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Duke of York Hotel

York Street, Cowes, England
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Ranked #16 of 50 restaurants in Cowes
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Like many others posting reviews on TripAdvisor, I know ThEDuke as a lovely friendly place, with a good choice of "proper " beers to savour whilst recounting the day's sailing exploits. I've visited on many an occasion when staying at the UK Sailing Academy down the road, and so had high hopes when planning a swift pint there whilst en... More

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Northfleet
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night which was enough. It was really busy, with a group visiting for a stag weekend. what is unfortunate is the price and the rooms on offer. We paid £79.00 for b&b the food is good and ample what really gave my party cause for grievance was the room size it's ambiance and the physical... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We sail our boat across to Cowes and every visit involves a visit to The Duke of York. It may seem strange to write this, as we sail, but one of the attractions is the absence of "yachties" by which I mean the "yahoos" who fill all the other pubs. The Duke is a real pub with real people and... More

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Portsmouth
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed on-board the boat in Cowes overnight and the skipper recommended the 'Duke' for a 'full house breakfast' in the morning. We were not disappointed! As it was so early the pub was pretty empty of customers however, the greeting was just wonderful. Daily papers, brand name condiments, real perculated coffee (bottomless) tea (strong) and fresh milk. Fruit, orange... More

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Beverley
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stayed here due to my usual spot being full, the festival was on. The staff were very helpful and the food certainly hit the spot after a long journey but the rooms were a bit dated. There was nothing wrong with the room, it was comfortable but it was as though I'd stepped into the 70's. I would stay again... More

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Cowes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went to the Duke of York this evening with the family and enjoyed fantastic food. We had the Sirloin steaks. It was great to have them cooked just as we wanted, with fresh salad and chunky chips. The mushrooms, tomatoes and onion rings were also very nicely cooked, and lots of it. The puddings were really tasty, but a bit... More

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Solihull
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have frequented the Duke Of York many times, and always enjoyed my visits. Booking a table for 6 after a Channel passage from Cherbourg - no problem. I have meant to write a review so many times for the pub, so after a crew member mentioned he had the best fish and chips, it had to be written. Keep... More

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Southampton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We dropped in for a weekday lunch, very quiet when we arrived but cosy atmosphere. Lots to choose from in the menu and specials, fish and chips were lovely but other food seemed cooked from frozen and deep fried. High chairs are available but otherwise not very child friendly as no baby changing facilities.

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Hampton Court
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were a group of ten guys on a stag sailing weekend in the Solent. On a local recommendation, we dined at this pub/hotel. The menu choice was extensive; the pricing for meals and wine was very competitive. The portions were huge; notwithstanding a hungry crew; some of us, simply could not finish all that was put in front of... More

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Cowes, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

i ate there recently 2 times in one day with friends, i had the full english in the morning which was lovely served with loads of tea, coffee, toast, fruit, cereals etc. and then again in the evening, where i had a Sirloin steak with veg, chips and peppercorn sauce. It was a great choice, came with onion rings, tomatoes... More

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