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York Street, Cowes, England
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Run by the Isle of Wight's best known and longest serving landlords...
Run by the Isle of Wight's best known and longest serving landlords - Sally and Barry Cass and family. Used and known to generations of Yachtsmen. Pub food of the highest standard. Accommodation too.
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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Pub Food

My wife and I ate two evening meals at the Duke of York during our stay in Cowes in February. Both meals were well cooked, the service was friendly, and the atmosphere pleasant. Unlike one other reviewer, we found the Wednesday roast to be very good and excellent value. In our opinion this is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
John S
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Duke of York is situated in the less fashionable side of Cowes towards the Floating Bridge which is the crossing over to East Cowes. It is a fairly imposing building with a strong nautical theme which is not surprising for a town like Cowes. It serves real ale and real ciders. The cask beers I tried on the evening... More 

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Eastleigh
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

For pub food it's ok but as far a a hotel goes keep away.. Walls and floor must be made of paper as you can hear everything in the bar below and all the rooms around you. No sound kept out by windows so you hear everyone outside smoking too.. Rooms are extremely dated and a poor quality old bed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It's like a little shaven haven amongst the uncontrollably bushy mess of cowes's vaginal area. Love the place.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I ate two evening meals at the Duke of York during our stay in Cowes in February. Both meals were well cooked, the service was friendly, and the atmosphere pleasant. Unlike one other reviewer, we found the Wednesday roast to be very good and excellent value. In our opinion this is a good, unpretentious friendly local serving... More 

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Totton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After seeing huge signs advertising a roast dinner with all the trimmings for only 8.95 at the Duke of York we decided to give this is a go. When we first walked in, it seemed very quiet considering this was their day of the week they specifically advertised. Putting this aside we ordered the roast dinner which we had been... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great food. Lovely staff and owners. Warm and cosy sofa with fire. In a great location but the ability with ambience to transport to make you feel like your in the middle of nowhere in a relaxing pub. Great place to chill and have a drink and sometimes food

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Not our first time at the Duke of York, but after our Sunday Roast, I just had to comment. Without a doubt, the best roast I've ever had in ANY restaurant. Great portions, all the trimmings you could want and very reasonable price. Gorgeous Yorkies! The pub itself is a diamond, but a shame about the slightly rough exterior. But... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We popped in here today for a quick lunch after visiting Osborne House.. staff were very friendly.. efficient service...

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We passed this pub several times on our way into Cowes village - on first glance the exterior does not attract but appearances in this case were deceptive! On our last day we decided to book Sunday lunch and how glad were we that we did! The interior has a great atmosphere with a nautical theme - the Staff were... More 

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England
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Good basic pub food and drink. Pretty standard pub menu (this is not a gastro pub) scampi, steak, chicken, steak and ale pie etc.Good service, comfortable and clean, what's not to like. As good, or better, as any where at the price. I will go back. Decent and well priced wine selection as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: York Street, Cowes, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Description

Run by the Isle of Wight's best known and longest serving landlords - Sally and Barry Cass and family. Used and known to generations of Yachtsmen. Pub food of the highest standard. Accommodation too.

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