The Duke of York Inn, 15th century pub, Iddesleigh, Devon
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About The Duke of York    (click pictures to enlarge)

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Both sides of the bar at the Duke

Located in the heart of Devon, the Duke of York is a traditional village Inn. Dating from the 15th Century and built of cob & stone with a long thatch roof it stands out amongst the cottages of Iddesleigh between Dartmoor and Exmoor. The village nestles high on a hill overlooking the lovely Okment valley with splendid views of the high Tors of Dartmoor to the South.

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A quiet view down the bar

This famous pub gives you a warm welcome with roaring log fires and very friendly staff. We offer excellent cask ales and are proud of our CAMRA listing. Children & Pets are welcome and there is a lovely beer garden when the sun is shining.

One of our famous past Landlords was the Scottish Poet Sean Rafferty and his wife Peggy who settled here for many years until his death. We are very proud also to be associated with his good friend the famous Poet Laureate Ted Hughes who was a local resident and frequent visitor. Ted Hughes was President of the famous local charity set up by his friend Michael Morpurgo: Farms for City Children.

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Tankards hanging over the bar

The Duke was featured in Rick Steins Food Heroes and the fa├žade of the building was used as the village pub in the BBC series ''Down to Earth' . We have also welcomed many famous Music & TV celebrities over the years.

We don't have juke boxes, pool tables, fruit machines or karaoke nights. We're just a traditional pub serving great food and beer.

Duke of York Opening Times
Food: 12 noon to 9 pm every day except Christmas day.
Bar: 11am to 11pm except Christmas day 11am to 3pm.