Maggot eating and an air raid shelter: city's lost Iron Duke pub

DARREN MANN WITH AN INTERESTING ALTERNATIVE TO A PINT OF LAGER AT THE IRON DUKE CHARITY FUNDAY.

Darren Mann takes part in the maggot eating contest at the Iron Duke in 1998 - Credit: Archant

It hosted charity maggot eating and drinking contests and had a Second World War air raid shelter within its walls, but can you remember the city's Iron Duke pub?

It is now well-known to city folk as the Duke of Wellington, but from 1937 to 2002 the pub was known as the Iron Duke.

The pub had a hectic existence during its time under the old name.

In 1998, punters gulped down pints of maggots in aid of charity during a maggot eating and drinking contest.

While in the early 2000s, a Second World War air raid shelter was found during renovation work at the pub.

At one point during the pub's existence fake palm trees and fruit rolled in to create a Caribbean bar.

Prior to its life as a pub, the venue was an off licence known as Waterloo Stores from 1859 to 1937.

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