7.00 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start
Duke of Wellington
36 Bugle Street
Telephone no: 02380 339222
The Duke of Wellington is a wonderful historic pub and the same excellent venue that has been used before. It is a superb location for a celebratory dinner and Adrian and Andy would appreciate it if everyone possible could attend, in order that the landlord can justify our use of the room.
Places for the dinner are limited to 20, but please do feel free to bring family members and additional guests. The Christmas Menu and Booking Form can be accessed on the Nikon Owner Message Board forum
The cost is just £34.00 per head for a full three-course dinner with wine included. Kindly pay on the night. We look forward to seeing you Saturday 19th, December 2009. Please indicate your attendance by replying to the message on the Nikon Owner Message Board under the subject: South Coast Group Christmas Dinner
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THE HISTORY OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON PUB
Located in Southampton’s historic Bugle Street, the Duke of Wellington Pub, a dark timbered medieval building, was originally built upon Norman vaults and cellars in 1220. In 1494 the building was for the first time converted into a public house after being bought by brewer Rowland Johnson who named it Bere House or Brew House, and subsequently set up Southampton’s first brewery. In 1620 the pub would have been passed many times by the Pilgrim Fathers on their way to the Mayflower, which sailed its maiden voyage to The New World from the bottom of Bugle Street. Since that time, the pub has gone through a number of name changes. In the eighteenth century the pub was renamed the Shipwrights Arms serving the many local ship-builders. After the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the owners of the pub celebrated by changing its name to that of the victorious Duke of Wellington who had become a national hero.