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“10/10 Great Family Meal”
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The Dukes Head
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Dorking
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“10/10 Great Family Meal”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Decided to try out the Dukes Head for a family meal and am very glad that we gave it a chance - I remember this pub from many years ago and it has undergone great changes

The staff are lovely, the food was really well cooked and presented and it was also priced well, Husband was pleased with the choice of beer available too.

Will return on our next visit South

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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redhill
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Decided to have Easter Sunday Lunch at the Dukes Head, since its refurbishment. The atmosphere is pleasant. Everybody had a really good time. The food is excellent and could not fault anything. We definitely recommend this as a good eating establishment and will go again!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2013

I revisited dukes head with my family. Used to go there 30 years ago when I lived next door! The pub has been done up nicely. Lively and warm atmosphere. Good selection of beers on tap. Our food was a little hit and miss but overall good. Service a bit slow but charming about this. Excellent steaks. Rated 5 as it is such a pleasant place. Very keen and obliging owner.

Should be revived as a pub rather than hotel. Might be an idea to reorganise parking?

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Have eaten here several times now, the food and service has been excellent on each visit. So glad to see someone running this pub with enthusiasm at long last , the food is fantastic, very warm friendly staff. The place has been refurbished and looks bright and clean. Steak Nights on Wednesday's Fish nights on Fridays, Roast on Sunday's. Fabulous to have this as our local and a great place to pop into for a nice well cooked meal.Please dont jusdge this place on past bad reviews, it has had a refurb now has an experienced Manager and Head Chef and is well worth a visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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surrey england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2013

After collecting my son from Gatwick who lives in Monaco we stopped off at the Dukes Head Beare green for Sunday lunch. With the snow on our backs we were received with a warm smile.
We both settled for steak & kidney pudding as we wanted something very English.Excellent choice with season side vegetables to die for along with plenty of lush gravy.
The most upsetting part was that for £14-95 sweet was included but we just couldn't find room.
Well done and here's to the next trip from Monaco.

Room Tip: Didn't stay but if the lunch is to go by I don't think any rooms would be a disappointment.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

I dined at the Dukes Head today with my wife and the food and service was fantastic. I will definatley be going back there to eat again. A very peaceful scene surrounds this pub/hotel which adds to the relaxed atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Walked up to the Dukes Head from Beare Green village for a meal for my birthday. Staff were welcoming and friendly. The food was fabulous. The Cuban burger was superb as was the tiramisu. My husband had the Pork Belly followed by the Creme Brulee. Also great. Good wine and the Shere Drop from Surrey Hills was well kept served. Definitely recommend this to all. Family friendly & quite busy for a monday night. Mike and his staff made us feel very welcome.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Dukes Head
Address: Horsham Road | Beare Green, Dorking RH5 4QP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Dorking
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Dorking
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dukes Head 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely early 18th century former coaching inn situated in the picturesque South Downs. Open fires, fine food and friendly staff. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
The Dukes Head Dorking, Surrey, UK

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