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Surbiton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Had a lovely lunch with friends today at this pub. Very clean and everyone liked there food we had. Very good coffee too. The waiter was very easy on the eye and good at his job, even checking we had all we needed during our meal and giving us jugs of water for the table. Only complaint was the choice...

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Shaun d, General Manager at The Dukes Head, responded to this review

Happy new year and thank you for your constructive review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Brie Bake and recommend you keep an eye on our new website for our ,soon to be released, seasonal menus. Thanks again for your wonderful feedback. Shaun and The Dukes Head Team

London
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Not often I leave a review but I was properly impressed with an impromptu stop for a pub lunch. It has to be one of the best burgers I can remember at any pub. Service was extremely good, and prices very reasonable. Can't fault it. It's easy to drive past on the A24 without noticing but it's worth stopping by.

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Shaun d, General Manager at The Dukes Head, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Dukes Head. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you soon. Shaun and The Dukes Head Team.

Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

We found this place on Trip Advisor, went there for a birthday treat, we was not disappointed. The carvery was well stocked with a large variety of Vegetables. Friendly atmosphere, great play area for the kids, generous portions of really good food.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2015

A bit late in writing my review but a group of us went here a few months back for Sunday lunch. Have to say that I was fairly impressed with the food which all things considered was reasonably priced. Just felt that the furniture in the back room let the place down a bit. I work most weekends and have...

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Ockley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Booked in for an Easter carvery today, absolutely faultless as always. Meats were cooked to perfection, selection of vegetables was varied & well prepared. Staff were pleasant and polite, perfect Easter Sunday afternoon. Highly recommend the Dukes Head!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We are locals to the Dukes Head and have enjoyed many great times in the pub. Since Malcolm the manager has left and the owner is ever more present the atmosphere has changed. When Graham the chef is there he looks after us and bends over backwards to get us anything we want. Malcolm and Graham made the pub and...

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essenistgut
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Hadn't been to the Duke's Head in ages as over time it had become run down and really had a bad name. Then came new owners and now I try and come as often as possible. Their Sunday lunch is to die for. Lovely choice of home cooked meats, and masses of roasted veggies with beautiful Yorkshire puddings. Their puds...

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Reviewed 14 January 2015

A lovely pub, great food, great atmosphere, very welcoming. Wholeheartedly recommend! The menu is varied and ideal for couples or groups alike. Mike the landlord welcomes everyone, knows the locals and is always attentive to make sure everyone's needs are met. Great pub.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2014

what a wonderful day went to the pub for a lunch time reccy and was very impressed lovely lunch and drinks,so we went back for the carvery and again very impressed lovely selection and wonderful so impressed taking my father-in -law ther for his birthday meal.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Went for Sunday lunch in the hope we'd find a good local carvery. The food was good, the chef serving it was welcoming and made the effort to engage in a bit of chit chat. The bar staff however were clearly too interested in loudly discussing their hangover and totally ignored us. The radio in the kitchen was so loud...

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  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about The Dukes Head

Address: Horsham Road | Beare Green, Dorking RH5 4QP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Dorking
Price Range: $101 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dukes Head 4*
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The Dukes Head Dorking, Surrey
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“This is also a pub and haven't used the rooms yet.”
 of 5 bubbles essenistgut, 27 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I didn't sleep there but this stupid web site wont let me change the option.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkyMSurrey, 3 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Didn't stay but if the lunch is to go by I don't think any rooms would be a disappointment.”
 of 5 bubbles billygolftwo, 24 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Not sure they are doing rooms anymore!”
 of 5 bubbles CapelAngi7, 4 Jan 2013 | Read review
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