The Duke of Wellington

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Gastro Pub
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  • Worth the Drive
  • Sunday Lunch
The Duke of Wellington in East Horsley is an ancient country pub in Surrey 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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MI
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

EXCELLENT SERVICE STRAIGHT AWAY WITH DRINKS AND MENUS
FOOD ORDER ARRIVED PROMPTLY
GOOD STANDARD AND QUALITY OF FOOD
ENJOYABLE MEAL.

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SJ
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always enjoyable

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sunday afternoon decided on Sunday roast. Looked up nearest good Sunday roast with good reviews. Never been before would recommend great service no hassle really enjoyable.

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E
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

I found the veggie Wellington roast very under whelming. The Wellington itself was under cooked, with raw pastry and not entirely convinced it had been thoroughly warmed all the way through. The roast potatoes were pale; and the vegetables and gravy were both served up in pitifully small portions. The Yorkshire pudding was the only saving grace of the entire thing. I think if the Veggie wellington had been cooked and was hot it too would have lived up to the standard I would have expected from the price tag. The service were abrupt and a bit rude frankly, definitely was made to feel like we were on a conveyor belt and the staff didn't want us there. The pub was cold and we had to keep our jackets on. While the decor is great and the atmosphere from the pub could really feed off of that we left feeling disappointed. I doubt we'll return as there are plenty of nicer friendly places with food that is actually cooked on offer in Surrey.

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s
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Good food but was almost overcharged for things on my bill that I didn’t have, so please check your bill

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Although they had a problem in the kitchen and a reduced menu the food was wonderful and the staff very helpful and polite

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DL
London
25 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food. Would definitely recommend it.

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my partner there to celebrate her birthday. It was our first time visiting The Duke of Wellington and we were not left disappointed. In fact, we both agreed that it was the best meal we’d ever eaten whilst at a restaurant. The flavours and presentation of ever dish from starter to desert were outstanding. We cannot wait to visit again

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JS
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place !

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic Sunday roast. We had beef, pork and the pie. All delicious and the trimmings were perfectly cooked and served. Would absolutely recommend.

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JE
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The overall experience was very enjoyable. Only marked down on the food score because the kitchen should not have allowed such fatty lamb rack to be presented in the first place, everything else was very good. Certainly gives the established gastro pubs in the area more than a run for the money.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Staff very welcoming and efficient service.
Intend to return

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D
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A good amount variety on the Sunday lunch menu. As a vegetarian it was great to see a good vegetarian alternative rather than a risotto! Portions were large so good value. Lovely ambiance and very friendly staff. A lovely lunch!

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P
London
38 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fab Sunday roast

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great. Just a shame the batters fish had been cooked and battered more than once!

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k
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great gastro pub worth a visit.
Lively atmosphere and good service.

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LG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Lovely pub however the service was what can only be described as glacial. The food took forever, a dropped starter by the waitress then took another 20mins to be replaced despite us saying not to bother, and when our roast dinners came - they were cold!! If it had been hot it would have been so lovely as there was plenty of it and it was tasty - but who wants cold roast potatoes & yorkshire puds?!
We had a 3yr old and 10month old with us, and despite chasing several times, the 3yr old's meal took way too long to arrive, which isn't fair on kids -and then they came over to say they didn't even have what we'd ordered.
I'm not sure if the kitchen was understaffed, but we waited nearly 1.5hrs for our main meals, and were assured it was all being cooked freshly & that a big group in the bar area had delayed us all - but there was no massive group from what I saw, and it can't have been cooked to order given all the sides were cold.
The staff were very pleasant but no real sense of urgency with anything, and it's such a shame as it really dampened our experience -and we'd been looking forward to it as the pub came highly recommended & it was a family meal to celebrate birthdays.
We all wanted desserts but didn't have another hour to spare waiting for them - and by then we had two very tired kids who didn't appreciate being stuck at a table for so long!
Real shame as the pub itself is gorgeous & it was busy so is clearly popular - so hopefully this was just an anomaly, but our experience wouldn't make us rush back

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MA
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Very rushed, food order mixed up, waitress was rather abrupt when my wife queried her order, ate in four different places over the period this was built up by me but was very disappointing.

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CB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We went for Sunday Roast and there was no chicken option! #FirstWorldProblems I know, but the Vegi roast option wasn't great and I don't eat any other meat. I found it very strange indeed. Other than that, everything else was really nice.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Very attentive staff who were welcoming and informative. Dog friendly even inside. Food was tasty with some interesting and different alternatives. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Booked specifically for the lobster dinner and on arrival was told it had sold out and it is not possible to make a reservation as it is a first-come first served basis, even though that wasn't explained when making the booking. The food was good but a but disappointed as it was supposed to have been a special dinner out.

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SB
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Went as reccommended by a friend to try the Lobster special . Booked for 6.45 so was very dissapointed to be told that the Lobster had sold out and that i should have pre booked the lobster as a special request on my open table booking !
The starters were good - home made mushroom soup and scallop and prawn rissotto . Main course of hake was good . My wife had a sirl;oin steak for £27 which was the most expensive option and this was very dissapointing . The steak was cooked medium but was not particularly tender and tasted bland . ( For £3 more the bone in Rib eye at the Ivy in guildford is far superior ) . The sides of New potatoes were very poor no flavour at all and frankly not new in my opinion - a better description would be plain boiled potatoes. The second side of cabbage and peas was also very poor - no taste and the shreddded cabage was undercooked and sprinkled with a few peas .
Sorry but gastro pub is not how i would describe The Duke of Wellington

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EL
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A great atmosphere, impeccable presentation. The food was delicious, steak was cooked perfectly for me. They also accommodated all requests for my 3 year old daughter, very friendly to us as a family

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JB
London
21 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Nice decor, food dining pub with a small bar area and outside drinking area. Service is a little hit and miss, needs to be a little more attentive and it would be great. Good choice of food, good tastes.

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M
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food with excellent service. Not the cheapest which was not a problem- because I got....good food with excellent service.

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PP
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely meal with friends. Good service and lovely atmosphere. Nice touch with blankets outside for when the sun goes down. Will definitely go again

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MB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very pleased with the service.
Everyone very friendly
Thank you

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T
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Another visit to this very welcoming pub/restaurant and our party of 4 were made very welcome with great service and great Sunday lunch food. This was our third visit and all of our group were impressed. Got the last car park spot so were relieved.
It is obvious that the pub thinks long and hard about customer satisfaction and they practice what they preach.

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NE
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great lunch location, service was amazing with good
Food. Food could have been severed a little slower, our pre stater arrived with our starter

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IK
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was a lovely pub lunch with great food. The lunch board under starters was amazing. A beautiful sharing plate with lots of flavour.

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PW
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The staff were very friendly. We thought the food was overpriced, although cooked well. Exceptionally noisy so not the place for us.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Worth the drive for a lovely meal, very well cooked and with excellent service First choice for birthday and celebration meals

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SH
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely pub, great atmosphere, friendly staff and lovely food. Would definitely recommend this pub and will return again.

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Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A lovely evening a deux with my wife Food good and quiet enough to talk comfortably by lively enough for some atmosphere. Service was very good from all.

All in all a really enjoyable way to relax into the weekend.

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Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Start of Holiday somewhere special

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Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely - great staff and great food

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I looked at the menu sent to me on confirmation of my reservation and on it was quoted 2 course for £13.95 when we got there this was not available which was a bit disappointing, the waitress told us it had been taken off before Xmas well how was it sent out with a confirmation email in January? The staff were friendly and the food adequate but not outstanding.

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West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly staff great food best Sunday lunch we have had for along time we definitely be going back.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The pub/restaurant is well organised, cosy in the winter and the staff are very welcoming. We had a fab meal, good drinks and were looked after really well by the attentive friendly staff.
We will be going back very soon!!

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