Welcome to The Duke. We are your neighbourhood pub. This is our blog. It is a lot like us...creative, laid back, individual and up to date. You'll find the important bits of info you need with a good dose of interesting things you don't need to know but we think you might like to. Enjoy!

The Duke


We’ve got a new Head Chef!

His name’s Christoffer Hruskova, he’s Danish, in to foraging and, given he has played nothing else since he arrived, he really likes the Jungle album. Read more…


Blessed are the cake bakers!!

Last month we took part in The World’s Largest Coffee Morning (or rather The World’s Best Reason to Eat Cake) in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research. Read more…

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Craft workshops

Fancy spending a Monday evening learning a new craft and meeting new people over a glass or two? Read more…

  • IMG_4684Warm, organic figs, caramelised Brie cheese, balsamic reduction, Maldon salt & mushroom powder
  • IMG_4685Beetroot juice, golden beets, caramelised goat's cheese, roasted walnuts & watercress sprouts
  • IMG_4686Avocado, white asparagus shavings, pistachio oil & sherry soaked pomegranate
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  • IMG_4690Tasting desserts - Manchego, quince jelly & Moscate. Prickly pear jam, homemade oat biscuit & lime zest

Our first Pop Up – and it’s completely vegetarian!

Everyone knows we love our meat over here at The Duke.

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  • DSC_5258Duchess Jaya's acceptance speech
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  • DSC_5294The Estrella was flowing
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  • DSC_5320Time for Tea's spread of delicious treats
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  • DSC_5424Kourosh kicking off the afternoon's programme of live music
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  • DSC_5449The Boss hard at it!
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  • IMG_4640Homemade bunting using Stich Fabric's generous donation of these gorgeous fabrics
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  • photo 3View from our lovely neighbour, Linda's house

The Duke’s Street Party, September 13th, 2014

It’s hard to describe how utterly touched we all are over here having had such a fantastic response to our first Street Party.

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See you under the bunting!

The Duke’s Street Party

In just a few days we are having a street party and everyone is invited! 
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Raw nuts!

Our good friends Coco Face will be bringing their giant nuts of hydrating goodness to the party so you can reap the rewards of raw, natural coconut water and feel utterly, tropically fantastic.  It’s no accident you will find them by the main bar…those nuts taste great with a little shot of something something in them. Feeling naughty…why not add rum?!


Balearic sundown mix

Once Double Bass Dan has whipped us all up in to his usual toe tapping frenzy things will take an altogether more chilled turn for a couple of hours as we take our street shenanigans back to The Duke for the rest of the evening.

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FANCY DRESS ALERT!! Calling all Little Dukes & Duchesses

AS IF we would pass up the opportunity for a spot of fancy dress at our Street Party!

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