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Earliest 2002

Duke of York

Open 2020+

Jubilee Way

Guston Wood

01304 213617

Duke of York Guston
Duke of York Guston
Duke of York Guston

Above photograph of the Duke of York by Paul Skelton 4 August 2007

From the Dover Express 16 November 1995.

UP to 50 people could find jobs at a new pub and restaurant being built off the A2 near Dover.

The Whitbread Brewers Fayre, off the Duke of York's roundabout at Guston, will be open 24 hours and seven days a week.

Spokesman Claire Goldsmith said it was hoped the development would be finished by mid April.

About 15 staff would be full-time and the rest part-time.

Vacancies for bar, waiting, kitchen and cleaning staff will be advertised early in January.


From the Dover Express 12 December 1996.

'Budget hotel' set for Guston.

BUILDING work could start by the spring on a new 60-bed Whitbread Travel Inn off the A2 at Dover.

An outline proposal for the 'budget hotel' at Guston near the Duke of York roundabout has been put before Dover council by Milton Keynes-based developers Margram plc.

Margram hopes to get permission for a detailed plan early next year, with a possible start date of March for the building work.

There would be no dining area as the development is being planned in tandem with the nearby Whitbread Brewers Fayre pub-restaurant, also developed by Margram along with a petrol filling station next door.

The company already has planning permission for a diner on the inn site, but that wouldn't go ahead if the travel inn gets planning permission.

Margram chief executive John Bryant said he's confident the full plan will be approved because it is in line with district council planning policy for the site.

That's aimed at encouraging tourists and visitors coming from the port to stop off in the district before going on to other areas.

The inn would be run by a couple and eight staff.


From the Dover Mercury, 10 October 2002.

Duke of Yorks, Guston

THE DUKE of York Brewers Fayre pub restaurant has raised more than 1,300 for a local boy.

Kelvin Screene, 13, of Dover was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year and the pub's staff and customers have worked tirelessly to help his cause.

Over the past six months various fundraising activities and events have been held, including sponsored walks and fancy dress parties.

The money was presented to Kelvin by Duke of York manager Gary Rigben on his birthday last Friday.

The teenager also received a specially made birthday cake.

Gary said: "All the team is pleased that we could make this contribution.

"The funding will be used to purchase much needed equipment which will assist Kelvin over the next couple of years." Kelvin's mother Susan was delighted with the donation. She said: "We are so grateful. It's the best birthday present we could wish for."


From the Dover Express 28 March 2003.

Toby Ellis of the Duke of York, Guston

Toby EIIis, manager of the Duke of York, says cheers at the opening.

A grand old opening.

THIRTY jobs have been created at a new 1.3 million pub and restaurant which opened in Dover this week.

The Duke of York, off the A2 by the Duke of York's roundabout at Guston has a 162-seat dining area and features facilities for the disabled as well as play areas for children.

It is a Brewers Fayre development and is part of a nationwide chain of family type pub restaurants that are open seven days a week.


From the Dover Express, 5 November, 2009.

Pub cash for unsung heroes

Duke of York bursary 2009

A PUB in Dover is giving recognition to people who work selflessly to improve their communities.

The Duke of York Brewers Fayre, in Jubilee Way, has launched its Local Hero awards scheme.

The scheme has 10,000 of bursaries to give to the most worthy contenders in Kent, to help support their community projects.

Sarah Simpson of Brewers Fayre said: "We feel it is incredibly important to pay tribute to those who give their own time to help improve their community. The bursary award scheme is intended to ensure that the fantastic work they are doing can continue for many years to come."

People can nominate their unsung heroes for consideration and Sarah said it does not matter what background or field nominees are from.

She said: "It can be volunteers in Dover who are tireless in their charity work, or maybe a group of people who help to run the Neighbourhood Watch and keep your community safe.

"Even someone who spends every weekend training the junior Sunday League team out of the goodness of their heart."

The scheme is open to UK residents aged 18 and over.

To nominate someone you think is worthy of an award visit for an application form.

Entries must be in by Friday, November 13.

All entries must provide a breakdown on the amount subject to a maximum limit of 5,000 - the entrant believes the nominee deserves to be awarded, how much of the 10,000 bursary the nominee will require and how the nominee would spend the award, if successful, for the community project. Each bursary award will be judged by an independent panel which will have the discretion to award money to up to 20 individuals or groups.



The Duke of York is situated at the top of Jubilee Way and is currently being run (2007) by Brewers Fayre and Premier Travel Inn.



RIGBEN Gary 2002

ELLIS Toby April 2003+


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