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“Sunday Best” 4 of 5 stars
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The Duke Of Cumberland
The Street, Barham, Canterbury CT4 6NY, England
01227 831396
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Ranked #1 of 6 restaurants in Barham
Cuisines: English, Pub
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Belvedere, Kent
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31 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Sunday Best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The first half dozen or so Dukes of Cumberland died without fathering children - only one managed an illegitimate "issue". Fortunately, the establishment which takes his name does not suffer such impotence. We found ourselves in a proper country pub, busy at Sunday lunch time with many locals supping a decent selection of Ales including Marstons and Sussex and a sensibly priced wine list. (Don't spoil your menu by indulging in too many of the free bar snacks that include tasty sausage pieces, while ordering drinks at the bar.) We took our seats at scrubbed pine tables and admired the profusion of hop garlands that bedecked the ceilings and walls. Our three roasts and and one fried scampi arrived quite soon. The "proper" Sunday dinners looked to be "the business" - and so it proved. Four generous in size and thickness slices of meat, excellent roast potatoes (the best I've had in a restaurant) and parsnips, filled the plate. My crackling crunched. Additional veg came separately. Both the pork and beef were declared excellent - as was the scampi whose accompanying chips were crispy. Two of us were tempted to share apple pie with custard from an extensive dessert menu with all the usual suspects. Beneath the suet shortcrust, large chunks of apple were found. There sharpness contrasting the plentiful jug of vanilla flavoured custard. Would not hesitate to return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Columb Major
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“The Duke Of Cumberland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Had to visit Barham unfortunately for a very dear friends funeral and chose this Pub/Guest House because of it's location. They made a sad visit very comfortable for us with their friendliness and fantastic service. Great food and drink, comfortable room and a lovely atmosphere in the bar.
Thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“typical gem of an english pub ..tucked away in heart of countryside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We recently went to the Duke for a birthday meal. Have been for Sunday Lunch and werent disappointed then and certainly werent the second time round. The food is fantastic .

Menus varied and interesting and the puddings are glorious ...food glorious food in abundance here.

Staff always very welcoming and friendly .

Got a sister pub up road called The Jackdaw ..will try that out soon too .
Thoroughly recommend the Duke !!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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“italian night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

In addition to the main menu, it was also 'Italian night' with extra dishes. Excellent food and wine,

Visited September 2013
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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“Lovely village pub with great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Stopped at the Duke of Cumberland for dinner this evening. Food was lovely, I had lamb with Mediterranean vegetables and cous cous and my boyfriend had the pan fried chicken with a mushroom and Gorgonzola glaze which was just delicious. Desserts afterwards were just as good and coffees were served in a cafetiere which was a nice touch. Thoroughly recommended.

Visited August 2013
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