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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Hepworth Duke of Marlborough

Hepworth Duke of Marlborough

also traded as Marlborough Head

Closed 2010.

Bury Rd, IP22 2PY

grid reference TL 988 740

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

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

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 londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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