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 11am – 1am

Sunday 11am – 11:30pm

Upcoming Events

  • 2016/17 Premier League

    4:00 PM | Saturday 13th August


    The season starts on Saturday 13th August 2016, we will be showing every match running through to Sunday 21st May 2017.

  • The Swinging Garcons

    8:30 PM | Thursday 1st September


    First Thursday of the month
    Free entry!
  • Tim & Ted’s Folk Session

    8:30 PM | Thursday 8th September


    Every second Thursday of the month
    Bring your instruments and join in!
    Free entry!

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:

Rioja, DeAlto, Spain 13.5% abv

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

Beavertown, Gamma Ray 5.4%
Beavertown, Neck Oil 4.3%
Beavertown, Bloody ‘Ell 7.2%
Camden Town, Camden Hells 4.6%
Fourpure, Pils can 4.7%
The Kernel, IPA, 7.4%
The Kernal, Table Beer 3.4%
The Kernel, Export Stout 7.4%
Magic Rock & Lervig, Farmhouse IPA 6.0%
Magic Rock, Cannonball 7.4%
Magic Rock, High Wire Grapefruit 5.5%
Pressure Drop, Pale Fire 4.6%

Brooklyn Lager 5.2%
Ska, Modus Hoperandi 6.8%
Green Flash 6.0%

Augustiner Lagerbier Hell 5.2%
Schneider Weisse 5.4%

Delirium Tremens 8.5%
Ellezelloise, Hercule Stout 9.0%
Orval, Trappist 6.2%


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 and Sundays, Yolk will be serving a mixed brunch and regular menu. Brunch will be available from 11 to 3pm.

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 Yolk Sunday Brunch until 3pm and our week regular menu from 3.30 to 8pm. For both we use the best seasonal and sustainable ingredients with an emphasis on the best local suppliers.

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

@humphreysjoanna sure come whenever! There is always someone here from 10am
Duke Of Wellington - Aug 17, 2016
@kirancmoodley No problem! When you arrive let the bar staff know you're owed a free meal, and to let Nick from @YolkLondon know :)
Duke Of Wellington - Aug 15, 2016
@humphreysjoanna Hi Joanna did you manage to pick your things up? Thanks!
Duke Of Wellington - Aug 15, 2016
@kirancmoodley Very sorry about that Kiran! We and @YolkLondon would like to offer you a free meal for two if you'd like to come back?
Duke Of Wellington - Aug 15, 2016