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“Nice pub, but the food was very below par”
Review of Duke of York

Duke of York
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The pub is situated in a small village made up mainly of 'Cob' buildings. Went entering the pub you get that 'back in time' feeling and the atmosphere is excellent. Ordered the Chicken Kiev and Pork Belly and upon service the underneath of the Kiev has been overcooked and had been caramelised and some of the vegetables were barely lukewarm. My partner had pork belly which, should have had nice crisp crackling, it wasn't. Did we complain well yes, but not with a view of 'take it back' complaint, it was edible but lacked skill. The explanation given was that the cooker needs replacing??? Others we know have had better meals there and it seems intermittent and pot luck. This suggests, get a better and consistent cook and of course a new cooker. Despite the feedback, they offered nothing off, but I suppose we ate it. At the end of quite a trek you expect better quality! It seems much effort is needed to bring it back to its highly regarded standards of a year or two back. We won't be going back until the day by day reviews greatly improve.

3  Thank sctxob
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

After a bad night the night before at another place in the area, my wife and i drove down some real country lanes to find the Duke of York. We walked in and first impressions were what a grubby place, but there were locals in there and the food looked pretty good, i ask if we could eat and a fine chap behind the bar showed us where the menu was and told us to go see him when we knew what we wanted. The drinks went on the tab and we viewed the tasty looking menu. We both had soup to start and i had Lamb shank with new potatoes and veg and my wife had Smoked haddock with potatoes and veg. Both courses were excellant and we had another drink each and the bill was just over £40. Everyone that came into the pub seemed to eat and the pub was packed with a great atmosphere all evening. Would we go back, YES 100%.

1  Thank LESLIE S
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Had an excellent Sunday lunch today at the Duke of York.. From a choice of three roasts we chose a beef and a lamb both served with Yorkshires, roast potatoes and a selection of 7 (yes 7) vegetables plus extra gravy. All very tasty. In the interests of consumer research we both had puds - a Mars Bar cheesecake and a Malteser mousse. With drinks our bill was under £30 - a very fair price for a good quality meal. Although somewhat off the beaten track a visit to Iddesleigh and the Duke of York is highly recommended.

Why oh why is this place included in a list of night time attractions - it's a pub/ restaurant for heavens sake, not a night club!!!

Thank ColdstreamKeith
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Returned yesterday for lunch and a pint. First time for over 2 years, the only change was that the menu was no longer written on A5 paper and stuck on the wall. Its on the same wall but written in chalk, very similar menu, honest home cooking with local ingredients and lots of fresh veg. Big portions of very good food, lady on the next table had fish n chips, or "whale on a plate" as my wife calls it. If we lived closer would go more often, but the drive home along windy lanes is a pain. But I won't leave it so long next time.

1  Thank piethatcher
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Me and my hubby were staying in High Bickington and we decided to go to this pub for our meal. First impressions, it looks like a normal country pub but when we got to the bar we were greeted by really lovely friendly staff. We ordered our drinks and then sat in the restaurant area to have our meal. I had the fillet steak and my hubby had the lamb and they were both delicious. I think what made this place was the friendly staff, they were really lovely and so were the locals in the pub. Unfortunately i was not very well before we arrived at the pub so i could not experiance the resturant fully which was a shame because there dessert menu looked yummy but none the less i enjoyed my main and i enjoyed the company of the staff.

Thank MichelleANdSteve
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