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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, you’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 read…

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Our sister hotels have announced an extensive refurbishment

Our Dragonfly hotels based in Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, King’s Lynn, Peterborough have announced an extensive refurbishment across all of our 241 bedrooms.

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New logo in the major rebrand of Surya’s global image

SURYA HOTELS parent company logo has undergone a major rebrand which is being rolled out across the entire business including the group’s leading world food and hotel subsidiaries.

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Flavour Of The Month

A delicious new chapter in the story of the Duke’s Head Hotel…

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Head Chef Trevor Clark Reaches Final 8 of Chef of the Year Norfolk

We are proud to announce that our head chef, Trevor Clark, has made the final 8 of the Norfolk Chef of the Year 2018 competition.

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Nominate us for EAT Norfolk Food & Drink Awards

If you have enjoyed our afternoon tea, restaurant and bar, please take a moment to nominate The Dukes Head Hotel.

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4* AA Status and Rosette Award for Duke’s Head

We are proud to be awarded a 4* AA status and Rosette award after this years inspection.

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Head Chef Trevor Clark reached final 8 in Norfolk Chef of the Year 2017

Our Head Chef at The Duke’s Head Hotel, Trevor Clark reached final 8 of Norfolk Chef of the Year, held at City College in August 2017

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We’ve launched our very own magazine ‘Escape’

A big warm welcome to the Autumn issue of Escape magazine – we hope you enjoy our first ever edition!

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New Fitness Room

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new fitness room at the Dukes Head Hotel. The room features a range of cardio machines and free-weights letting you keep up with your morning workouts. The fitness room is free to use for all guests staying at the Dukes Head Hotel.

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New Room Hire Packages

Looking to host an event in King’s Lynn? We’ve just launched our brand new room hire packages that are perfect for a variety of events from baby showers, wakes, charity balls and celebrations.

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By George! We have some exciting news to share with you…

Surya Hotels and the team here at The George Hotel, Colchester are preparing for an extensive £10M refurbishment of our entire hotel which includes our rooms, restaurant and communal areas…

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Saint Nicholas House

Saint Nicholas House is just a stone’s throw away from The George Hotel and will be providing 45 brand new, modern executive rooms that is perfect for both business and leisure stays. We look forward to welcoming you to Saint Nicholas House when it launches later this year.

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The George Hotel’s exciting news!

2018 promises to be an exciting year for The George, with a £10 million makeover planned. Naturally, we’ll do our upmost to keep any disruption to a minimum, and rest assured we’ll always keep you informed of any works taking place during your stay.

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‘Dried apricots are my desert island must-have ingredient!’

Kingscliff Hotel Head Chef, Simon Gomez, talks about his love of cooking and how working in kitchens in five countries has given his skills extra zest.

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Gazette: Bike-Friendly Hotel Wins Award

The Kingscliff has been featured in this weeks Evening Gazette newspaper as part of their new cycling facilities at the hotel.

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Our wedding gazebo has arrived!

If you have driven post the Kingscliff Hotel recently, you might have seen our brand new Gazebo that we have built outside our hotel, facing the sea-front.

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A new gazebo overlooking the sea

We have a brand new gazebo being built outside our hotel, overlooking the beautiful sea front which will be a magnificent photo location for your wedding or party. We plan to have the ready in the next few weeks. Book your event now to be one of the first to take a breathtaking photo.

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Carla and Jason Wedding Video

Carla and Jason got married on the 24th June 2017. Full Focus Media captured the whole day on video which showcases The Kingscliff Hotel’s great sea-front location.

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Let us host your wedding for just £3,600!

This all inclusive package is based on 50 guests and includes:

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Refurbished Restaurant

We’ve been working hard on a little secret project over the past few weeks… A brand new sea-front restaurant at the Kingscliff in Holland-on-Sea, Essex.

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About the Kings Suite Restaurant

The Kings Suite Restaurant has a stylish and contemporary interior with exquisite menus ensuring your meal will be top class.

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Traffic Delays Around Bishop’s Stortford

Due to main works on The Birchanger Green Roundabout junction 8 of the M11 (due to be completed in March 2020) please use the following directions to arrive at our hotel…

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A White Wedding

While snow can be a hindrance to many, it did not stop Emily & Jonathan’s wedding that took place on the 2nd March when ‘The Beast from the East’ storm struck the UK. Louise Murnane Photography took some spectacular photos of the couple surrounded by beautiful white countryside at Great Hallingbury Manor…

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New Spin Classes

The Hog’s Back Hotel & Spa Farnham is happy to announce a brand new spin class in the leisure club. Join us for our first class on Monday 5th November at 7pm and is free for both leisure club members and guests staying in our hotel, or just £3 for visitors.

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Family Fun Day

Hog’s Back Hotel and Spa hosted a family Fun Day in June, which included showing off the wedding facilities, including the newly erected / presented gazebo, and a Pet’s corner, with over 400 visitors.

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Refurbishment Programme

The Hog’s Back Hotel & Spa Farnham is currently undergoing refurbishment this Spring offering guests a new and improved experience.

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Car Park Access

Please be aware that access to The George Hotel car park (opposite St. Nicholas Hotel) has been cut off via Colchester High Street.

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Featured in Premier Hospitality Magazine

St Nicholas Hotel has been featured on the front page of Hospitality Magazine. Click the image below to read online…

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