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The Duke of Cambridge, London's first organic pub

The main room of the Duke houses the bar and plenty of odd wooden tables and chairs.
The main room of the Duke houses the bar and plenty of odd wooden tables and chairs.

Upon first glance, The Duke of Cambridge doesn't look like much: a pretty blue exterior, large windows, high ceilings– a nice place to pop in for a pint but that's about it.  But upon popping in, one finds a pleasant surprise: delicious food, friendly service, and a homey, comfortable atmosphere.  Oh, yeah, and a whole lot of eco-friendliness to boot.

London's first organic pub, The Duke can sometimes grate on a cynic's nerves.  On each table is a leaflet explaining the pub's ethical and ecological goals, and the extensive wine list includes notes on certain labels clarifying whether the beverage in question is suitable for vegans.  From a hardened, San Francisco-raised point of view, it's a bit much.

But then the bartender smiles in a totally unpretentious way, and that cycicism starts to crack.  And by the time her pint is half-drunk and her steaming soup is sending yum-tastic fragrances into her nose, this hardened Californian is melting right into the modern hippy way of life.

Seriously, one visit and you'll be hooked.

For More Info: The Duke of Cambridge, 30 St Peter's St, London N1 8JT

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