The Duke dates back to 1583 when the first hostelry opened on the site, but has now been extensively refurbished and extended to include 12 en-suite bedrooms and a sunroom.
The new owners have dubbed it a ‘historic 16th century Inn, re-imagined for the 21st century’. It has an extended bar and restaurant area for over 90 customers, as well as outside patio space, a double aspect log burner, a snug and library area.
Many of the original features have remained, including oak beams and an inglenook fireplace.
General Manager, Sarah Edom, said: “We are a stone’s throw from the River Test which makes for a stunning location. We are very dog-friendly in the bar with a river walk just a few hundred yards away. The Duke will be serving delicious home-cooked gastropub dishes alongside local real ales and a fabulous selection of wines and spirits.”
“As members of Hampshire Fayre, we embrace all things from the Test Valley region – fresh produce, locally sourced – like Chalk Stream Trout, Black Chalk and Danebury wines, and River Test Gin.”