1 Oct 17 updated 13th 15th

The Duke of Wellington in East Keswick reopened Saturday October 14th with a packed launch event.

The pub had been closed since June. Chris Atkin, a local man from Bardsey is in the driving seat as the new tenant along with partner Karen Hart who some villagers will know from being behind the bar at the Bingley Arms in Bardsey. The pub once again offers a choice of four real ales including regulars Leeds Pale, Timothy Taylor's Landlord and Tetleys, with a revolving guest beer slot starting with Doombar. Lagers will be Heineken, Carling, Amstel and Birri Morretti. Cider will be Strongbow.

Food is going to be a particular strength of the Duke. Chris says he's pleased to have found two chefs who pride themselves on creating food a little different and more exciting than the average pub fayre with fresh colourful ingredients, locally sourced products where possible and sharing platters including vegetarian ones.

Afternoon teas will be a feature too.

The Duke will be running a Christmas menu in December and bookings can be made now. The pub's restaurant will be offering a Christmas Day Dinner for the first time in many years. This will be in one sitting and priced at £55 per person with a reduced price of £25 for under twelves. This has limited availability and is expected to book up quickly.

Booking enquiries can be made by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (bookings are not fixed till confirmed)

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