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Dinner @ The Top

Thursday 24th September, 2020|Category: News
  As the sun sets, and Plymouth's lights begin to sparkle, what could be more romantic than being able to sit back in your own private dining room with an elevated 360 degree view of the City. From this unique position, you can enjoy the ultimate luxurious dining experience for two people.  Enjoy a glass of Prosecco with a selection of canapes, followed by a sumptuous three course meal and coffee.  A bottle of our finest wine is included for you to share, as you relax and enjoy the grandeur of The Duke. Menu Canapes King prawn and Chorizo Skewer Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese and Dill Blini Goats’ Cheese Beignets with Beetroot Starters Curried Parsnip and Apple Soup with Mini Onion Bhajis Gammon ...

Covid-19 Arrangements

Wednesday 24th June, 2020|Category: Covid-19, News
From 24th September all guests, visitors and staff must wear a face covering. You may remove your face covering in your private bedroom and once sat at a table within the restaurant or bar. If you have forgotten a face covering we have them available at reception to purchase for £1.50 each. Thank you in advance for your support. Booking and Arrival... We will contact you in the normal way during your booking process. We will share our Covid-19 Charter with you and ask that you read it prior to arrival. This is the time to tell us if you have any specific requirements during your stay. On arrival please check in at reception, making sure to use the sanitising stations on ...

Mr and Mrs Pitcher – Golden Wedding Anniversary

Friday 13th September, 2019|Category: News
We would like to wish one of our lovely wedding couples, Mr and Mrs Pitcher a very happy 50th Wedding Anniversary. Ken and Shirley held their wedding reception at the Duke on Saturday 13th September 1969 following a ceremony at St Augustine Church in Plymouth. Some of you will remember our Past Couples event in 2016, where we invited couples back to the hotel to enjoy a cream tea whilst reminiscing about their special day. We contacted Mr and Mrs Pitcher at the time and although they were sadly not able to attend, they did share details of their day along with some photographs....

Bright Ideas for a Summer Wedding

Wednesday 31st July, 2019|Category: News, Seasonal Styling
Above images: Liberty Pearl Photography, Jay Stone Photography, The Lucky Sixpence Summer is a season synonymous with weddings. Sunshine, stunning flowers and simply superb colour schemes are just some of the things that come to mind when you imagine this time of year. It is certainly clear to see why this is a popular choice amongst couples. Using data from the Office of National Statistics, Tina Reading, Editor of Ultimate Wedding Magazine found that July and August were by far the most popular months to get married. Choosing to hold your summer wedding at The Duke is always going to be a wonderful experience whatever the weather. There are so many options to make ...

Beginning with Bespoke

Friday 26th July, 2019|Category: News
It is a time of change at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel as after 18 years of ownership Jonathan Morcom and Walter Combstock have handed over the keys to Bespoke Hotels. Bespoke Hotels operate over 200 properties world wide, including over 65 properties in the UK currently, with the Duke being the first in Plymouth. Selling the hotel was not an easy decision for Jonathan and Walter, however they felt the time was right for them with lots of hotel developments planned in the area. A company like Bespoke that has more resources will take it to the next ...

Supplier Love – Kimberley Rose Bridal Boutique

Wednesday 17th July, 2019|Category: News
We are proud to welcome Kim, owner of Kimberley Rose Bridal Boutique to our team of trusted Wedding Partners. We wanted to share Kim’s story with all of our lovely couples currently planning their wedding and find out what makes this wonderful business stand out from the crowd. We first met Kim through her own wedding planning journey. Kim married Paul at the hotel on Friday 21st July 2017 and opted for a tea party wedding breakfast. ...

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 ...
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