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Prince Of Wales, Ilfracombe

2 Fore Street
Ilfracombe
EX34 9ED
Phone: 01271866391
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Ian Mapp left this review about Prince Of Wales

Described well below.... you'll find the well, when stooping your neck to avoid banging you head on the low roof.

Timothy Taylor Landlord and unexpected find in these parts. Good condition.

On 13th July 2020 - rating: 7
[User has posted 669 recommendations about 663 pubs]


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John Bonser left this review about Prince Of Wales

Next door to The George and Dragon is The Prince of Wales. It looks somewhat uninteresting at first glance, but a plaque on the wall tells us that it dates back to 1280. We learn that a well and some exposed brickwork were uncovered during renovations in the 19th Century and we are invited to come inside and make a wish. It was previously called The Swan Inn.

Inside, at the very front of the pub alongside the front wall, is a skittles alley and, on my recent visit, a group of boisterous women were competing against a rival pub. With the skittles positioned at the opposite end to the door, players waiting their turn congregate in the door area, which makes reaching the bar a test of both patience and dexterity. It’s an L shaped bar but, when the skittles alley is in use, the narrowness at the front means that service can only be obtained from one half of the L.

The interior features flagstoned floors, black beams and whitewashed walls. The aforementioned 700 year old well occupies a position near the centre of the room and restricting movement around the pub somewhat. At the far end, there’s an area with scrubbed tables and candles which is meant to appeal to diners, but, somewhat illogically, this is also where the pub TV is housed which was showing the Benfica v Man Utd game at a reasonably subdued level. Space appears to be at a premium when a skittles match is on with diners and sports fans largely having to share the same area. For reasons which weren’t immediately obvious, the walls feature a collection of saws.

2 handpumps were serving Doom Bar and Otter Bitter, the latter being in good form - £ 3.00p.

This is a perfectly reasonable pub and, along with The Ship and Pilot and The George and Dragon, form a good trio of pubs all within about a hundred yards of each other

On 12th October 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 560 recommendations about 560 pubs]


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Adam Croft left this review about Prince Of Wales

Cracking pub - great ales and a wonderful atmosphere

On 29th January 2009 - rating: 10
[User has posted 30 recommendations about 30 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Barnstaple, 11.47 miles, 3 hr 41 min walk (show)
Chapelton (Devon), 16.26 miles, 5 hr 13 min walk (show)
Umberleigh, 18.91 miles, 6 hr 5 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Prince Of Wales, Ilfracombe
13th Jul 2020, 14:13
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13th Jul 2020, 14:13
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 January 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 06 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
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