The Duke William Ickham

4.4
762 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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TimH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good atmosphere, including a fast and efficient service.

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AdamB
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful afternoon.
The staff were helpful, the drink was flowing and we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate in the garden. Had the burgers and fish and chips. Portion size great. Great quality produce also. Service was friendly and efficient. Would definitely go back.

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andrews
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A bit too cold to fully appreciate the garden but wkll return when the weather improves

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Keenfoodie
Kent
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely covered outdoor area with patio heaters. Friendly staff plus an easy app for drinks orders, tasty food. Very clean and safe. A fab lunch experience!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Afternoon drinks and nibbles. Perfect setting in the outdoor garden with a covered area and heaters. Services was good and attentive

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DavidJ
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

All three of us loved our meals (quite a rare thing in our family). The service was a little slow, particularly when getting the bill, but this was a delightful way to re-start dining in pubs after the lockdown.

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MelV
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our first proper trip out in a year! It was easy to book and the tables are well separated in the garden. I felt safe and still well looked after. The customer service there is excellent.

We just wanted something light and a chance to spend some time together on our own. Regardless of being sat next to the children’s play area it was fairly peaceful and the weather was lovely and warm :)

We will definitely be back.

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JasminS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and felt very safe . Menu was good but missed the wonderful desserts normally served ...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My loaded hot dog was terrible - the smoked Frankfurter is basic and so is the sour crout- very very disappointing for a hot dog at £11!
Pizzas were nice and the sour dough french bread with dips we had for starters were super yummy

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AngelaP
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice we always come here anyway just a shame it was cold outside but overall always good service value for money etc our favourite place

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Beth
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on the first day of lockdown easy. Felt really safe, and the staff were brilliant. The atmosphere was great and it was so great to have the warm buzz! I had never been before, but will definitely be returning!

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Hayleyr
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not very attentive would have had a couple more round of drinks if staff were about more, or if our table number was on the ordering app. Food and drinks were good, aware things have to be different but service is key in this industry too. And more so now.

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DaleWilkinson11
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place to come and have a Sunday roast. Food was 10/10 and the service matched. Would 100% recommend!

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Pascale
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and atmosphere were both very good. The staff were attentive and nothing was of any bother. The Scotch egg and piccalilli starter was delicious and obviously the local produce came into its own with the roasted cod and clams as well as the apple and blackberry crumble.
Compliments to the chef!

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Jansy
Kent
14 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and lovely safe environment. So sad it will have to close again for a month.

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Jansy
Kent
15 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
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 on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MrsK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
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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The Duke William Ickham is rated 4.4 stars by 762 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.