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“Great pub for live music and good atmosphere”

The Duke Of Cumberland Bar
Ranked #11 of 23 Nightlife in Whitstable
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

We have never eaten at the Duke, but go there often on Sunday afternoons, Friday Evenings, and any time they have live music we like.

We use localnlive.com to tell us what is going on in Whitstable, and the Duke is great because it has more room than the other pubs, it's own sound system, and an area to dance in.

Service is excellent. The pub is always busy, but staff are very fast so we get served quickly.

We have yet to eat food here, but we will one day.

Thank brianlmerritt
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

We visited this pub in the afternoon and found a roaring fire and comfy sofa's. It is a lovely old building and quite interesting inside. Perfect G&T and draught Asahi. We returned later that night after dinner at the nearby Wheeler's - it was very lively and there was a live band on called Natural Selection who were excellent - had a really good night.

1  Thank Srithanu
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

Didn't get to eat there but the pub had a great atmosphere and was obviously popular with all ages. Good choice of seating, a good size and had live music on the Friday we went.

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Reviewed 19 August 2012

This could be a cracking pub but unfortunatly let down with the shabbyness of the interior decoration.
The bar and surround areas look dirty and in need of damm good clean.
I certainly wouldnt eat here as id be wondering what state the kitchen would be in.
The pub is not utilising this old building features. I noticed a lovely old fashioned fire place which was blocked over with half finished stage and scaffolding. The lager selection was also very limited and we only stopped for one drink.
Its a shame how this pub has been left to deteriorate.

1  Thank Chamone83
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

Stood waiting at the bar for ten odd minutes, girl literally painting her nails in the back room. It's trendily decorated, with old radios and so on, but somehow you get the sense that they haven't quite achieved what they've set out to. Neither original boozer (which it used to be) nor trendy Hackney style bar, you're betwixt and between here. On our visit the disabled loo/ babychange was full of junk and two bicycles, the loos were filthy, the desperately try-hard self consciously cool soul music was far too loud and a very unpleasant old man with long hair was being exceptionally rude to people who were asking normal questions about their food. He turned out to be the manager! Avoid, unless you're a trendy masochist who likes looking at broken turntables whilst not being able to hear what your friends are saying.

3  Thank whitstabubbler
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