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All hail the Duchess of Cambridge in Stamford Brook

Posted at 11:15 am, April 15, 2012 in Food & Drink
Duchess of Cambridge

The comfortable, family-friendly pub in Stamford Brook, west London  makes full use of the space the inner suburbs allow, it’s a large, two-roomed place with spaced-out tables and many sofas for parents to lounge on reading the Sunday papers while their hyperactive kids bounce on the cushions. Food’s on offer – Sunday roasts, a hefty pie menu and another of pub standards – fish and chips, burger, sausage and mash. But at heart it’s a drinker’s pub. Behind the bar, a stillage supports nine barrels of cask ale, which are all served as nature intended – no pump, no chilling, just straight into the glass. If you’re used to a bit of froth and a refreshing chill to your pint, there are a few on tap as well. There are also nine ciders served in similar fashion, and there is, we’re told, a microbrewery opening on the site to supply the pub with own-made beer. Staff are keen to recommend and offer tasters. A smart outdoor area and regular events (comedy, live music, quiz) make the prospect more appealing. Euan Ferguson

For info, see Duchess of Cambridge listing.

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