Read about our background and vision for our pub, restaurant and rooms

The Dukes, formally The Dukes Head, is an 18th century, grade II listed, thatched roofed village pub. It has been recently refurbished and transformed into a gastro pub with an A La Carte restaurant, bar snacks menu, real ales, double sided open fire and 6 en-suite bedrooms.

The project has been a labour of love for sisters Sarah Smith and Jo Carter who would love to welcome you into their abode. The pub’s recent restoration facelift has included restoring the open fire, re-equipping the bar and restaurant areas, and refurbishing the six en suite bedrooms.

Owner and Landlady Sarah Smith has over 14 years’ experience in the hospitality trade including 2 years as restaurant manager at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Oxfordshire.

There are 4 en-suite double bedrooms available at £69 per room per night and 2 en-suite family bedrooms available at £89 per room per night. One of the family rooms has disabled access and bathroom facilities.

The Dukes pub, restaurant & rooms is in the village of Heath & Reach just outside Leighton Buzzard, 4 miles from Woburn & 8 miles from Milton Keynes.


When you visit the Dukes, you will enjoy a homely atmosphere.  Our bar has a mixture of low comfy sofas and tables for dining, drinking, playing card games or board games. We have free WiFi and a free 28 space carpark.  Guests love our walk around open fire place in the middle of the pub, you can also watch BT Sport on our television.  You can reserve tables or an area of the bar if you are getting together with a big group, just call us on 01525 237892.


Our air conditioned conservatory restaurant can seat up to 40 people.  Our tables, dressed with cloths, linen napkins and lit by candle light are the perfect environment for fine dining.  where you can enjoy jazz or easy listening cool music in the background. An example of our menu is here and you can book a table online here or by calling us on 01525 237892.


We have 6 ensuite bedrooms which can sleep up to 16 people which is perfect for a friends reunion, birthday party, anniversary or just an over due get together.  4 of our rooms have double beds and of our 2 family rooms, one has a kingsize bed and a double sofa bed, the other has a double bed and double sofa bed.   You can enjoy complimentary tea and/or coffee in your room and we also offer a fridge with mini bar (additional charges apply).  All of our rooms have flat screen tv’s with freeview.

Room 1 – Double bed

Room 2 – Double bed

Room 3 – Double bed

Room 4 – Double bed

Room 5 – Double bed and double sofa bed

Room 6 – Kingsize bed and double sofa bed

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