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The easiest way to stay in the know, our blog is a rich source of information about life at the Dukes Head and its sister hotels across the south and east of England. From up-to-the-minute event news to seasonal special rates, or the stories behind our signature cocktails and new menu launches, youโ€™ll find this is just the place to whet your appetite for eating out, intimate live music, or escaping for a night or two. Enjoy the readโ€ฆ

@thedukesheadhotel Consistency is key ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ˜ Lamb shoulder, fondant potato, gem lettuce, peas & jus ๐Ÿคฉ
@thedukesheadhotel Duck Bonbon, black pudding, apple gel ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ . #dukesheadhotel #food #eveningservice #dinner #joinus #book #kingslynn #norfolk #dining @gressinghamduck @surya_hotels
@thedukesheadhotel Norfolk and itโ€™s big open skies ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซ . #travel #stay #staycation #hotels #norfolk #dukesheadhotel #dukesheadhotelkingslynn #big #sky #evenings #blue
@thedukesheadhotel Who doesnโ€™t love Harissa ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”ฅ . #foodie #hotsalad #goatscheese #spice #harissa #dukesheadhotel #dukesheadhotelkingslynn #suryahotels
@thedukesheadhotel National Tequila Day can only mean one thing... Coming down to enjoy a Blueberry Margarita or two... Or for those not a fan of Tequila I'm sure we'll have something else that you fancy ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿน #tequila #nationaltequiladay #margarita #cocktails #cocktailsofinstagram #cocktailmenu #tequilacocktails #blueberry #colourfulcocktails #tequilatequila
@thedukesheadhotel We are 7 days away from welcoming our first wedding of 2021 and we canโ€™t wait to be part of their special day ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿคตโ€โ™‚๏ธ . #wedding #dukesheadhotel #specialday #celebration #dukesheadhotelkingslynn #kingslynn #venuedecor
@thedukesheadhotel Introducing our NEW house #Gin. As close distilled as the cause is to our hearts! ยฃ5 from every bottle goes straight to @thenorfolkhospice . @drinkwhatahoot Signature Gin ๐Ÿฆ‰ has always been a big hit with our guests! Now I think itโ€™ll be even bigger ๐ŸŒช๐Ÿ”ฅ. Support local & support @thenorfolkhospice . #charity #dukesheadhotel #norfolk #hospice #charitygin #kingslynn #helpeachother #goodcause #dukesheadhotelkingslynn
@thedukesheadhotel Weโ€™re having as much fun designing our virgin mocktails as we are the full cocktail menu! @seedlipdrinks making a ft. Along with a unique take with our @paddyandscotts friends โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ . #cocktails #mocktails #drinks #vibes #summerdrinks #dukesheadhotel #norfolk #nightout #dukesheadhotelkingslynn #westnorfolk #newmenu @surya_hotels
@thedukesheadhotel Its that time of year again when we get to decide what cocktails go onto the new menu... ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฅ‚ Personally we love the classics like these Espresso Martini's ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฅ‚ What cocktails or flavours would you like to see on the new menu? Suggestions are always welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ #cocktailsofinstagram #cocktails #cocktailbar #espressomartini #cocktailmenu #espressomartini #pornstarmartini #cosmopolitan #pinacolada #gincocktails #vodkacocktail #prosecco
@thedukesheadhotel Todayโ€™s final announcement to ๐Ÿ”“ #step4 is so significant ๐Ÿ’• Firstly thank you to all of our suppliers who have been so understanding and accommodating for changes & postponements for wedding & events we expected to host over the last 16 months. ๐Ÿ”ˆ๐Ÿ“ฃ you all help make our events spaces so special ๐Ÿฅฐ Sophie our Wedding & Events Manager has had a pretty glum lockdown waiting to get back to hosting and meeting the fab people of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk, please letโ€™s unlock together ๐Ÿ”“๐ŸŒฑ safely & securely & get in touch to arrange your bespoke event ๐Ÿ“ฒ #kingslynn #events #meetings #weddings #lockdown #wereback #westnorfolk #norfolk #ballroom #eventspace #bespoke #weddingplanner #dukesheadhotel #dukesheadhotelkingslynn #wevemissedyou
@thedukesheadhotel 3 elements for a the perfect staycation. Historic town centre with something for everyone ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ› Stunning water ways & coastal escapes โ›ด๐Ÿ– Big skies & stunning sunsets ๐ŸŒ˜๐ŸŒป . #kingslynn #norfolk #sunset #landmeetssky #marketplace #evening #staycation #picturethis #momentcaptured
@thedukesheadhotel Room 20. Feature headboard. Superking size bed. Bespoke decor. The most beautiful views of The Tuesday Market Place ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿงณ . #staycation #hotel #photography #bedshot #hotelroom #headboard #feature #norfolk #kingslynn #dukesheadhotel #discover #uk #destination
@thedukesheadhotel Happy Saturday ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ซ Ps.. COME ON ENGLAND ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟโœ”๏ธ
@thedukesheadhotel Find our recipe feature in the latest copy of @klmagazine ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ“ฐ๐Ÿ’ซ Our Head Chef Stuartโ€™s take on lamb belly with spicy greens, tomato & feta is a summer favourite to die for! . As always the @klmagazine edition is a must haveโ€ฆ so come in, have a coffee and get your copy at The Dukes Head Hotelโœ”๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ
@thedukesheadhotel With only 6 months till Christmas Day we're already making plans on how to help you celebrate and make up for missing out last year ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽโ˜ƒ๏ธ Contact our events team on events@dukesheadhotel.com for more information #dukesheadhotel #dukeshead #dukesheadhotelkingslynn #kingslynn #norfolk #christmas #christmastree #christmasdecor #festive #christmasparty
@thedukesheadhotel Itโ€™s amazing what you can find at the end of a rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜ #kingslynn #norfolk #rainbow #spring #staycation #hotel #getaway #potofgold
@thedukesheadhotel We are still serving up some delicious summer salads and dishes even when the weather has other plans ๐ŸŒง๏ธโ˜”๐ŸŒฉ๏ธ Whose joining us for lunch today? #summermenu #summersalad #seasonalfood #diningout #dukesheadhotel #dukesheadhotelkingslynn #kingslynn #norfolk #markettown
@thedukesheadhotel Its World Gin Day so make sure you come and try one of our gin cocktails including this 'Ginny Verdi' made with @drinkwhatahoot signature gin... One of our favourite! Flavours of elderflower, cucumber, basil and lime ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฅ‚ #worldginday #ginandtonic #drinkgin #gincocktails #cocktailsofinstagram #cocktails #summercocktails #whatahoot #cucumber #summerdrinks #gin #ginday #kingslynn #norfolk #dukesheadhotel
@thedukesheadhotel The weekend is coming, who doesnโ€™t love a #pornstar #martini
@thedukesheadhotel Chargrilled corn salad with garlic tofu... Perfect salad for the summer weather ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒฝ #vegan #vegetarian #veganfood #vegansalad #newmenu #summermenu #summersalad #kingslynn #norfolk #diningout #cornonthecob #tofu
@thedukesheadhotel Now is the perfect time to enjoy an afternoon tea with friends, family and loved ones Make up for all the special occasions which have been missed over the past year โ˜•๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฅ‚ #afternoontea #relaxing #sconescreamandjam #fingersandwiches #cakes #strawberryjam #kingslynn #norfolk #markettown #specialoccasion #dukesheadhotel #celebration
@thedukesheadhotel CRISPY LAMB BELLY spicy peas & potato, tomato sauce, feta & saltana purรฉe ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฝ . #goodfood #goodtimes #wereback #hotel #staycation #travelnorfolk #like #lamb #foodie #foodphotography
@thedukesheadhotel Summer vibes & Blueberry Margaritas ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿธ #checkerboard #bar #cocktails #summertime #hotels #menu #weekend #style #vibes
@thedukesheadhotel WE ARE HIRING ๐Ÿ“ We are hiring across all of our sites for CDPโ€™s. ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณ Are you local to the Kings Lynn, Sudbury or Colchester area? Or situated near one of our other sites looking for CDP work, now is the time to apply! We have full time & part time roles available offering competitive salaries. Please register your interest with your CV & cover letter stating your location & interest to careers@suryahotels.co.uk ๐Ÿ“ง Stay. Explore. Discover. #suryahotels #surya #suryajobs #cdpjobs #kitchenjobs #hospitality #kitchen #sudburyjobs #colchesterjobs #kingslynnjobs #recruitment #recruiting #kitchenrecruitment
@thedukesheadhotel Sea bass Heaven ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿฅฐ Warm weather, summer menus & cool cocktails... โœ”๏ธ
@thedukesheadhotel Whoโ€™s in the mood for brunch cocktails? ๐Ÿคฉ #PinkGinIcedTea ๐Ÿซ–๐ŸŠ
@thedukesheadhotel Kyle & the team are counting down to seeing you this weekend... happy bank holiday โŒ›๏ธ๐ŸŒค let the sun shine & the good times roll! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“ธ
@thedukesheadhotel Smoked Chicken Caeser, Parmesan Arancini ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿ—
@thedukesheadhotel Itโ€™s been so great to have you all back this week! ๐Ÿคฉ whoโ€™s counting down to their #staycation
@thedukesheadhotel #RECOVERYPOEMS @norfolkandnorwichfestival #NNF21
@thedukesheadhotel Nothing better than a summery cocktail on a wet and windy Friday afternoon ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿธ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅƒ Whose joining us for a Pineapple whiskey sour or a Raspberry mint Capriana We also have the more traditional options for those of you who like a Pornstar Martini or Pina colada #fridaynight #fridaydrinks #fridaycocktails #newmenu #cocktailsofinstagram #cocktails #whiskeysour #newmenu #raspberry #pineapple
@thedukesheadhotel We have been welcoming guests back into the hotel and enjoying seeing them inside the lounge, bar and restaurant These are just a couple of our new desserts... Pecan pie Vegan cherry meringue We look forward to welcoming more of you back soon
@thedukesheadhotel Our new menu is live from today... We have some fantastic dishes available for you to try Give us a call to book a table ๐Ÿ“ฑ #hospitality #reopening #newmenu #17thmay #doorsopen #reservation #dining
@thedukesheadhotel Here's to all our sister hotels with their full re opening tomorrow... We think by the end of tomorrow you may need a cocktail or two! ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿท๐Ÿธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅƒ Good luck to all the retuning team members and we can't wait to be welcoming guests back through all of our doors ๐Ÿšช #hospitality #reopening #goodluck #staycation #staycationuk #yearofthestaycation #hotel #restaurant #dining
@thedukesheadhotel Introducing our new menu! #launchingtomorrow Join us as we welcome you back ๐Ÿ˜ . Comment your order below ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉโคต๏ธ
@thedukesheadhotel We can't wait to welcome guests back into the hotel from Monday Just a few things we would like to remind you before you visit ๐Ÿ˜ท Face coverings still need to be worn within public areas unless seated at your table ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ All food and drink is table service only, so please take a seat and we will be with you ๐ŸทYou no longer need to order a substantial meal with a alcoholic drink so please join us for a pint, glass of wine or cocktail (or two) ๐Ÿ” Food will be served daily, we have brunch, light bites, main meals and afternoon tea available ๐Ÿ“ฑYou are required to check in with track and trace and will find our QR code on each table ๐Ÿ‘คA lot of our team have not been able to serve our fantastic guests since December so please be gentle with them
@thedukesheadhotel Final touches to our Pink Gin Ice Tea ๐ŸงŠ๐Ÿซ– . @twiningsuk @eagerdrinks @stgermaindrinks @beefeatergin @deadmansfingers #tea #icetea #gin #grapefruit #summer #cocktails #ice #surya #hotels #strain #cocktailmenu #launch #reopening
@thedukesheadhotel Itโ€™s nearly time to open the doors and welcome you back! Our new afternoon tea is looking ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฐ Roll on Monday ๐Ÿคฉ
@thedukesheadhotel As its world cocktail day we'd thought we'd share a couple of our new cocktails going live on Monday... Here we have a Raspberry Mint Capriana and an Apple & Spice ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ #worldcocktailday #cocktailsofinstagram #cocktails #cocktailbar #newmenu #raspberry #mint #apple #chili #kingslynn #norfolk #dukeshead #dukesheadhotel #dukesheadhotelkingslynn #marketsquare #markettown
@thedukesheadhotel It's official... We'll be able to welcome you all to drink and dine inside from next Monday... The countdown begins Taking reservations for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿฐโ˜• And for those who still wish to join us outside our terrace will remain open (with umbrellas โ˜”) Watch out for details of our new menu to follow... #newmenu #cocktails #drinks #dining #kingslynn #norfolk #markettown #staycation #cocktailbar #may17th