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Submitted on Thursday, 13th July 2023
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The Black Prince, SE11

6 Black Prince Road
SE11
SE11 6HS
Phone: 02075822818
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Tris C left this review about The Black Prince

Dating back to at least the start of the 19th century, I suspect this has been rebuilt and probably in the 1930s, judging by the fine exterior with Taylor Walker sign frame. I came here some years ago and the place seemed a bit rough; a return with partial Covid regs in operation meant that I wouldn’t have enjoyed it much so left.
Probably unchanged since Moby’s visit, the interior is somewhat baronial, evocative of a chivalric age with much dark panelling, gold and burgundy patterned wallpaper above, with a panelled Anaglypta ceiling. Décor amounted to some unidentified sports’ trophies – perhaps for jousting? – with a TV showing an episode of Alas Smith and Jones from 1985, sound off, an item of note being the backlit bar parapet with the name of Double Diamond illuminated in orange; what wasn’t so welcome were ugly rolls of kitchen paper mounted to tables (see photo). Customers are traditional older locals to the bar and interior, younger studenty ones schmoozing in the garden.
The ale front amounted to two unused pumps then just the Sussex Best at £2.80 a half, served by an old-school landlady and not as good as expected but perfectly drinkable.
This is a proper boozer, the final and anticipated highlight of my seven-hole Kennington crawl. However, the ale choice needs upping, the TV could go off and the rolls of kitchen paper could disappear; then this could be a destination in its own right with the score upped accordingly.

On 15th July 2023 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1927 recommendations about 1894 pubs]


Moby Duck left this review about The Black Prince

A well used locals pub, old school decor, dark stained panneling and red and gold flock wallpaper. A U shaped room with four handpumps but on my visit only Harveys Sussex Best on, however it was in such supreme condition I was moved to beer score it at NBSS 4.5. A basic but thoroughly enjoyable pub.

On 13th July 2023 - rating: 7
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Colin Walker left this review about The Black Prince

The Black Prince achieved fame in the film 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'. In the film it was called Black Prince. So no name change for this film.

On 16th December 2019 - rating: 10
[User has posted 707 recommendations about 702 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Vauxhall, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Vauxhall, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Elephant & Castle, 0.83 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Black Prince, SE11
15th Jul 2023, 19:18
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
15th Jul 2023, 19:17
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 April 2010 by hondo .
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