HIRING THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE
The Duke of Cambridge makes a fantastic venue for wedding parties – people usually get married locally and then come to the pub afterwards for the meal and celebration. We can close part (or all) of the pub, and there is space for up to 150 people to enjoy either a buffet or sit-down meal. We'll tailor the menu to your specification, from which guests can order on the day. We can also take care of the flowers and cake. For further information, please email us.
The Duke of Cambridge offers a superb outside catering service. We can cook delicious organic dishes for large functions or smaller events such as dinner parties at home. We can either bring the food to you, or have one of our chefs come and prepare it in your home or venue. Sadly we can only offer this service within a limited radius for the time being. For further information, please email us.
Filming and shoots
The pub can be hired out for filming and location shoots – if you are interested in discussing rates and terms, and for further information, please email Geetie. We welcome likeminded people and organisations, but don't work with multinational brands.
The Soil Association Food Awards
Since 2009 the Duke of Cambridge has closed its doors at lunch time for three days in July to host the Soil Association's Food Awards (pictured on right), where a judging panel assessed and tasted a vast array of organic foods from UK producers.
Geetie was one of the judges, alongside fellow organic food enthusiasts such as Jo Wood and chefs Barney Haughton (Bordeaux Quay), Sam Clark (Moro), Thomasina Miers (Wahaca), Allegra McEvedy (BBC Economy Gastronomy) and Henry Dimbleby (Leon).
During the three days, the judges taste and rate a wide selection of organic produce, including meats, cheeses and pantry items. Everything is laid out in the pub for tasting, and anything that is left over is donated to local charity Shelter From The Storm, which assists people with drug and alcohol issues. Anything that was no longer suitable for cooking or eating was composted. For more information, visit the Soil Association website.
Shelter From The Storm
In recent years the Duke of Cambridge has closed its doors for the evening to host a fundraising night for a local homeless shelter, Shelter From the Storm.
Funded to date by contributions from the local business community and by charitable grants, Shelter From The Storm provides those in need with a bed, evening meal and breakfast. Visit their website for further information.
The event is hosted by the well known writer, broadcaster, presenter and reporter, Hardeep Singh Kohli (Bafta winning 'It'll Never Work' and Bafta winning 'In Search of the Tartan Turban'). Shelter From The Storm's charity event sells out within days and has attracted support from all areas.