Hepworth Duke of Marlborough
previously known as Marlborough Head
Bury rd (A143), IP22 2PY
grid reference TL 988 740
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last updated 01/01/2015
The premises was extensively renovated and extended 2010-2011.
Two former roomed pub is located on a busy main road and has been mainly used as a restaurant in recent years.
It has been (incorrectly) listed as being in Wattisfield.
Now trading as a 50's style restaurant and called a Lollipop Diner; there is a nice nod to the building's history in the retention of the pub sign at one end of the premises.
(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)
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.