About The Duke

About The Duke

Our 16th Century Inn

A Rich History

The Duke on the Test has a curious history, with whispers of hidden passageways and wolf-whistling mynah birds (yes, really!). Our walls are full of memories dating back to as early as the 1500s. The Duke as you know it today has been through many identities, including The Admiral Vernon, The Duke of Cumberland, and The Duke's Head!

The Area

A Reimagined Future

Today, The Duke on the Test retains much of the same historic charm that made it a much-loved watering hole centuries ago. But it has a modern twist. Reimagined for the 21st century, our cosy inn brings the best of the Test to the fore. Local produce and local talent have come together to bring you impeccable service, comforting, creative dishes, and elegant bedrooms, all in a relaxed, contemporary environment.

The Area


The end result of the work is a triumph; every aspect of the site and the building looks stunning and works together to make optimum use of everything there.

The Hot Smoked “Chalk Stream” Trout was simply divine and the tastiest dish I have experienced in a very long time.

The fresh food served was a perfect match for the setting; completing the experience for us on the evening, and we will be back!

What amazing place to visit. This will now be my number one go to establishment.

Pub Opening Hours

11am - 11pm Monday to Saturday

12noon - 9.30pm Sunday

Food Ordering Hours


7am - 9.30am Monday to Friday

8am - 10am Saturday and Sunday


12noon - 2.30pm Monday to Saturday

12noon - 4.30pm Sunday


5.30pm - 8.30pm Monday to Saturday

No food served Sunday evening

Dine at The Duke


Treat your family and friends to a delicious meal made with locally sourced ingredients and a tasty tipple from our bar. We also have a range of options to suit your dietary requirements - including vegan and gluten free.

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The Four Horseshoes

Our Sister pub & restaurant oozes with character and charm

Situated in Nursling, Hampshire, The Four Horseshoes is uniquely attached to an old working Forge.  Enjoy a refreshing drink, lunch or a delicious three course meal with friends.

Bask in the sunshine and indulge in a fine selection of tasty burgers, pizzas and cold drinks from ‘The Grill’ positioned perfectly in our large front garden area.

Visit The Four Horseshoes