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Monday 27th February, 2017|Category: News
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The Big Day Wedding Collection

Friday 24th February, 2017|Category: News
We were one of almost a hundred fabulous businesses to exhibit at The Big Day Wedding Show at Plymouth Pavilions on Sunday 19th Feb – and what a day it was! We were privileged to be situated at the heart of the arena, directly in front of the catwalk. We wanted our space to look less like a traditional exhibition, but more like a ‘Mini Duke’, which is what we set out to create! Our 3D logo was positioned elegantly above us, which meant that we were visible from every angle of the arena and ready to greet couples! For a dream wedding, collaboration is key and we pride ourselves on working with the very best ...

Enjoy a Pre-Show Supper at The Duke!

Thursday 23rd February, 2017|Category: News
Plymouth Pavilions put on a large number of performances each year, bringing a wide variety of talent to the city. We are conveniently located just across the road from the Pavilions and have partnered to offer a pre-show supper for a select number of shows! What better way to start a fabulous evening than with a 2 course meal in our stunning Restaurant, priced at just £14.95 per person. Tables are bookable between 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meal before the show starts at 7.30 pm. The following photos were taken by Sound View Media. Here are just some of the fabulous shows coming to the city in ...

Plymouth, Pirates and More!!

Wednesday 15th February, 2017|Category: News
There are so many reasons to be excited about Plymouth in 2017! If you are a resident then the annual events calendar provides monthly treats and if you live further afield we have so many reasons for you to plan a trip to Britain’s Ocean City! Just to tease, some of our favourite family events include Flavour Fest (Fri 2nd June – Sun 4th June), Armed Forces Day (Sat 24th June) and the annual British Firework Championships (Wed 9th & Thurs 10th August) for lucky residents this is right on your doorstep! For those further away it is definitely worth travelling and now is the perfect time to start planning. For a full list of Plymouth events across the ...

Commemorating 15 Years of Success

Friday 10th February, 2017|Category: News
Walter Combstock and Jonathan Morcom recently celebrated their 15th year of ownership at this wonderful hotel. To mark this momentous occasion, we wanted to share a fabulous film created by Sound View Media. It truly captures Jon and Wally’s love of the hotel! Their vision has always been to restore The Duke to its former glory, in 15 years they have achieved so much and they have some wonderful grand plans to uncover original pillars and showcase the features that make the hotel so unique. We look forward to the next 15 years and hope you will join us in celebrating their success!...

Celebrating a Year of Events at the Yard

Thursday 9th February, 2017|Category: News
The Royal William Yard is home to a wealth of restaurants, retailers and bars. The Yard has brought so much to the city with people travelling from far and wide to attend lots of fabulous events including the popular monthly Good Food Market. We loved attending these events last year, there is always an amazing atmosphere with a great variety of locally sourced produce from all around the county, it is definitely one to watch for any food lovers! With such a diverse event calendar and stunning views, it is clear to see why it is now known as ‘one of Plymouth’s premier cultural destinations’. The following event information has been provided by the team at the Yard, ...

Jeanie Moore – 2017 in Concerts

Tuesday 7th February, 2017|Category: News
We feel privileged to host Jeanie Moore’s International Concert Series at The Duke for another season. Jeanie has brought some spectacular musicians to Plymouth in recent years, with our stunning Restaurant providing the perfect backdrop for the concert series. The domed ceiling in the Restaurant accentuates the acoustics and makes the hotel the perfect venue. Jeanie is passionate about what she does, when describing her love for the concert series she said: “Throughout the past 23 years, the International Concert Series has been and still is my raison d’etre. It is a huge privilege promoting wonderful musicians from across the world, and many have become my friends. Bringing ...

Satori – Supplier Love

Thursday 2nd February, 2017|Category: News
Satori is a highly prestigious beauty salon located in Drake Circus offering a wide variety of treatments including microblading, elemis facials & massages, threading, pedicures, waxing and much, much more. As well as this, Satori are on hand to help you achieve your perfect look for any occasion, whether you are getting married, attending your school prom or celebrating a landmark birthday. From offering bespoke make-up lessons to creating your desired look for your special event, Satori will work with you to ensure you are looking and feeling amazing! We have really enjoyed getting to know Natasha and her team and we are confident that you will love what ...

A Titanic Success at The Duke!

Tuesday 24th January, 2017|Category: News
We were delighted to welcome around 2000 visitors to our exhibition of artefacts from the Titanic and the White Star Line company over Saturday, Sunday and Monday. This unique event was organised by local Titanic enthusiast Nigel Voisey and featured his own fascinating collection of items relating to the famous cruise ship. It even offered a rare chance to see a remnant from the Titanic wreck itself, on loan especially for this exhibition. Visitors came from far and wide, including Bristol, Wales and Kent. It was pleasing to see so many children among the attendees – and we are grateful to Nigel for taking the time to answer their many interesting questions about what they saw. With the exhibition ...

Wonderful Winter Weddings

Thursday 19th January, 2017|Category: News
We wanted to brighten your January with some fabulous ideas for the perfect winter wedding. Over the festive season many couples get engaged, after all “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”! Firstly, congratulations if this is you, what a journey you are about to begin…! Christmas is such a magical, romantic time that as well as proposals, many couples choose to get hitched in the holidays. Winter Weddings offer many advantages as mentioned in our ‘Styling an Autumn Wedding’ blog including a greater choice of suppliers, who may be fully booked in the summer months and offer more flexibility out of the peak wedding season. We think the Duke provides the perfect backdrop for a winter ...

Charitable Giving from The Duke!

Wednesday 18th January, 2017|Category: News
We proudly support many amazing charities year after year. Despite being inundated with countless charity requests, we always do our best to support as many as possible, we often donate vouchers as raffle prizes from our AA rosette restaurant, champagne Tea at the Top and in special circumstances an overnight stay! On top of this, we take part in charity events as a team. As well as boosting team moral it enables us to raise vital funds for so many worthy causes. We wanted to write a post sharing all of our good deeds with you, we hope it inspires other businesses or individuals to do something for charity this year. We know it makes a difference. Most ...

Stylised Shoot Reminiscing

Monday 19th December, 2016|Category: News
We have had an amazing year here at The Duke and as well as planning for 2017, we wanted to take a moment to look back on some of our favourite moments from 2016! One of our highlights has to be the Hepburn inspired glamour photo shoot with the incredibly talented Toby Lowe which showcased our newly refurbished room to engaged couples! The shoot also gave us the opportunity to work with the fabulous suppliers below! For full details, you can visit our previous blog post about the Hepburn stylised shoot. Christine Trewinnard brought along her stunning dresses which she designs from her studio in Cornwall. Christine even created one wedding dress especially for the ...
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