The Duke of Wellington

4.6
153 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.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 153 People Are Saying
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ReaM
Surrey
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 Wellington
Responded 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!

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PaulT
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 Wellington
Responded 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.

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vipAlanaWoking
London
232 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 10 December 2021

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

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JanL
Surrey
3 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 Wellington
Responded 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.

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ChristineM
London
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 Wellington
Responded 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.

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vipToffee
Oxford
12 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 Wellington
Responded on 20 November 2021

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

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Fizzy
Surrey
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,

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Mcdaa
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice cosy atmosphere, made to feel very welcome

The Duke of Wellington
Responded 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!

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NadRan
London
17 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 Wellington
Responded 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!

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Melsa
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.

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MikeJ
Surrey
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 Wellington
Responded on 6 September 2021

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

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HannahS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 6 September 2021

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

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vipJonB
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 Wellington
Responded 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.

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vipTayM
London
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 Wellington
Responded 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

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vipAndrewB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 17 August 2021

Fantastic news- thank you for the lovely review Andrew.

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vipLBLondon
London
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 Wellington
Responded 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!

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DisappointedDiner
Surrey
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 Wellington
Responded 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.

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AlexisH
London
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 Wellington
Responded 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!

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TERENCEW
London
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 Wellington
Responded 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.

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vipGruz
London
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 Wellington
Responded 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.

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ClareO
Berkshire
2 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 Wellington
Responded 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.

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KatherineT
Surrey
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 Wellington
Responded 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

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent dining experience

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 3 July 2021

Thank so much! Please come see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly staff, great ale, good food

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 3 July 2021

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

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BenB
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience4

A great Sunday lunch for the family. Portions generous. Staff lovely.

As vegan - 2 options really and no desert option 😞.

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 3 July 2021

Thanks for your review BenB. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit and the team looked after you. In the future we can offer the Summer Pudding with the Vegan Ice cream :) We do hope to welcome you back soon!

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Gusdes
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was v slow although they were not busy.
Had to ask many times for ice and water as it was pretty humid and hot.
I normally love the food and service but unfortunately it wasn’t to be especially inviting our friends as I was raving about their food and service.

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 19 June 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that everything was not right and would love to pick this up with you directly. Please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubs.co m so we can look to putting this right.

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Virgil
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service in a lovely traditional pub, can't wait to come back again

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 19 June 2021

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

This is my local go to place but yesterday the value for money indicator was very low. The food was good but the portions were really small. Service was also not as good as usual.

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 11 June 2021

Oh no- that doesn't sound like us. Contact us at reservations@peachpubs.co m so we can find out more about your experience and try to put right.

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PeteW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Garden lovely except for road noise
Food tasty but slightly pricey

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 9 June 2021

Thank you for your review PeteW- we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food/sandwich wasn’t good.

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 19 June 2021

Oh no- We are sorry to hear this. We would love to know more on how we could improve our sandwiches and further comments regarding your food. Please get in touch direct at reservations@peachpubs.co m. Thank you for your feedback.

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vipCatherineW
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We met up with friends and had a lovely meal but £30 for a steak is a bit over the top for what it was. Nice atmosphere and good service though

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 6 June 2021

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon CatherineW.

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tifq
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place
Highly recommended

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 6 June 2021

Thank yo for the 5 stars tifg! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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vipJuliand
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely evening, food was very good and the service was brill.

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 4 June 2021

Great to hear! Thanks so much Juliand- we hope to see you again soon!

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RonnieB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were lucky to have a table outside as it was a warm sunny day. The service was excellent and the food was good, though we felt perhaps a little gravy/white sauce or bread sauce with the chicken would have added something to avoid it being too “dry”. Otherwise the starters were excellent and our partners enjoyed their meals.

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 3 June 2021

Ronnie thank you for taking the time to review us. We will take your comments on board and hope to see you again soon.

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ChrisJ
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making the Welly our village pub. Great food, great service, great ambience.....and the best pint!

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 3 June 2021

Thank you Chris! Your feedback means a lot to us!

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vipKirstenM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pub in East Horsley, the food is incredible, lovely atmosphere and Joe is so welcoming and I would recommend the pub to everyone wanting a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 24 May 2021

Aw thanks Kirsten- we really do appreciate it.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Only issue curry arrived tepid

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 24 May 2021

Thanks for your review- we are always listening to our guests. At any point a guests food is cold we would love to know at the time so we can fix it. Please do come see us again soon, we would love to welcome you back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place we are always there.

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 29 May 2021

Thanks for the the lovely review- It's great to see our regulars again, we have missed you!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful pub, really good food, great service. Will definitely go again

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 24 May 2021

Ah great to hear, thank you for the lovely review!

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ThomasV
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sian and her staff were very jolly and helpful which was particularly appreciated as we had elderly couple with us

The Duke of Wellington
Responded on 20 May 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! Glad you were all made to feel welcome.

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FAQs

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

The Duke of Wellington is rated 4.6 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.