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The Prince Bonaparte, Westbourne Park, W2

80 Chepstow Road
W2
W2 5BE
Phone: 02073139491
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Metropolitan Pub Co (Greene King)

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Tris C left this review about The Prince Bonaparte

This pub, which geographically is my second closest local, has recently been refurbished with the addition of some seemingly rather incongruous Art Deco ceiling lamps and Art Deco semi-circular wall seating booths. However, they immediately seem less incongruous when you spot the very fine Art Deco parquetry wall panelling to the dining area which is period and was uncovered during the aforementioned refurbishment; the bar top is silver metal, possibly pewter and the bare brick is now a thing of the past.
The rear of the pub - roughly two-fifths - is devoted to gastro dining, but otherwise the pub is fairly spacious, open in plan with slender metal columns with a couple of tall circular central tables with stools, some semi-circular velvet banquettes and a couple of tall modern pews; lavatories are satisfactory rather than goood. Given the name, it's no surprise that it's very popular with the local French crowd, though this pub's original name was The Artesian.
Naturally there's a selection of premium lagers but on the ale front, the beers, which typically number about four on cask, with GK IPA as standard thereafter GK's attempts at a real beer in the form of Yardbird then usually one or two from the likes of Sambrook's, Truman's or Twickenham. Quality is consistently below average, with ales all tasting somewhat musty which is probably the result of poor line hygiene - prices are quite steep too.
Service is generally good, providing the staff aren't having to waste everyone's time mixing cocktails; this pub is fairly quiet during the week but is rammed on Fridays and Saturdays. This place is worth a visit but really needs to clean its lines to warrant repeated custom.

On 28th May 2019 - rating: 4
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john gray left this review about The Prince Bonaparte

Rather nice food led pub with lots of brown wood and exposed brick.Unusual seating to the outside at the front.Decent beer with 4 handpumps serving Weltons,Hogsback and my Old dairy -Red Top.Liked it a lot.

On 25th April 2014 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Prince Bonaparte

Quite an attractive gastro-pub, with a mix of furniture and decor around the 'U'-shaped bar. Additional dining area at one end. Reasonably light and airy, with a good-height ceiling and a decent area of windows. Four handpumps, offering Doom Bar, Hophead and a 'house' bitter (£3.90) with Itchen Valley Hampshire Rose in the process of being put on. Unlike some places of this ilk, I didn't feel uncomfortable just stopping by for a pint (and there were quite a few others doing the same on my early-evening visit).

On 2nd March 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
London Paddington, 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Queens Park (London), 1.35 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 1.63 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Prince Bonaparte, W2
28th May 2019, 20:25
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
27th May 2019, 18:52
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 08 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 08 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 08 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 May 2015 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 08 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Various on rotation. - last updated 08 April 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC, but of limited use due to doubling as a storage cupboard. - last updated 19 January 2017 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 May 2015 by Tris C
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