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CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.last updated 18/09/2017
Hepworth Duke of Marlborough
also traded as as: Marlborough Headhistorical closure era: 21st century
Bury Rd, IP22 2PY
The premises were extensively renovated and extended 2010-2011, after the pub closed. It stood empty for several years and is now trading as a 50's style restaurant and called the "Lollipop Diner"; there is a nice nod to the building's history with the retention of the pub sign at one end of the premises.
It has been (incorrectly) listed as being in Wattisfield.
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.
John Churchill (1650-1722) was the first Duke of Marlborough and became a famous soldier & statesman under James II, William III and Queen Anne - who gave him not just the title but also Blenheim Palace from a grateful nation after winning the War of Spanish Succession.