When we re-open The Duke in Marlow it will have undergone many great changes & improvements and will opening under new management. The Duke will maintain all of its history and dignity, keeping the spirit alive but with many, many exciting new additions and changes.
We are seeking to combine the very best of the local pub with that of a contemporary cantina, and yes it can be done. With friends and backing from the music business, restaurant and hospitality trades, our culture is one of great atmosphere with the best of people against a backdrop of the best food, drinks, fantastic customers, brilliant music, sound and vision.
Who are we?
Steve who leads the team is locally born, educated and worked and socialised in the town for many years and firmly believes in the great town that Marlow is and the people who live here too.
What has changed?
Improvements inside to the pub and bar area include a much longer and accessible bar, new seating, upgraded loos, new lighting, audio, audio visual and full décor change.
Much focus on the decking areas under cover, we now offer seating for 30 under cover on the decks with high tables and stools, lots of new lighting and artwork. The garden has had a complete makeover and we have added a garden lounge with seating also with the current addition of a Marquee to protect our customers from the elements over the coming weeks.
Due to guidelines the Pool Table has been currently furloughed but will be making a return to our covered decked area when it is safe to do so.
We will be offering a full gin bar, plus a Bourbon bar also; a full range of ales and lagers, and we will continue to promote the excellent beers from Rebellion; an impressive wine list of European and New World wines with regular wine tastings to finesse the wine list and Cocktails and happy hours will be introduced in the future and will become a regular weekend feature for the town.
Wo Mei at The Duke
We are really very excited to announce the return of chinese at The Duke which is authentic Cantonese, Peking and Szechuan cuisine with the same team of Ling Poon running the kitchen, who ran The Coach and Horses in recent years.
The Wo Mei extensive menu will offer food available to either eat in and also for takeaway, watch this space for the food launch.
Music at The Duke
Music will not dominate the day to day, but we will be bringing in bands and acts who have never played in Marlow before, from the breaking through to the established, with the addition of Party Nights being in the mix on a monthly basis.
Inside we have made the great addition of a raised stage for events, we plan to host live music at least once a month using the stage and new lighting / PA when we are again allowed to.
No juke box but we are privileged to have virtual guest DJs putting playlists of many different genres together for us to suit the many different tastes and times of day. These DJs come from the music business, creative arts and just good friends, and are also working on our own internet radio station being set up playing non-stop music from our library (‘thedukebox’ coming soon….)
Due to the current guidelines and climate we are opening on the 4th July for drinks with Wo Mei providing Takeaway services and eat in food in the following weeks.
As yet we are unsure when we will be able to host any live music events but please sign up to our Newsletter to stay up to date with the latest information.
Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.