So completely Moseley, the Prince is one of those venues that has to be seen to be believed. If you haven’t yet visited, we suggest you stop reading and make a date to go there. This pub has a few fun surprises that are best discovered for yourself – but be warned, spoilers ahead.
Heralding the beginning of Moseley Village as you approach from the city centre, the Prince is in a good spot, bordering a vintage furniture shop and an independent café – two typically Moseley businesses.
Step inside and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d headed back to the dark ages, or at least the 1970s. The drab, functional, old-man pub vibe is what you get at first. It’s when you notice little touches such as the giant moose head above you that you realise there’s more here than meets the eye.
Heading through the front bar and into the corridor behind, you see another little room – more like a lounge – where people are relaxing. Next, you continue on out to the back and finally get to see what all the fuss is about.
The beer garden, for want of a better term, is a whole complex of different things vying for your attention. Will you grab a wine and cheese at the Shed du Vin? Or sample a Cuban cigar from the Cigar Club? Or maybe you’re hungry enough to grab a bite from the pop-up street food trader in the corner? And last but not least, the fully fledged Mo-Tiki bar is where you go for a taste of tropical paradise. Don’t be surprised to see flames flaring up – these bartenders do it properly.