The vision is to develop the Duke of Wellington so that it is more than a pub; we believe it should be a dynamic hub for all residents in Leasingham and the surrounding area. We are passionate to work with you to create a warm, safe and welcoming place for all to meet; to have a drink, a snack, a meal or whatever you tell us you want. All food and drink will be of good quality, at affordable prices and using local quality products wherever possible.

You have already told us that it is important to you for good quality food to be available at lunch time and evenings, so our priority with any refurbishments will be to re-fit the kitchen. The long term vision will be to improve the entrance so that it is welcoming, allowing visitors to glimpse a cosy lounge as they enter, and ensuring full disabled access. There may be many more improvements that those using the pub will feel are important, and we want you all to be part of developing plans to make our Duke of Wellington the place that everyone will want to go to.

The long term success of this project relies on the Community Benefit Society finding someone with enthusiasm to run the Duke of Wellington, who embraces this vision. Therefore the upstairs accommodation will need improvement, with modernisation and full central heating throughout.

Whether for families eating out once a week, or for old friends to keep in regular contact with each other, we aim that the new community owned Duke of Wellington will provide a sociable meeting place for people of all ages from both inside and outside of Leasingham.

Our vision is for all customers to receive a friendly welcome and great service with a smile, which will encourage repeat visits. But, most importantly, the Duke of Wellington will be your pub – a thriving enterprise that caters to all sections of our community into the future.