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The Duke of York, Ganwick Corner - pub details

Address: Barnet Road, Ganwick Corner, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4SG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 11280) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Hadley Wood (1 mile), Potters Bar (1.2 miles), New Barnet (2.4 miles)

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I recently noticed that The Duke of York is now one of the Brunning & Price chain of Gastro pubs since April last year, when it underwent a comprehensive renovation, both inside and outside. And as I think they’ve done quite a good job of replacing or retaining a pub feel in their other Hertfordshire establishments, I decided to pop in and have a look.
Internally the pub feel has definitely been brought back and like their other establishments they have done a very good job at attaining a pub and a gastro restaurant inside the same skin.
There is now a central square bar, around which are several comfortable seating areas for eating or just drinking where lots of prints, old photographs, rugs and books, and two open fires have been used to give it a bit of a traditional pub feel. And then off to the left is a separate restaurant area laid for dining. The bar supports five handpumps four ales and a cider and the offers are displayed on a large chalk board above the bar as in their other pubs.
For my visit Adnams Lighthouse, Mole Brewery Barley Mole and Nethergate Growler Bitter were available with the house Ale Brunning & Price Original brewed by Phoenix Brewer being reverse clipped. My pint of Nethergate Growler was very good, but then it should have been at the eye watering and wallet hurting price of £3.90. This makes it one of the most expensive pints in the vicinity and although you can get a 60p discount between 5 and 7PM during the week, the place doesn’t justify that price level.
The same high priced gastro food fare is available as in other Brunning & Price locations, and although I can’t comment as we didn’t eat I strongly recommend you consult the reviews of Trip Advisor for those that have because currently, in line with the couple of comments below, the reports seem to be that the service levels and the quality of food being received does not match the high prices being charged.

Gann - 15 Aug 2013 13:34
TRULY DREADFUL!! Small portions & expensive.
I ordered a special for the Jubilee, corned beef hash with a fried egg.
The egg was over cooked & broken. The hash was not freshly cooked as you should expect for 8.95. It was warm in places & cold in others. They can't even re-heat food adequately with a microwave. They then serve dangerously under-heated food on cold plates.
No excuses - it's a disgrace.
ALA - 3 Jun 2012 20:39
This pub was refurbished 5 weeks ago. The inside now has 2 bars, serving 4-5 beers. The Beer wants to be good for 3.50 a pint after all we are not in a busy west end pub!

The Food menu looks good, but again pricey. while the quality of the food was good the amount you get for the amount you pay does not add up. 9.50 for a starter that had 2 scallops, 3 wafer thin bits of pork belly (over done) and some salad that was on its last legs.

The Mains were equally over priced! We queried this with the manager who said well if you want good produce you have to pay! I disagree, I have been to some great gastro pubs in central London, and paid less for better & more! i guess they need to either find a different wholeseler or accept that the markup's are far too high!

We will not go back again, and we will not recomend to our friend in the area Shame

claypdan - 24 May 2012 09:59
Very much an attempt at an all round 'dining experience' with 'comfortable' high backed chairs and plenty of cushions making it feel uncomfortable to drinkers. They had four ales on including two from Tring but the Brock bitter wasn't particularly nice.
anonymous - 4 Sep 2011 11:32
Very poor menu poorly executed. Strong pungent smell in lobby and no atmosphere whatsoever. Shame as lovely setting and building but falls flat with the food.
Steve12978 - 14 Jan 2011 01:19

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