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The West London pub where Adele got dumped and made her Grammy-winning album

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Adele fans can get a feel of her early life by visiting a West London pub where many of her major career successes were celebrated and even a breakup that inspired some of her lyrics took place.

The Duke of Wellington on Portobello Road is a relatively humble establishment but it proved to be so pivotal to Adele’s journey to stardom that she showed a BBC camera crew round back in 2010.

In the two-minute clip (which is still on the BBC website), a fresh-faced Adele gives the BBC a tour of the pub, pointing out significant tables and seats where some of her formative moments happened.

Adele pointing out where her boyfriend broke up with her over text

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She signals to one table telling the crew “that table there is where I broke up with my boyfriend, who I wrote records about, via text”.

The pub isn’t all gloomy memories for Adele though, the table right next to it is the table she sat in after she signed her record deal.

The pub also played host to her afterparty after she signed onto a label.

Some fans have cottoned on to the fact that the pub serves as a living piece of music memorabilia with one TripAdvisor reviewing saying:

“I have stayed in London before and been to Notting Hill several times, but this time I did some research and went into this pub only and only because its Adele’s favourite pub.

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“It did turn out to be really nice and cosy. The mulled wine was the best I have ever had. The bar food looked nice but we didn’t try any.

“The ambiance and music were both very nice! They have outdoor seating looking at the busy street- unless its freezing, you should get a seat there!”

Although few reviewers make the connection between the Grammy award-winning artist and the pub, it is still regarded highly by visitors with the most recent reviews of the pub being very positive.

“Had to find somewhere to kill some time, and stumbled across this lovely pub.

“I was not expecting to have as nice as time as I had! I was disappointed that I had to leave to meet my friend in the end, because the staff were so friendly to chat to,” wrote one patron.

Another wrote: “The Duke is located in beautiful Portobello road and is an excellent place to stop for some lunch, dinner, after-work or book an event.

“The service is excellent and the food is delicious. They have a lot of food and beverage options to choose from, and the atmosphere is great. Can really recommend this pub!”

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