Hepworth Duke of Marlborough

Hepworth Duke of Marlborough

also traded as Marlborough Head

East, 52.32859,0.91628

Closed: 2010

Bury Rd, IP22 2PY

grid reference TL 988 740

The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

The premises were extensively renovated and extended 2010-2011, after the pub closed. It stood empty for several years then for a short while traded as a 50's style restaurant and called the "Lollipop Diner". It has since been converted to residential use.

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.





Historical interest

Historical interest





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.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(old PO directory information courtesy of

(** 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.