Duke House blog

Duke House Summer Gathering

On Wednesday 4th June 2014, Duke House will be hosting a special evening to showcase their boutique B&B, with delicious fare created by the talented Stella Pereira and the opportunity to browse some creative artwork by members of the Cambridge Creative Network....

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All aboard for Eat-Cambridge!

We here at Duke House are thrilled to be involved with Eat Cambridge and especially pleased to be hosting a "tea and cake" event at 6pm on Thursday 14th March with our friends at Kandula Tea and Afternoon Tease. For some months, guests at Duke House have been enjoying...

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2012 and Becoming a Times “Cool Hotel”!

The turn of the year is always a good time to reflect on achievements and progress, and to look ahead to what lies in store in the year ahead. And here at Duke House, we are no exception! This time last year, Duke House was a building site – and a pretty messy one at...

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HRH The Duke of Gloucester returns to Duke House

On Thursday 13 September, we had the delight of welcoming His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester to Duke House. The Duke had requested a private visit so that he could see how his former home had been transformed over the years since he lived here as an...

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The DHC Five Favourite Pubs in Cambridge

Here is the next in the "Duke House five favourites" series and we all like a good pub don't we? Difficult this because there are so many good pubs around including independents such as The Elm Tree. But, in no particular order here is our personal top five and if...

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In praise of September – in Cambridge

When I was a kid September was a month of dread: the return to school after a summer break long enough to lead me to believe that every day really could be carefree and happy. But now, years later, in Cambridge, I find that September has become my favourite month of...

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The DHC Five Favourite Restaurants

Over the coming months we are going to add a series of "five favourites" to the Duke House Blog page. As we like eating so much, first up, our five favourite restaurants. It's an odd mix but then eating out should be varied, after all! So in no particular order, as...

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An August update

The summer is passing by fast and it's time for an update on our progress. First things first: very many thanks to all the guests that have made the most charming, kind and gracious comments both to us, in the visitors book, and online. One of our motivating forces...

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Jubilee guests!

The Jubilee celebrations are coming to a close and we just waved farewell to our latest lovely guests - the three South African sisters enjoying a birthday reunion. Friends running other places told us that the best thing about a B&B is the number of great people...

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Availability update!

Our online booking widget will be up and running any day now so you will be able to see availability online. But in the meantime we have some availability over the coming Jubilee bank holiday weekend. Call us on +44 (0)1223 314773 or mail at...

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Duke House: Two Months In…

Duke House opened its doors to our first guests on Easter weekend and they were simply lovely – in fact all our guests have been lovely! When we first conceived the idea of a city centre boutique B&B many people told us that one of the best things about it would...

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And then it was Spring!

Winter was late this year. But Spring has been anything but tardy! It is quite summer-like this week, and it’s a joy to see the flowers on Christs Pieces, the buds coming through on the tress and the promise of wonderful displays of wisteria. Think I will get the...

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