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WELCOME 2019-12-10T11:42:30+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 Kevin and his 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 Kevin and his 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!

Christmas is coming!

The Duke is the perfect place for a celebration meal with family, friends or colleagues this Christmas.   Our special three-course celebration menu will be available from November 28th until December 21st.   It costs just £25 per person.  A children’s menu is also available and we offer gluten free options as standard.

Booking and pre-selection is essential and a small deposit of £5 is required in advance. Please call Kevin to discuss your requirements and secure your booking.

Please click the button below to see this year’s menu:

Christmas menu

Christmas is coming!

The Duke is the perfect place for a celebration meal with family, friends or colleagues this Christmas.   Our special three-course celebration menu will be available from November 28th until December 21st.   It costs just £25 per person.  A children’s menu is also available and we offer gluten free options as standard.

Booking and pre-selection is essential and a small deposit of £5 is required in advance. Please call Kevin to discuss your requirements and secure your booking.

Please click the button below to see this year’s menu:

Christmas menu

OPENING HOURS

From 12pm to 11pm Wednesday to Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays.

Lunch is served daily with roasts on Sundays (booking is advised as this is always popular)

Evenings are as follows, with food available from 6pm:

Wednesday: Events – see What’s on for details.   Our Bar Menu is available from 6.00pm to 9pm
Thursday:  Special Menu (Pies, Curries etc)   Bar Menu also available from 6.00pm to 9pm
Friday:  Chef’s Menu available from 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Saturday:  Chef’s Menu available from 6.00pm to 9.00pm

OPENING HOURS

From 12pm to 11pm Wednesday to Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays.

Lunch is served daily with roasts on Sundays (booking is advised as this is always popular)

Evenings are as follows, with food available from 6pm:

Wednesday: Events – see What’s on for details.   Our Bar Menu is available from 6.00pm to 9pm
Thursday:  Special Menu (Pies, Curries etc)   Bar Menu also available from 6.00pm to 9pm
Friday:  Chef’s Menu available from 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Saturday:  Chef’s Menu available from 6.00pm to 9.00pm

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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
Exciting news! The Duke is one of CAMRAs 12 pubs of Christmas! No gold rings or lords a leaping here (but maybe be ladies will be dancing on NYE? ) but we do have a lot of good beer, great food and a warm welcome this Christmas.

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/the-duke-of-marlborough-camra-12-pubs-of-christmas-1-6419916
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
The Duke of Marlborough pub in Somersham has been recognised in a national CAMRA Christmas guide for its role in tackling social isolation.
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
Bit late notice ...but it would be great to hire a disco/DJ for NYE! Anyone got any contacts? Please drop us a message!
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
The woodburners are burning and Aspall's Mulled cider now on. December at the Duke! 😊
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
Spice up your Thursday with our curry night tomorrow!
Book a table
  1. Name
  2. Email
  3. Phone
  4. Date, time, party size and other messages...

* Required

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
Exciting news! The Duke is one of CAMRAs 12 pubs of Christmas! No gold rings or lords a leaping here (but maybe be ladies will be dancing on NYE? ) but we do have a lot of good beer, great food and a warm welcome this Christmas.

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/the-duke-of-marlborough-camra-12-pubs-of-christmas-1-6419916
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
The Duke of Marlborough pub in Somersham has been recognised in a national CAMRA Christmas guide for its role in tackling social isolation.
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
Bit late notice ...but it would be great to hire a disco/DJ for NYE! Anyone got any contacts? Please drop us a message!
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
The woodburners are burning and Aspall's Mulled cider now on. December at the Duke! 😊
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
Spice up your Thursday with our curry night tomorrow!