At The Dukes we host live music, food themed nights, wine tastings, networking, craft fairs, disco and open mic nights. Details are published here and on our Facebook page. We also email invitations to our mailing list. You can join our mailing list by entering your email address at the bottom of our home page. If you would like to attend one of our events it is always best to reserve a table as places are always limited. Reservations can be made by calling us on 01525 237892. Tables can be reserved for food, snacks or just drinks*. Please let us know what you would like when making your reservation.
*Drinkers tables can be reserved with a deposit of £5/person for events (£10/person on New Years Eve) which will be deducted from your bar bill at the date and time of your reservation. Tables in the bar can be reserved free of charge at all other times.
HAPPY HOUR - EVERY DAY 5-6PM
1st August 2017 - 31st August 2017
17:00 – 18:00 EVERY DAY
Fosters, Bud Light or Leighton Buzzard Brewery Real Ale £3.00/pint
Guiness, Strongbow Cloudy, San Miguel £3.50/pint
125ml Tempranillo or Sauvignon blanc £3.00
125ml Cava or Prosecco £3.00
All Cocktails 2-4-1
Children’s menu £5.50 includes one main course, single cone ice-cream and unlimited squash.
Reservations in the bar 01525 237892.
The Tuesday Night Quiz - 8.30pm
15th August 2017
The Jackpot is growing and still unclaimed! Quiz starts at 8.30pm, book you table on 01525 237892. Its £1/person to enter 5 different themed rounds, the winning team will receive a £25 Dukes voucher which they can spend on food, drinks, rooms or anything at The Dukes. Then you will all have a chance to win the cash pot currently sitting at £67. Answer all 6 questions correctly and the cash is yours!
Previously at The Dukes quiz…….
A great opening night and Quizmaster John Barnett really rocked the house, hopefully this quiz will be the first of many. Winners The No Hopers took on Hopeless, The B*tches, The Shamen and other local contenders and walked away with a £25 voucher.
The jackpot was unclaimed, as no team answered all six questions correctly, so will be rolled over to next week.
Classic Car and Bike Meet
15th August 2017 - 17th October 2017
Classic Cars, Hot Rods, American Cars, Classics, Commercials & Motor Bikes – all welcome! May – October every 3rd Tuesday
from 6pm. Burgers & chips available in our large carpark.
Free drink for those who bring a classic (soft drink or hot drink recommended)
The peoples favourite competition – vote for your fave classic and the winning car will be featured across all digital marketing of the next event plus the owner wins a bucket of beers or a bottle of wine to take away, of course as we do not encourage drinking and driving.
The Peoples Favourite – July 2017
The Velma Celli Cabaret Show
28th September 2017
Thursday 28th September – SOLD OUT
NEW DATE ADDED – Thursday 5th October – Limited places only
7-8pm happy hour
9pm show starts
International Cabaret Star Velma Celli and West End Star Zoe Curlett are back with another cabaret including new material never seen at The Dukes before! Come and laugh your heads off at the truly hilarious double act that is Velma & Zoe Curlett. Reserve your seats including Tapas and Cava for £20/person by calling 01525 237892. Seats are very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment..
This is a musical theatre revue, including classic show tunes, jazz standards, from Bassey to Beyoncé and everything in between. Switching from hysterical impressions of some of your favourite divas such as Britney Spears and Cher to stripped back acoustic arrangements of popular pop songs in ways you have never heard them, this roller- coaster of a cabaret really hits every spot!
Zoe has appeared in West End hit show Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Cats! Ian (the man behind the makeup) is a West End and cabaret star who has appeared in hit Musicals such as Chicago, Cats, Fame and Rent where he received critical acclaim. He has enjoyed a varied career in film and TV and even asked to appear on BBC’s Eastenders as Velma for a rather fabulous and epic guest episode. Last year he fronted the U.K commercial campaign for McDonalds and starred opposite Danny Dyer in the music short Nebraska for recording artist Lucy Rose. He made his silver screen debut last Autumn in the Feature film ‘Night of the Lotus’ and this spring filmed another guest appearance as Velma in the new American comedy series “P*ss Off, I love You!”
Open Mic nights
25th August 2017 - 24th November 2017
Calling musicians, singers, songwriters and bands. Come along and do your thing to a friendly audience the last Friday of every month at The Dukes. We provide a full back line including an electric drum kit where you can just rock up and have a jam! Or you could bring your own?
So if you have just one or two songs you’d like to try out or you’d like other musicians to play your musc or you just fancy a get together to play/sing a couple of covers, come along and have a go.
FREE drink for all performers
Leighton Buzzard Business Breakfast Club
2nd August 2017 - 30th August 2017
Every Wednesday at 7am.
Come and promote your business over a Dukes Breakfast with Leighton Buzzard Business Breakfast Club. For more information visit their website by clicking here.
Guests welcome. Bookings only. To book call Steve Baker on 01296 641868.
Leighton Buzzard Jelly
10th August 2017 - 14th September 2017
Co working for business owners on 2nd Thursday of the month. Park for free and meet in the conservatory between 9am and 3pm, connect to our new fibre optic super fast wifi and enjoy (optional) toasted teacake or scone with unlimited tea or coffee for £5. Lunch also available if required.
FREE live Jazz with JAZZ 56
18th August 2017
Free Admission for the return of Jazz 56, a 5 or 6 piece jazz band playing in the bar, featuring the music of Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson and more. To guarantee a seat, please book early.
August bank holiday Sunday band - ISABELLE
27th August 2017
FREE LIVE BAND – The band ‘Isabelle’ are a five piece, female fronted band, best described as having an edgy pop rock sound with a twist of funk and soul.
“We’ve been together for eight years and have grown from an acoustic act into a busy gigging band in the Beds, Herts, Bucks and Northants borders. Our cover sets are a mixture of music from the 60’s right up to date in 2017.
We cover many music genres – motown, rock, pop, indie and funk – we try to provide something for music lovers of all ages and tastes.
‘Isabelle’ pride ourselves on bringing a party atmosphere to wherever we play, our aim is to get everyone up dancing and having a great time. The band thoroughly enjoy what we do and our enthusiasm is contagious.”
Please reserve your tables on 01525 237892
7th September 2017 - 19th October 2017
10am – 11.30am Thursdays – term time only
A meeting place for parents with babies to pre-school children. Only £2 per adult including tea or coffee, squash or water and a biscuit!
This group is run by Sarah, Sandra and Alison.
Sarah used to run Little Fishes parent & toddler group at St Leonard’s church hall, Alison is a professional “super nanny” who will be there for free advice and Sandra created the parent focussed group to literally give parents a pit stop!
There is a big free car park and room to bring in car seats and buggies if it turns out to be nap time!