The Duke of Wellington

36 Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2AH - Phone 023 80339222 Facebook link
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Historic Real Ale Pub

Welcoming English Pub with real English Ales

Positioned in Southampton's historic Bugle Street, the award winning Duke of Wellington Pub has been a silent witness to many of the city's most famous events. The dark timbered building was originally built upon Norman vaults and cellars in 1220 and was first leased out to a Benedict Ace, one of the city's earliest mayors.
During the great French raid of 1338 it was badly damaged but only required a repair job when other parts of the city were destroyed.
In 1494 the building was for the first time converted into a public house after being bought by brewer Rowland Johnson who named it Bere House or Brew House.
Johnson not only sold drink but also started brewing his own and subsequently set up the city's first brewery.
Port books of the day record the importation of his brewing equipment and brewing hops from his native town in what is now Holland.
In 1620 the pub would have been passed many times by the Pilgrim Fathers on their way to the Mayflower, which sailed its maiden voyage to the New World from the bottom of Bugle Street.
By 1771 the pub was renamed the Shipwrights Arms serving the many local ship builders.
After the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the owners of the pub celebrated by changing its name to that of the victorious Duke of Wellington who had become a national hero.
The Duke of Wellington Pub August 2014
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Free Wifi for customers

Free Wifi Hotspot

We offer free WiFi internet connection for our customers.
Please ask at the bar for security & access information.

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Opening Times








- 11.00 AM to 12 Midnight

- 11.00 AM to 12 Midnight

- 11.00 AM to 12 Midnight

- 11.00 AM to 12 Midnight

- 11.00 AM to 12 Midnight

- 11.00 AM to 12 Midnight

- 11.00 AM to 10.30 PM

Front of pub in flower August 2014

Home Cooked Menu Available

Monday - Saturday
12 Noon to 9.00 pm

Sunday - 12 Noon to 8.00 pm
Booking advisable for Sunday Roasts.

All day food menu. Order your food and drink at the bar, or book a table by phoning.
We apologize that we may not be able to accommodate all unbooked reservations.
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We have a lunch menu which includes: Jacket Potatoes, Sandwiches, Baguettes and Wraps.
We also have an evening menu with Starters, Lite Bites and Main Courses.
which also includes our delicious desserts.
Or try our Cod Chips and Mushy Peas a firm favourite with our customers.
All available with fine Wines.
A Gluten free menu is also available for those intolerant to gluten.

Sunday Roasts and Sunday specials.
(See Specials Board in Pub for details)
Tasty Sunday Roast Dinners,(Kids Option available)

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Don't forget to check our popular Daily Specials Board for more delicious choices.

Daily Specials Board

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Function Room
The Wellington Room

Available to book for Wedding Receptions, Parties,
Breakfast Mornings, Business Functions and
We can provide a full choice of menus from
afternoon teas or sandwiches up to two course
sit down meals.

With space for up to thirty five seated guests.
It's a very popular wedding reception venue,
especially as there's a wedding registrar just along the road!
The Function Room has Wooden Beams and a Great Atmosphere

Contact us to book the Funtion Room

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Awarded Runner Up in Wadworth's
Floral Display and Garden Competition


Highly recommended

for our floral & garden display in 2009.

Described by The Times Online
in the night-life section of an article on
Southampton as:
"A lovely old beamed pub by the Tudor House." . . . . . . August 2008

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four and a half stars out of five Tripadvisor, winner of certificate of excellence 2015
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Wadworth Real Ales

Real Ales

We firmly believe that a good pub should supply good ales and wines!
In addition to our draught drinks which include favourites like Carlsberg, Heineken Export and Fosters, we keep an excellent selection of Cask Marque inspected hand-pulled 'house' ales from the Wadworth Brewery.
Now with a choice of 9 real ales!
We have recently increased our real ale range now with nine beer engines to provide a greater choice in Real ales.
Our Drinks From our cellar we have:
Wadworth Real Ales including Henry's IPA,
Swordfish, Horizon, Wadworth 6X and
Bishop's Tipple plus some special
seasonal ales are also often available.

Cask Marque accredited
Ensuring that the cask ale you drink here
is in perfect condition.

We keep a wide selection of wines,
we are sure we have have something for everyone.
Our wines are sold by the glass or bottle.

Also Available on Draught

Draught Beers Fosters, Stowford Cider, Carlsberg, Corvus and Heineken Export

Beer Taster Paddle

Try three beers for the price of one with our beer
taster paddle, These paddles come with three
third pint glasses for the price of one beer!
Find the beer for you from our great range.

Also ask us about 'Try before you buy' offer.
| third pint beer taster paddle X3

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Real Food...

A selection of delicious home cooked food is served daily.
With a full and varied menu from light bites to Three Course Main Meals.

All Fresh Cooked Food
Our Food is Served

12.00 noon - 9.00 pm Monday-Saturday


12.00 noon - 8.00 pm Sunday

All day food menu, book in adavance or order at the bar
We may not be able to accomodate all unbooked reservations.

Your hosts,
Vic & Lynn look forward to seeing you.

We have a regularly updated daily specials board

Comprehensive selection of wines, Function room available for weddings and parties


Lunch Menu
Evening Menu
Gluten Free Menu

Outdoor seating

We have plenty of outside tables and seating at the front and side of the pub so you may wish to consider eating food from our menu outdoors. Alfresco dining can be a great experience during the warmer months.

Eating Alfresco ouside the pub

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Wedding Receptions

We can provide a wedding reception service for you, with up to 35 seated guests with set sit down meals, or we can provide a drinks and sandwiches for you and your guests.
Please contact us for full details and to book your wedding reception here.

wedding table

Award winning Pub 'Southampton in Bloom 2013,14,15,16',17' & 2018

The Pub triumphs again in 2018 with more prestigious gold awards from Southampton in Bloom.

Southampton in Bloom Gold Certificates,best container/window boxes,best public/commercial building 2018
Awards and Gold Certificates from Southampton in Bloom annual awards

Location Map

Just off the main Southampton High street
near the Isle of Wight Ferry Terminal,
Bugle Street is a quiet road in the centre
of town. The Pub can be found between
the Tudor House Museum and
Southampton Registry Office.

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Duke of Wellington
36 Bugle Street
Southampton, SO14 2AH
Phone 023 80339222
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