The Prince of Wales Farnborough, Frimley Green

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FancyaPint?'s review...
FAP Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Probably one of the best Real Ale pubs you'll find. In the back streets of Farnborough and not easy to find - you should hunt out this pub for the beer alone. With 5 standards and 5 rotating guests all kept to perfection it is a bit of an Ale Lovers paradise.
The bar food is good and the locals friendly, what else could you want?
To say it's a traditional community local sounds like damning with faint praise, but I'm not sure you'll find many better.
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16 Oct 2013
Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Any easy pub to miss on a visit to Farnorough as it's hidden down a back road, and the car park is even easier to miss as it's down a small alley to the side and fills quickly...
..then when you walk thru the door you MAY initially think you wasted your time as the bar is commonly packed end to end with regulars.. BUT unlike many similar pubs, the regulars respect and welcome visitors as they seem to want to share and talk about the wonderful range of real ales on offer.. even when the bar is 3 deep with thirsty folk, you can be sure of a keen and honest view of who has been waiting longest with more calls of "he or she is next" than the usual "Me!" heard elswhere.

The decor is traditional and for a drinking pub, and there is an open fire in the main bar area. For the hardened smoker, there is extensive heated outdoor seating to the rear of the pub, which will commonly take on a party atmoshphere on a Friday or Saturday night.

From an Ale point of view, I have yet to have a bad pint, and the served standard is well beyond that required of a Cask Marque (which in many pubs only seems to mean that the person serving knows the difference between beer and larger).

...don't expect food though... this is a drinking pub, the beer is to delight in, savour and talk about like fine whiskey... and food is limited to Sunday lunches if you want much more than Crisps and Peanuts.

Live music seems to be around once a month (usually of the acoustic variety), and the TV surprisingly is mounted outside in the smoking area..

For animal owners, the pub currently allows well behaved pets.. but stress the well behaved bit...

Contact details
184 Rectory Road, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 8AL
01252 545578
Opening times
Monday to Thursday 11:30am to 2:30pm and 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30am to 11:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm to 10:30 pm
Please check opening times with the pub before making a special journey.
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"We first pulled the towels off the pumps for the first time more than 25 years ago and the pub has been a Free House ever since.


We’re passionate about the beer we serve and our food that is freshly cooked to order. Loren, Miles and the team are dedicated to making your visit a thoroughly enjoyable one."

Peter & Julie Moore – owners

Detailed Description

An award winning free house in the heart of Farnborough.


We’ve built a reputation for the quality and choice of real ales we offer and when you visit you can select from five regular ales, four guest beers and a great value ‘session’ ale.


We have an extensive 'home cooked' lunchtime menu cooked to order on the premises, served Monday to Saturday between 12 and 2.00 pm.


Drop in and try our delicious Sunday roasts, served between 12 and 4.00 pm every Sunday.


CAMRA Hampshire Pub of the Year 2009 to 2013