The Duke William Ickham

4.4
746 reviews
£25 and under
British
Mark Sargeants quintessential Kentish Pub set in the heart of the Garden of England serving beautiful, classic dishes created using the best local and seasonal produce the South of England has to offer. With Real Ales, Craft Beers, beautiful wines, a roaring fire and a beautiful garden in the summer, this is the perfect destination for traditional pub dining.
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Jansy
Kent
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and a pretty village to take a walk in and around. Felt safe with their Covid standards and friendly staff. The food was delicious. This was our third visit and certainly not our last!

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LauraC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, service was excellent... warm and friendly abbé the food was delicious

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MrsK
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely pub. Really great food. Catered well for our dietary needs, vegetarian and gluten free. Children's menu is the same just halved portions. Delicious wine and food.

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HannahT
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!!! The food, the staff, the atmosphere! Our favourite pub!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Thank you

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SteveA
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well laid out and managed in tough times. The food was great and reasonably priced. Thumbs up all over

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kellyhendry
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent roast
Excellent house red
Very Covid organised
Will be back !

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice but overpriced . Steak nearly £29, room was small and again pricey against competition.

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FionaB
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I wanted to love this place, and Since I was visiting Kent I thought I would make a reservation for dinner. Staff were lovely, my wine was good too. I ordered a ploughman’s, was ok, nothing special. My daughter ordered the fried buttermilk chicken sandwich. When it arrived she asked me to try it and the breadcrumb coating was burnt, you could obviously taste it. I notified our server and she came back stating that the chef said it was not overcooked and that it was meant to be that way - he should maybe tried it first as it was obviously burnt. They offered her something else so she said yes to the burger. Shortly after the next table got a chicken burger and it was much lighter in colour (not overcooked). Now things happen, I get that, but the chef should have the grace to accept his mistake and own it. And the pub should offer a substitute and not charge you the extra price of it. And finally, bloody apologise. Simple courtesy would have made us feel so much better.

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BillyBoy
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Duke William is a little gem. The menu was substantial in these Covid times and the Special dishes we had superb. The initial service was ok. Indeed, a little tired but a change of shift corrected that and could not be faulted. We will be calling again soon

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CordellB
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely recommend
Delicious food as always I had the toad in the hole warming home made food perfect on a cold evening . Also the staff are very friendly helpful and felt completely safe PS the best hand gel

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PaulaC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on Friday with friends, service excellent, attentive but no rushing. Beautifully decorated pub made by the fire which makes for a lovely ambience. Food really nice, we had a sharing platter which was just right at lunchtime. Great start to our weekend and would certainly come back at any opportunity

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Marguerita
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were a table of four. My starter was disappointing but the halibut was superb, perfectly cooked. We all enjoyed our food. Will definitely return.

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RichardG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, service and meal!

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Russell
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I found the room a little dark but the place was clean and the one-way system (Covid-19 measures) was clearly marked. Front door steps a little awkward for me.
Food was excellent and the service friendly.

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Sharron
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely country style, traditional pub atmosphere with a lovely cosy and relaxed feel.
Very friendly and polite staff, amazing food, good atmosphere.
Will definitely return and recommend to friends.

JM
JakeM
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Food was good & servers were great but the front door was regularly left open which let cold air in which irked my family as we were near the door and had family members with lung conditions (not COVID) which can be set off by cold air. Other than that we would definitely return!

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dolanpc
Kent
34 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely cozy pub excellent food and great service

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DavidR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The only criticism I have is being made to wait outside before being let in. That doesn’t give a good first impression and I don’t know anywhere else where that’s the case. And that’s a shame because once inside everything else was good. Great food, attentive service from Liam however made up for the initial experience.

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KellyW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service; would recommend to friends and family.

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ChrisV
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Usual high quality from Mark Sargent's Duke William, very enjoyable and tasty fare.
The Sunday menu's are well thought out an prepared, with ample choice and local produce in mind.
Service (with all Covid-safe measures in operation) was efficient and helpful. (Tiny gripe, could do without everyone including ourselves being greeted with the 'Hi Guys' moniker and for every return to the table)
Otherwise 5 stars all round 👍😊

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cherylprice
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food ok and the only alcohol free drink offered is lager - nit impressed!

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AshleighW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal this weekend.
Lovely food and great atmosphere.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great Atmosphere and Food, Will be retuning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We’ve been here a few times and the food doesn’t let you down, the service has improved despite arriving on time and having to wait for our table, even though two other parties taken to theirs after we arrived and while we still waited.
The only other minus is the conservatory can get a little warm in the sunshine, the ceiling fans were switched on after most of the customers had left, just as we were getting the bill. At least it was sunny
Service at the table was attentive and polite, we could have been offered the wine list, although I had ordered when shown to the table.
The menu is small so no room for errors really, there was none on our visit. Starters very good the scotch egg is classy, well for a scotch egg anyway, cockles no grit. The wife’s retro prawn cocktail is hard to mess up and harder to make it stand out, it did. Pie and toad in the hole quality pastry and a good Cumberland ring for the toad. Really good
Desserts of sticky toffee pudding although heated up in the microwave didn’t take away from the flavour, it could be a bit bigger ...
We left happy, three great courses a glass of decent wine each and no massive hole in my pocket. We will be returning, hopefully quite soon

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SandyJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A lovely pub, though we were seated in the extension so would recommend you requesting something in the main body of the pub which is much more atmospheric. The food was good, but the menu unambitious. Expected something a bit more adventurous from the group that own Rocksalt and The Wife of Bath. Friendly staff operating well under Covid restrictions!

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CaroleH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Fabulous food and location, unfortunately, we were seated close ( within social distancing rules ) to a VERY noisy loud table ( four adults ). Apart from that a wonderful experience on a lazy Saturday afternoon, OH and they are dog friendly.

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MartinO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a great traditional pub with a friendly atmosphere that’s great for groups of all types

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CatherineM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely country pub with excellent food and a varied menu. Staff is incredibly kind, helpful and attentive. Relaxed atmosphere with a familiar feel and very cosy. A guaranteed choice for a good meal.

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LynBo
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance! Peach and burrata starter was delicious and interesting, the other courses were pretty standard. We had a great server, looked after our table so well.

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AndrewE
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food with good service an explanations. The only slight let down was that the bill was presented without the advertised Weds/Thurs discount.

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Dizzie
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal, not a lot of choice for gluten free starters as bread was involved with most, gluten free bread was available but as a lot leave a bit to be desired I didn't try it. Baked cod main was very good. Would visit again.

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JohnV
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service and food.Had several trips here and the standards never slip.
Great place

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NigelW
London
19 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality tasty "pub grub" and generous quantity. Well presented and served by friendly polite staff. Good atmosphere in very pleasant relaxed and clean surroundings

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KeithA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Menu and good food especially the fish. Lovely old rustic pub and very good beer and wine.

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AlisonA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere.
Would be nice to return in non covid times!

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ToneArranger
Kent
17 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely lunch. Food was very good, the atmosphere just right for a leisurely break, and the covid arrangements also very re-assuring.
Good eat out for less made it especially good value too

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VictoriaS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, great set up and best Bloody Mary I’ve ever had. We’ll be back!

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AndyM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were brilliant, food was top notch and felt very Covid safe without taking away from a lovely experience. Will be back!!

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SarahH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They were amazed that I expected 30% discount- when this is what they are advertising for October!
Otherwise very good

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The Duke William Ickham is rated 4.4 stars by 746 OpenTable diners.

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