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The Grand Old Duke of York pub



This is the pub named to commemorate the grand old Duke of York

Location: The York and Albany, 127-129 Parkway, Regent's P, NW1 7PS

Description: This boozer dates back to the 1820's and still features it's original staircase and U-shaped bar. The building was derelict for many years and was on English Heritage's At Risk Register until it was bought and renovated into a modern pub/restaurant by actor/director Gary Love. Famous Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli was hired to cater.

The name of the pub refers to the same chap who is unfortunately still famous in the nursery rhyme 'Grand Old Duke of York'. Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (16 August 17635 January 1827) was the second eldest child, and second son, of King George III. From 1820 until his death in 1827, he was the heir presumptive to his elder brother, King George IV, both to the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Hanover.

In 1793 he was sent to lead soldiers in Flanders and Holland, but due to his lack of combat experience as a field commander, the lamentable state of the British army at the time, and the intervention of pure bad luck during the campaign. Nonetheless, because of Flanders, the Prince was destined to be unfairly pilloried for all time in the rhyme The Grand Old Duke of York, which goes:

The grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.
And when they were up, they were up.
And when they were down, they were down.
And when they were only halfway up,
They were neither up nor down.



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The Grand Old Duke of York pub

This is the pub named to commemorate the grand old Duke of York


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