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The Iron Duke

This pub is named after Arthur Wellesley.

Cornhill Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8LS
Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington, who took his title from the town, is commemorated on the Blackdown Hills obelisk, overlooking the town. The Wellington Monument was erected to celebrate his Battle of Waterloo victory, its foundation stone being laid in 1817, on land owned by the ‘Iron Duke’. Its completion was not until 1892. Best remembered as the general who defeated Napoleon, the duke twice held office as prime minister.

A modern print of The Iron Duke.



A quote from the Duke of Wellington.



A portrait of the Duke of Wellington.



An illustration of the Duke of Wellington.

Woodcarvings entitled Exmoor Soundscapes.



External photograph of the building – main entrance.


If you have information on the history of this pub, then we’d like you to share it with us. Please e-mail all information to: pubhistories@jdwetherspoon.co.uk