Old worn wide-plank wood floors and a red painted embossed ceiling set the tone of this great little pub, yet there are a few modern touches that, in our view, strike a nice balance between history and a living place. These include several modern-looking paintings of the Duke of Wellington inside and a similarly modern pub sign. The clientele and atmosphere was young and somewhat upscale bit not stuffy or clique-ey. We felt welcome as outsiders.
The bar is dark wood and a comfortable padded bench lines the other three sides of the pub. There are some stools at the bar but otherwise there are cast-iron tables with wooden tops. Outside are quite a few picnic tables on the sidewalk.
Food was upscale and pricey but quite good (we had an excellent duck and pistachio terrine and crab on toast).