The Duke of Wellington


For a more laidback option, enjoy a pint at the Duke of Wellington, a traditional London pub that attracts a slightly older (30 plus) gay crowd. The atmosphere at "the Welly" is friendly and drinkers spill out onto the pavements in the summer months. A great place to soak up the Soho atmosphere!

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Venue Details & Map

The Duke of Wellington

77 Wardour Steet
St James
+44 (0)20 7439 1274
Public transport:
Piccadilly Circus, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 31 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Duke of Wellington

1.0 out of 5 9 February 2016
by Corey B.

As a bear of the world, having worked in Paris, Milan, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Budapest, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, I went to this bar in London. Several of the bartenders talked down to me because I was an American and really treated me like a second class citizen after spending money there several nights in a row, and good money, including nice tips for the...more

3.0 out of 5 1 September 2015
by Pascal B.

You're average SoHo Gay bar. Has decent drinks, prices are alright, can be very packed at nights (Thursdays espc), cliente more laid back which I enjoy.

Tables could be cleaned more often and the bathrooms... Well, the ones at Rupert Street next door are not far but always clean!more

4.0 out of 5 2 April 2015
by Michael F.

I don't go to gay bars often, but I do enjoy visiting once in a while when I'm traveling. My friend and I found this place right away by the colorful rainbow flag hanging outside. (An obvious sign of a gay establishment!) We came here during the weekday on a lovely afternoon and had a great time. Drink specials were a good value. The young bartender was surprised that I tipped him well, but...more

3.0 out of 5 17 August 2014
by Andy H.

The Duke of Wellington was one of the most expensive bars of the night. It was a good old fashioned type pub / bar with a good mixture of people and music. On a hot night you can stand outside the bar.more

4.0 out of 5 18 August 2012
by Sean C.

Extremely busy of a warm friday night... often more people drinking outside than in.

Friendly efficient bar staff and a beary clientele.more

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