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Duke Of York

17 The Pantiles
Tunbridge Wells
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Malden man left this review about Duke Of York

A rare old school pub in The Pantiles area, boarded floor, distressed boarded ceiling although the gnarled beams and posts looked to be affectations. Some wood panelling also looked to be deliberately worn but the wonky floor must be real. The words of the old rhyme "The Grand Old Duke of York" are on display as is a shelf of old red suited lead toy soldiers. A roaring fire helped the ambience on a chilly day, there were stacks of logs all around.
Beers from Fullers, Pride, ESB, Seafarers, Oliver's Island plus guesting Hooky Bitter and a cider from Cornish Orchards. Various "nights" advertised, curry, steaks, open mic, not my thing I just prefer the quiet comfy pub of an afternoon which is what I found. A decent spot and a grand drop of ESB.

On 27th February 2016 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Duke Of York

First re-visit since the Fuller's takeover, and the place has been substantially refurbished in an upmarket yet traditional beerhouse style. York's dining room at first-floor level. Six handpumps in operation, with Pride and Seafarers, the seasonal Fire Cracker and Jack Frost, the guest Butcombe Christmas Steps (£3.95, and in excellent shape) and Cornish Orchards Vintage Cider. Also has ten keg taps to the rear or the bar dispensing a good selection of craft beers. Some may miss the old Duke of York, but the place made a really good impression on this occasion.

On 21st December 2014 - rating: 8
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Steve C left this review about Duke Of York

The Duke of York is a traditional pub in the Pantiles area of Tunbridge Wells where you are more likely to stumble across a restaurant than a decent pub. This a is a single room pub which isn’t the biggest, but the bar still supports five hand pumps that, during my recent Wednesday afternoon visit, were drawing Doom Bar, Abbot, Summer Lightening, Harveys Best and Tunbridge Wells Brewing Company’s Sovereign Blonde. The Doom Bar was on good form and the bloke working behind the bar was a friendly enough chap. Food is served and the sausage and mash comes in at £7 which his very good value for the area. The décor is old and worn and hops were stuck to the ceiling and ran the length of the bar. There was no music and there are no TV screens that I could see.

This place has done well to remain traditional in this area and that alone deserves a revisit.

On 15th October 2011 - rating: 7
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27th Feb 2016, 14:14
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26th Feb 2016, 09:08
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 February 2016 by Malden man
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 February 2016 by Malden man
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 February 2016 by Malden man
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 February 2016 by Malden man
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 February 2016 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 February 2016 by Malden man
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 February 2016 by Malden man
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 27 February 2016 by Malden man
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Last inspected: July 24th 2014
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