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...
2012 and Becoming a Times “Cool Hotel”!

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...
HRH The Duke of Gloucester returns to Duke House

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...

Duke House in Emma’s Eccentric Britain’s Bat Safari

It was a Friday afternoon, like any other… Well, actually, it was nothing of the sort. Emma Kennedy arrived about 3.00pm on a Friday afternoon at the end of her first week on Celebrity Masterchef. You know what it’s like when you meet someone off the...

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...

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...

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...

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...
And then it was Spring!

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...
Winter arrives at Duke House!

Winter arrives at Duke House!

It had to happen sooner or later… the snow arrived at the weekend. Fortunately, all the work we are doing is internal so no hold up there, but it sure is cold without the heating fully functional yet! Here are some pics of the Senate House, Great St Marys and an arty...