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The Dog & Duck

#88 of 1,259 Nightlife in London
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Address: 18 Bateman Street | Soho, London W1D 3AJ, England
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+44 20 7494 0697
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00

You will find The Dog and Duck in Soho London within a short stroll of Dean...

You will find The Dog and Duck in Soho London within a short stroll of Dean Street, Greek Street and Frith Street - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Dog and Duck is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

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Olde worlde pub, bags of character

A really interesting and unique pub in central London. Frequented in the past by historical figures like George Orwell and John Constable. Wonderful interior. Nicholson's always... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gail A
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really interesting and unique pub in central London. Frequented in the past by historical figures like George Orwell and John Constable. Wonderful interior. Nicholson's always do a good job of retaining the original character of their pubs.

Thank Gail A
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We searched this place out as part of a trip of London s oldest pubs. Really nice interior, just the kind of place we were looking for. The barman however was far from hospitable, the most miserable man, totally unsuitable for a beautiful old pub like this. Maybe he's the owner? If not, I'd suggest the owner finds a more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were meeting my bf's collegues in Soho, at this charming, lively and nice place. For me as a Dutch woman it was a great experience. I loved the small wooden things attached to the wall so you can put your glass on it. There are heaters everywhere so it was no problem standing outside. People were really friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After dining in Chinatown, we had a few pints & some shots at George Orwell´s favored location. Everything was fine, the team as well as the clientele ... and some Hare Krishnas followers were dancing on the street. Great location, wonderful interior... nice people ...

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met our daughter and her husband for a drink here early evening last Saturday before they joined friends for dinner at L'escargot. The bar was very small, very busy and very noisy. The choice of ale was excellent and we popped upstairs to the restaurant to book for dinner for about 7.30. The waitress, Anna, explained that they were not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

After Christmas shopping this small, quaint pub was the perfect spot for lunch. The history and ambiance was perfect for December. We were lucky to get the last table in a very small dining area but the food was tasty and considering the area; not outrageous. Will definitely be back.

Thank kylienz
Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great service and quality food is what you find visiting Dog and duck Very friendly staff helpfull and happy Exellent food big portions nicely presented and tasty Great location for a pub in heart of Soho near to Oxford street, Piccadilly and Leicester Square We absolutly loved it

1 Thank walter19404
Dals Rostock, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We come to Dog and duck to check that is really as exciting place like they say in our guide book It's really worth to check out Beutifull pub full of character Good beers great choice of cask ales Service friendly and fast what is very important on busy place like this pub I gave it 5 star

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Beer was excellent but menu was limited by lack of choice. Several items no available even when we were there at 5 as they opened. Our choice of fish and chips were good but seems a pity choice was limited

Thank Michael D
Boston, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed in London for few days in the Nadler hotel in Soho and near by we find this charming dining room in upstairs area of Dog and duck pub Specialites of the house was sausages so we had to try them Absolutly delicious You had few different kind of sausages to try beef pork lamb Really good Kasia the... More 

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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