Eric & Helen, Landlord & Landlady, took over this lovely Inn on 12th July 2007 and immediately set about renovating the place. They have recently completed a refurbishment of the three letting rooms which have now been awarded four stars by the English tourist board.
They also recently achieved a ‘Highly Commended’ award from Punch Taverns in the category of ‘Community Experience’, . And in September 2008 won ‘Best Newcomers – SE England’, a national competition organised by ‘The Morning Advertiser’ magazine.
A lot of work has been carried out in the garden area too and there is now a safe and pleasant play area for children, as well as space for adults to enjoy a drink in the sun, or a tasty meal. A new boule pitch is also available for the enjoyment of their customers.
Quiz nights and live music are regular events at the Duke and early booking is always recommended. Please take time to look at what their customers have to say about them, and download some of their newsletters to get a flavor of what the Duke has to offer!