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 very pleased and excited to announce we now have Passion Bites in residency, serving real traditional Spanish food - comprising Tapas on Mondays through to Saturdays - and then the added delight of Paellas to share on Saturdays. Tapas is not only a food, it’s a real passionate concept. It’s all about sharing, chatting and meeting - not to forget having the odd drink!

Join us on Sunday’s and enjoy one of our renowned Duke classic roasts or experience a traditional Spanish dish.

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

On Tap

At the Duke we always have a minimum of 4 real ales on handpull, 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, Ventoux, Vielles Vignes, Rhône, France 13.5% abv

Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine de Montredon, France 12.5% abv
Our beers include:

The Kernel, IPA, 7.4%
The Kernal, Table Beer 3.4%
The Kernel, Export Stout 7.4%
Pressure Drop, Pale Fire 4.6%
Pressure Drop, Bosko 6.5%
Beavertown, Gamma Ray 5.4%
Beavertown, Neck Oil 4.3%
Delirium Tremens 8.5%
Brooklyn Lager 5.2%
Camden Pils 4.6%
312 Urban Wheat Beer 4.2%
Augustiner Lagerbier Hell 5.2%


We are very excited to now have Passion Bites in residency, serving real Spanish Tapas and Paellas. Have a look at the Passion Bites menu and drool over the range of tantalising and expertly cooked Tapas using fresh Spanish and British ingredients. Choose from the wide selection of Tapas portions and taste lots of different flavours by sharing with friends in true Spanish style. That’s the real essence of Spain!

And then on Saturday as a special treat try sharing one of their great paellas.

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

Sunday lunch

On Sundays we will now serve both our renowned Duke roast and as an alternative traditional Spanish dishes to tantalise your palette. For both we use the best seasonal and sustainable ingredients with an emphasis on the best local suppliers whether in England or Spain.

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

Duke Of Wellington - Nov 24, 2015
MONDAY SPECIAL! for the month of December, every Monday you can get a pint of ale for only £2.50!
Duke Of Wellington - Nov 23, 2015