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The Prince of Wales, Drury Lane, WC2

150-151 Drury Lane
WC2
WC2B 5TB
Phone: 02078365183
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Prince of Wales

First revisit since 2009, but not a lot seems to have changed apart from the new Greene King branding. Otherwise, it remains a tourist-friendly semi-traditional London pub with a mix of furniture. Five real ales available from the handpumps, with the choice being IPA, Abbot, Tribute, Redemption Hopspur and Twin Spring from New Rivers (which at £4.80 was about what I was expecting to pay, given the location, but the quality was good).

On 28th October 2018 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Prince of Wales

I came here once before and was discussing the then foot and mouth epidemic with an American friend, so this must have been in 2001. I recall that it wasn’t one of the best places then and today little has changed, although the carpet has disappeared.
Adjacent to Freemasons’ Hall, The Prince of Wales was built in 1850 but the current Portland stone incarnation dates from the early 20th century. Internally, it’s a bit fake old as mentioned earlier and is what you’d resigned yourself to, given the by-the-numbers Greene King central London pub experience, rendering a detailed description otiose.
There are plenty of young people in here which gives the impression of drinking in a student union bar – indeed there’s a branch of the LSE’s campus just down the road which may explain things.
Ales: St. Austell’s Tribute, Greene King’s IPA and London Glory, Twickenham Brewery’s Scrum Down (you can tell the rugby’s on) and Purity’s Mad Goose at a crippling £2.55 a half. It was good, but so it should be at this price.
I may return in another 17 years, but I doubt it. There are better pubs – just - in Covent Garden but I’d prefer to walk over Kingsway where there’s altogether better.

On 24th February 2018 - rating: 4
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Moby Duck left this review about The Prince of Wales

A decent enough central London Pub but the dull Greene King derived selection on the four handpumps will deter a further visit.

On 31st December 2017 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Charing Cross, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.93 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Farringdon (London), 1.03 miles, 19 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 23 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - 3: 1x120-person, 2x50-person. - last updated 23 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky. - last updated 23 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 23 February 2018 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 February 2018 by Tris C
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