The Duck offers a quiet and rural venue in which to remember and celebrate a person’s life.  Beautifully situated on the Somerset Levels, in the small village of Burtle, it is surrounded by the peaceful and timeless nature of the ancient marshes and wetlands.

We understand that this can be a delicate time for you, your family and guests and we will work with you to ensure the process is as easy and smooth as possible. Lasting memories are personal to you and the wake should be one that you and your guests will love and remember forever.

Wakes are often untimely so we are used to working at short notice and can accommodate most bookings during the day, on weekdays.  We are also quite flexible with times to suit your requirements.

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Function space

The function room is ideally zoned into a lounge/bar and dining area so everyone has plenty of space in which to eat, drink, talk and relax.  It is also completely private and fully self-contained so you and your guests will not be bothered.

Features include:

  • private fully staffed and stocked bar
  • full toilet facilities including disabled
  • fully heated with a log burner for those cooler month
  • wheelchair friendly
  • comfortable seating
  • dining for up to 120 people, standing finger buffet for up to 150 people

Our adjoining car park has parking for plenty of cars and can accommodate coaches quite easily.

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Our chefs have developed a range of Signature Menu’s allowing you to create your own unique selection of dishes for your guests.  It can be as simple as soup and sandwiches or a 3 course sit-down meal. Some people like to base it around the favourite food of their departed loved one. Whatever you would like to do we will help plan the menu with you to ensure your guests are adequately provided for to suit your budget.

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A fully stocked and staffed bar will be open throughout the wake and you can choose from one or more of our discounted drinks packages or simply let guests buy their own.  As a Free House we are in a lucky position to offer our own selection of reasonably priced local beers and ciders and we also stock a good wine selection.

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We are in close proximity to a number of local churches, cemetery’s and crematoriums.

Sedgemoor Crematorium is 8 miles away and less than a 20 min drive.

Mendip Crematorium is 15.5 miles away and just over a 30 min drive.

Weston Super Mare Crematorium is 18 miles away and with access from the M5 is only a 30 mins drive.

If you require assistance in organising a funeral contact Wallace Stuart Lady Funeral Directors


For a no-obligation friendly chat please call our Functions Manager Lena Smeaton on 07496 939 842 or email functions@theduckatburtle.co.uk

We will be there with you every step of the way.