grid reference TM 084 487
opened 15th century
owner local community
bar / diner
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- Wed-Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2300
- Sun: 1200-1800
- Wed-Thu: 1200-1500, 1800-20300
- Fri-Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2100
- Sun: 1200-1500
regular real ales
Earl Soham Victoria Bitter, Adnams (varies)
Two changing guests
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Somersham is Mid Suffolk
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 22/03/2019
Somersham Duke of Marlborough
previously known as: Marlborough Head, Marlbro Head
Real Ale is available here
Main Rd, IP8 4QA
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 first Wednesday every month (see What’s on for more details). Thursday evening: Fresh Pizzas from 6pm by The Mobile Pizza Co.
The local community saved this pub and are still offering shares in their venture. Please visit their website.
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(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)
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.