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“A truly historic and charming pub! The foundation and cellars of the original Stone house still here after 794 years!!”
Review of Duke of Wellington

Duke of Wellington
Ranked #32 of 854 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Trinidad
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716 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 488 helpful votes
“A truly historic and charming pub! The foundation and cellars of the original Stone house still here after 794 years!!”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We spotted the Duke of Wellington pub from our room at Holiday Inn when we checked in, so when we came across it during our walk along the South Wall remnants of the old city, we stopped in for a drink. It is a beautiful old building with wooden floors, doors, beams and furniture. Full of charm complete with creaking floors and low beams and door frames you've ot to bend slightly to go through. Quaint!

The pub has had a tumultuous history dating all the way back to 1220. The foundation and cellars of the original Stone House still remain as the base of this pub (794 years!). The house was damaged in several wars but lovingly restored. It carried the name ‘Bere House’ from circa 1490 for roughly 325 years until it was changed to The Duke of Wellington sometime after the Battle of Waterloo post 1815.

It was so relaxing sitting on leather armchairs by the fireplace. It felt very homey. Service was excellent and the ambience made the experience more enjoyable. If we had more time in Southampton we would have loved to return for a meal in this historic pub!

  • Visited June 2014
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Croydon UK
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“Great roast!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Heading down to the port to board a cruise ship, we popped into a side street looking for a genuine pub. Fortunately we stumbled across the Duke of Wellington and enjoyed a refreshing pint. However the best was the sunday roast. The plate was full with generous portions of delicious roast meat and plenty of helpings of a variety of tasty, well cooked vegetables. A memorable roast and highly recommended

  • Visited July 2014
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“Combination of Great Food, Great Atmosphere, and Grand History”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

If you are looking for a genuine experience eating at an English Pub, you must go to the Duke of Wellington. Don't be deceived by the size of the building. They have a number of dining rooms with a few tables in each one. The menu is on a big chalk board near the bar. You place your order with the bartender, let him know where you are sitting, and someone delivers the meal to your table. Of course, you get your beer right from the bartender - and they have a nice selection of beers, both English and European. We got the classic Fish & Chips - Deep-fried Cod with fries and peas (got to have a veggie). It was excellent! A friend of ours who doesn't normally eat fish tried this and loved it. We will definitely eat here if we are ever in Southampton again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Southam, United Kingdom
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“Great Food & Service ”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

I wasn't sure when I first arrived but the food was great, the quality is great & portion sizes huge! Nice atmosphere. A good English pub!

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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“Only had a drink but wish we had eaten there !”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Only popped in for a drink on the way to the restaurant where we had a reservation and was very impressed. It is a truly typical English Pub with lots of character. Sadly we witnessed an awful lot of very appetising looking food being served (and the prices looked reasonable) which we suspect was a lot tastier than our restaurant meal !

  • Visited June 2014
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