A message to all our customers:
As some of you are by now aware, we have taken the extremely difficult decision to leave The Duke in April after almost 8 years. The lack of income over the last twelve months, together with the ongoing costs of staying closed and the general uncertainty around the future of our industry means that we simply cannot afford to carry on without jeopardising our other businesses. As fond as we are of The Duke, this isn’t a labour of love, it is a business which sadly didn’t recover as well as The Old Sun and 53 Degrees North following re-opening in July and so it is with very heavy hearts that we have been forced to make this decision.
We’d like to thank all our wonderful customers who have supported us since July 2013; we’ve loved our time at The Duke and we do hope we’ll see you all again soon in our other businesses.
With hope for happier times…
Emma & Mat