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The Black Prince, SE11

6 Black Prince Road
SE11
SE11 6HS
Phone: 02075822818

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Philip Carter left this review about The Black Prince

Liked this pub, but every time I'm in the area, note on the window says closed for maintenance will open at 4pm. Why don't they just change the opening times?

On 1st November 2017 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Black Prince

Somewhat hidden away in the Lambeth housing estates, this is a surprisingly well-presented pub (both inside and out). The brick façade isn't exactly enlivened by the austere exterior signage, and both furniture and decor within the 'U'-shaped bar is definitely on the dark side, but all is tidy enough, as is the rear beer garden (with a fresh-looking crushed stone surface). Three of four handpumps in use, offering Ghost Ship and Mosaic from Adnams plus Harvey's.

On 10th September 2016 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Black Prince

A former back street “Irish Boozer” that underwent gentrification a few years back to try and attract the affluence that was moving into the area. Fortunately though they seem to have done a fairly sympathetic job and although clearly stripped out to one internal space it still retains some traditional pub character with original wood panelling, decent furniture and lighting, and the Black Prince's coat of arms over the picture rail.
And although the food menu is above your usual standard pub grub, to try and attract the local office trade, the presence of several flat screen teles showing sport still seem to attract a friendly enough local crowd.
And this small corner pub also benefits from having a very pleasant hidden enclosed patio garden round the back which was a bit of a sun trap for our visit.
There is a bank of four handpumps on the front of the bar and these support the house ales of Harveys Sussex Best Bitter and Sharp's Doom Bar (doubled up on two pumps) and for our visit the guest was Thwaites Wainwright.
Decent enough beer in a pleasant enough surroundings. Wouldn’t hesitate to search this one out when next in the area.

On 16th August 2014 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Black Prince

The Black Prince is situated just off kennington lane,it fronts some posh looking blocks of flats.
Once inside there was a single square shaped room,there was a large looking bar facing,the floor was bare boarded and varnished,there was lots of wood panneling,what took my eye was the old Double Diamond sign above the spirits shelf which was lite up,there were 3 TVs showing the Commonwealth games,board games were also available,background music was playing during my Saturday afternoon visit.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Harveyes bitter which went down very well,the other beers were Thwaites Wainwright and Doom Bar.
I quite liked this pub,well worth a visit if in the area.

Pub visited 2/8/2014

On 2nd August 2014 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Black Prince

There were four real ales on during my visit – Young’s Bitter, Young’s London Gold, Bombardier, and Deuchars IPA. The Young’s Bitter tasted fine. They seem to have gone a bit foody. There was nothing basic like a sandwich or a baguette available during a Saturday lunchtime; in fact the most basic items on the menu were the burgers. I went for the Black Prince burger for £8.75, which turned out to be quite good, but strangely the not too hot chips that came with it were in a little white pot instead of being on the plate. There was a lively and vociferous crowd in there on Saturday afternoon for the Spurs v Man Utd match.
It’s been stripped out from the backstreet local that it would have been at some stage. There’s now a horseshoe bar counter dominating the centre of the room, and no carpeting either although the bare boards look like originals. Normal tables and chairs, a couple of settles and sofas, along with the usual stools at the bar make up the furnishings. The walls have dark wood panelling up to above door height, with dark red wallpaper above that. I spotted a coat of arms above the fireplace – that of the Black Prince perhaps – and an ancient looking piano.
The exterior has been painted over, but I suspect that some of the original tiling remains underneath. The design looks Victorian to me. The bar back inside still bears the infamous words “Double Diamond”, suggesting that this used to be an Ind Coope pub. The pub had a nice lived in feel to it, as well as a friendly vibe. It still retains sufficient of its pub character for me to be happy to pay a return visit.

On 27th April 2010 - rating: 7
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COLIN TOVEY left this review about The Black Prince

Quality night out whether with the family or the fellas.
Quality beer & munch to boot.
Definitely use again.
Well done, Marky Boy.

On 24th February 2010 - rating: 9
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