Before we begin discussing food we thought it might be useful to give you some interesting facts – meaning you come away from the blog with knowledge you didn’t have before. You might then share this newly acquired knowledge with your friends – helping to boost our reach.
DID YOU KNOW?: When Prince Harry gets married, his Grandma is going to make him the Duke of Sussex? I know?!
DID YOU KNOW?: The first Duke of Sussex was Prince Augustus Frederick, the sixth son of King George III, back in 1801.
DID YOU KNOW?: The Duke of Sussex is also a pub by Chiswick Park station / Acton Green.
“How will this help boost your reach?” you ask. Well, allow us to explain.
“You know that Prince Harry?” You say while sat in a pub / on the bus / having a smear test.
“Yes,” responds your friend / the driver / the nurse.
“He’ll become the Duke of Sussex when he gets married.”
“Oh really? Where did you hear that?”
It really is that simple.
The Duke and tapas
Prince Augustus Frederick absolutely adored tapas and once famously said to his mate John, “John lad, there’s just something proper reassuring about paying £60 for 6 tiny plates of food rather than spending £15 on one actual meal.”
Augustus loved tapas so much that he actually used to spell his surname ‘Frederack’ just so he could say his name contained all the letters that make up the word ‘tapas’.
His dedication was SO great he actually grew giant croquetas in his garden.
With all this in mind it is of little surprise to find a pub named after the Duke serving up tapas to the eager mouths of West London.
It was a… Tuesday afternoon I believe, possibly a Wednesday or even a Thursday, when we entered the pub (for full disclosure I can’t remember but it could have been any day of the week that wasn’t a Friday, Saturday or Sunday – I remember those days, it’s the others that are all just one long, sad, blurry march towards death).
We entered the pub and ordered various tapas items and a bottle of Rioja – I ordered Rioja as it is from Spain and I wanted to impress the barkeep. “I’ll have one of the SPANISH riojas,” I said, just loud enough for the rest of the pub to hear.
The wine was good, I also had a beer which was most pleasant. The food was, like so much tapas, total and utter ‘meh’ as people on the internet used to say back in the day.
Before we leave you with the all important score, there’s one last fact for you.
DID YOU KNOW?: The first Duke of Sussex invented aioli?
2.5 boys out of 5.
As far as bog standard tapas goes this is well up there. The Duke would have been piiiiiiiiiiised.