Prince of Wales, Holland Park
This Prince of Wales's refit a few years ago was not much of a surprise to us, nor was the style of refurb: a M&B makeover, with seventies light fittings, airy colour scheme and mishmash of 60's, 70's and 80's furniture - a look that has grown to be very familiar to the contemporary pubgoer in the last few years. However, you'll find the Prince of Wales to be a very decent boozer, with a good range of beers on the hand pumps, continentals on the ornate taps and the usual keg stuff discretely hidden away. The wine list is decent if you favour the New World and there are plenty of spirits if you're thinking of fuelling up for a night out. The rather splendid beer garden makes a pleasant place for an al fresco pint (although it does close rather early to appease the neighbours) and the Prince of Wales also makes great claims for its Sunday roast (followed by a quiz). Weekdays, we've sometimes found the Prince of Wales to be a bit of crèche, so best avoided if you're not into entertaining others' offspring. Overall, however, we've found the Prince of Wales to be one of the most relaxed and appealing pubs in the area.
08 Sep 2010
Really didn't like this pub. Bar staff whilst not rude were also incapable of a please or thank you between them. Too dark to read. But what really annoys me is their menu includes the infamous line "We will add an optional 10% service charge to your bill"!!! That is disgraceful in restaurants and absolutely not appropriate for a pub.
02 Sep 2010
WATCH THIS SPACE! Word is that this has been taken over by the owners of E&O and Eight Over Eight. About time someone took this pub by the scruff of its neck. Currently a very poor neighbour to The Academy and Ladbroke Arms. Even better news is that The Earl of Zetland at the end of Princedale Road is also gearing up to re-open (formerly The Tuscan). Should create a pleasant pub crawl in the backstreets of Holland Park!
14 Princedale Road, Holland Park, London, W11 4NJ
020 7313 9321
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