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!

Venue Details & Map

The Duke of Wellington

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

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 34 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Duke of Wellington

5.0 out of 5
09 July 2016
by Ryan J.

My favorite gay pub in London! I love coming here, especially after work when it's crowded and busy with the locals. Bar staff are always very friendly and apparently some nights they have good pint specials. At regular times, I don't find it that expensive for this area of town.

Loved by a variety of men, the Duke of Wellington is truly my favorite place to grab a pint. more

4.0 out of 5
02 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

4.0 out of 5
27 March 2012
by Bill T.

Just for the music, this place gets four stars. In one fifteen minute span, I heard (and saw on the video screen) Wham, Communards, Bananarama, Miami Sound Machine, Kim Wilde and old school Kylie Minogue (the video was "I Should be so Lucky").

Plus, the beers are cheap (no fancy beers, had Grolsch, Carling, Kronenburg, Tetley's and several other mass market beers that were fine, but nothing... more

4.0 out of 5
23 May 2016
by Connor B.

Always a good feeling in there with welcoming people. Older crowd - good place to start/end the evening. more

5.0 out of 5
23 October 2016
by Jeffrey S.

Great drink and friendly crowd, usually here solo on business trips and always get greeted by friendly locals that make me feel at home. more

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