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Duke of Wellington

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Gay bar for bearish beardy types

Great place for a pint or 2. Unpretentious. Patrons are mostly "matured", bearded & bears. But... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
via mobile
Blokey and on two floors

After not liking this venue for a few years it has grown on me. At least it is a proper gay bar and... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“upstairs bar”(3 reviews)
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A friendly bar in the heart of soho catering for men and women of all ages. Our bouncy barmen are more than willing to help you and ensure you have a great night out!
77 Wardour Street | Soho, London W1D 6QA, England
+44 20 7439 1274
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

Very discrimanitive customer service towards certain peolple. Management should take on board this issue seriously and arrange appropriate training for the bar staff how to treat equally any customer.More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Shafiqulalam_
DukeofW2, General Manager at Duke of Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

Hello, thank you for your email regarding your experience at the Welly and hopefully you have managed to read my reply. We pride ourselves on our inclusive and friendly LGBTQ+ venue. We have regular training sessions and this is being brought up at our next...More

Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Come here every time we visit London. Centrally located in Soho. Love the cheesy music they play. Came here new years eve met lovely people. Friendly staff and great dj. We are always made welcome here. It's a gay bar but we are never turned...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

I have never seen a bar tender shouting to customer because of customer ask for the drink twice. Me and my friends never go back there. The bar tender insulting customers what the owner aim to do, with no manager and rude management.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ismaildemirlondon
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Visitor to London and friend took me here frst time. Bit abrupt door man, service took a while and kept getting pushed inside!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

With a huge beard without eye contact with the customer even you ask for doesn’t want to serve anyone, it was very interesting place without manager. I have ask for few times to get drink and he been very angry because I have asked more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Samantha f
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

The one of the barman angry Miserable face huge beard he doesn’t want to serve to anyone he just want to smoke and chat with his friends There is no manager you can ask for I hope the owner reads this review Thanks

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank jackverner
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Great place for a pint or 2. Unpretentious. Patrons are mostly "matured", bearded & bears. But quite a number of younger bearded & stached guys & their admires are also patrons of the place. Friendly serving staff. Friendly doorman.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We went there to have a few drinks and weve decided to stay for the whole night. Great music and good pints. Will definetely return when in central london.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank donato874990
Reviewed August 6, 2018

After not liking this venue for a few years it has grown on me. At least it is a proper gay bar and there are few left so long may it continue. The downstairs bar is a bit more welcoming if you are a stranger...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Caliente62
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Unfortunately rude barmen with unreasonable demeanors. Visited with friends who frequented the bar years ago, who were disappointed at the turn of customer service. Absolutely not interested in returning again.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank StephanieC151
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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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