Review on The Duke William
Chef Mark Sargeant and his partner Josh De Haan have opened a traditional country pub called the The Duke William, set in the picturesque village of Ickham it's just a couple of miles from the tourist attractions of wildlife parks Howletts and Winham, and six miles from historic Canterbury. Sibling to the successful Rocksalt and the Smokehouse in Folkestone, this latest venture has been updated with the obligatory Fallow & Ball paint in shades of grey. There's wooden beams a plenty with a large bar serving the local community and a conservatory style dining room offering classic pub fare. During summer months there's a nice garden area to sit back and relax with a drink or a leisurely meal, while in winter you can cosy up to the roaring fire.
To start the kitchen might offer smoked haddock and Quails egg tart or pulled Monkshill Farm ham hock and pickles. Other possibilities for main courses are a whole grilled plaice with seaweed butter, sea vegetables and new potatoes or maybe a suet pudding of pork cheeks, apple sauce, crackling and pickled red cabbage. Nostalgia rules when it comes to desserts, witness Kentish gypsy tart or sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream.
The Duke William has four stylish rooms available should you wish to extend your stay and explore the area further.
Gastro pub / British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Fri (11.00am - 3.00pm Sat) (11.00am - 5.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Mon-Fri (6.30 - 9.30pm Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card