The Top 5 Reasons to Head to a Duke Pub on Valentine’s Day

Freaking out because it’s almost Valentine’s Day and you haven’t made super crazy romantic plans for your honey yet? Never fear, we’re here to help! Why not treat your significant other to a wonderfully cozy date at one of the 6 Duke Pubs? Here are the reasons why a Duke Pub on Valentine’s Day is the perfect solution.



Trendy restaurants, gifts, and flowers can be pricey. Have an amazing night out without breaking the bank.


Don't break the bank this Valentine's Day.

Don’t break the bank this Valentine’s Day.


Thirst quenching, tasty, and local! Enough said. (And, if you join us on Saturday, February 14th at the Duke of Kent, Duke of Richmond, Duke of Somerset, or Duke of York, we’ll be passing around samples of Muskoka Brewery‘s Detour IPA and nibblies all day long! How can you say no to that!)

Detour Glass

Muskoka Detour IPA



Why compete with the masses for a seat at a crowded bar, then at a tiny table between dozens of other couples squeezed in like sardines?! Choose a spot with some room to relax and get comfortable with your date.


Time to get cozy - The Cellar at the Duke of York.

Time to get cozy – The Cellar at the Duke of York.


Lose the tie and get comfy. There’s no need for formalwear at a pub, so you can enjoy the casual atmosphere dressed down – you look great anyways.



Ten courses later and you’re still feeling hungry? Portions fit for a mouse won’t cut it. Delicious AND satisfying, a pub provides tasty, traditional, filling apps and entrees, perfect for any romantic evening.


Pan-Roasted Pork Chop with Mustard Horseradish Brandy Cream Sauce

Pan-Roasted Pork Chop with Mustard Horseradish Brandy Cream Sauce


For those who aren’t in a relationship and still want to get out on Valentine’s Day, a pub is the PERFECT spot to meet others. Why not spark up a conversation with some fellow pub-goers and celebrate new friendships this Valentine’s Day!


Find new friends and possibly love, in a pub this Valentine’s Day.

Written by Emily Phillips, Duke of Devon Social Media Representative and Lover of Pubs.