12th April 2021 - 16th May 2021
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday from Midday
Saturday/Sunday from 9am
- Families and Children Welcome
- Dogs Welcome
- Full Bar
- Car Parking
- Baby Chairs
- Outdoor Seating
- Gluten Free Available
About Duke of Marlborough
Headed up by local duo General Manager Rich Gibbs with his trademark warm welcome & Head Chef Mike Wallis with his diverse, exciting food offering, The Duke is (probably) West Oxon's friendliest pub, with a Smart, modern Street Food inspired menu with a selection of hearty British classics, all complimented by well kept local ales, a diverse wine list, cosy fires, a large garden (opening Summer 2021) and ample on site parking, Cyclist, walkers, runners, dog and anyone else friendly!
We had a good experience overall. Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions we were seated outside and it was a bit blustery. The staff were friendly and flexible with our orders. There were only 6 main courses on the Sunday menu which was fine but two roast dinners arrived stone cold. However they were replaced quickly with fresh ones and delicious as was the baked fish. We were not impressed wit the 12.5% additional service charge which, when questioned were told it was needed to pay the staff a decent rate. Personally we would feel better paying our own "tip" as a gesture of thanks for good service and paying more for the food instead. It was removed from the bill because of the cold food issue - an easy mistake on a busy Sunday .
The 4 of us all had fantastic roast dinners, and very nice puddings , also the staff where very pleasant and we where well looked after
Wow! Loved it! Such good atmosphere with really friendly staff! Food was incredible too! Cannot wait to go again!
My third visit since the Duke opened and it gets better each time. Can't fault the quantity or quality of food...even the greens!!!
Lovely food and friendly welcoming staff. Also appreciated the space between the tables and the heater! Thank you.
On a very cold day the blankets provided were so welcome and made all the difference to our time at the Duke. A couple of people would have liked their chips more cooked but we all loved our food. I look forward to coming again, its a lovely warm cosy place!
Good beer, tasty food and nice outside atmosphere. Would have liked more chips with my burger, apart from that everything was great. Will visit again
Absolutely great food- and lots of it! We all had a Sunday roast and desserts. Will definitely be going back. A lovely atmosphere too under the gazebo, and having heaters meant we didn’t have to rush because we were cold!
Lovely evening out with the family with lots of choices. Warm welcome on a cold evening much appreciated - we'll be back!
Second visit, and just as good as the first. Superb food and service, warm welcome from Rich. The team are working hard and it shows in the quality that this place is putting out.
Lovely lunch, tasty food, great portions and friendly welcome! Look forward to returning.
Friendly staff and great service. Plenty of heaters so we kept warm despite it being a cold night
We visited last night for the first time. Myself & partner had a really lovely time. The food was really delicious & presented so well. The staff were so friendly & welcoming and we are already booked in again for next weekend. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Good food and beer. Attentive service and friendly staff.
Food, service and cozy heated table made perfect rainy day lunch date. Devilled chicken liver incredible, hearty fish & chips and aromatic sweet potato curry. All perfectly served by Echo. Thanks team.
Rated lower in atmosphere only because we were outside due to covid in a covered area. We were the only table occupied in that particular area. The wind was howling through and it was very cold (the staff were wearing hats and non-serving staff were wearing winter gloves- it was that cold). There were heaters but due to the wind they were ineffective. Food and service very good. Will return when either the weather is better or we can go inside.
Lovely Sunday lunch! Friendly welcome from Rich followed by fab food. Perfect roast beef, yummy beef pie and delicious fish and chips.. Looking forward to more. Well done Duke xx Daniela and friends
Fantastic food, great outdoor area and faultless service by the staff. I couldn’t recommend this place highly enough.
Great service & great food 👌 Will definitely be paying The Duke another visit.
We had a lovely dinner on Friday. Service is friendly, attentive and observant. The food was really tasty and there were a nice selection of beers. Thank you!
Great food. Good portion sizes. Prompt service, full of energy.
Lovely Covid friendly set up outside.Felt safe and wonderful to enjoy the sunshine whilst having nice lunch. Staff were warm and friendly creating very welcoming atmosphere.
Love love love! Rich and the team are a fantastic breathe of fresh air. Finally a local pub befitting of the area. The menu has some really quirky and tasty items that stray from the typical pub grub and my god they’re great. Chicken Tikka breast and onion Bhaji burger??? How have I only just had this for the first time in my life? Last week had the Macaroni Cheese with Pulled Pork, exquisite. Don’t get me started on the Churros! Family friendly which helps with two young wild boys and also dog friendly which helps with a dog who thinks he’s a King and a local celeb! Thanks to everyone and compliments to the chef too! Cannot recommend enough. Danny, Amy, Ruairí, Oscar and the legend that is Bixby!
For the first meal since lockdown ended, it was a very nice welcome meal also very nice atmosphere, thank you ,see you again soon
I have already recommended the Duke of Marlborough to a number of friends, based on the experience of my son and myself at lunchtime. It was very good to see the place coming back to a more normal existence with real style.