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The Prince Regent, Limehouse, E14

81 Salmon Lane
E14
E14 7PR
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Tris C left this review about The Prince Regent

This pub has a history dating back over 200 years, though I suspect that it was rebuilt in the 1930s, with some very attractive faience tiling to the fascia. It’s also nestled in an area where once there would have been dozens of workers’ pubs, mostly demolished, but still an area littered with recent conversions; the building opposite was the Rose & Crown, RIP 1999.
The reviews below still stand up, thankfully. There’s the green carpet, with gnarled brewers’ Tudor-style black beams to the walls with rough, white plaster or nogging. There are still copper items hanging from the ceiling, horse brasses, black and white photos of boxers and bucolic aquatints; the cartwheel still occupies its Damoclesian location. There’s a raised area to the right with studded banquettes, thereafter conventional furniture with smooth banquettes out front. As mentioned, it looks a bit like a country pub, in the style made popular in the ‘60s and ‘70s and nothing wrong with that; an interior photo from 2011 gives a good impression. There were a couple of unobtrusive games machines and a great 1970s’ disco soundtrack playing at a lively volume over the gramophone. Customers are still as described, a very chatty local crowd, probably diminishing in number in an area undergoing gentrification by the metallic graphite-coloured Audi-owning classes, otherwise Asian. Plenty of banter here, from a lively crowd with a very varied age range. I didn’t spot an ashtray, but one bloke was blasting copious clouds of vape smoke skyward, like a human version of Eyjafjallajökull.
Sadly there’s no real ale, though John Smith’s has raised its flat capped head above the parapet, me opting for a half of Fosters (£2.40), served by a very friendly Cockney barmaid, her complexion the colour of a Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
This is a great throwback to a bygone era; there’s no real ale (which would have got the rating up), but considerably more fun to be had here than at the Old Ship over the road; visit while you still have the chance.

On 29th June 2022 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Prince Regent

Proper East End boozer with plenty of lively banter between the regulars. The tiled pub name on each façade is the main feature of interest on the exterior, which is otherwise a bit odd with a single-storey frontage projecting beyond the main three-floor block. Once through one of the doors, you find a surprisingly tidy retro interior with the decor of the old-fashioned country pub variety. Various spaces around the bar area but limited seating apart from bar stools. Separate rear room. Plenty of large-screen TVs showing the racing. No real ale, and not even John Smiths or any other keg bitter, so had an unaccustomed but leisurely pint of Carlsberg (£3.40) rather than rushing a half since this place is quite appealing in its own way.

On 11th July 2015 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Prince Regent

The signage for this pub is quite unusual, being spelt out in glazed tiling, possibly faience, on both sides of the building. Inside we have black painted false beams everywhere on the walls and ceiling, some bearing horses brasses, and with one ceiling beam having a black painted cartwheel hanging from it. There are also copper jugs hanging from one of the beams, as well as Delft style and other plates decorating the beams and walls. It looks as if someone was aiming to give it a country pub feel, but actually it felt more 60s or 70s to me. Nothing wrong with that of course. The floor has a good quality green carpet, and furnishings are green plastic upholstered banquettes, small round stools, and marble topped metal framed tables. The TVs were on, showing the racing. For the first time in some years I saw an ashtray on the bar counter - but obviously I am not saying that I saw any illegal activity taking place here.

This is a surprisingly nice little pub - other than the fact that they don't do real ale. I didn't see any sign of food either. It was quite comfortable in here, and I would have rated it much higher had there been a decent ale available.

On 18th April 2014 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Tris C
Limehouse, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Shadwell, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Wapping, 1.25 miles, 24 min walk (show)
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29th Jun 2022, 19:54
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
29th Jun 2022, 19:52
Review submitted by Tris C

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