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Duke of St Albans
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Address: Highgate Rd, London, NW5 1QX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4206) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Gospel Oak (0.5 miles), Tuffnell Park (0.7 miles), Archway (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Gospel Oak (0.4 miles), Hampstead Heath (0.9 miles), Kentish Town (1 mile)

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General information: Was the Platinum Bar for a while but has now reverted to previous name.

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Bull and Last, Gospel Oak (0.2 miles), Star, Highgate (0.4 miles), Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak (0.4 miles), Lord Palmerston, Dartmouth Park (0.4 miles), New Brunswick, Highgate (0.5 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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Just posted this comment on an another site ..thought I'd repost and update it.

louisedun1 ...I'm sorry.. I heard good things about you... however the it was to little to late...

AnnaBanya that the Anna I know and love?

lad_newton ... A continental restaurant has opened up on the site. As such, it is open only to diners. 'That Says It All' A great site for a pub... and its now a restaurant! It's Monday night in October and its shut...nuff said...

I was a regular in the Duke from 1988 till 2004. From 1988 till circa 1994 it was a fantastic pub. It had a great community spirit and everyone was made to feel welcome. It was an old school boozer with a pool table, dart board and jukebox. The rot set in when Grand Met Leisure(Chef & Brewer), who owned the Duke, sold all of their pubs to Scottish and Newcastle. Prior to the Scottish and Newcastle buy out, the Dukes managers were on Barrelage the more beer they sold the more money they earned. The food (although it wasnt to Gordon Ramsey standard...far from it) was also an added bonus to the manager. From 1993 to 2004 the Duke had 15 managers and a various drug related problems..., this is never a good omen for a public house and it spelt the death nell to a once up and coming north London pub. Add to this the changing face of London...and its gentrification and the writing was on the wall for the Duke!
Its a classic example of what happens when a large brewery takes over a pub and listens to accountants and not its patrons.
A big shout goes out to;
Jane Simonds and her family, Ex Duke manager.
Tony (stop emptying the ashtray on the floor!)
Tom and Mary, Ex Duke managers.
Doom and Gloom, Ex Duke managers.
Norman, we loved you man.
Simon the green grocer. One of the nicest human beings I ever met.
Sue the dog...still walking.
Old John...
Big John...
Big Johns dad...
Curtis and Gemma... were you just a dream!
Danny boy...
Sandra...beautiful mentor!

And all the rest of the wonderful personalities I met over the years!


In the 80's The Bud was ice cold and imported. In the 90's the Molsen was cheap and chilled. A good pint of IPA,London Pride etc does not make a good pub ..... a great comunity makes a good pub!

Rack em up, I'm on reds

onelegdis - 13 Oct 2009 01:37
A continental restaurant has opened up on the site. As such, it is open only to diners.
lad_newton - 17 May 2009 01:50
This is sad, and represents a loss of amenity to the immediate neighbourhood. Up until the early 1990s this was a good community pub. Successive failed attempts to revive it following a miserable period of mis-management in the late 1990s have seen more clentele desert the Duke for the Dartmouth, Lord Palmerston and the Bull.

lad_newton - 16 Dec 2008 18:56
Sign up on the boards today announcing the opening of a Greek restaurant on the site in spring 2009
Jamcnam - 16 Dec 2008 17:01
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Unsure if the pub is being refurbished or if a chage-of-use is on the way. Will report further when more details known.
lad_newton - 15 Dec 2008 22:58

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