The Dukes Head has the perfect balance of traditional character. It's hasn't tried too hard to modernise, and yet it manages to avoid old-man-syndrome. Being tucked away behind the station on a quiet residential road, it's great if you wish to avoid the high-street crowds. Groups of young and old, comfortable seating, proper ale and a bartender who looks like she'd not take any crap from anyone.
A hidden gem for sure.
This is defiantly one I would like to return to (and indeed have since our initial visit and must add the food is also good!). Defiantly a proper pub by definition of the word. Quite off the main road through Richmond this doesn’t see much in the way of passing trade and seems to reply a lot more on their regular locals which adds to a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere which seemed to be good for groups of all types and ages. If you’re looking for a place to sit down with friends and enjoy a few drinks then this is the place for you, if not then it’s probably wise to stay nearer the high street.
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Alex - 8.9
Alison - 8.75
Andrew - 8.9
Oliver - 8.0