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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.

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.

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
    Come and escape the grey today - lunch is served til 2pm. Oh and did we mention our special is a warming Lamb Shank with minted gravy? 😋

    Where better to be on a cold and miserable day than in a cosy country pub?!
    Duke of Marlborough
    Duke of Marlborough
    Our Festive Menu is now available every Thur, Fri and Saturday until 18th December🎄visit our Menu tab so view our 2 or 3 course options!

    Pre-booking required:
    Enquiries@thedukeofmarlborough.com
    Duke of Marlborough
    Duke of Marlborough
    #supportlocal this Christmas and join us for a festive evening of shopping, carols, food & drink at our outdoor market! ⭐

    We have stalls lined up from some talented makers, crafters and businesses, including: homemade wax melts, children's books, Christmas gifts and homemade items, woodwork, art and more!

    Enjoy a nice glass of mulled wine by our warming fire pits while listening to Carols from The Baptist Church from 6pm 🍷🎼

    PLUS a special Grotto where all children can meet Santa and receive a present! £3 per child - pre-booking required 🎅

    Pub service open as usual from 5pm 🍽
    Duke of Marlborough
    Duke of Marlborough
    Please note that our operating hours will different today due to the German Beer Festival this evening:
    Bar open for drinks only: 12-6pm
    Ticketed entry for German beer and outdoor food bar: from 7pm
    Duke of Marlborough
    Duke of Marlborough
    Today’s special is going well! Still time to pop down if you’re feeling peckish… we’re serving lunch til 2pm.
    Duke of Marlborough
    Duke of Marlborough
    What beautiful colours all round our village today! Ok, the forecast isn’t quite so sunny for Friday but we’re sure it will still be just as pretty; why not come explore for yourself and enjoy a spot of lunch with us?

    As well as our usual menu we’ve got a delicious gammon steak lined up as a special, or maybe a warming bowl of mushroom and oregano soup will hit the spot?

    Friday lunches served 12 - 2pm every week.

      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
      Come and escape the grey today - lunch is served til 2pm. Oh and did we mention our special is a warming Lamb Shank with minted gravy? 😋

      Where better to be on a cold and miserable day than in a cosy country pub?!
      Duke of Marlborough
      Duke of Marlborough
      Our Festive Menu is now available every Thur, Fri and Saturday until 18th December🎄visit our Menu tab so view our 2 or 3 course options!

      Pre-booking required:
      Enquiries@thedukeofmarlborough.com
      Duke of Marlborough
      Duke of Marlborough
      #supportlocal this Christmas and join us for a festive evening of shopping, carols, food & drink at our outdoor market! ⭐

      We have stalls lined up from some talented makers, crafters and businesses, including: homemade wax melts, children's books, Christmas gifts and homemade items, woodwork, art and more!

      Enjoy a nice glass of mulled wine by our warming fire pits while listening to Carols from The Baptist Church from 6pm 🍷🎼

      PLUS a special Grotto where all children can meet Santa and receive a present! £3 per child - pre-booking required 🎅

      Pub service open as usual from 5pm 🍽
      Duke of Marlborough
      Duke of Marlborough
      Please note that our operating hours will different today due to the German Beer Festival this evening:
      Bar open for drinks only: 12-6pm
      Ticketed entry for German beer and outdoor food bar: from 7pm
      Duke of Marlborough
      Duke of Marlborough
      Today’s special is going well! Still time to pop down if you’re feeling peckish… we’re serving lunch til 2pm.
      Duke of Marlborough
      Duke of Marlborough
      What beautiful colours all round our village today! Ok, the forecast isn’t quite so sunny for Friday but we’re sure it will still be just as pretty; why not come explore for yourself and enjoy a spot of lunch with us?

      As well as our usual menu we’ve got a delicious gammon steak lined up as a special, or maybe a warming bowl of mushroom and oregano soup will hit the spot?

      Friday lunches served 12 - 2pm every week.