The Duke of Wellington
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex


The Duke of Wellington in Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6RE is our Home Port and Safe Harbour! We are proud to be associated with this pub and have been for several years now. This is because it is a ‘perfect fit’ of a traditional styled British Pub, that has a superb range and wide variety of Ales and Ciders from Sussex and Breweries far and wide. A variety that is frequently changing, so there is bound to be something for all tastes. This along with engaging and jovial bar staff, provide a wonderful atmosphere, where performers and locals alike can feel free to burst into song at almost any excuse.

The Pub is passionate about their development as a music and performance venue. They currently have a wide range of performers from a variety of musical styles and influences. (See what’s coming up!) There is a pub Piano, a small stage and a wonderful atmosphere. They are also keen to promote the ‘Traditional pub’ atmosphere, also promoting traditions and customs, such as Morris Dancing and Seasonal Festivals such as Wassailing. Providing many activities for locals and guests to interact with each other and have great fun!


The Wellington Wailers are ‘Resident’ here, mostly on the Third Thursday of every month. With a rousing evening of Sea Songs and Shanty’s for all to join in with! We normally start at 8.30 pm.

How did we become ‘The Wellington Wailers’?  A brief history:  We started as a group based at The Sussex Yacht Club, In Shoreham-by-Sea, about 8 years ago.  Formed by two Sailing members, Ian Bush and Mike Green, they set up a common interest group of Sailing Singers, they practiced and performed at The Sussex Yacht Club, then known as ‘SYCO Shanty Men!’ This possibly described one or two of the members at that time! This was then a winter activity only. It was seen that we needed to grow membership as well as practicing and performing throughout the year.  We then moved our activities to The Duke of Wellington Pub in Shoreham, who were already well established as a live music venue. The other attraction, surprisingly, was that they had great beers, ciders and other refreshment.  This quickly became our new ‘Home’ We then changed our name in honour of the pub and became ‘The Wellington Wailers’.  Our logo is taken from a stained glass window in the pub.

We are pleased to say that in more recent years we have taken their, and our name across the country and appeared at festivals concerts and clubs.  We have also now produced a CD  (ON SALE AT THE PUB) and have had been heard on the Radio including BBC Radio 2 as well as on TV  BBC 1 and Latest TV Brighton.  Putting us, and ‘The Duke of Wellington’ firmly on the map!


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