The Duke of Wellington

The Duke of Wellington public house has sat on the same site since around 1842. We serve a wide range of real ales, beers, ciders, carefully selected wines and great food with an emphasis on high quality local suppliers.

We are proud to have Sub Cult in residence serving exceptional sandwiches and sides Monday to Saturday. Join us on Sunday’s and enjoy one of our renowned Duke of Wellington classic roasts.

Keep an eye open too for our regular events, including comedy, film screenings, live music, poetry and short story reading, beer festivals and more. Our back room is available to hire for your private functions. So if you have a birthday, christening or simply a long-overdue get together with friends then give us a call to discuss your plans.

Find Us

We are here:

The Duke of Wellington

119 Balls Pond Road
N1 4BL

020 7275 7640

Opening times:

Monday 4pm – Midnight

Tuesday 4pm – Midnight

Wednesday 4pm – Midnight

Thursday 4pm – 1am

Friday 4pm – 1am

Saturday 12 noon – 1am

Sunday 12 noon – 11:30pm

Upcoming Events

  • More events coming soon!

On Tap

At the Duke we always have a minimum of 4 real ales on hand pull, including our house ale Sambrook’s Wandle (brewed in Wandsworth, London, since 2008).

Guest ales include:
Brodies, Vale, Otter, Otley, Redemption, ELB, Itchen Valley, Hackney, Tring, Ascot, Rudgate, Crouch Vale, Kent, Moncada, Cronx, Windsor & Eton and more.

See the Food & Drink page for a full list of what's on tap.

Behind the bar

We're currently serving some excellent bottled beers by local breweries such as Pressure Drop, Beavertown & The Kernel Brewery, along with beers from America, Germany & Belgium. We also stock craft ciders from Scotland & Cornwall.

See the Food & Drink page for a full list of all the drinks we have on offer.
Our wines include:

Val de Garrigue, France, Cotes-du-Rhone 13.5% abv

Sherwood Stoney Range, New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc 13.5% abv
Our beers include:

The Kernel, IPA, 7.4%
The Kernal, Table Beer 3.4%
Pressure Drop, Pale Fire 4.6%
Beavertown, Gamma Ray 5.4%
Delirium Tremens 8.5%
Brooklyn Lager 5.2%
Augustiner Lagerbier Hell 5.2%


We are proud to have Sub Cult in residency, serving astoundingly good – and incredibly moreish – Anglo-American gourmet sub sandwiches in our pub kitchen Mondays through to Saturdays. Have a look at the Sub Cult menu and drool over their expertly and passionately constructed sub sandwiches, sides and desserts that are guaranteed to tantalise and satisfy your every tastebud.

See the Food & Drink page for a full list of all the food on our menu.

Sunday lunch

On Sunday's we serve a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings. We use the best seasonal and sustainable ingredients with an emphasis on quality local suppliers.

See the Food & Drink page for our full Sunday menu.

✎ Josephine's #LifeDrawing #class today 7:30-9:30. Practice your drawing skills&relax with a glass of wine. 10 GBP, paper&charcoal provided
Duke Of Wellington - Jun 30, 2015
Street Groove Section playing here tomorrow evening at 8pm...It's going to be very good! Free entry and great @SubCultSubs food all evening
Duke Of Wellington - Jun 24, 2015
Very excited to have Street Groove Section here this Thursday Evening FREE ENTRY! #livemusichackney
Duke Of Wellington - Jun 23, 2015
On cask today- @HackneyBrewery best @TRUMANSBEER zephyr @Orchardpig explorer @sam brookAle & LBF session
Duke Of Wellington - Jun 23, 2015