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The Duke's Head

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Ipswich Street, Stowmarket IP14 1AZ, England
01449 773041
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Seating

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Is what it says on the tin

Typical well located pub. We go here to watch the footy on Sky TV; I would prefer more screens as some are a bit difficult to see when it gets busy. Decent typical pub grub, friendly staff, and the beer is reasonably cheap. Good value pub.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
BillyVegas2014
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Just visited this evening, really good food and service, get there early if you need a quieter table. Didn't look outside but will certainly do so on a slightly warmer evening.

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Thank HappyHousewife44
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Typical well located pub. We go here to watch the footy on Sky TV; I would prefer more screens as some are a bit difficult to see when it gets busy. Decent typical pub grub, friendly staff, and the beer is reasonably cheap. Good value pub.

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Thank BillyVegas2014
Essex
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I visited the Dukes head in August whilst in Stowmarket for afternoon lunch the pub is in need of an update but overall it has that traditional British pub feel as well as great value food and drink, the weather was very hot so the garden was great place to eat.

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Thank Darren007
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

In response to Alison W's poor portrayal of the Dukes Head ... I can only say your head is so far up your own behind that I'm surprised you lowered your obvious aristocratic status to visit such a venue... You my dear are pompous b@#£h!! I've been coming here for years and find your pathetic remarks to be unfounded and... More 

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1 Thank rsckharmon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

please ignore good reviews raving on about his place, they are clearly regular drinkers begged by the landlord - this place is the pits, literally. The overpowering smell of raw sewerage coming from the cellar and the dirty mop left in dirty water bucket outside the kitchen should be enough to put you off from eating here, if not try... More 

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1 Thank Alison W
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

If you want to have a beautiful locally sourced fresh meal - go elsewhere! The Duke's is amazingly priced and the food is fine - no complaints! Just good old honest pub grub. Better value than wetherspoons by miles and I often visit and will continue to do so.

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Thank Znsdfy
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The food was excellent, very good value. The pub needs a lick of paint, but the people were friendly and welcoming. Hadn't been for 4 years as the food was awful and the place was dirty. So glad gave it a second chance, better than the willow tree (Witherspoons pub), which is just over the road. Shall be going back.

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Thank louise k
england
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This little pub is not the trendiest of places and could do with updating but the food and friendly service certainly make up for that. We always eat from the '2 for £6.45' menu (yes thats two meals for £6.45!!) And we have two blackcurrant and sodas with our meal, the total price for two of us is £6.75! The... More 

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Thank EnglandSunlovers
London
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Popped in there today with my wife, on my first trip to Stowmarket, lovely friendly staff. Had the curry brilliant value, 2 meals for 6.45. I gather from a member of staff that the pub is due a refurb in the New Year. Brilliant Christmas lights. Definitely the most welcoming pub from the outside. Was going to go to Weatherspoons,... More 

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Thank Niadh W
UK
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Avoid this place service rubbish food disgusting decor diseased shame as a face lift would do it the world of good. Location is a positive

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Thank JANNINEUk

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ipswich Street, Stowmarket IP14 1AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stowmarket
  • Phone Number: 01449 773041

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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