Our vision

The Dukes, formally The Dukes Head, is an 18th century, grade II listed, thatched roofed village pub. We opened in April 2016 as a gastro pub with an A La Carte restaurant, bar snacks menu, real ales, double sided open fire and 6 en-suite bedrooms. We are privately owned and run by Geordie sisters Jo Carter and Sarah Smith who have a passion for creating the best place to eat, drink and stay in Leighton Buzzard. We offer unpretentious fine dining in our conservatory (36 cover) restaurant and a party in the bar where we serve cocktails, authentic Spanish sangria, prosecco by the glass and a large selection of gins. We regularly provide live music, see our events page.


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 reserve tables or an exclusive 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 36 people.  Our tables, dressed with cloths, linen napkins and lit by candle light are the perfect environment for fine dining.  You can enjoy jazz or easy listening music in the background. See our menus here.


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.  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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