A notice from the Duke of Wellington

Dear Guests,

We’re pleased to announce we will re-open our doors on Thursday 20th May.

The safety & well-being of our guests and staff alike is our priority, to adapt to the new normal we’ve introduced a few simple rules for all to follow

  • • Whether you wish to visit us for drinking or dining, please use our new online booking system to reserve a table (thus providing with those all-important details as per government guidelines for NHS Test & Trace purposes, we will only keep them for 21 days unless stated otherwise)
  • • A one-way system is in operation, you will enter the premises via front entrance where our staff will greet you warmly (however this will be without handshakes or hugs) and show you to your table. Please follow the signage & one-way system during your time with us. Once we’ve said our thank you and goodbyes, you will be able to leave the premises through the side doors of the pub. To prevent cross contamination, contactless & card payments would be preferred.
  • •Once you’re all sat and settled, you will be able to order & pay for your food & drinks using our app on your smartphone (you can download it when you get to the Duke, WiFi will be readily available both indoor and outdoor)
  • • Unfortunately, we will not be able to serve you or have a good ol’ natter at the bar, table service will be provided to you instead.
  • • Our toilets will be in operation using a one in, one out basis to maintain social distancing. You will also find some sanitising gel dispenser next to the doors before you go in & also throughout the pub for your convenience.
  • • We ask parents to keep their children supervised & sat at the table at all times unless for visiting the loo.
  • • According to government guidelines, only 6 people or 2 households may sit together at the table indoors (including social bubble).
  • • At all times we ask you to remember and keep your social distance, we will have arranged our furniture to that effect too.
  • • All staff on shift will only have one job working at the Duke of Wellington. We will have trained them all about the risks of COVID-19 and how to prevent any cross contamination or spread of the virus.
  • • If you feel unwell, let us know & please do not visit us, we will happily rebook your table to a later date.


We are all aware times have changed & we all have to adapt to the new normal but please help us help you stay safe.


Thank you for your understanding & patience and we look forward to seeing you soon.