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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.

Somersham Duke of Marlborough

Somersham Duke of Marlborough

formerly Marlborough Head, Marlbro Head

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

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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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