Somerleyton Duke's Head
Somerleyton Duke's Head
MONDAY 12TH APRIL - SUNDAY 16TH MAY
On reflection, we have decided the entirely unpredictable nature of 'outdoor only' hospitality is completely incompatible with the way we work. Without investing huge sums in marquees, heating & a decent WiFi connection, we would rather not spend the next four weeks offering you a watered down version of what we do.
Naturally, if a heatwave hits North Suffolk in the next four weeks, we will be back like a flash, so do keep an eye on the website & social media for updates.
MONDAY 17TH MAY - SATURDAY 17TH JULY
We cannot wait to properly open our doors once again. Please see below for further details of our opening times, but do note that our last food service day will be Sunday 11th July, leaving us with a very short, but sweet 8 weeks for you to dine with us once again.
Our diary is already filling up with bookings, especially Sunday lunch so do drop us an email or leave us a voicemail to secure your spots!
Real Ale is sold here.
Slugs Ln, NR32 5QR
grid reference TM 478 971
This pub overlooks the marshes & River Waveney. Convenient for river users, railway travellers & ramblers. The comfortable lounge & dining area leads though to the garden room restaurant which has a good reputation & uses local produce (booking advised). An open fireplace separates the lounge & public bar. A converted barn in the attractive grounds is used for regular musical events featuring local artistes & occasional beer festivals. Guest beers are sourced from local micros.
- Beer festivals: occasional
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Function room available to hire: in refurbished barn
- Live music: occasional
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.8 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 21 Jul in 1860 states that :
Benjamin Horn, since absconded, was charged by Mr John ROLL, of the Duke's Head Inn, Somerleyton, with the use of profane language. Fined £2 10s or 6 weeks imprisonment.Ipswich Journal, July 21st 1860**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)