Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards 2017

We would love to be voted ‘Best Family Pub’ – Please help us and vote for us in the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards 2017!

The Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards champion the great and the good of the Surrey region’s food and drink industry, which is seen as one of the most prestigious and top foodie events in the annual Surrey calendar and we would love to receive the award for Best Family Pub.

Why vote for us?

From local producers and suppliers to the best chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers, these awards are seen as a great accolade to reward the consistent graft, hard-work and investment that goes into creating a unique and successful business that people love to visit and recommend to their friends.

Family environment

We have worked tirelessly to ensure both our interior and exterior dining facilities exceed our customers expectations and we have undergone exciting refurbishments over the last few years to achieve this.

We know we’re doing a good job when we see  play, laughter and enjoyment taking place every day in our Garden.  We love children with delicious appetites for good food, play and adventure enjoying our custom-made kids play area, along with their families, dining al fresco in our Garden Bar & Grill. It’s not just the locals that visit us, we have customers from afar visiting us to enjoy a relaxing experience with their families, good food and excellent hospitality!

In 2016, along with interior refurbishments, we invested in a custom-made kids play area, designed and built by Flights of Fantasy to entertain young families. The play area comes with coloured bound rubber mulch to represent the winding River Wey through Tilford and cleverly incorporates both bridges, a rowing boat, look-out towers, a slide, balancing bars and stepping ducks!

Sticking to our ethos of using only sustainable ingredients in our food, we have also achieved this with our play area, thanks to Flights of Fantasy, who created an environmentally-friendly structure using sustainable timber that is also sympathetic to its surroundings.

Our food

We pride ourselves on sourcing local, fresh and seasonal ingredients to serve exceptional food and drink in a relaxed and authentic village pub environment.  Our menus are seasonal with ever-changing daily specials plus, during warmer months our guests also get to enjoy our Garden Bar & Grill menu offering great quality burgers, salads and light bites. Take a look at our new summer menus for a hint of our delicious food.

Our drink

We love to serve local beers and ales, wines and gins here at The Duke. Did you know that we have our very own brewery, Tilford Brewery, on-site in the Coach House creating craft beers for our customers to enjoy? Mark and Paul, the dynamic duo behind this venture started experimenting with different ingredients to create various beers back in 2015; from traditional Belgian dubbels to American pale ales. January 2017 saw the launch of their first commercial brew, Rushmoor Ripper, which is already award-winning and available here at The Duke. They have used fresh ingredients to ensure a flavourful beer, which gives it a distinct, rich flavour with notes reminiscent of a porter, but with a colour of traditional English ales and a floral palette of IPA’s.

Rushmoor Ripper, Tilford Brewery

Our people

As part of a family that is passionate about the authentic pub experience, we believe that being part of the local community is key to achieving this. That’s why we like to support the local community in a variety of ways, such as raising money for local charities throughout the year, knowing our customers and their families, so they feel at home here and providing exceptional hospitality and customer service, consistently.

We would love to be nominated for the prestigious Family Pub of the Year award and hope that you will agree and vote for us. Voting is now live until Friday 28th July 2017.

Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards 2017, Family Pub of the Year – Vote here