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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Somersham Duke of Marlborough

Somersham Duke of Marlborough

formerly Marlborough Head, Marlbro' Head

The Duke will reopen on April 12th (Monday) for a one off Magic Monday celebration! Drinks and snacks will be available from 5pm. We can’t wait to welcome you all back! We will then be open, to start with, from Thursday to Sunday. The only lunch service will be on Sunday but we hope to add further lunch service as things get back to normal.

You may sit outside in our marquees in mixed groups of 6, or two households are allowed to sit together (no size limit). Inside seating will be possible (as far as we know!) from May 17th.

Real Ale is sold here.

Main Rd, IP8 4QA

grid reference TM 084 487

bar / diner, opened 15th century

owner/operator: local community

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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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Historical interest

Historical interest

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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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