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WELCOME 2020-03-10T15:40:52+00:00

Welcome to the Duke of Marlborough where a traditional pub atmosphere awaits.   Under our ancient beams you will discover a unique community owned pub, saved from permanent closure in 2017 after purchase by around 250 local people.    Today the Duke is thriving business under a highly professional kitchen and management team, supported by a small but dedicated group of volunteers who help run the bar.

You will enjoy top quality, locally sourced, freshly cooked food, and a wide range of drinks – an ever changing selection of cask ales is always on tap.     Whether it’s for a morning coffee or a full Sunday roast,  you will find a warm welcome at the Duke of Marlborough from our team.  On Wednesdays and Thursdays we have themed food nights, quizzes and music nights – check out our social media feeds for latest news!

We are 5 mins from the A14 and only 10 mins from Ipswich, Hadleigh and Needham Market.    In summer enjoy our lovely terrace, or get cosy by the wood-burning fires in winter.  There are many lovely walks through the valley from the car park – dogs are welcome inside and out.  There are so many reasons to visit – we hope to see you soon!

Welcome to the Duke of Marlborough where a traditional pub atmosphere awaits.   Under our ancient beams you will discover a unique community owned pub, saved from permanent closure in 2017 after purchase by around 250 local people.    Today the Duke is thriving business under a highly professional kitchen and management team, supported by a small but dedicated group of volunteers who help run the bar.

You will enjoy top quality, locally sourced, freshly cooked food, and a wide range of drinks – an ever changing selection of cask ales is always on tap.     Whether it’s for a morning coffee or a full Sunday roast,  you will find a warm welcome at the Duke of Marlborough from our team.  On Wednesdays and Thursdays we have themed food nights, quizzes and music nights – check out our social media feeds for latest news!

We are 5 mins from the A14 and only 10 mins from Ipswich, Hadleigh and Needham Market.    In summer enjoy our lovely terrace, or get cosy by the wood-burning fires in winter.  There are many lovely walks through the valley from the car park – dogs are welcome inside and out.  There are so many reasons to visit – we hope to see you soon!

OPENING HOURS

Opening hours from March 2020

MONDAY  :  12-3pm  &  6-10pm

Monday night events – see What’s on page for details.

TUESDAY  :  CLOSED ALL DAY

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WEDNESDAY : 12-3pm  &  6-11pm

Bar menu 12- 3pm, and 6-9pm

*Wednesday events include quiz / open mic / live music nights – see What’s on page for details.

THURSDAY : 12-3pm  & 6-11pm

Bar menu 12-3pm, Chef’s Menu with Specials served 6-9pm

FRIDAY : Open all day from 12pm til 11pm

Bar menu 12-3pm, Chef’s Menu with Specials served 6-9pm

SATURDAY :  Open all day from 12pm til 11pm

Bar menu 12-3pm,  Chef’s Menu with Specials served 6-9pm

SUNDAY : Open 12pm to 10pm 

Lunches only ’til 4pm

OPENING HOURS

Opening hours from March 2020

MONDAY  :  12-3pm  &  6-10pm

Monday night events – see What’s on page for details.

TUESDAY  :  CLOSED ALL DAY

.

WEDNESDAY : 12-3pm  &  6-11pm

Bar menu 12- 3pm, and 6-9pm

*Wednesday events include quiz / open mic / live music nights – see What’s on page for details.

THURSDAY : 12-3pm  & 6-11pm

Bar menu 12-3pm, Chef’s Menu with Specials served 6-9pm

FRIDAY : Open all day from 12pm til 11pm

Bar menu 12-3pm, Chef’s Menu with Specials served 6-9pm

SATURDAY :  Open all day from 12pm til 11pm

Bar menu 12-3pm,  Chef’s Menu with Specials served 6-9pm

SUNDAY : Open 12pm to 10pm 

Lunches only ’til 4pm

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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
After a bit of head scratching after the recent statement issued by the Government we have made the difficult decision to close for the time being, for the safety of our staff and customers, which will also include the takeaway offering. We will keep reviewing this as the weeks go on.
We wish everyone in our community good health and grateful thanks for your support so far and in the weeks and months to come. We look forward to when we can open our doors and welcome you back! Stay Safe!
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
Tonight we need to finish off the delicious Brewers Gold. The window will be opening up between 6 and 7pm this evening for customers and beer is just £5 for a litre. It will keep a day or two so pop down and stock up! Stockpiling perfectly fine by us - we just need to empty that barrel!

Other lagers and ciders also available. Cash or card.

Please keep apart by at least 2m as per the current guidance.
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
The pub window will be open again 6 to 7pm tonight serving ales and lagers. Please wash and bring back your bottles for reuse if you can.

Please keep safe distances between each other if queuing.

The takeaway food menu starts on Wednesday night and the menu will be published this evening in readiness!
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
Sensibly spaced queues are building at the Duke of Marlborough!
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
We are ready for you! Less than an hour to go before our Beer Clearance sale begins! 6 -7pm tonight, tomorrow and Monday. No need to bring your own bottle. Just £5 a litre on any of our pumps!
Book a table
  1. Name
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  4. Date, time, party size and other messages...

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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
After a bit of head scratching after the recent statement issued by the Government we have made the difficult decision to close for the time being, for the safety of our staff and customers, which will also include the takeaway offering. We will keep reviewing this as the weeks go on.
We wish everyone in our community good health and grateful thanks for your support so far and in the weeks and months to come. We look forward to when we can open our doors and welcome you back! Stay Safe!
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
Tonight we need to finish off the delicious Brewers Gold. The window will be opening up between 6 and 7pm this evening for customers and beer is just £5 for a litre. It will keep a day or two so pop down and stock up! Stockpiling perfectly fine by us - we just need to empty that barrel!

Other lagers and ciders also available. Cash or card.

Please keep apart by at least 2m as per the current guidance.
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
The pub window will be open again 6 to 7pm tonight serving ales and lagers. Please wash and bring back your bottles for reuse if you can.

Please keep safe distances between each other if queuing.

The takeaway food menu starts on Wednesday night and the menu will be published this evening in readiness!
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
Sensibly spaced queues are building at the Duke of Marlborough!
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
We are ready for you! Less than an hour to go before our Beer Clearance sale begins! 6 -7pm tonight, tomorrow and Monday. No need to bring your own bottle. Just £5 a litre on any of our pumps!