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The Duke

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123 St. Johns Road, Buxton SK17 6UR, England
+44 1298 78781
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Had a brilliant Sunday lunch (pork and beef). Generous portion size, nicely cooked veg (not boiled to death). Friendly, attentive staff in spite of very busy Father's Day. Only thing that could have been better was more gravy. Would highly recommend and suggest booking if today was anything to go by. Will be back!

Thank Jo H
United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Decided to call in for "Pie Night" and was not disappointed. I had minted Lamb, and partner had Steak / Ale. the other couple we were with ordered from the main menu. Food arrived within 10 minutes and was piping hot, delicious and very well presented. All of the staff were attentive and very welcoming. Our friend reckons he is... More 

Buxton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 May 2016

After both my friend and I ordered the quiche we both looked a little shocked when the saucer of food arrived in front of us minus the chips as advertised on the blackboard. I was quick to point out the chips were missing so the waitress went to check in the kitchen. Another waitress came over and apologised and explained... More 

Thank Stephieh82
1 review
Reviewed 30 May 2016

£7.25 for a 'small' meal of Scampi. Arrived with 6 small pieces of overlooked scampi a handful of cheap frozen chips and frozen peas. Not good at all. Waitress too busy chatting at the bar and ignored various requests for the bill. Won't go back.

Thank Kathryn B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I've been to the Duke half a dozen times now over the last year or so and it definitely serves the best beer in town. Superb bitter and very friendly staff too.

Thank David S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We have called here numerous times as we have always enjoyed the food and we found the staff really friendly. We arrived today to find uncleared tables, the staff were to busy chatting at the bar to take our order a member of our table confronted one of the 2 women sat chatting at the bar to be told we... More 

Thank ROB12113
Durham, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We arrived about 30 minutes before the scheduled end of curry night and this seems to have been a problem. We were kept waiting for half an hour and when it arrived the food was lukewarm. We sent it back but my reheated chicken madras was horrible. My partner Dennis's so-called prawn curry was actually a thin sauce with small... More 

Thank J_Jarndyce
Longnor, United Kingdom
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404 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Been here many times and as its so good we keep on returning.Always busy,always welcoming.We both had the lamb/mint pies which were as always,delicious.Best pub grub in Buxton.

Thank Gary M
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We had eagerly anticipated a return visit to The Duke during our recent trip to Buxton, however we were disappointed that standards had dropped a bit since our previous visit last October. Service was extremely slow – the restaurant had been busy when we arrived, however it had quietened off by the time we came to order dessert, and we... More 

Thank metalminx
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant food we had a hankering for some good pie- I had game pie and my girlfriend had the lamb. Both absolutely amazing however the Atlantic sharer board was simply out of this world. We will be returning again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 St. Johns Road, Buxton SK17 6UR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +44 1298 78781

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?