Simon Goodman - Head chef/OwnerHead chef Simon Goodman

“I try to use as much of the abundant produce available from the local area - cooking with meat from nearby organic farms, fresh fish from the south coast, as well as the pub's own vegetable patch. The emphasis here at The Duke is on simple & delicious dishes. With eighteen years’ experience as a head chef, and winner of the Pub Chef of the Year competition, I am convinced that this is the sort of food & atmosphere that will continue to pull people into our precious local pubs."

Sample lunch Menu

Half-dozen Shetland oysters, red wine & shallot vinaigrette £10.50
King-prawn, smoked salmon, prawn & crayfish salad, classic seafood dressing £13.95
Pan-seared scallops, crispy bacon, mixed leaves, parmigiano-Reggiano, balsamic reduction  £18.95
Oven-baked walnut & seed crusted goat’s cheese, honey & thyme roasted root vegetable, croutons, mixed leaf, mustard dressing £13.95
Locally foraged pied de mutton, garlic butter, fried duck eggs on toast, truffle oil £11.95
Saffron Cornish moules marinières, wilted spinach, finished with cream, crusty bread   £13.95
Pea, prawn, & crayfish risotto, parmigiano-Reggiano, pea shoots  £16.95
Cornish day-boat caught, ale-battered haddock fillet, house-made tartare sauce, pea purée, chunky chips £14.95
House honey-roasted ham, fried Hall gate farm free-range eggs, chunky chips £13.95
Midhurst spicy dragon sausages, mash, buttered cabbage, rich onion gravy £13.50
8oz Duke of Cumberland beef burger, chunky chips, chili tomato sauce £13.95
Braised oxtail, horseradish mash potato, curly kale, red wine jus £18.95
South downs Venison ragu, homemade pappardelle, parmigiano-Reggiano £16.95
William Boyles B.L.T open sandwich, topped with a fried egg £8.95
Grilled fillets of south coast mackerel, open sandwich mixed leaf salad, horseradish crème fraiche £10.95


Organic baguettes filled with :

Prawn & crayfish in classic seafood dressing £8.95
Pulled pork shoulder bap, black pudding, apple puree, English mustard mayonnaise £8.95


Sample Dinner Menu

Half-dozen Shetland oysters, red wine & shallot vinaigrette £10.50
Oven baked walnut & seed crusted Goats cheese, honey & thyme roasted root vegetables, Mixed leaf, mustard dressing £8.95
Grilled Mackerel, olive tapenade, roasted baby plum tomatoes £7.95
Pan-seared scallops, pumpkin purée, black pudding, lobster oil £10.50
Salt & pepper squid, garlic mayonnaise, wasabi nut dust, toasted sesame seeds £8.25
Pigs head ballotine, smoked potato croquette, quails egg, brown sauce £8.95


Confit free-range pork belly, apple & Calvados glaze, creamed Savoy cabbage, sautéed potatoes, thyme & port jus £17.95
Pea, prawn & crayfish risotto, parmesan reggiano, pea shoots £16.95
Oven roasted trio of English lamb neck, steak & rack, pommes sarladaise, Dukes garden courgette, baby carrots, roasted parsnips, red wine, mint & rosemary jus £24.95
Oven roasted whole Quail, swede purée, curly kale, braised red cabbage, juniper & redcurrant jus £21.95
Whole Lemon sole, baby spinach, broad beans, lemon, caper & parsley butter, chunky chips £21.95
Selsey crab thermidor, mixed leaf salad, parmesan & truffled chunk chips £19.95
8oz Prime grain fed Sirloin steak, roasted tomato, mixed leaf, peppercorn sauce, chunky chips £26.95

Please not that these are just sample menus as we change them on a regular basis.

Wine list

Click here to see our full wine list.

We also offer and extensive range of champagnes - Click here for full list

Tempranillo, Cal Y Canto, Spain ’12 £15.10
Berrys’ Red, Denominacion De Origen, Spain ‘13             £18.10
Merlot, Pavillon des Trois Arches, France ’13             £19.90
Rioja, Torre Aldea, Spain ’11            £20.10
Shiraz Cabernet, The Good Catch, Australia '13            £21.60
Côtes du Rhône, Berry Brothers, France ’11 £25.85
Cabernet Sauvignon, La Flor, Argentina ’12 £26.10
Malbec, Santa Celina, Argentina ’13                £27.10

Colombard blend, Michel Servin, France 13                          £15.70
Chardonnay, Five foot Track, Australia ’13 £17.10
Chenin Blanc, The Post Tree, South Africa, ’13              £18.60
Viognier, Le Versant, Pays d’Oc, France ’13 £23.20
Sauvignon Blanc, Fernlands, New Zealand ’13             £24.10
Pinot Grigio, Gehring, Germany ’13                £24.60
White Rioja, Luis Cañas, Spain ’13                £26.10
Sauvignon Touraine, Domaine Gibault, France ’13 £27.05

Zinfandel, Wildwood, California ‘13            £17.05
Berry Brothers, Denominación de Origen, Spain ‘13       £17.60
Uva di Troia, Posta Piana, Italy ‘12     £28.10
Sancerre, David Sautereau, France ’13    £30.10

To make a reservation please call on 01428 652280
or E-mail

We are open 11.30-23.30 Monday to Thursday,
11.30-00.00 Friday & Saturday, 12.00-22.30 Sunday. Food is served all week with the exception of Sunday & Monday evenings. Lunch service is from
12.00 – 14.00 and dinner from 19.00– 21.00.

Due to the popularity of the Duke it is advisable to ring and book ahead where possible.

We change our menus on a regular basis so there is always something new to try.

We also offer a unique Duke of Cumberland roast option; this can only be pre-booked and joint requirements have to be with us two days before your booking– minimum number of guests is 4 and over. The joint options are a four rib of beef, leg of lamb or loin of pork and a whole free-range chicken, all are accompanied by our traditional Sunday trimmings; priced @ £18.95 p/p

Sunday lunch roast

Everything you eat will be prepared to order so please be patient during busy periods.

Please do let us know if you have any allergie or dietary requirements, please also note some dishes may contain traces of nuts.

Our new dining area is an excellent venue for larger parties (40-50 guests) and functions with cosy wood burners and great views.

Marquees can be sourced for larger parties. We are happy to use the new area of the duke of smaller parties however this does incur a small room hire charge. The right hand side of the ‘old’ original area of the Duke is perfect for small gatherings of around 20 people with our open fires, ancient beams and rustic tables. All our functions are tailored to suit you, we don’t have a standard function menu that you choose from we customise them to each individual.

Excellent for Christmas parties
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