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“nice one night getaway”
Review of The Duke of York

The Duke of York
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Flagg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $32
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Duke of York is conveniently located on the A515 between Buxton and Ashbourne. Approximately 12 Miles from Ashbourne and only 6 Miles from Buxton. Offering ample parking for cars, motor homes and coach's. We offer Real Ales, Log Fires and Traditional homemade food (including the chips)with the option of choices from our Specials Board. Steak & Burger Night is on a Tuesday with Pie Night on a Wednesday. Our Sunday Carvery is available 12-4pm changing to plated Sunday Roasts 4-8pm(You can also choose from our Main Menu all day) The recently refurbished campsite has stunning views of the Peak District and offers All Year camping facilities with 15 hard standing and 15 grass pitches. An additional 30 tent pitches are available April to October. The shower/toilet block has underfloor heating. Friendly Dogs on leads are Welcome in the Bar and on the campsite.
staffs
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37 reviews
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“nice one night getaway”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

came here in the motorhome for one night. Terrible rain and wind but were looking forward to a night away not far from home
staff welcoming and showed us to our pitch
After walking the dogs we went to the pub for a drink and a couple of starters which were nice
Staff and owner lovely, roaring fire, dogs welcomed and fussed over

Nice relaxing stay with lovely open views
Yes the site is exposed as we are in the peak district and yes the site needs to be developed on an on going basis especially ready for peak times but the pitches are good with a number of hardstandings, hook up excellent, your own tap on each pitch and toilets spotless
not sure if there is a chemical disposal point, if not this would be a welcome addition

We will happily return

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank jill f
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Staffordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Nice country pub”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a lovely clean country pub run by two very pleasant guys, the food looks very nice, but we have not eaten here. The pub always seems busy and has loads if outdoor space/gardens to sit in the summer. They have just finished a fantastic caravan site at the rear of the pub with views to die for and a super shower/toilet block.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Dais2sam
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Burton on Trent
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“A lovely evening”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

After reading other reviews we were unsure about eating at the Duke of York so decided to try a drink first. We went on Friday 28th September while caravaning at a farm just down the road, all of the staff were very friendly and the dinks were good and not expensive. We decided to try the food,and while I agree some of the meals did seem over priced, our food was reasonable.
My husband had the gammon, saying 'it was the best he had tasted in years', and I had a very good steak pie.
Also the owner/manager offered us a lift back to our camp site,but we decided to walk, just to walk off our delicious, large meals !
In short we will be back.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Gillian C
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“A good experience all round!!”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Oh dearie me...I'm wondering if I've eaten in the same pub as some of the reviews given. We arrived on a warm sunny day a couple of weeks ago. 3 of us and a border collie who's very discerning ! place clean and tidy. Greeted warmly by 2 staff members who were also very professional too. A good mix and a good start we thought. Asked immediately if our collie would like a drink- water of course. She was very grateful. Seated in an area that was easy to get around- and I believe a wheelchair user would not have had much difficulty making themselves comfortable.

The manager with a wonderful Lancs accent took time out to talk to us- very approachable. We spent some time talking dog stuff and about the paintings and drawings of our canine friends.
Dinner arrived. Steak and stilton pie- home made stuffed full of steak (non of those silly pie dishes that you have to tip it out onto your plate!) Wow! how good was that.
A great experience and one which we'll do again. I'd say bear with this pub and site. Good food, good company- prices you'd expect today... lovely staff who gave us what we wanted...and importantly loved my dog, Meg.

ps- had a look around the camp site- looks pretty good and as we have a motor home we can talk! Looked like a work in progress, and if so it will involve teething problems. Grass cut short by the way. No nettles that I saw.
Bear with that site too. Feedback is always important- but constructive criticism is the key.

Good luck to the Duke of York!

  • Visited August 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Death by a Thousand Cuts”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

The four of us arrived at noon on a Sunday, the time The Duke of York advertise as the beginning of their food service. We were seated promptly in an oddly arranged dining area that I would not want to navigate if I had a mobility problem or in a fire or other emergency. The tables had been placed in what seemed to be the least sensible way, to make a fair-sized dining area feel cramped. There was another, larger party seated in the adjacent section and it seemed we were the only groups in the pub.

We were disappointed to find that the menu had scant and uninspiring vegetarian options, as our party were all looking for meat-free meals. However, we made our selection and three of us chose the same vegetarian main, while one of our party decided on a salad. This was at about 12:15. The server reappeared after taking our orders to the kitchen to tell us that the entree the three of us had ordered was not available. It then transpired that it was simply not ready and we asked how long it would take to *be* ready. We were told 20 minutes, and then the server wobbled a bit and said that it would be perhaps a bit longer because the dish would have to stand after cooking. So, we said we would wait 20 minutes, expecting to wait possibly 30 to allow for the standing time. We did find it pretty frustrating that one of two or three vegetarians entrees was not ready for opening time. The opening time is the same every day, so I cannot imagine what reason there could be not to have food prepared in time.

While we waited our drinks arrived and at least one seemed flat and not strong enough, as if the soda mixing spout at the bar was not functioning properly. We also saw a fellow we took to be the chef walking into the kitchen with a pair of filthy trainers in this hands. I cannot fathom what that was about, but it didn't inspire confidence in hygiene in the kitchen. We also witnessed a party who arrived after us being made to move tables (without any help from staff to carry their drinks, cutlery, etc.) because the staff had seated them at a table that has actually been booked by another party. With only two other covers in the place it is surprising that the staff could have managed to be so scatty. Even though we all make mistakes, the waitstaff's failure to help the party change tables was very poor service indeed.

20 minutes passed without any waitstaff checking in to tell us how the meals were getting on in the kitchen. No offer of a complimentary snack or starter to share was made to apologise for their failure to have food ready from the start of service, which would have gone a long way to making the experience more tolerable. We waited 40 minutes, all the while being ignored by servers, before finally asking where our food was. We were told it was standing in anticipation of being served. We finally received our meals after 1pm, having waited about 50 minutes for what was only a cheese pie which would normally be served almost immediately, as these are usually prepared in advance and sliced, then reheated at the time of serving. When it finally came none of our food really justified the long wait. It was only average, with undercooked onions in the filling. The pastry had a good taste and texture and the chips were rather good, but both they and the pastry suffered from being fairly anemic and undercooked. Astounding considering how long we waited! The vegetables to accompany were desperately overcooked, with broccoli the colour of khaki trousers and the carrots limp and watery. The other party's veg looked to have suffered the same fate. We asked for sauce and were given absurdly paltry portions, not even enough to dip all of our chips. My mother-in-law asked for salad cream (for her salad) and tomato ketchup (for her chips) but only received salad cream and the server was gone before we could ask about the tomato sauce.

The toilets are very basic, obviously walker and camper-friendly. I can accept basic but I would prefer if they were at least clean and smelled it, the toilets flushed properly, and if the door to the toilet area wasn't propped open!

When my father-in-law went to settle the bill he asked if, in light of our wait, we might have a discount. After all, the prices fairly robust for what you get (£8 for their small portion of pie and chips, £12 for the large) and he was told they "couldn't" do that. Of course they meant "wouldn't"! We had been warned of a delay, which was bad enough, but for it to have turned out to be more than twice as long as we were told originally and then not to have been offered any kind of token discount is completely at odds with the idea of the service industry.

I really ought to give the place a single star, but the food itself saved the score a bit because it was passable. However, all things considered, we will never go back. There are other, superior options in the general area. My in-laws were sorely disappointed, as this used to be one of their favourites under the previous owners. I, however, was glad to see the back of it!

  • Visited August 2013
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6 Thank GreatGrumbledook
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