Tucked away among the imposing mansions and canals around Warwick Avenue is a little slice of nineteenth-century London. No, not a workhouse filled with criminal orphans, but something much nicer than that – a Victorian pub, complete with spectacularly intricate carved woodwork and ‘snob screens’ separating the different sections of the bar. The low doorways between them are a nightmare if you've got a bad back, but perfect if you're very short and need to escape a pub bore.
It sort of helps that the Prince Alfred is a Young's pub instead of some chichi craft beer palace – it's simple, old fashioned, no nonsense. Peanuts, yup. Pint of bitter, yup. Sticky floors, yup. And all combined with the joy of watching your fellow drinkers playing a constant game of limbo.
|Venue name:||Prince Alfred & Formosa Dining Rooms||Contact:|
5A Formosa Street
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm, 6.30-10pm Mon-Thur; noon-3pm, 6.30-11pm Fri, Sat; noon-9pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Warwick Avenue tube|
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One of few pubs in London with the old sections design, very authentic leaves you very secluded feeling due to the sections dividers. Extended into the Dining Room restaurant with great selection of food that is just as delicious. At the basement of the restaurant private dining area for hiring.
Nice pub but very expensive. A pound of Pilsner is £4.84. They charge 12.5% for service. Won't come back