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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
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    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:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Norwich
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Location is nice, with a large area outside, so great for Summer days. Was looking forward to the meal after seeing the Menu, it sounded lovely. However problems started on first visit to the bar. After a wait of around 10 minutes I wad finally served. Didn't mind waiting as the bar was busy with people ordering food. My drink... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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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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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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18 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Duke's Head

Address: Slug Lane | Somerleyton, Lowestoft NR32 5QR, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1502 730281
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lowestoft
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
Average Prices: USD $76 to $76
Cuisine: English, Pub

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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 $76 to $76
  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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