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The Prince Edward, Holloway, N7

38 Parkhurst Road
N7
N7 0SF
Phone: 02076072369
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Tris C left this review about The Prince Edward

This pub is situated close to Holloway prison on Parkhurst Road, which gives its name to a prison on the Isle of Wight. On approaching, you can't help notice the fine display of flowers in hanging baskets and planters to the garden; the Watney Combe Reid roundel has also been retained. This is on CAMRA's inventory of pubs with Important Historic Interiors, expertly summed up by Rex so I can't add much. Apparently there's a Wurlitzer in here but perhaps it's in the pool bar as I didn't spot it. Certainly of note is the bar area, much of which is reported as dating from the '60s, which also displays back lit signage for Watney's along with two of the infamous 'red barrels'; the copper panels to the rear are also very interesting as is the Lincrusta ceiling. Décor is a bit more ho-hum, with striped wallpaper and plates to give an authentic 1960s' feel, along with the curved stalls.
The pub seems to have a traditional landlord but alas that tradition doesn't extend to real ale as there isn't any. And if this pub were more traditional still, it wouldn't have multiple TVs showing the footie.
Certainly worth a look and is a must-visit if in the area, but it could do with a bit of TLC and as I've now visited it, I can recommend it as a stop but I don't really envisage a return.

On 30th June 2018 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Prince Edward

The Prince Edward is a decent looking pub that is situated in a more quiet are of Holloway away from the shops.
Once inside this is quite a nice pub with two separate rooms,i had a drink in the lounge which is on the right side,this room is oblong shaped and runs to the rear,it is carpeted and there is comfy bench seating with small stools in bays down the right side of the room,there was a TV to the right showing football.
The room to the left is smaller and has a pool table in it.
There were no real ales on the bar,which was a shame,i had a drink of Camden Pale Ale,which was cold and fizzy,i would have prefered the John Smiths smooth crap to the Camden drink i had.
There were no signs of food being served which seems to be the case for most pubs i did in the area.
I thought this was a decent and comfortable pub to have a drink in,just a shame there was not one real ale on the bar.

Pub visited 25/2/2017

On 23rd April 2017 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Prince Edward

This pub still retains several interesting heritage features, dating from various times over the previous 100 years or so. The wrought iron signage above the doors is Victorian, as is the curved tiled panel on the corner of the pub bearing the pub's name. But for me the most arresting feature is the pair of copper panels at the back of the room on the right entitled "call to arms" and "at the revels" - these are undoubtedly Victorian as well. There are still two separate rooms accessed by their own doors to the street, or via a small corridor behind the bar. We were told by the young lady behind the bar - the daughter of the landlord - that the screen separating the two rooms was introduced in the 1960s to replace one that had been removed some twenty years earlier. Much of the central stillion also dates from the 60s. The ceiling still has the Lincrusta (or Lincrusta style) decoration, and the large room at the back on the right was once the billiards room, but the skylight in there is now no longer in use. So, this pub is very interesting from a historical viewpoint.

But unfortunately there's no real ale, and I didn't see any sign of food when I was in there on Wednesday afternoon. Nevertheless this is a comfortable pub. It's carpeted, and seating is mainly banquettes with normal tables and chairs. There are TVs of course, showing the horse racing when I was in; some plates, jugs and the like on shelves as decor; a pool table in the room on the left; and some bench seating outside at the front. Apart from the absence of real ale, I thought that this place had a lot going for it. It's definitely worth visiting for a good look around.

On 27th September 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Upper Holloway, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Drayton Park, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, 1.13 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Prince Edward, N7
30th Jun 2018, 19:56
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
21st Sep 2017, 22:48
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Bench seating at front. - last updated 27 September 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 August 2010 by Moby Duck
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 September 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : No last updated 21 September 2017 by Tris C
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