The Duke of Marlborough Pub

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A beautiful historic pub cared for and restored by the local community

Organisation type

Community owned pub


Somersham, Ipswich

Award date


Key objectives & Outcomes

Grant purpose

The grant helped the Somersham Community Pub Ltd purchase and restore the Duke of Marlborough so it could sustain as a social hub and continue to provide local services to the community

Accountable to the local community

The pub is owned by the local community. The shareholders own the pub and it is run by the management committee who are voted in by all stakeholders of the community benefit society

Broad community impact

The pub has created volunteering opportunities and increased community engagement through its regeneration and also provides a range of services, community activities and employment opportunities for local people.