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Duke of York Hotel

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York Street, Cowes, England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The real downer to our stay was the dreadful quality of sleep. We noticed the rooms were hot so opened the window before sleeping and drew the curtains. We didn't realise quite how hot they were until waking up at 4am ,completely soaked with sweat gasping for water. Both myself and my friend were ill as a result. We had... More 

Thank Sam V
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had a meal here. It wasn't the best tasting pub food I have had but it was more than edible. It was busy and as such the service suffered a little bit (it is Cowes week after all) and so some in party didn't get the food they ordered until we kept asking. It appeared they forgot about them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was sailing in the Panerai British Classic Week and stayed in the Duke of York, nice rooms, brilliant breakfast (even served early enough for the early race starts!) Only ate one evening meal but it was very good. I shall be back next year!

Thank chrisjpotter
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited the Duke of York many time over the years both as a couple, and with a group of friends. The food has always been of good quality, and served by very friendly staff. Often with a group of very hungry sailors I have found them to be fully satisfied. The bar is a big bonus as it... More 

Thank Michael R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant evening of food and drink in traditional English sailing pub environment. Party of 9 plus a wee dog all beautifully served and fed.

Thank merello
Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great old fashioned pub with friendly staff and locals. Their roast dinners are delicious and their desserts are home made and large portions.

Thank Tom B
Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant friendly staff who couldn't do enough, had a lovely meal and a drink and would go back again, out of town a bit and came across it by chance, so glad we did

Thank ballinaguilsha2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time here at the Duke of York. staff were super helpfull and always had a smile on there face hope to come back soon to iow and will be staying here again thanks for the good time in the iow

Thank Richard T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

On holiday on the IOW. We were here two years ago but only popped in for a drink ( best served Pimms I've ever had!!) but this year we were invited for a Sunday evening dinner. Very good menu. Hubby and I plumped for the Scampi ( as did 5 out of 9 of us dining). Scampi came in a... More 

Thank Braingirl C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at the Duke for five nights to do a course in Cowes. The room was very small and incredibly hot. The airing cupboard was right by the room so even with radiators off it was still much too hot. The room was clean with the exception of a pillow case with a blood stain and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
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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