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Duke's Head

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Slug Lane | Somerleyton, Lowestoft NR32 5QR, England
+44 (0)1502 730281
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Recommended gastro pub in lovely village

We use this pub and restaurant a lot as my wife's family live nearby and I previously wrote a stinking review when the pub was under previous management. However, this gastro pub has since been brought back under the local Somerleyton Estate and ever since the food has returned to a very good level... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
Marklound
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London
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Being in the area for the weekend with our dog and finding them on trip adviser to be a dog friendly pub we thought we would call them on the off chance, although being Mother's Day we weren't surprised when speaking with "Dee" she told us they were fully booked, but she told us to come on down and she... More 

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We use this pub and restaurant a lot as my wife's family live nearby and I previously wrote a stinking review when the pub was under previous management. However, this gastro pub has since been brought back under the local Somerleyton Estate and ever since the food has returned to a very good level and the customer service is now... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I regularly go to the inn with friends and family. With one exception in the last 6 months the food has always been excellent but not cheap. The real ale is always superbly kept

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I visited this restaurant with 3 friends. On our arrival I informed the man behind the bar that we were there and he called over a young woman to "sort us out". Not the best way to be greeted but we ordered a bottle of wine and asked if we wanted a "thingy" for it. Yes, we did want an... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Have been here twice for Sunday lunch, once with family and once with friends, and both times enjoyed our meal. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and the food has been really good on both occasions. Children can be catered for and were made welcome. Good selection of wines and beer, according to my husband, was very agreeable. Would recommend... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We have been to the Dukes Heads several times recently but as I've only just joined Trip Advisor this the first review. We visited lunchtime today and were greeted by friendly staff. We sat outside as it was a sweltering day. The gardens are nice with views over the marshes if seated in the right position. We both had cod... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

From the start to the end of the meal there were issues. First of all the waitresses did not take our order until asked. The empty glasses were not removed until the end of the meal. Not one member of staff come over to ask if anything else was needed or if everything was ok during the meal. The desserts... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Stopped by for an impromptu lunch after a lovely walk at Herringfleet. Had heard the place had changed hands, so not sure what to expect. We were really impressed: the decor is lovely and the service was really friendly and efficient. There was a good choice on the bar menu. We both had the fish and chips, the fish was... More 

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Oulton Broad, Suffolk
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We've had lunch twice here in the last month after walking our dog. It was excellent. So we decided to desert our other regular every Friday for the last 5 years St Olaves restaurant and give the Dukes Head a try for the evening meal. My partner had the sea bass. I had the belly pork. Both were the best... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I recently had a 3 course meal here and it was superb!! The food was 5 star and we and my partner both had steak cooked to perfection. Its the little things that made it stand out, like the pate and sliced warm bread, the bread was cut into perfect little circles. The dip that came with the selection of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Slug Lane | Somerleyton, Lowestoft NR32 5QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lowestoft
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1502 730281

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 74 - 74
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?