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The Princess of Wales, Primrose Hill, NW1

22 Chalcot Road
NW1
NW1 8LL
Phone: 02077220354
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Tris C left this review about The Princess Of Wales

This pub has recently been completely refurbished. Where once there were grotty lavatories, there's now a gastro kitchen. The interior is more baroque with dark floral print wallpaper and chandeliers. There's a grand dining room upstairs next to the new lavatories. There's also a secret garden, with of all things a work by Banksy who sneaked in here. Patrons are a mix of locals from the nearby estates as well as the well-heeled and a few tourists.

The real ale choice here is basic: By The Horns Brewing Co's The Mayor of Garratt or Mick The Miller (both off on my last visit, but otherwise very drinkable). Otherwise it's Camden Brewery or Meantime beers, premium lagers, cider and stout.

Service is very patchy indeed - sometimes there's no-one behind the bar; some of the staff give the impression that they've never worked in a pub. I'm not at all impressed with the scatalogical graffiti and phallic pornography which covers the wallpaper in the gent's lavatory; I certainly wouldn't want a child to see this and on a lesser note, the melamine tables - which look like they've come from a school cantine - could do with replacing.

Actually this isn't a bad pub, but I'd give it a much higher score if they addressed the above.

On 13th April 2015 - rating: 4
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hondo . left this review about The Princess Of Wales

Central island bar serves 2 real ales,"craft keg" and food.

On 21st November 2013 - no rating submitted
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Princess Of Wales

This is a light, clean, refreshing sort of pub. It looks a bit like upmarket tea rooms in a funny sort of way. It has tall windows on two sides (it’s on a corner) providing a lot of light. In the main part of the pub seating is provided by metal framed wicker chairs and normal round tables, but in a raised area at the back on the right there is a more comfortable, but perhaps less minimalist, seating area. It has a central island bar with a floral display on the stillion in middle, and a pine clad bar counter. I suppose I would say that for a pub it’s a bit chintzy. But it has a rather nice fireplace, with a fire on the go, which gave it a much warmer feel than it would otherwise have had. I also liked the delft style pottery on display on a shelf above the windows, as well as all the photographs and other assorted clutter on the walls.
Ales on were Adnam’s Broadside, London Pride and a guest of Darling Bud, plus Weston’s Vintage Organic Still Cider on pump. I had the Darling Bud of course, which I rather enjoyed, at the usual sort of price of £3.05 a pint. The food menu was to be found on separate chalkboards around the place, with a third chalkboard outside one of the doors displaying the sandwich menu. Personally I think they would do better to have a printed menu so that customers can be sure of seeing everything on offer in one hit, as it were. This is another pub in this area that was clearly a traditional backstreet boozer at some stage, but which has intentionally moved upmarket. But the longer I stayed the more I liked it. I would be happy to drop in for another pint or two if I was in the area.

On 24th October 2009 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Kentish Town West, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Camden Road, 0.84 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Kentish Town, 1.21 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Princess of Wales, NW1
13th Apr 2015, 17:34
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
13th Feb 2014, 12:55
Pub added to pub crawl (NW1: Outer Camden) by Sir Tubbs

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Rear patio. - last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes - High chairs available. - last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 November 2013 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Two from By The Horns Brewing Co. - last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled lavatory. - last updated 19 March 2015 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 November 2013 by hondo .
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