A really great pub in Somerleyton

The Duke’s Head is a public house & restaurant located in the pretty village of Somerleyton on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. Run by Tara Smyth & James Santillo since March 2018, The Duke's focusses on good food & great hospitality alongside well-kept beers & a straightforward wine & spirits list. There is dog-friendly bar with a woodburner & board games, a seperate restaurant with wrap-around windows & a large beer garden with views across the fields.

You might say we're the best pub in Somerleyton...

"Our menus are designed not only to be delicious & enjoyable but to subtly show you a time & place, we want you to not only be fulfilled but have a sense of place. This is why we believe the sourcing of ingredients is so important; we want you to be able to taste the dedication, love & quality of our purveyors, but also the time of year. Our menus may at times seem repetitive, with little or no fanfare & frivolity on the surface but dig deeper & you will access the reasons why & understand the building blocks of not only our menus but of us."

James Santillo, Chef & Owner




Cancellation Policy

Parties of 6 or more guests are required to pay a £10.00 per person deposit at the time of booking which will be deducted from the bill at the time of dining. This is refundable up to 24 hours prior to the reservation.

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The Duke's Head
Slugs Lane, Somerleyton
Lowestoft, NR32 5QR
Tel: 01502 730281

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The bar is open...

Sunday - Tuesday
12 - 10

Wednesday - Saturday
12 - 11

The pub will be closed for our post-Summer break from Saturday 28th September through to Sunday 6th October. Normal opening times will resume from Monday 7th October.

The kitchen is open...

Monday - Tuesday:

Wednesday - Thursday:
12 - 2.30 | 6 - 8.30

Friday - Saturday:
12 - 2.30 | 6 - 9

12 - 4

The kitchen will be closed for our post-Summer break from Monday 23rd September through to Sunday 6th October. Normal opening times will resume from Wednesday 9th October.

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