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The Duke of Wellington

4.6
4.6
169 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

The Duke of Wellington is an ancient country pub with a striking appearance thanks to Lord Lovelace’s Victorian passion for decorative brickwork. It sits at the top of Ockham Road South by the green – ready to entertain friends and strangers alike with warm hospitality.

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Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 09:30–23:00
    Fri, Sat 09:30–00:00
    Sun 09:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01483 282312

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Nic Baba

  • Private party facilities

    Nestled away behind the bar sits our gorgeous little snug. Perfect for drinks or dining, this space is away from the main eatery yet still feels the atmosphere from the pub and can seat up to 10 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Sian Lewis: 01483 282312

  • Area

    Guildford

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Public Transit

    Nearest bus stop adj Duke of Wellington

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 169 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Surrey

    Lunch

  • Surrey

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Surrey

    Notable Wine List

  • Surrey

    Outdoor Eating

  • Surrey

    Romance

  • Surrey

    Sunday Lunch

  • Surrey

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Guildford

    Most Booked

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  1. PG

    PaulG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    My first time with my family here and we came from long ways to enjoy a great lunch! But unfortunately we didn’t have a great experience. The waitress take us to our table and left us without asking us if we want any drinks and kids menu for my children! Also we waiting for 30 mins and still no one else has been with us. We was looking to the waitress to see if they came to us but their phone or smartwatch was more important. After waiting 30 to 40 mins we decided to leave and I spoke with Bar Manager to let them aware he’s feedback was sorry about that!😤🫥😡

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded 1 day ago

    Oh no, this does not look like we have hit our usual high standards at all! We are sorry to have let you down on this occasion. We are always striving for pub perfection and would love to hear more about your experience. Please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubs.c om

  2. A

    Alex

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Nice pub, friendly staff. Food is reasonable. A good nice meal out!

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you for the 4 stars and your lovely comments Alex

  3. AW

    AlanaWoking

    London

    240 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    240 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Another agreeable experience, service is excellent and very interesting food lovely place

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 8 May 2022

    Thank you so much Alana, we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  4. S

    Stan13

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice Sunday lunch ! Good service

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 4 May 2022

    Thanks for the 5 stars and fab comments!

  5. CL

    CarolineL

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service very attentive and friendly. Great wine list. We like to try Portuguese wines and had a fantastic Vìnho Verde. Food from the specials board always great. We'll be back.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 1 May 2022

    This is a great review Carole! We are so pleased enjoyed your wine and that the specials board is to your liking.

  6. T

    Toasty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic service for a reasonably large group. Food was excellent although limited choice for the 3 vegetarians at the table.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 11 April 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review, we value all guest feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the team helped you feel right at home. this is great to hear! We would love to welcome you back again very soon.

  7. D

    Debs

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous Sunday lunch

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 28 March 2022

    We are thrilled to hear you had a fab lunch! Thank you Debs.

  8. T

    Tablefortwo

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for a Mothering Sunday Brunch and the staff were so incredibly friendly and welcoming. The food was superb and all with perfect timing, not too slow or rushed. The decor and ambience were lovely, we’ll definitely be going again soon.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 28 March 2022

    This is a fab review, thank you so much - we hope to see you again soon.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Good food and service

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 28 March 2022

    Thanks for the great review!

  10. j

    johnc

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A real English Sunday Lunch in a Country pub. What else do you want - perfect.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 16 March 2022

    Thank you for your great review John, we hope to see you again soon.

  11. EM

    ElizabethM

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and great service again. Always a pleasure to eat here.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 10 March 2022

    Its a pleasure to have you Elizabeth, Thank you! See you again soon.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The experience was excellent, the menu selection is great I would recommend the soup and dessert. They also have a great and reasonably price wine list Their is great amount of open spaces do must be a great venue when there is some heat in the day. We will be back

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 8 March 2022

    Oh wow this is a lovely read thank you so much from all of us here at The Duke of Wellington! We look forward tow welcoming you back.

  13. RM

    RichardM

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I enjoy coming here. It's friendly and the service is attentive without being obtrusive. Food is always good and the value is standard gastro pub prices.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 15 February 2022

    Thanks so much Richard! We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words and do hope to welcome you back again soon.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I was looking forward to a Sunday roast and ordered the lamb as did my stepdaughter. Unfortunately the lamb was extremely fatty and inedible, my stepdaughters was the same. The vegetables were good and my husband and stepson enjoyed their meals pie and monkfish) but I was very disappointed with the lamb.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 7 February 2022

    We are sorry to hear you felt this way regarding the lamb roast and this just isn't good enough- we are sorry! We would really like the chance to make this right, if you wish do get in touch with us at reservstions@peachpubs.c o m

  15. AB

    AndrewB

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good swift service that matched our requirement of quick mid-week meal out

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 3 February 2022

    Thanks for taking the time to share your positive feedback, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the team had been helpful and the food lovely, this is great to hear!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food delightful service very impressed

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 1 February 2022

    Thanks so much for the 5 stars!

  17. RM

    ReaM

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    Food was sad and cheap. Amount of food was minimal. Price was rediculas for the food provided. I will never frequent this again.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 8 January 2022

    We are sorry to hear this visit did not rise to the occasion and this is not how we would like our guests to leave us, we always strive to take all comments on board and we would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us at reservations@peachpubs.co m so we can look into this and make amends!

  18. PT

    PaulT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Visited Sunday 12th December. We were really looking forward to lunch given that the pub "are serious about Sunday roasts..." The Duke of Wellington is a lovely pub. We were welcomed and seated. The service was great throughout. Generally, the food was good. Two of us ordered roast beef, one vegetarian Wellington and one roast pork, plus three side dishes to share. The beef and veggie Wellington were very nice. Unfortunately, the pork and crackling was not good. I think it was loin, a bit dry and flavourless. The crackling an afterthought, separate from the pork. We prefer something with more flavour with the crackling part of the meat, such as shoulder. I would have asked to change the pork, but my wife was full, so we didn't make a fuss. All accompaniments were nice, except the roast potatoes. The potatoes looked good but were not crispy or fluffy inside. Yorkshires were huge, which was a plus. Cauliflower cheese, Brussel sprouts and stuffing all excellent. This is not meant to be a harsh review but based on The Duke of Wellington being a gastro pub and charging more than average, I think the comments are fair. Roast potatoes are always a challenge to serve crispy and most kitchens won’t get them spot on. We wouldn’t order the pork again if it’s the same cut. Overall, we had a lovely lunch and will visit again in the New Year.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 22 December 2021

    Thanks for sharing your feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed the service and felt welcomed during your visit! Sorry to hear there had been an issue with your Sunday Roasts. We will always do our best to rectify any issues on the day, the last thing we want is our guests to have left us with anything less than a great experience. If you wish to discuss this further please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubs.c o m . We are always listening to our guests feedback.

  19. AW

    AlanaWoking

    London

    240 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    240 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great all round: reasonably priced, excellent food, warm welcome, lively ambience, very impressed.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 10 December 2021

    Thank you for such kind words about the food and atmosphere Alana!

  20. JL

    JanL

    Surrey

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    All lovely but prefer rare beef for Sunday roast. Not sure if beef pre packed. Would like to know my beef is cooked fully on site and locally sourced. Veg portions could be bigger. Lovely place and staff

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 1 December 2021

    Thank you for your great comments regarding our pub and team, our beef is sourced by Aubrey Allen the catering butchers have supplied us since the very beginning, we serve the best British beef, grass-fed, naturally slow- grown on carbon capturing pasture this naturally means we pay more for our meat than most of our competitors - but you can definitely taste the difference. You can read more about our ethical and sustainable produce online.

  21. CM

    ChristineM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Warm and welcoming place to eat. Staff are attentive, friendly and efficient. Food is delicious and very good portions. Menu is varied and the specials are always worth a try. Highly recommend

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 26 November 2021

    Thank you so very much for this amazing review, it's lovely to hear that you had such a warm and enjoyable experience with us.

  22. T

    Toffee

    Oxford

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My son who eats in the most diverse and expensive places thought it was wonderful... what more can I say!

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 20 November 2021

    That's brilliant! what a great review! Thank you.

  23. F

    Fizzy

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    I cannot add anything to the star ratings except we were very surprised to have such a peasant greeting when we walked into The Duke of Wellington, The four or five staff were a delight quite rare to find all staff in a restaurant so kind and helpful,

  24. M

    Mcdaa

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice cosy atmosphere, made to feel very welcome

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 31 October 2021

    Thanks so much for the positive feedback regarding your visit! we are so glad you were made to feel so welcome! we cant wait to welcome you back again soon!

  25. NR

    NadRan

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The friendliest and most efficient staff of any pub or restaurant I’ve been in. Really outstanding. Food’s good too!

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 31 October 2021

    Thank you so much for the great comment regarding the service! we are so glad you love our food! we cant wait to welcome you back again soon!

  26. M

    Melsa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Hadn't been for a long while and very pleased that food was still as good, if not better. Had Beef Wellington and Veggie Wellington - both of which were absolutely delicious. Best meal we'd had in ages. Will definitely be returning to try more on the menu.

  27. MJ

    MikeJ

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice atmosphere, very good staff and service and the food was tremendous. We had a really nice and relaxing evening

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 6 September 2021

    What a fantastic review thank you mike! Do come and join us again soon.

  28. HS

    HannahS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great local pub with super friendly staff and nice choice of food.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 6 September 2021

    Thank you so much Hannah, from the whole team! Please do come and see us again soon.

  29. JB

    JonB

    Devon

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent meal and the staff were friendly and welcoming. We will be back soon.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 17 August 2021

    Thank you for the 5 stars JonB. We love our pub and the people in it- so its good to hear we are doing a good job.

  30. TM

    TayM

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Best roast I have eaten out for a long time. I had the steak and ale pie which was delicious, they even gave it to me as a roast dish so I got all the vegetables and trimmings. Very happy and can’t wait to visit again.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 17 August 2021

    Thank you Tay! We are so pleased you had such a good time. We love our pub and the people in it- so its good to hear we are doing a good job. Please come back and see us again soon

  31. AB

    AndrewB

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great for breakfast / brunch. Lovely rear terrace in the garden

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 17 August 2021

    Fantastic news- thank you for the lovely review Andrew.

  32. LB

    LBLondon

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely love this place. Thanks to Sian, Joe and the team for always making us feel so welcome and for the fantastic food!

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 8 August 2021

    What a lovely review thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your visit with us. We would love to see you back again soon!

  33. DD

    DisappointedDiner

    Surrey

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2021

    overall1food5service1ambience3

    Waitress took our drinks order then we waited twenty five minutes before eventually giving up and leaving.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 30 July 2021

    We are very sorry to hear this. Please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubs.co m we would love to pick this up with you direct and have the opportunity to put this right.

  34. AH

    AlexisH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went as a family for Sunday lunch . Everything was fabulous could not fault it . We all had a great meal ans will certainly be back . Thank you.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 26 July 2021

    What a lovely review thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your visit with us. We would love to see you back again soon!

  35. TE

    TERENCEW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The table with a bottle of champagne in an ice bucket, which I had requested, was ready when we arrived. The service was attentive and very friendly. Specials slightly limited which a bit strange for a 6.00pm booking, but not really a problem. Overall very, very enjoyable evening.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 21 July 2021

    Thank you so much for this, we really appreciate it. We love it when our guests love us and are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. We shall look forward to welcoming you back again Terencew.

  36. G

    Gruz

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great evening watching the finale. Not the result we hoped for but we thoroughly enjoyed being at the Duke’s. Thanks for organising.

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 14 July 2021

    So glad you had a good time despite the score! We appreciate your very positive feedback, please come back and see us soon.

  37. CO

    ClareO

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We’ve never been for breakfast before, lunch and dinner yes! Food was up to it’s usual high standard, service excellent as always. Highly recommend The Duke of Wellington

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 14 July 2021

    Thank you so much for this, we really appreciate it. We love it when our guests love us and are delighted you enjoyed your breakfast with us. We shall look forward to welcoming you back again ClareO.

  38. KT

    KatherineT

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A very good roast ...and the option to have beef pink or well-done. Mini pudd option is good idea...would like more choice

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 6 July 2021

    We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for you feedback. We hope to see you again soon

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another excellent dining experience

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 3 July 2021

    Thank so much! Please come see us again soon!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, friendly staff, great ale, good food

    The Duke of WellingtonResponded on 3 July 2021

    Thank you for your great review, we hope to welcome you back soon

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Duke of Wellington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01483 282312.

The Duke of Wellington is rated 4.6 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Duke of Wellington

The Duke of Wellington Guildford Road East Horsley, Surrey KT24 6AA

Additional information

  • Area

    Guildford

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 09:30–23:00
    Fri, Sat 09:30–00:00
    Sun 09:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Public Transit

    Nearest bus stop adj Duke of Wellington

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Nic Baba

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01483 282312

  • Private party facilities

    Nestled away behind the bar sits our gorgeous little snug. Perfect for drinks or dining, this space is away from the main eatery yet still feels the atmosphere from the pub and can seat up to 10 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Sian Lewis: 01483 282312

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