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Here you can find information on the bar and restaurant, up coming live music events and B&B accommodation at The Duke of Cumberland, Whitstable......
The Duke of Cumberland is a big, friendly pub, right in the heart of Whitstable, a few seconds from the beach.
A Grade II listed building, there has been an inn on this site for more than 300 years. Known as the Noah’s Ark until 1747, Landlord Robert Chandler renamed it Duke William in honour of the Duke of Cumberland who, a year earlier, hadcrushed the Scottish rebellion at Culloden.
In 1748 it became The Duke of Cumberland and was used as the headquarters for the oyster and dredger men. Fire swept through the building in 1866 and it was rebuilt in 1878 before being bought by Shepherd Neame.
Today we're a restaurant, hotel and bar offering great ales, tasty food, quality live music and good company.
Our simple, delicious bar menu is served Monday to Saturday from midday til 3pm.
Opening HoursMONDAY 11.00 - 22.00TUES to THURS 11.00 - 23.30FRI & SAT 11.00 - 00.30
Situated at the top of the town, next to Harbour Street and seconds from the beach, we have 8 rooms available in our hotel for single or multiple nights stay. All rooms are en-suite with LCD TV, tea and coffee making and free WI-FI. Single night bookings welcome. Your tariff includes a great breakfast.Small Double £70 SHOWER and DOUBLE BEDStandard Double £80 SHOWER and DOUBLE BEDLarge Double £90 SHOWER/BATH and KING SIZE BEDTwin £90 SHOWER and TWO SINGLE BEDSSingle £60 SHOWER and SINGLE BED Large rooms are capable of sleeping an extra person in a single bed on request (add a £15 supplement) Call us on 01227 280617 or send us a message for availability and we'll get right back to you. PLEASE BE AWARE...we have live music every Friday and some Saturday nights. We're a busy pub in an old building and MUSIC CAN BE AUDIBLE UPSTAIRS UNTIL 12.30pm AT THE VERY LATEST. We DO NOT have parking at The Duke, although there are a number of pay and display car parks nearby. Arrive early to grab a space on weekends in Whitstable!
Music is a big part of The Duke, from the tunes we play in the bar, to live bands over the weekend.Friday afternoons, enjoy quality Jazz with the Chapter Rhythm Boys. Friday nights are all about dancing and occasional Saturdays can be anything interesting or a bit different. Sunday is always a laid back afternoon session. Occassionally, we have ticketed gigs showcasing the best in just signed or touring acts. Highlights this year include Skinny Lister, Janice Graham Band, blues guitarist Marcus Bonfanti, and world hiphop duo Joe Driscoll and Sekou Keyoute. Check out our music calendar above for this years gigs......
THURSDAY 23rd MAY -- DAVID MACGREGOR -- Virtuoso guitarist with an amazing finger picking style is here to delight all musical ears! Recommended to us by Marcus Bonfanti, we know this guy will blow us all away. Don't miss an evening of quality live music and free entertainment with a laid back vibe and great beer too.............see you there!
The Duke of Cumberland
Telephone: 01227 280617
Telephone: 01227 272955