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, and carefully selected wines, while hosting the most exciting and delicious culinary pop-ups.

We are delighted to announce that, from March 2016, Yolk will be taking up residency in our kitchen. Yolk describe themselves as a modern British diner, serving simple dishes, lovingly executed, with their own unique twist. Yolk first started from a desire to create the ultimate Eggs Benedict, and that same instinct to test, refine and innovate informs their menu at the Duke. They are obsessive about their food, and the results are superb.

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 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 have Yolk in residency. Their philosophy of simplicity, innovation and quality shines through in every mouthful, and they will go to extreme lengths in search of perfection. Nothing is more important to them than good food and good hospitality.

These values resonate deeply with us at the Duke, and that’s why we’re so excited to team up with Yolk. Their menu is inspired by British, European and American classics, but their subtle reinterpretations take them to new and exciting places. Most importantly the food’s delicious – see below for menus and further details.

Monday to Friday, Yolk will be serving a menu of shareable snacks, main meals and indulgent desserts, every night from 6pm - 10pm. On Saturdays, they will serve that same menu all day.

On Sundays, Yolk will be serving a mixed brunch and roast menu – for the perfect lazy day. Brunch will be available from 11, with classic British roasts from midday onwards. Trust us, these roasts are the real deal!

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.

TONIGHT we're selling BLACK VELVET cocktails for £4 & playing the late great DAVID BOWIE. Come remember the Thin White Duke with the Dukers.
Duke Of Wellington - Jan 11, 2016
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Duke Of Wellington - Jan 11, 2016