Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh Hotel Bar: Abbey road

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The recently refurbished hotel and bar is a credit to the owners. The old hotel was in danger of deteriorating into disrepair and this would have been a disaster for Barrow to loose another part of its past. It is one of the first buildings you see as you leave the station or travel to the town centre down Abbey road and now looks back to its best. I cannot comment on the hotel side but the bar is tastefully decorated in a modern style.

The bar area is split into two rooms by a wall two thirds up the room. The first half that you enter has the beer pumps and seating and the other section is just seating and set out for you to eat food in comfort if you are hungry. The bar boasts a fine selection of real ales with four of them changing regularly and a host of lager and beer from around the world to cater for all tastes. The service is good with friendly staff and a well run bar, nothing is too much trouble and you get a smile. The seating of section of the bar is used on occasion for live bands and while this is to be applauded the room is not that large and why some groups think they are playing at Wembley stadium is not easy to understand.

A recent visit saw me and the other half try the Deli board for some food and what excellent value it was. You get to choose the items you want from a comprehensive list of snacks and it is served with fresh crusty bread to your table. We had two types of cheese, salmon, and grilled vegetables. Well worth a try for a change. Another good choice is the fish and chips which are always good and is now the only food we order. I recently went on a Thursday to try the pasta night and was very disapointed. The meal was over priced and poor value for what you got. Just recently the food has not been as good as it should be and this is telling by the numbers eating. Im sure it must have been noted I just hope something is done soon to get the standard up to the rest of the excellent hotel.