Friday 26 June 2009

The Wellington, Waterloo Road, central London

A big patriotic pub, opposite Waterloo station, with several large rooms and high ceilings, The Wellington has plenty of space and lots of television screens for watching football, cricket or rugby. The walls are lined with pictures of Napoleonic battles, Wellington paraphernalia and pithy quotes from the Duke, while model canons line the raised alcoves. The usual international lagers are on tap (Fosters about three quid a pint), plus a few real ales. A good place to watch England or the British Lions play, but, on match days, The Wellington's boisterous atmosphere can be diluted by the stray tourists and pensioners tucking into the pub grub. 6/10