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Location: 649 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
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(416) 961-9704
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Website: http://www.thedukeofgloucester.com
Cuisine: Pub Fare  

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reviewed by dave henny,   visited on 2010-07-05 ,  overall
I was a regular back in the "day" when John was the owner and tony and Cheese ran the place. It has changed for the bad. the heat was unbearble, service was slow, it seems they were more interested in their own thing than me!!

reviewed by Simon,   visited on 2007-06-16 ,  overall
Cost Per Person $20  
This pub is ok, nothing special though.
You want the BEST British pub in the GTA? The Black Dog Pub at port Union is FAR AND AWAY the best....the food is top notch, ood british grub plus they have a healthy menu, great selection of drinks and service that is top notch. Give it a whirl, I promise you wont be disapointed

reviewed by hungryabbey,   visited on 2006-09-25 ,  overall
After hearing this place is 'the most authentic British pub in TO' I was very excited to try it out (seeing as my background is very British and I LOVE pub food). Yes, I was pre-warned of the dingy atmosphere, and yes, that was very apparent. But I was expecting that, so if that was all that was wrong with the place, I wouldn't have minded. But I wasn't so lucky. I don't know if it was a bad night or a bad server or what, but after ordering, it took them a half an hour to bring out apps (a plate of nachos which were sooo soggy and gross and some garlic bread, which was a wierd green colour, but good tasting). How long could it possibly take them to put bread and chips in the oven? I didn't get it. After we devowered our apps, it took them another half an hour for them to bring out three of the four entrees (steak and mushroom pie's) and then it was another ten minutes before my poor sister got her burger. The pie was good, a little cold, but House on Parliament has a much better one. I found the steak here a bit too tough. I dont know what they were doing in that kitchen because other than a couple people at the bar, it was just us, and another girl who ordered a grilled cheese sandwich which took an hour to make as well. I just dont understand when bad service like this occurs for no apparent reason.
All I can say is I've been in England and eaten in many British pubs, and if this is the best TO has to offer on good British food, I am giving up. Please, someone out there tell me there is a better British pub in TO (other than HOP which I frequent often)!!

reviewed by cord,   visited on 2006-09-22 ,  overall
yes - very authentic. my husband is from UK and he loves this pub. quiz nights on thursdays with quiz master from Northern Ireland. they also have some UK food like chip buddies. definitely check it out.

reviewed by taylor_to,   visited on 2006-09-20 ,  overall
it's one of my favourites in Toronto. It's just slightly grungy and rundown, but that gives it its charm and authenticity. I'd say it's the closest to a real British pub you'll get in this city, along with the House on Parliament. Definitely a step up from the indentikit chains that forgot the heart and soul of a real pub. My guilty food pleasure there is the jalapeno joe balls...don't ask, just try.

reviewed by fickle,   visited on 2006-08-24 ,  overall
The breakfast is very good at the Duke of Gloucester, just the perfect amount of grease to go with your football match on the telly...

I recommend their club sandwich too, yum!

reviewed by jenna,   visited on 2006-08-23 ,  overall
I have been here many a time...it is not much to look at...just like a proper local should be. It is probably the most British of pubs in TO because it is not at all pretentious but rather very very well worn.

It has a good juke box.

The food is exactly what you would expect of a pub...greasy enough to cure the hangover from the night before.

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