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WELCOME 2021-06-08T10:14:32+00:00

The Duke of Marlborough

The Duke of Marlborough is a community owned pub just 10-15mins outside central Ipswich.   Bought in 2017 by a community of over 250 wonderful people,  it is now run by Aaron and April Douglas and their dedicated team of paid staff and community volunteers, from whom you can expect a warm welcome.

The Duke is currently open from Thursday to Sunday serving freshly cooked meals – British classics plus other dishes from around the world – Mexican, Italian, Moroccan and French.   Fresh fish and pasta dishes, stacked burgers and fish n chips, fresh summer salads,  tagines and curries.    We always have vegan options and offer many of our dishes gluten free.   Dishes change on a weekly basis.

We are a real ale pub and usually have two or three cask ales on tap, in addition to our range of keg beers and ciders.    We are family friendly and dog friendly and the valley has many lovely walks you can enjoy from the car park.

Currently, as restrictions lift, you may sit outside in our garden or marquee in groups of no more than 30.   Indoors, a mix of 6 people from different household or two households or any size may sit together.    COVID 19 precautions are taken seriously, so please bring your mask for the times when you are indoors, but not sitting at your table.   We offer a safe and comfortable experience at the Duke with well spaced tables, table service, staff wearing masks or visors and plenty of sanitiser around for you to use.

Booking is advisable but not essential.  It helps if you book, just so we can manage numbers and can stagger arrival times for reasons.  Please call the pub on 01473 831283 (not always staffed outside opening hrs)  or email: enquiries@thedukeofmarlborough.com.  Any questions?  Just get in touch, we’ll be happy to help.

We look forward to seeing you – your community pub needs your support more than ever!

The Duke of Marlborough

The Duke of Marlborough is a community owned pub just 10-15mins outside central Ipswich.   Bought in 2017 by a community of over 250 wonderful people,  it is now run by Aaron and April Douglas and their dedicated team of paid staff and community volunteers, from whom you can expect a warm welcome.

The Duke is currently open from Thursday to Sunday serving freshly cooked meals – British classics plus other dishes from around the world – Mexican, Italian, Moroccan and French.   Fresh fish and pasta dishes, stacked burgers and fish n chips, fresh summer salads,  tagines and curries.    We always have vegan options and offer many of our dishes gluten free.   Dishes change on a weekly basis.

We are a real ale pub and usually have two or three cask ales on tap, in addition to our range of keg beers and ciders.    We are family friendly and dog friendly and the valley has many lovely walks you can enjoy from the car park.

Currently, as restrictions lift, you may sit outside in our garden or marquee in groups of no more than 30.   Indoors, a mix of 6 people from different household or two households or any size may sit together.    COVID 19 precautions are taken seriously, so please bring your mask for the times when you are indoors, but not sitting at your table.   We offer a safe and comfortable experience at the Duke with well spaced tables, table service, staff wearing masks or visors and plenty of sanitiser around for you to use.

Booking is advisable but not essential.  It helps if you book, just so we can manage numbers and can stagger arrival times for reasons.  Please call the pub on 01473 831283 (not always staffed outside opening hrs)  or email: enquiries@thedukeofmarlborough.com.  Any questions?  Just get in touch, we’ll be happy to help.

We look forward to seeing you – your community pub needs your support more than ever!

Opening hours

Monday-Weds: Closed

Thursday: from 6pm

Friday: from 5pm  (Happy Hour 6-7pm)

Saturday:  from 3pm (Food from 5pm)

Sunday: 12 – 6pm (Food till 3pm)

Opening hours

 

Monday-Weds: Closed

Thursday: from 6pm

Friday: from 5pm  (Happy Hour 6-7pm)

Saturday:  from 3pm (Food from 5pm)

Sunday: 12 – 6pm (Food till 3pm)

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    Duke of Marlborough

    The Duke of Marlborough, Somersham, reopened as a community owned pub at Easter 2017 after a two-and-a-half year campaign by the community to buy it. Want to join in? Shares still on sale! Now open four days a week, offering a traditional country pub welcome and great food and drink. Kevin and the team look forward to welcoming you!
    Duke of Marlborough
    Duke of Marlborough
    This Sunday afternoon we have live music from Pleasant Peasant 🎶 ☀

    Sunday Roasts this week: Beef, Pork, Lamb Shank & Mushroom and Stilton Wellington (Vegan alternative available) Serving 12-3pm

    Booking advised: enquiries@thedukeofmarlborough.com
    Duke of Marlborough
    Duke of Marlborough
    This weeks menu! Dinner served: Thursday from 6pm Friday&Sat from 5pm 🍽

    The Mains in the grey box are our standard dishes which we serve each week and below that are the weeks specials 😋

    *Please note some starters and/or specials may vary depending on popularity*
    Duke of Marlborough
    Duke of Marlborough
    Don't forget, tomorrow sees us host a fun bingo night with lots of prizes to be won! Support the local branch of the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline and have a fun night out with friends or family. Our 'celebrity' voices will be on hand to read out the numbers! Supper served from 6pm. Bring your pound coins for the games and the raffle (or we can take card payments too). All taking place in the safe outdoor environment of our marquees.
    Book now to secure your table.
    Duke of Marlborough
    Duke of Marlborough
    Unfortunately our Live Music has been postponed this evening!

    Tables are still available for dinner and drinks tonight - serving from 5pm.

    Check out our Garlic Mushroom Starter below 😋 Alongside our Burger, Steaks and Fish & Chips we have Specials including King Prawn Spaghetti and Slow Roasted BBQ Ribs 🍽

    Book: enquiries@thedukeofmarlborough.com
    Duke of Marlborough
    Duke of Marlborough
    What better way to spend a Saturday evening than with Dinner, Live Music & Cocktails! Two cocktails for £12 from our Birch Bar. Tomorrow night from 7pm 🎶🍹

    Dinner served Friday & Saturday from 5pm

    Book your table: enquiries@thedukeofmarlborough.com or call 01473 831283 during opening hours

      Book a table
      1. Name
      2. Email
      3. Phone
      4. Date, time, party size and other messages...

      * Required

      Our Facebook Feed

      Duke of Marlborough

      The Duke of Marlborough, Somersham, reopened as a community owned pub at Easter 2017 after a two-and-a-half year campaign by the community to buy it. Want to join in? Shares still on sale! Now open four days a week, offering a traditional country pub welcome and great food and drink. Kevin and the team look forward to welcoming you!
      Duke of Marlborough
      Duke of Marlborough
      This Sunday afternoon we have live music from Pleasant Peasant 🎶 ☀

      Sunday Roasts this week: Beef, Pork, Lamb Shank & Mushroom and Stilton Wellington (Vegan alternative available) Serving 12-3pm

      Booking advised: enquiries@thedukeofmarlborough.com
      Duke of Marlborough
      Duke of Marlborough
      This weeks menu! Dinner served: Thursday from 6pm Friday&Sat from 5pm 🍽

      The Mains in the grey box are our standard dishes which we serve each week and below that are the weeks specials 😋

      *Please note some starters and/or specials may vary depending on popularity*
      Duke of Marlborough
      Duke of Marlborough
      Don't forget, tomorrow sees us host a fun bingo night with lots of prizes to be won! Support the local branch of the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline and have a fun night out with friends or family. Our 'celebrity' voices will be on hand to read out the numbers! Supper served from 6pm. Bring your pound coins for the games and the raffle (or we can take card payments too). All taking place in the safe outdoor environment of our marquees.
      Book now to secure your table.
      Duke of Marlborough
      Duke of Marlborough
      Unfortunately our Live Music has been postponed this evening!

      Tables are still available for dinner and drinks tonight - serving from 5pm.

      Check out our Garlic Mushroom Starter below 😋 Alongside our Burger, Steaks and Fish & Chips we have Specials including King Prawn Spaghetti and Slow Roasted BBQ Ribs 🍽

      Book: enquiries@thedukeofmarlborough.com
      Duke of Marlborough
      Duke of Marlborough
      What better way to spend a Saturday evening than with Dinner, Live Music & Cocktails! Two cocktails for £12 from our Birch Bar. Tomorrow night from 7pm 🎶🍹

      Dinner served Friday & Saturday from 5pm

      Book your table: enquiries@thedukeofmarlborough.com or call 01473 831283 during opening hours