in the middle of the pub and watched people go about their pub business.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40GoodChestnut brown bitter. Slightly resinous and woody.
East London (ELB) - Truman's Zephyr4.40GoodPale zingy bitter with hints of lemon
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
25 Apr 2016 (Stephen Harris)
The expected re-vamp of this pub has taken place. It still looks the same outside, but is transformed within. Opened-out and modernised. Expanded cask beer offering. Pretty busy tonight for the re-opening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Zephyr4.40ExcellentAn amber-coloured, hoppy pint in fab condition.
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
07 May 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I took the advice to visit whilst I could. Not many old-style pubs like this left in central London. I sat in the Saloon Bar and listened to the radio. I didnít know radio still existed. Not a wildly exciting beer choice, but I was offered some free crisps to go with it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableOK I guess.
03 Apr 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late. Visited here prompted by Michael Croxford's post yesterday. Some good and some bad karaokers but the pub Guv crooned to several tunes with much acclaim. Morning Advertiser reports that Enterprise Inns wants to transfer this pub into a managed operation, with disputed compensation for the existing tenant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hogs Back - England's Glory4.40ExcellentFresh cask on to replace the HBB. Excellent condition
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Acceptable
Hogs Back - HBB3.70PoorTasted sharp to me and was swapped with some chagrin. Noted it ran out several pints on
02 Apr 2015 (HSB)
18:30 Last stop of the day. I have seen this pub dozens of times but never crossed over Lower Marsh to visit. An omission on my part. Busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hogs Back - HBB3.70Good
Fuller's - Front Row3.70Not Tried

About The Duke of Sussex

The pub sign. The Duke of Sussex, Waterloo, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good3
Acceptable2
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Waterloo, Central London, SE1 7AY.

Old Truman, Hanbury and Buxton pub with all external signage still in situ. Was two bars, very traditional feel. The landlord had been there over thirty years at the time of the first documented visit on this website. There were rumours of forthcoming changes. Too late now to enjoy an old style London boozer as it re-opened in April 2016 after considerable internal changes.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 7AY