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Handsome brickwork on the outside, decked out like a gentleman's withdrawing room on the inside, the DofE exudes a ducal class. At least it did until our lot turned up and started making Prince Philip impersonations. Classy though the decor may be — enough to get it Grade II listed by Historic England — the pub's chief attraction is the monster beer garden out the back which can easily hold more than the pub itself. And watch out for the rhino! The drinks choice is decent (five ales), while the kitchen serves 'unpretentious pub classics' — the chips certainly didn't last long on our table.
Toilets are, um, eccentric, though on our most recent visits the main loos were out of action. We don't recommend trying unisex ones.
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Updated August 2015.