A great Kentish pub

Acquired and opened in April 2015 by the team behind Rocksalt Restaurant, The Duke William has long been known as a great Kentish pub loved by the surrounding villages in the area.

Championing Locality & Seasonality

Whilst a certain level of refurbishment throughout the main pub and guest room areas was undertaken, our aim has always been to make sure The Duke retains that traditional authenticity that it is known for whilst instilling a new and exciting food and drinks menu built around the best local produce and suppliers the surrounding Countryside and Coastline has to offer.

Seasonality is key, which is why all our menus are constantly evolving throughout the year, from beautifully fresh fish and ripe fruit & veg in Summer to slow cooked meats and piping hot pies and hot pots in the Winter.

At the heart of the village...

Community is also of the greatest importance to us and we hope to continue the long standing relationship the pub has with its local patrons through midweek events and food nights to Summer Fetes and Barbecues, complete with fun and games for all the family, whilst creating an atmosphere that attracts people from far and wide.
Explore the area
I live in the next village along the Little Stour river, and my favourite treat is to walk the dog across the stream, past the water mill, stopping to pick some wild horseradish for the [pub’s] chef, before settling down for a pint and a scotch egg.
Russell Norman, restaurateur and Esquire food columnist
Featured in Esquire's "60 Of The Best Pubs In Britain"
Situated just ten minutes outside of the historic City of Canterbury, the Duke William is a contemporary and stylish pub. With a roaring fire during the winter months, the idyllic garden is full of hanging baskets, potted plants, an olive tree and herb boxes during the summer.
There are few pubs more cosy than the Duke William, especially as the nights draw in. Fur blankets are provided on wooden benches that surround a blazing log fire. Candles flicker on tables fashioned from old barrels. Whether it’s brunch, lunch or afternoon tea, the Duke William offers it all. Choose from potted shrimps on toast to eggs Florentine.
The wood-burning fire, low timber ceilings and dimmed lighting ensure a cosy atmosphere. We had celeriac and apple soup, salmon fish cakes and a steak, all of which were delicious… It is perfect for a relaxing break.
Michael Barrett, The Sun
Duke Perfectly Fits The Bill
Enjoy a Tom Collins cocktail at the back of the Duke William in the peaceful Kent village of Ickham - they’re a popular order and perfect for a sunny summer’s day. The bar also serves guest real ales, ciders and lagers. The Duke has four small, snazzy rooms… a ten-minute drive to Canterbury.
… all [rooms] have vintage-inspired furniture, colour-pop cushions and a set of earplugs, if full-belly lethargy sets in before closing time. And it might well, as the budget leaves plenty of room to devour the posh pub grub served downstairs…
Our guide recognises the best of the best, as the British pub food scene continues to get stronger…

Book a Table

Plan your visit to The Duke William by reserving a table.
To reserve a table please call 01227 721 308, or use the form below to book online.

Find Us

The Duke William, The Street, Ickham, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1QP

Get in Touch

General Enquiries

Call 01227 721 308 or email info@thedukewilliamickham.com

To Make a Reservation

Call 01227 721 308 or email reservations@therocksaltgroup.com

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