The Duke of Cumberland is first and foremost, a traditional English Country
Inn. Built in 1749 the Inn is named after the
Duke of Cumberland, commander of the English Army that put down the
Jacobite rebellion at the battle of Culloden in 1746. The Duke is reputed
to have trained his troops in the surrounding countryside.
This is the perfect place for the weary travellers or those looking to
relax in a comfortable environment with a convivial atmosphere. (Click
here to read history of Inn).
Eric & Helen, Landlord & Landlady,
took over this lovely Inn on 12th July 2007 and immediately set about
renovating the place. They have recently completed a refurbishment of
the three letting rooms which have now been awarded four stars by the
English tourist board. They also recently achieved a 'Highly Commended'
award from Punch Taverns in the category of 'Community Experience', (photo
below). And in Septemebr 2008 won 'Best Newcomers - SE England', a national
competition organised by 'The Morning Advertiser' magazine.
A lot of work has been carried out in the garden area too and there is
now a safe and pleasant play area for children, as well as space for adults
to enjoy a drink in the sun, or a tasty meal. A new boule pitch is also
available for the enjoyment of their customers.
Quiz nights and live music are regular events at the Duke and early booking
is always recommended. Please take time to look at what their customers
have to say about them, and download some of their newsletters to get
a flavour of what the Duke has to offer!
This website will constantly be updated
with new information regarding developments and events so keep checking
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The Duke or this web site please email us - see contacts page.
Click on the image below to download a
pdf copy of our brochure.