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  • Host:
  • John & Lesley Williams
  • Where:
  • Hilmarton
  • Near Calne
  • Wiltshire SN11 8SD
  • Telephone:
  • (01249) 760634
  • Facilities:
  • Car Park
  • Garden Or Patio
  • Children Welcome
  • Restaurant Or Dining Room
  • Pub Food
  • Pub Food
  • Restaurant Or Dining Room
  • Function Room Available
  • Overnight Accommodation
  • Caravans
  • Map:
  • Click Here for a Map to The Duke Hotel, Hilmarton

The Duke Hotel, Hilmarton

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It is said that The Duke is named after the Duke of Beaufort but he was reluctant to associate his name with a pub, insisting, instead, that it should be called simply The Duke Hotel. He would surely have second thoughts if he could come back and see it today.

- bed & breakfast
- Sunday lunch
- beautiful pub garden
- Caravan pitches

Not only is The Duke an elegant building in a marvellous spot - right opposite Hilmarton's delightful old church - but it is a thriving pub which caters for all the demands of modern customers.

If they are looking for top quality food, then there is sure to be something to tempt them on the extensive menu, whether their taste is for the traditional or the exotic.

All visitors are strongly encouraged to bring all the family, with children warmly welcomed - either indoors or outside, where the children's play garden has recently been extended.

The Duke also welcomes those with a caravan in tow, with pitches available.

Though people are prepared to travel long distances to relax at The Duke, it still remains a focal point for community life, just as you would expect from a traditional village pub. It has been fulfilling that role since it was built in 1843 - ironically, the same year that John Arkell first began brewing. In those days the pub brewed its own beer but has been owned by Arkell's since 1923. It is still the base for many of the local sports teams and the function room is put to good use by many members of the community.

There is something for everybody at The Duke.