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“Pretty Poor!”
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Duke of York
Ranked #78 of 151 Whitby B&B and Inns
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Skegness
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40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pretty Poor!”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

My wife and I have recently been to Whitby for a walking week, and decided to have a meal next door at the Board Inn, where we have experienced very good value meals in the past, but on entering the pub found the loud disco music not to our taste and went to The Duke of York instead.
What a mistake !!
I had a Burger, Chips, Peas and a side Salad. My wife had Fish Cakes, Salad and Granary Bread.
The Burger was dry, on a boring, dry, un-toasted white bun. The chips were the driest ever(in a town noted for it's Fish and Chips), and the peas were obviously out of a tin.
My wife's Fishcakes were large balls of mashed potato with very little fish.
Both meals were served on cold plates, the condiments were DIY in those small, messy sachets, and even the cutlery, which was the thinnest and sharpest (handles) we have ever used we had to fetch from a rack in the bar.
When you are next in Whitby, do yourself a favour, and eat at Wetherspoons in The Angel Hotel. Great value, excellent food and wine prices.
P.S. The Duke of York was also playing annoying disco music, but not as loud. Why can't they let you have a meal in peace?

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

great beer, lovely food, accommodation is basic but very nice and clean, great view of the harbour, the staff are polite and attentive, there is no onsite parking due the perfect location of this quaint pub.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Great beers, lovely food at a very reasonable price, nice friendly staff and all at a fantastic location too, cannot wait to return, well done to all of you.The fish and chips were amazing.Even though it was very busy on a Friday night nothing was too much trouble for the staff.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

We always try to have a meal here when we visit Whitby.The pub is situated at the base of the famous Abbey 100 steps. Steeped in history this gem must not be overlooked. Friendly efficient staff and well cooked pub grub at a reasonable price. What more could you wish for?

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

A lovely autumn/winters day in whitby.....made magical by the best ever mulled wine.....the bar man even gave us the recipie...blissful afternoon in lovely surroundings....thanks and keep it up..the bar was quiet but there was still a good atmosphere..everything was gleaming and very welcoming

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in October and on arrival were presenter with a gorgeous room overlooking the harbour. The room was fantastic with beautiful decor and huge double doors stepping onto a courtyard overlooking the whole of Whitby. We ate in the pub twice and had between us the chilli (perfect) steak pie (my partner is very fussy a out pie and he was delighted) and on the next night fish and chips (falling off the plate!) and a baguette. We were treated very well and the staff were friendly and welcoming. Cannot wait to return! Highly recommended.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

i have eaten in the duke of york many times in the seven years i have been going to whitby i have always found there food served very good qaulity the service by staff exelent yes drinks are a little pricey compared to some in whitby but if you want good quality service you pay a little extra if you want cheap food cheap drinks then you do not go to whitby because they pride there selves on good quaLIITY FRESH FOOD A VERY WELCOME ATMOSPHERE GOOD QALITY REAL ALES EVEN THEN YOU WILL GET VALUE WITH ANY ESABLIHMENT YOU JUST GO IN WHERE EVER SUITS YOURE BUDGET AND EVEN FAMILYS ON A THIGHT BUDGET WILL GETA BRILLIANT HOLIDAY FOR IT

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Duke of York

Property: Duke of York
Address: 124 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4DE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Whitby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #78 of 151 B&Bs / Inns in Whitby
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Duke Of York Hotel Whitby

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