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The Duke Inn

Closed Now: 12:00 - 22:30
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Huge beer garden

We came here for drinks before going for a meal as it was warm we decided to sit in the beer... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Beautiful place

Imagine a 19th century building , beautifully restored and managed by the lease holder adult Ellie... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Susie T
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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“beer festival”(2 reviews)
The Duke Inn public house, the last traditional public house left in Sutton Coldfield, along with a huge grassed beer garden makes The Duke a real gem hidden away, dating back to 1853 this amazing, beautiful pub is a real piece of history, we look...more
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12 Duke Street, Sutton Coldfield B72 1RJ, England
+44 121 355 1767
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

A great pub. Where you can sit and talk with your mates over a drink (or two). Probably the best real ale pub that I have been to in Sutton Coldfield area. The sunny pub garden is a delight in the summer mostly all grass....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We came here for drinks before going for a meal as it was warm we decided to sit in the beer garden. This was a pleasant suprise as a) it’s actually a garden with grass and not a hard floor like everywhere seems to have,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

I often visit this quaint little pub in Sutton. Always a warm welcome from staff and patrons alike. Great beers, and some good gins but no botanicals just lime!! On my last visit I was somewhat horrified that the barmaid used the two bar towels...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jonniem67
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a pint, wasn't sure what to have,Young lady behind the bar was very helpful, enjoyed my beer, little dated inside, seating ripped,but maybe that adds to the charm, large beer garden to the rear,only small car park,will pop in again sometime though.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Great beer, bathams on draft. Awesome night and great service. Best pub in Sutton Coldfield....support it

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Benandvicky
Kelly C, Owner at The Duke Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Thank you for the lovely review! Very much appreciated, see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 April 2018

Visited the Duke with a group of friends to celebrate an anniversary together. We stayed for several hours, buying drinks on several occasions, chatting and enjoying each other's company. At 10.45, a member of staff (Possibly the Manager) came over to us (we were the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Lorna M
Kelly C, Owner at The Duke Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hello, I’m very sad to read this review, I can’t comment with any clarity as I don’t know which night it was that you were here. If it was this Saturday and I think it was, I’m very confused as to your review as we...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Imagine a 19th century building , beautifully restored and managed by the lease holder adult Ellie as your landlady. It is life on Mars, only better because it is in the Royal town of Salem aka Sutton coldfield. There is a wonderful gin and whisky...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Susie T
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Without doubt, The Duke is the finest example of a real Victorian "local" Pub in Sutton Coldfield, which I have visited, on and off, for the the last fifty plus years although, being located in a side strret, it has recently struggled to attract customers....More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Colin T
Kelly C, Owner at The Duke Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi, firstly thank you for leaving a review about our pub. We appreciate all feedback so wanted to investigate why you were upset. After reviewing our CCTV footage I do think that you’ve been incredibly unfair with your review: our published licensed opening hours are...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

In a world of chain pubs and identical bars The Duke is a refreshingly authentic and original pub! With regulars of all ages it has a great community feel and is always welcoming to new faces. The beers, quizzes and darts are always good quality...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Kelly C, Owner at The Duke Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you so much for leaving us a great review! We’re so pleased to hear you enjoy your visits here, we look forward to seeing you here again soon!

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

It was my first time visiting the Duke inn (18/11/2017) and it appeared a very quaint local pub to visit. We was celebrating my friends 28th birthday party and in the main we was the youngest people in pub- which was great but clearly we...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank laurenjordan96
Kelly C, Owner at The Duke Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Hello, thank you firstly for leaving a review. We welcome both good and bad feedback as we feel it helps us grow and learn from these experiences. The ‘barmaid’ to whom you refer was actually me, the owner and licensee, and I saw enough evidence...More

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Ingrid J
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Response from Benandvicky | Reviewed this property |
There is a beer garden, so ok in the day time. But it is a proper pub
Emma D
29 August 2016|
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Response from Kelly C | Property representative |
We are dog friendly and dogs are welcome as long as they are happy around people and other dogs (so not constantly barking) they are picked up after any little accidents and most important that they are kept on a lead at all... More