Archive: 2019

We’re Hiring!

Thursday 13th June, 2019|Category: News
We are currently looking to recruit a hard working Kitchen Porter to work within our busy award-winning kitchen. The ideal candidate needs to be reliable, well presented and able to work well under their own initiative. They must have a good understanding of spoken English and impeccable personal hygiene. Food Safety knowledge would be helpful but not essential as training will be provided. The role involves working shifts over a 7 day a week operation with 2 days off per week. If this sounds like the perfect job for you, please contact Head Chef, Nick Reed on 01752 275853 or alternatively email n.reed@thedukeofcornwall.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you!

A Spruce up for Spring

Wednesday 10th April, 2019|Category: News
  As a hotel, we are committed to ensuring that our beautiful city is looking its best ahead of the Mayflower 400 commemorations in 2020. In line with our pledge, you may have seen Ian and Bill restoring the exterior railings and lanterns towards the end of last year, sanding and giving them a fresh coat of paint (in all weathers might we add!). The grand hotel frontage with its stunning ...

Pre Show Suppers at The Duke

Wednesday 3rd April, 2019|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 £15.95 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....

Sensational Spring Styling

Friday 29th March, 2019|Category: News, Seasonal Styling
For a Spring Wedding, think floral, pastels and everything pretty! Spring is synonymous with lighter evenings, an array of stunning flowers and new life– what a wonderful time to say I do! Spring can often provide the best of the British weather making it the perfect time to tie the knot! For those of you planning a Spring Wedding, congratulations! We hope this blog provides you with some inspiration and ideas for your big day. A Wedding at The Duke is simply stunning in any month. We enjoy celebrating the seasons and believe there is something magical about Spring. The morning dew on the grass as you arrive to get ready in one of our luxury bridal suites, the ...

April Wagner Hair – Supplier Love

Sunday 24th March, 2019|Category: News
We have been working with the lovely April from April Wagner Hair for the past couple of years and always love the styles she creates. April enjoys coming up with ideas and creating beautiful looks for brides – the results are always stunning! Here are the varied looks that April has created during our styled photo shoots and Mini Wedding Collections: ...

The Worst Witch Easter Competition

Friday 8th March, 2019|Category: News
We have partnered with Theatre Royal Plymouth to offer a family overnight stay with tickets to see The Worst Witch! What a fantastic prize! To enter, simply share our pinned Facebook post and ensure you like both The Duke and Theatre Royal Facebook pages. The winner will be announced on Friday 15th March, good luck! *The prize is valid during Easter half term (9th – 13th April 2019) *An overnight stay in a family bedroom including breakfast *Family tickets to the theatre (2 adults and 2 children) The following details performance details were provided by Theatre Royal Plymouth. Long before Harry Potter there was Mildred Hubble. An ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for ...

Evita Launch at The Duke

Monday 25th February, 2019|Category: News
We were delighted to welcome the cast of Evita to the hotel for their launch photo shoot last week. This renowned musical will be at Devonport Playhouse, Plymouth for one week only from 27th – 30th March 2019 (click here to view Evita in our events calendar). With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this show is sure to be a sell out! The team chose to focus their shoot on our magnificent staircase and in various locations around this historic hotel, making use of an ornate gold mirror and desk (shown below). ...

A Magical Mini Wedding Collection

Friday 1st February, 2019|Category: News
On Thursday 18th October 2018, we hosted our fourth ‘Duke Mini Wedding Collection’. Our increasingly popular Mini Collections are aimed to help engaged couples on their journey to finding their dream wedding venue. We dressed the hotel for a wedding, allowing couples the chance to gather wedding inspiration whilst seeing how the Duke could look for their big day. It also provides the perfect opportunity to meet our experienced team and some of the fantastic suppliers who we work with on a regular basis. To make the most of our styled spaces, we hosted a photo shoot prior to the evening event, which featured the suppliers invited to exhibit at the Mini Collection. This resulted in some ...

South West Wedding Awards 2019 Finalist

Friday 25th January, 2019|Category: News
We are delighted to be finalists in the South West Wedding Awards, the most prestigious wedding awards in the region. We were shortlisted along with four other establishments in the South West for the award of Wedding Venue – Town. Congratulations to the winner of this category, China Fleet Country Club! We are honoured to be recognised amongst the best wedding venues in the region. This competitive category saw nominees stretching from Cornwall to Gloucester, it truly is a proud achievement to reach the finals. Thank you to the South West Wedding Awards for putting on such a great show. The glitzy ceremony, which took place at the Crowne Plaza ...