The Duke William Ickham
Food was very disappointing. Would not go back. Shame village is very pretty
Ambiance shown as "energetic", I would say "loud!" We were in a party of 4 and were looking forward to a chance to catch up and share recent events, however we found ourselves having to raise our voices just to be heard? This was a shame because the food and the service were very good, definitely do not go here if you want a quiet night out with conversation!
Quality service from start to finish. Would definitely go back.
We had a lovely dinner. Beautiful old building and gorgeously decorated - v charming and cos. the staff were really helpful and attentive and the food was lovely. A couple of niggles - my steak was overcooked and came with what were clearly very ordinary oven chips rather than the advertised frites, which made the £21 price tag steep for what it was. We slo though the desserts were very overpriced. Also, these was a chap at the bar with a noisy dog that was upsetting all of the other dog all evening. I'd have asked the managers to make him take his dogs outside but I got the feeling that he was a local and we were passers-by, so didn't really feel able to challenge. ut the result of that is this review, who may put others off.
Poor experience this time around. Not much care taken in the food or the prep and the usual great atmosphere was not there.
Haven't been to the Duke in a couple of years and although the prices err slightly to the high side, the food, the service and the atmosphere are as good as ever.
Great food, although slightly disappointed with the roast potatoes which came with my roast lunch . Very good service and a lovely place / location for a special meal. Very tasty.
The food was amazing. Tasty and good value. The staff were warm, friendly and very attentive. It was my birthday and they made sure I felt very special. Cannot fault my experience and exceeded my expectations
We are regulars at The Duke William and absolutely love this pub. The staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The roast dinners are particularly delicious!!
Fabulous food, great service, lovely room. Warmly recommended!
Lovely ambience for a relaxing Sunday lunch.
Roast was delicious and generous. Service was initially excellent and friendly, but fell away gradually and by coffee and dessert hard to catch a waitperson’s eye!
What a lovely place. It was unexpectedly busy the day we went and unfortunately waited over an hour and half for our starters and then another hour for main. Serving staff were very apologetic, however I would think twice about going again.
Lovely village. Surprise package of a great pub with good ambience, great value food compared with rip off so called gastro pubs in the area. Very friendly professional staff. Monday night 'steak nights' with half a bottle of house wine thrown in was exceptional value. Highly rated.
Food excellent as always and service was prompt, polite and discreet i.e. not asking how things are every 5 minutes!
Excellent food, we had Sunday lunch it was out of this world, and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend
Impeccable on every scale when we came for dinner.
Have booked a midweek overnight stay on Thursday 1st August as a special occasion for my daughter and I to spend some quality time there.
It will be a perfect way to end her visit home to England, before she flies back to work in Suzhou China
service is as big a factor as the food and the DW staff are all very helpful, attentive and most of all really friendly and nice!
The food was very good,not your usual pub food but something a bit different and not expensive. The landlord and landlady were very welcoming and friendly
Food was good but seemed more pricey than on previous visits and a less buzzy ambience - ? Related
Love the Duke William and it never disappoints. The summer menu is lovely and there are a few tasty seafood dishes on offer , the prawns for starter and Duke mussels were really fresh and full of flavour. The steaks are fantastic too according to my partner . Desserts are delightful , any dessert , all of them in fact!!! They have a quality wine list and the gin and vodka choices are vast . It is the little touches at this family gastro bar that make me smile, the candles in wine bottles, the quirky pictures on the walls , the large wooden tables and the benches strewn with sheepskin. This all adds to the ambiance and makes this venue special . Highly recommended for all ages, oh and let's not forget the dogs ! They're welcome too .
Characterful historic inn with stylish contemporary touches.
Excellent food and very friendly staff in a wonderful location.
Excellent overall. Good, friendly service and a lovely meal. Thank you !
The room was lovely, very clean and comfortable. We had drinks in the bar before dinner, one of which was complimentary welcome drink. We stayed one night for our anniversary, and enjoyed it very much. The breakfast next day was lovely.
Excellent Experience food and service was wonderful. Only knocked down ambiance due to having a very noisy group on the table next to us that evening
Had a table booked outside for two for lunch on Friday, arrived on time, two members of staff were there, one behind the bar, one passing by, no one talking to us or greeting us. The pub wasn't very busy with only a few people there. We waited several minutes but then decided to go ahead to the back and find a table outside ourselves.
While seated we finally made contact with a member of staff. We were given menus and told they would only get us one drink and we would have to get further drinks at the bar ourselves. The food arrived fairly quickly and even though quite expensive (which we were aware of prior to booking) couldn't be faulted - absolutely delicious.
The attitude of staff however was poor. The person who brought the food couldn't barely muster a word, made us feel awkward. While we were eating, the server who took the order came by to ask if we perhaps had a reservation. When I said we did, she said we should have let them know on arrival. I explained we tried but had no luck being greeted let alone being seen to our table.
All in all a very unfriendly and disinterested attitude by staff there. When I paid (at the bar), we were asked if all was OK. I said the food was great, which was true. I didn't get into our whole experience. I normally don't bother letting them know and just don't go back. The only reason I'm writing (a less than stellar) review is because it's easy to improve this and they should. It was the first time in my life I didn't leave a tip.
What a lovely pub, set in an idyllic village. From the moment we walked in the service was great, the waiting staff being friendly and very knowledgeable about the food and drinks available. Getting onto the food, absolutely delicious. Thank you one and all at the Duke William, we will be back.
Lovely Sunday lunch for father's Day. Great place and and good food.
Moved our table to cater for extra person last minute, much appreciated. Service was pretty slow though
Excellent food, excellent service!
It was a very pleasurable experience and I would love to bring the whole family next time. We where very full and very happy.
Lovely location, nice looking place as well. Sadly the food was disappointing and did not align with the description in the menu - there was no spice in my wife's meal, which resulted in it being bland.
There are better places to eat in the area
Great quality meat and produce , the service and atmosphere were very welcoming with attention to details.
Wonderful, local, public house with an interesting and varied menu.
The staff were friendly and accomodating and the food arrived promptly.
Portions sizes were fine for both courses (couldn't manage desserts!!) with clear tastes and well seasoned plates.
I have given food 3 stars as it was okay but didn’t quite live up to the rest of the experience which was fantastic. The food is normal pub fare and a little uninspiring ( the duke burger is really nothing special and all bread and not much burger) .I feel that if the food could be raised a notch, a little more enticing, then this lovely pub would be a 10 out of 10!
A wonderful venue for an adult meal - welcoming ambience, friendly and helpful staff, good service and excellent food with some unusual menu items. All round an excellent evening.
Fantastic food and great service, went for the curry night on a Wednesday, very nice
I love the Duke William. The food is excellent and the staff are warm and friendly yet not obtrusive. You could wear a ball gown on shorts and no one would mind.
Always a pleasure to eat (and drink) at the Duke of William. First time taking my family and they loved the place, the food and the charming service. We'll definitely be back..
We were an hour early but there was no problem and we were seated immediately. Difficult to make a choice as a very good selection on the menu. We all four ended up with roasts,beef and lamb. Cooked just as it should be pink! Generous amount of meat and red cabbage, cabbage, roast potatoes and delicious cauliflower cheese. We were all very full but did manage dessert! Lovely light roulade.
Service pleasant and quick.Only downside was a table with two couples and five young boys who were very noisy sitting near us. The parents did nothing to quieten the children who were even allowed to sing loudly at the table.
Service and food alway excellent. Hayley our waitress was very helpful and friendly. We will definitely be coming back
Amazing service as always and such a lovely place for drinks / dinner. Such a friendly, relaxed environment and food was fantastic. Would highly recommend. Looking forward to our next visit.