We revisited the Duke last weekend and were delighted by the welcoming warmth the new owners have introduced.
Having taken over the Duke in September 2011 by adding small touches and friendly faces the Management have wiped out what was turn into a brawling pub (with bouncers on the door) and brought in a new and much needed return to a large B&B style inn with what my husband described as the best Vegetarian breakfast this side of the green fields (at Glastonbury). High praise indeed from a man who is someone who works in hospitality.
Unfortunately the noise from the live entertainment in the bar below the rooms is still the same (perhaps some Bostic sound deadening panels in the ceiling of the bar might help?) and although the waitress in the new barn restaurant gave an excellent recital of the menu selection we think perhaps a menu board (which list times and prices) outside of the restaurant is a must...and we think is a legal requirement?
Thank you for a warm and inviting stay in our favourite uk holiday location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A big, bustling public house, hotel and restaurant in the centre of Whitstable, right next to Harbour Street and a stone's throw from the beach. Now incorporating Salt Marsh restaurant. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Duke Of Cumberland Hotel Whitstable, Kent