Duke of York
Open all day
Duke of York
The Duke of York sits opposite the Crown Inn (which single handedly promotes decent real ale in Oakengates).
The Duke is also just a short walk from the BR station at Oakengates (just come out of the station and walk to the bus station opposite the entrance, then turn left just before you get to it).
When we arrived the Duke was like a ripping yarn, with the locals staring you out, and those not too engrossed in the football to care.
Open all day, it serves Bank's any way you like, frothy head, smooth head and so on. It also serves it in oversized, un-lined glasses, so be prepared for a large head and that's not the 'smoothflow' system either. It also serves the mild which is marginally better than the bitter.
The decor is traditional pub, wooden beams, dark carpets, dark walls and Laura Ashley curtains.
The bar is a 'small' piece of Spanish kitsch and on a busy night forget being served. Nice to view though is the fish tank where a fireplace used to be.
The public bar is different, pool tables and bare floors and darts.
Open all day there is no food Sunday evenings, though check for availability at other times.
The toilets are well kept, but watch out for the hot tap in the gents, it doesn't work, brrrrr!
There is no accommodation here.
None as yet.
Redvers Guest House
Holyhead Rd, Oakengates
TF2 6BE. 01952 615336