Duke of Battersea74-76 Battersea Bridge Road
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This 'public house & dining rooms' successfully avoids the identikit feel of many gastropubs, with red, green and cream décor complemented by modern art posters. Friendly, approachable and enthusiastic staff and a youthful clientele make for a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Cask ale is served in 'jugs' and an exciting range of keg and bottled beers and ciders is a bonus. You can usually get a taste of something before you buy, and draught beer is also available in 'thirds', to help sampling. TV sports are silent but the staff are happy to put the volume on if most people want it (especially for the rugby). Formerly Draft House Westbridge, Matilda, Blue Mango, Pig on the Bridge, a restaurant and previously Bridge, originally Prodigals Return. Renamed by BrewDog in April 2021. Occasionally the one cask beer now available may be an alternative to the usual Sambrook's choice; an Adnams/Deya collaboration, Boat Trip, was on offer in August 2023.