Photo of Duke of Marlborough

grid reference TM 084 487

opened 15th century

owner local community

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bar / diner

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opening hours:

  • Wed-Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2300
  • Sun: 1200-1800

food times:

  • Wed-Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2100
  • Sun: 1200-1800
(Times last updated 21/07/2018)

regular real ales

Earl Soham Victoria Bitter, Adnams (varies)

guest beers

Two changing guests

listed building grade II

Local licensing authority for Somersham is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 08/09/2018

Somersham Duke of Marlborough

previously known as: Marlborough Head, Marlbro Head

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

Main Rd, IP8 4QA

07817 418942

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This 15th century inn is now up and running with a Manager in place and a chef cooking the meals. It now has regular opening times.

Wednesday evening: various events (see website what’s on for more details)

Thursday evening: fresh Pizzas from 1800 by The Mobile Pizza Co

Lunchtimes & Friday-Sunday evenings: chef's menu

The local community saved this pub and are still offering shares in their venture. Please visit their website.

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area 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.