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104538 1

The Duke of York

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Garden

In a tiny village of pretty cottages, this thatched, cob and stone inn is where local author Michael Morpurgo embarked on his novel War Horse, following conversations in front of the fire with a First World War veteran. Another literary link is Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter, the Tarka Trail now passes the pub door. An enticing range of real ales includes Bays Topsail from Paignton, and Winkleigh cider from that Devon village. Around 640 years old, the interior bursts at the seams with signs of antiquity: ancient beams and pillars, huge inglenooks and timeworn furniture. The short menu typically offers a three-course meal of smoked duck breast with avocado and mixed leaf salad; whole brill stuffed with prawns, and rich white wine and parsley sauce; and Dunstaple Farm ice cream. Daily specials appear on a blackboard. There's a beer festival in August.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times:: 11-11
  • Lunch opening:: all wk 11-10
  • Dinner opening:: all wk 11-10

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales:: Adnams Broadside, Bays Topsail, guest ales
  • Real ciders:: Winkleigh
  • Leave blank: 10

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, Aug

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

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