Princess Alice, Plumstead

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FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Named after a Victorian shipping disaster that took place nearby, this is a big new pub catering for the residents of the Gallions Reach development. If the pub's name is a little dispiriting, its location is equally gloomy: next to the busy Western Way, a gentle eight-iron from Woolwich Crown Court and HM Prison Belmarsh (Ronnie Biggs, Abu Hamza, Jonathan King and Jeffrey Archer have all been recent inmates) and a Thamesmead postcode. That said, the Princess Alice was quite upbeat on our visit. The staff were friendly whilst serving the locals, mainly families. There is no real ale here, unsurprisingly, but it was the first time we've garnered Nectar points with a pint. Being a Brewer's Fayre establishment, an extensive and reasonable (two courses for 5.99) menu is offered, featuring British pub classics as prawn cocktail, breaded garlic mushrooms and lasagna. Overall, a solid pub which does the job for its locals.
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01 Oct 2008
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This is quite a large pub and geared up for serving food. Their all-day carvery Mon-Sat is stonking value at £3.95. There is normally a choice of 3 meats: turkey, ham and either beef or lamb. The guy behind the counter cuts the meat and serves the stuffing/yorkshire pudding and you help yourself to a choice of vegetables. They even let you try 2 different meats if you want. I've eaten there 4 times and never been disappointed with the carvery. The drinks are okay - they do a home-made lemonade punch, but this has always been unavailable when we've asked for it. They also do a curry and a pint for under £5, but I haven't tried this as I've always been driving. Overall this is a good pub to go for a quick meal, but not brilliant to go out for a few pints. Clientelle seems to be mostly local families and one weekday afternoon there were a group of guys in suits drinking champagne, celebrating some event.

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2a Battery Road, Plumstead, London, SE28 0JS
020 8317 7847

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