Duke of Buckingham

Greater London South West - Kingston

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

104, Villiers Road
Kingston
KT1 3BB

Tel: (020) 8546 6391

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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A suburban, red-brick pub built in the 1930s by Hodgsons’ Kingston Brewery – named on a cast-iron plaque low down outside about rights of way (Hodgsons ceased brewing in 1949 but continued bottling until 1965). Over the entrance is a shield with the three salmon from the borough arms and a rebus with K and a tun (see picture, left). These features and the general architectural style reappear at the Hodgsons’ contemporary, but larger, Manor pub in Malden Manor.

A suburban, red-brick pub built in the 1930s by Hodgsons’ Kingston Brewery – named on a cast-iron plaque low down outside about rights of way (Hodgsons ceased brewing in 1949 but continued bottling until 1965). Over the entrance is a shield with the three salmon from the borough arms and a rebus with K and a tun (see picture, left). These features and the general architectural style reappear at the Hodgsons’ contemporary, but larger, Manor pub in Malden Manor.

As you enter you can’t miss the attractive and most unusual curved doors – left to the public bar and, right, to a large room, which is now an amalgamation of two original ones. The outside door to the rear portion has now been blocked off. Perhaps the most notable feature is the octagonal, leaded skylight over the servery. There is also some original work in the fireplace, panelling, counters, parts of the stillion in the centre of the servery and curved cornices to the ceilings. The area beyond the arch in the rear room was once a kitchen.

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