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Duke of York Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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York Street, Cowes, England
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed two nights here and found staff v friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good and very large. I didn't try the beer but the pub was full and jovial. The rooms are a little tired (but clean). The location makes up for it.

Thank Ed S
Alton, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate there two nights on a recent visit to IOW and were very impressed. Saturday night was heaving, but they still found room for us; food was very good and reasonably priced

Thank JohnH0406
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you walk in it's easy to feel a bit intimidated as there's not much room to move and lots of people. All I can say is stick with it, the local beer was perfect and the service was also very good. When we looked at the table area we had booked my heart dropped a little as room was... More 

Thank Thewatchfuleye
Hampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this pub on a number of occassions. The bar staff are friendly and they have a good selection of well looked after beers. The food is good value, tasty, and the portion size is large. I can especially suggest the chips

Thank Pete B
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60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed mid-week for 1 night which was £79. The room is poor, bed was old and mattress was clearly showing its age like the décor. We were told breakfast was from 6.30 and as we had to be on an early red jet that suited. Unfortunately at 630 no one was about and eventually 10mins later to be told... More 

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180 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

at the start of a long walk along the old railway line between Cowes & Newport we decided to try the DoY for lunch. i had fish & chips, the fish was the best i have ever eaten, beautiful batter & a perfect large piece of fish, decent chips too. only complaint which was odd, didn't do peas because it... More 

Thank LukeCowesTannersBrook
Cowes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We had the best sunday roast we have ever found on the island nothing false about it fresh veg real roast potatoes its a must try when your in cowes we will definitely return.

Thank Happy2711
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

came here today for a meal well what can I say but absolutely brilliant we had whitebait and garlic bread to start was delicious main course was spaghetti bolognese fish and chips and steak and ale pie not one complaint but brilliant hot food highly recommend

Thank Maria L
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Just ok, sticky floors which was a real turn off. Shame as it's a decent location and decent food and drink offering. Clientele in the middle of the day on a Wednesday (we were on holidays) was a bit "rough".

Thank chickie_london
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Went this morning with my Nan after traveling over to the island, thought we would pop in for a nice breakfast and what a rip off we had, the service was terrible a couple of young girls that had no idea and a very LOUD woman that made sure we new her business and how the day was planed out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: York Street, Cowes, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: 01983295171
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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