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The Prince of Wales, SW9

469 Brixton Road
SW9
SW9 8HH
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Tris C left this review about The Prince of Wales

This place dates back to at least the start of the 19th century and was a Charrington’s house by the century’s end. It was rebuilt in the 1930s in a slightly Art Deco style as part of the road widening scheme when it sold Bass and Wenlock ales. At that time, it took up the entire corner curve, the clue being the two huge Prince of Wales ostrich feather motifs and motto ‘Ich Dien’ bookending the tops of the party walls. As Rex mentions, today the pub has been substantially truncated with around two-thirds given over to a branch of Kentucky Fired Chicken; the remaining pub though is spacious, so the original must have been substantial.
Today, the frontage is ugly and blue, the sign just bearing the initialism of POW, which I always thought stood for Prisoner of War. Having negotiated the bouncer with aplomb, I entered an utterly modernised interior, with pale grey walls or similarly coloured bare brick, boarded floor with polychromatic encaustic Minton-style tiled bar apron, tall furniture then booth-style low seating and décor by way of trendy prints, some an Art Deco throwback to when this pub was built.
Cask has now been banished, the only choices being cheap Eurofizz, so it was a half of Guinness at £2.90.
This is a bit of a soul-destroying pub, but it’s better than the Prince Albert.

On 6th April 2024 - rating: 3
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custodian 42 left this review about The Prince of Wales

Large one roomed pub with the bar to the right hand side. No real ales, just craft. Nothing special at all.

On 23rd September 2019 - rating: 4
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Prince of Wales

This one had three ales on during my Monday afternoon visit - Doom Bar (of course), St Austell Tribute and Brixton Brewery Effra Ale (£2.25 a half) which judging by the previous review seems to be a regular ale. There really was no choice but to go for the ale from the local brewery, and it was in fine shape as well. There was no sign of any food.

I seem to recall that this used to be more of a giant landmark pub than it is now; it's been truncated I reckon. But it's still a fairly large single-room pub. There's nothing of heritage value left now, with both the bar counter and bar back being modern constructs; it's bare-boarded with a tiled splash area surrounding the bar. There are one or two tall tables/tall stools, but furnishings are mainly normal tables and chairs on a raised area on the left. There are modern looking arty prints on the walls, plus new mirrors covered with advertisements and the like.

Oddly enough, not that many Brixton pubs are open at lunchtime on a weekday in Brixton, so this one was a welcome stopping off point even if it's not really my kind of pub. But it gets extra marks for the excellent Brixton Effra ale though.

On 17th October 2018 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Philip Carter
Brixton, 0.21 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Loughborough Junction, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Herne Hill, 0.91 miles, 17 min walk (show)
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6th Apr 2024, 14:49
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24th Mar 2024, 21:44
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 06 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 06 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 06 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Sundays. - last updated 06 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays. - last updated 06 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 06 April 2024 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 April 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 April 2024 by Tris C
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