Duchess

Battersea London

Duchess

Traditional London Real Ale & Craft Cider Pub

Welcome

The Duchess is all about quality. As a traditional London pub, we offer a wide choice of 20 draught beers, six real ales, over 250 premium spirits and an excellent range of quality wines by the glass or bottle.

 

We are also passionate about our food.We source the finest ingredients from the best local suppliers. All our dishes are prepared to order by our Head Chef John and his staff, with daily specials and outstanding Sunday roasts a speciality.

 

The décor is smart, eclectic and quirky. Great care was taken when we undertook the extensive refurbishment of the Duchess in November 2014 to restore both the exterior and interior to its former glory, being guided by the remaining original features and adding some touches of our own. Most of the furniture is bespoke or reclaimed antiques, restored to their original condition with some stunning original art.

 

We also have a function room & walled garden. Function room on the first floor with its stained glass private bar and roof terrace command arguably the best view of our neighbour, the iconic Battersea Power Station. Offering an ideal space for all special occasions.Our walled beer garden with its beautiful floral display and BBQ area is a wonderful suntrap in the summer and a real hidden treasure, it is also heated for when the weather is cooler.

 

Our aim is to return the Duchess to its former position to serve its community for another century and more.

Traditional Pub Food

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History

The site on which the Duchess stands was originally a public house called the ‘Duchess of York’, built in 1789 to commemorate the marriage of the Duke of York to Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia which took place in 1791. It was one of several new builds begun in 1789 by Lovell & Peecock as part of the development of the area around Nine Elms.

The book ‘The Metamorphosis of Battersea’ by Keith Alan Bailey mentions the pub being the venue for the auction of lands around the Nine Elms area held in May 1819.

The original pub was demolished in 1883 to make way for the current building.

There have been numerous mentions of the pub in the Census for England over the years.

Daily Specials

Saturday 3rd December

Mushroom Soup

Served with a crusty bread roll & butter


Pan fried Cod

Served with new potatoes & mange tout

Opening Hours


Monday to Wednesday

Food is served:

12:00pm - 11:30pm

Monday to Saturday
Thursday 12:00pm to 9:00pm

12.00pm - 12:00am

Sunday

Friday to Saturday

12:00pm to 6:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00am

Christmas Hours


We will be closing for the festive season at 9pm on Christmas Eve and re-opening on 3rd January. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!