Melbourne's oldest licensed pub, The Duke of Wellington has been entertaining locals for more than 160 years. Built in 1850, the two-storey venue is positioned close to much-loved city hotspots such as the MCG, Rod Laver Arena and The Forum, making it an ideal spot to get together with friends for a hearty meal and drinks.
As summer wraps up for another year and we get ready for autumn, the pub is launching some extra special food and drink offerings. Stepping outside your standard Melbourne pub fare, two meal deals kick off the new season — the first being a tasty cooked-to-order whole suckling pig. It's big enough to serve ten people and need to be ordered four days in advance — but you'll need that time to prepare your stomach for what's to come.
Speaking of needing extra space — the Duke is also serving up an audacious four-kilogram meat pie ($75), which, if you've got what it takes to finish it by yourself in under 45 minutes, they'll let you have for free.
To help all that meat and pastry go down, you're going to need a drink. And, luckily, there are specials for those, too. Every Thursday there'll be half-priced bottles of wine at the Level One bar, and $19 wine flights are available all the time. The flights comprise of three glasses of wine and showcase a different theme or region each month. March kicks off with three of Mornington Peninsula's finest — a white, a rosé and a red.