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Prince Regent, Marylebone, W1

71 Marylebone High Street
W1
W1U 5JN
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Tris C left this review about Prince Regent

Dating from 1774 but rebuilt in 1903, this is an interesting pub in that until 1966 it had the unique name of The Lord Tyrawley, an Irish title that came into existence in 1706 but expired in 1821. Since the Swinging ‘60s, it has been known by the decidedly common or garden Prince Regent; what a shame the current owners don’t have the imagination to reinstate a unique pub name then?
A first in here the other night into what is clearly Marylebone’s banging Hub Pub – no other pub in this area has the sheer presence of this commanding early Edwardian rebuild which may or may not be a good thing. Is it popular because it’s good or because it’s a naff place for the incurably vapid to be seen, those who require the assistance of a bouncer to open the door for them? In truth, a bit of everything. It seems that much of the grand finery, including the torchière lights, are original but apparently not the Regency-style grand ‘statement chandeliers’ or ‘gold-framed mirrors’ – I don’t mind the tart’s boudoir bit as long as it’s original. Spacious ‘tick-shaped’ with some large hanging lanterns above the bar and lots of hard surfaces such as the bare boarded floor, meaning that acoustics are poor. That and the fact that on a Thursday evening it was heaving, with music a bit loud, all resulting in conversation that was a bit of a challenge. Still, this allowed us more time to take in the affluent young crowd, ornate bar back and clubroom furniture. Food at least attempts to be upmarket as cheese here is shaved not merely grated.
Despite the crowd, service was friendly and swift, the choice of ales being Sharp’s Doom Bar (clip reversed, thankfully), St. Austell’s Proper Job (clip reversed), Hook Norton’s Hooky leaving the obvious choice of Oakham’s Jeffrey Hudson Bitter which was decent as it should be in a place that charges £4.75 for a pint of the stuff, though this kind of pricing is increasingly common in London.
This pub isn’t the most restful experience and may be quieter earlier in the week but it’s probably one of the better establishments in the area though definitely plays second fiddle to the Angel in the Field and Golden Eagle from the discerning pub-goers perspective.

On 27th January 2018 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Prince Regent

Nice exterior which looks to have retained the original window panes. U-shaped interior with ornate varnish/gold bar back with frosted mirrors and dewdrop chandeliers. Relatively modernised - varnished wood floor, modern duck egg and battleship grey shades etc. Front bench seating good for watching the world go by in good weather. Four ales on; Doom Bar, Robinsons Trooper, Hop Back Summer Lightning and Gales Seafarers (decent nick). £4.20 a pint of cask so I'll leave you to guess the price of the craft keg from the likes of Camden, Meantime and Beavertown. Not bad, overall. 6.5

On 12th July 2015 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Prince Regent

Given the fancy nature of many of the nearby shops, you might expect this to be some sort of nasty modern gastro-bar with waiter service. However, it is still be a fairly normal - albeit heavily refurbished - unbranded M&B (Castle) pub. Unlike my previous visit a few years ago, very busy on a Friday evening with many customers out on the pavement. Loud inside, with all seating taken or booked. Upstairs 'Opium Lounge' (never visited). Four hand pumps, with Doom Bar, Robinson's Trooper, Summer Lighting and TT Boltmaker (£4.75) available this time.

On 5th July 2015 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Marylebone, 0.62 miles, 12 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.12 miles, 21 min walk (show)
London Paddington, 1.45 miles, 27 min walk (show)
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29th Dec 2018, 12:59
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No - Limited pavement patio seating. - last updated 27 January 2018 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes - 50 standing. - last updated 27 January 2018 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Six Nations. - last updated 27 January 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 27 January 2018 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 January 2018 by Tris C
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