Run by Russell and Sarah Jeffrey for the last 20-odd years, the Wellington is the sort of solid, stable, well-drilled foodie pub that you more usually find in the Dales or North York Moors.

Pub of the Week: The Wellington
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There is a bar, a small private dining room, a large private dining room and tables located in every space in between. There are also separate menus for the restaurant and bar, the bar one being a bit more soup and sandwich-ish. The menu is displayed in full on a chalk board immediately inside the front door, so you can pick your grub before you sit.
In the restaurant, you will find the likes of fig, red wine poached pear and goats cheese salad or sticky belly pork with pig cheek, black pudding, pineapple and wilted greens. The bar menu is simpler (ham, sun blushed tomato and watercress sandwiches, for instance), but is no less adventurous in places. Try the confit duck leg with mash, plum, apple and lavender to get the picture. There are also excellent Sunday dinners of beef and pork, but booking is definitely advised.
Add to this a well-stocked bar (with three excellent hand pulled ales), a very sensible kids menu, real fires and flagstone floors, it’s very easy to see why the Welly is so popular.
The Wellington, 19 The Green, Lund, East Yorkshire, YO25 9TE. 01377 217294,

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