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The majority of pubs have now reopened after the latest lockdown, albeit still with restrictions. Many pubs currently have temporary trading hours; these are shown where known. We also show pubs we know have still not reopened as temporarily closed.

Please note that due to the pandemic currently being allowed to run out of control, many pubs are having to close temporarily due to staff or customers getting "pinged". Please check with the pubs if you plan to travel any distance.

Somersham Duke of Marlborough

Somersham Duke of Marlborough

formerly Marlborough Head, Marlbro' Head

Temporary opening hours

Thu: 1800-"late"

Fri: 1700-"late"

Sat: from 1500 (food from 1700)

Sunday: 1200-1800 (food 1200-1500)

Real Ale is sold here.

Main Rd, IP8 4QA

grid reference TM 084 487

bar / diner, opened 15th century

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(01473) 831283

(01473) 831283

This 15th century inn has been restored to a good standard. The timber framed building offers several seating areas for drinking or eating.

Various events are organised including a quiz on the first Wednesday of every month (see What’s on for more details).

Thursday evening: fresh pizzas from 6pm by The Mobile Pizza Co.

Lunchtimes & Friday to Sunday evening: chef's menu. Friday to Monday on August bank holiday is their beer festival weekend.

THE LOCAL COMMUNITY SAVED THIS PUB AND ARE STILL OFFERING SHARES IN THEIR VENTURE. PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT http://www.savetheduke.net/

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Facilities

Facilities

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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)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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