Archive: 2017

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, Seasonal Styling
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 ...
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