Vegan Fizz

This week someone asked if any of our wine was vegan and we had no idea. So we went and checked with our suppliers and, while we’re still waiting for a few of them to get back to us, there’s something to celebrate for all of you doing Veganuary (and those who do it year-round too). All of our fizz at the Duke Of Wellington is vegan.

We currently stock Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, and Duval-Leroy NV Brut and Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial champagnes, which are all certified vegan. In fact Duval-Leroy became the first 100% vegan champagne house in 2015. Prosecco, champagnes and wines are also naturally gluten-free and wheat-free.

We’ll get back to you about the rest of our wine list as soon as we can.

Brighton Fringe 2018

Brighton Fringe is back at the Welly in May and it’s bigger and better than ever. We’re delighted to be partnering with Sweet Venues for the first time for this year’s Brighton Fringe programme. Sweet Venues have been curating amazing year-round offerings at the Dukebox Theatre (Southern Belle) since 2015, as well as numerous pop-up spaces during the Fringe.

You can look forward to at least one show every day in our small but perfectly formed upstairs venue, with some days featuring as many as six different performances.

Acts include Sam Savage, Cult of Comedy, Nick Elleray, Mike & Roy, Dave Chawner, Will Rowland, Christian Talbot, Pete Strong, Richard Todd, Heidi Regan, Sonia Aste, Oil Bettersworth, Francis Foster, David Mover, Fran day, Daphna Baram, Daniel Searle, Robyn Perkins, Juliet Myers, Sameena Zehra, Stella Graham, Rob Dumbrell, Maria Shehata, Yuriko Kotani, Graeme Collard, Jake Howie, Alex Martini, Rob Deb, Fiona Sagar, Francis Foster, David Thorpe, Mel Byron, Talbot & Holt, Sophie Duker, David McIver, Spring Day, and Rachel Sambrooks (who you might remember from Stand By Your Nan last year).

Full details to come but in the meantime, watch this space!

03 January 2018: We’re in The Stage, dahlings!

What’s On Today

Sunday, we are ready for you. It’s Southampton vs Spurs at 16:00.

We’re open 11:00 to 23.30 today, kitchen open 12:00-17:30.

If you’re looking for a Sunday roast, we’re sorry but we don’t do them as our kitchen is too small. We’re only geared up for pies! For a fantastic roast nearby, we wholeheartedly recommend our friends at either the Sussex Yeoman (01273 327 985) or the Caxton Arms (01273 387 346).

Brighton Fringe 2017

We’re taking part in the Brighton Fringe again. All 2017 shows are FREE so come, grab a drink, then put what you think the show is worth in the donations bucket at the end.

We have:

6 May 19:00 11-13, 19-20, 25-27 May, 2 Jun 20:30
Free, non-ticketed [55m]
Arna Spek (BBC Radio 4 New act competition, Leicester Square theatre New act semi final 2016) is ready to make you laugh! Join her for a hilarious 30 minute stand-up comedy show about how she belongs in a Museum. In fact, she already is a true museum piece. Stories of dangerous awkwardness and hilarious observations will come flying at you! Can Arna survive in 21st century Britain? It is a question that might be more literal than she wants it to be. A show about enjoying this modern society.

6 May, 3 June, 20:00
Improv Comedy
80s Reloaded is a Comedy Improv Group which mashes up 80s genre with an egg whisk and makes a lot of baloney!

19-20 May 18:00 Donations, ticketed [50m]
The original Educating Rita met Buddha of Suburbia and pretended to be an ordinary working class housewife whilst she went on strange spiritual quests, educated herself, and got an art degree at 88. A sitcom in herself, come hear some hilarious tales of my nan and bring your own to share. It’s feminism but not as you know it.

27-28 May, 3-4 Jun 18:00 Free, ticketed [55m]
Ships! a.k.a. Michelle and Cathy bring you their debut show, ‘Give Two Ships’. This is a show. A sketch show, to be precise. And it might make you laugh. Hopefully intentionally. Probably intentionally. We’re gonna say definitely intentionally.