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The Dukes Head, Hamstreet - pub details

Dukes Head

Address: The Street, Hamstreet, Ashford, Kent, TN26 2HE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7703) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Ham Street (0.3 miles), Appledore (3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.1/10 (rated by 12 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Woolpack Inn, Warehorne (0.9 miles), World's Wonder, Warehorne (1.5 miles), Blue Anchor, Ruckinge (1.5 miles)

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I was pleasantly surprised. This is a village pub not a gastro pub which is reflected in the prices. My cod and chips cost £5.75. The Greene King IPA was excellent . The decor of the pub is 1970's. The staff were both friendly and polite.
AshfordRambler - 10 Sep 2013 15:52
It seems clear to me that the positive reviews here have been posted by the proprietor. Because this is an awful place and the previous posts, which we wish we'd listened to, are spot on. The landlord has a serious attitude problem and new business is discouraged. His wife (?), who also doubles as a cook for the unappetising looking food, is no better. They both were unpleasant verging on the rude. The lady was positively obnoxious.

We had planned an afternoon at the Duke's Head but, without even finishing our first pint, we decided to walk to the Woolpack Inn at Warehorne instead where the staff were lovely and the beer spot on.

It's heartbreaking that so many pubs across England are closing. And that publicans are struggling. But one can't help make the connection between the most inhospitable of people and their misplaced attraction to the hospitality industry.
benfurnival - 8 Aug 2013 14:23
A great family run country pub with friendly staff and accommodating publicans. Good beer and honest pub grub. I can't understand some of the comments on here, as I have used the pub numerous times and have never seen anyone unhappy. The Dukes Head is the heart of the village, with pool teams, dart teams, quiz and crib teams too. Just a great place to meet up.
brianbeecroft - 5 Apr 2012 22:52
Met a friend there for a drink. We sat down and had a smoke outside because it clearly stated "No Smoking" inside.
By the time we had smoked out cigarettes we where harassed by the Manager several times. We ended up feeling unwelcome.
My friend quickly went in for the drinks we drank them and made our way back home.

We will not be returning. The managers attitude leaves a lot to be desired.

On a plus side the price of the drinks where fair and the bar staff where friendly.
mentalabilities - 27 Apr 2011 23:48
We didn't even get to try the pub! HIKERS STEAR CLEAR!!!
We had planned to get to the Dukes Head for lunch at 12:30 as we were walking the last stetch of the Greensand Way and would finish at the Dukes Head for lunch. We parked in the totally empty carpark at 9:30 am and waited for our taxi to take us to the start of our walk. The pub was still all locked up!! Therefore no-one to ask.
As we were leaving a very irate and rude man came out of the Dukes Head and told us we couldn't park there. We explained that we were coming to lunch but he rudely told us we had to park elsewhere! And was unpleasantly unhelpful about other suggested parking.
So when we finished the last place on earth we would visit was HIS PUB!!
It is the only time since we have been in Britain and doing these trails that any pub has not wanted us to park in their parking lot. We obviously always give the pub our custom. SO BE WARNED, NOT A NICE PLACE!!!!
bettyfennamore - 16 Sep 2010 15:12

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