The Duchy Arms

4.8
25 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Duchy Arms is a traditional pub, located in Kennington south east London just ten minute walk from the world famous oval cricket ground and the Kennington imperial war museum.
Located just off Kennington lane the pub has a large beer garden with a seated area for approximately 40-50 people, including a heated and covered deck.

At the duchy arms they have a friendly and efficient team of bar staff and offer a wide range of draught beers and wines.

The pub has large screens in both bars showing all football matches on sky sports and BT as well as other major sporting events such as cricket and rugby.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 25 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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LottieR
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very welcoming place and brilliant outside space with heaters, etc. Their Covid-19 precautions are excellent too.

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SteveT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub for good quality food and drink. Their pizzas are fantastic, particularly the vegetarian one and there is a good choice of beers. Always find the staff to be really friendly and helpful. They've done all they can to adapt during the pandemic by making the outside space into one of the best gardens around with heaters to keep you warm. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Lois
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great find during covid rules. Slightly off the beaten track but quality food and good range of drinks.
Heaters are in the areas but as not above you or covered means it does get quite chilly still so take layers.

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abc1
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great hidden place with very well setup outdoor space. Overall felt very Covid secure and staff were very nice!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good price good food and great value would go again

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CliveE
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table at short notice for 12 noon on Sunday, booking was quick and had gone through. Great run through of excellent 50 per cent off food offer personally provided by Duty Manager. The venue allows 2 starters as a substantial meal, allowing diners to adhere to compliance without additional cost or wasting food. Nacho starters was a really generous portion. Made substitution on main course which was handled with no issues. Pavement press cider very quaffable. Two courses and three pints just a shade over 23 pounds I'll be booking for this weekend also

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GeorgeB
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pub. Extremely friendly and welcoming plus food was great. Would recommend the picante pizza.

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WillW
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pub and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend

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chrisw
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a really good night. Half price food, fantastic service.

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CliveE
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been twice this week. Decent menu of both beers and food. Excellent service and team do take an discernable effort to ensure both they and the customers follow Covid 19 best practise. Can't wait to come again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round great and amazing warm beer garden

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GeorgiaT
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside area, great food and great value for money!

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SaraC
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

FOOD: We tried the chicken roast as when we came to order they had run out of of all the others. It was okay... really huge portions and they use lovely produce from the veg to the chicken. I would have loved a bit more flavour though, the gravy was too thin and tasteless.
Also tried squid which was good!
Drinks tasted very weak on the alcohol but that’s normal for most places

SERVICE: we waited over 40 mins for our starters to come due to an error. Once we complained the lady sorted it and brought the food out very quickly 👌🏼

ATMOSPHERE: really good, they take COVID measures to keep everyone safe. Not over packed and they have outdoor seating also

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CM2020
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for the Sunday lunch at The Duchy Arms, and all had a roast dinner option. The food was really great value with good-sized portions. The waiting staff were really lovely and attentive, and the ambience was great throughout. We got a table outside and there is outdoor heating which is always a plus during the winter months.
I would recommend the chicken or pork belly roast as a must-have if you go for a Sunday roast.

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Isaac
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely done outside area, heaters and cover if it rains

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Elizabeth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good ambiance, and great for COVID because it has outdoor covered and heated tables. It's a little pricey, but the best place I've found around Vauxhall that accommodates groups.

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Pipster
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening, sat outdoors and had wine and a burger with an old friend, as the varied crowd around us kept the place lively and Mark kept us supplied with wine.

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PaulF
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful staff.
Lovely venue.
Good outside area which was covered and had heaters

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RichardC
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time in the new courtyard, which has umbrellas up and heaters to keep us warm, whilst we had to meet outdoors in mixed households re COVID.

Great service, friendly staff and highly recommend this place as a local to meet friends in stage 2 restrictions.

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Agnese
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nice! And the new outside set up is lovely.

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RoseT
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Lots of veggie and vegan options.

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Michael
London
29 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Wonderful Sunday afternoon at the duchy arms.
Sunday lunches were top notch, drinks were great and reasonably priced, and we got great service from Gemma and the team.
Setup felt fully covid secure, without being officious. Great pub.

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waffle
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely menu and friendly staff. Service a little slow when busy but that’s understandable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly and considerate staff, clean toilets, feels very ‘socially distant’ friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, safe environment, great food!

The reviews below were submitted before January 1st 2017, when this restaurant changed management.
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USLESS
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2013
Overall1food1service1ambience1

i thought that toptable was a trusted site? i booked an important client lunch throgh toptable to discover on arrival that the venue was no longer open. very very very disappointing

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hawk
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2013
Overall1food1service1ambience1

SURPRISED HAD THIS FEEDBACK FORM TO COMPLETE AS WHEN WE WENT TO RESTAURANT IT WAS CLOSED AND BOARDED UP. CONTACTED TOPTABLE TO CONVEY MY SURPRISE,ANNOYANCE, ANGER. AS RESULT HAD EMAIL FROM SANDOR M.
SUGGEST THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH YOUR WEB SITE/SOFTWARE IF YOU ARE ABLE TO TAKE BOOKINGS FOR A RESTAURANT THAT IS CLOSED, SEND A REMINDER FOR THAT BOOKING AND THEN ASK FOR FEEDBACK AFTER BEING INFORMED ABOUT CLOSURE.

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Paula
London
17 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I booked this place on spec, as it was within walking distance of the venue we were going to. Glad I did.

Great service from a lovely waitress, a simple, but wholesome menu, and the portions were generous. They were also running a promo for 20% off when ordering food & drinks together.

This is a local pub, trying to turn itself in to a good eaterie, and really does deserve support.

FAQs

The Duchy Arms is rated 4.8 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.