Prince of Peckham

Bars and pubs, Pubs Peckham
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A laidback boozer in the heart of Peckham.

From the outside, the Prince of Peckham comes across a bit shouty. ‘WELCOME TO PECKHAM’ is written in ginormous, spotlit letters above the entrance, announcing to passers-by that this pub has arrived in London’s trendiest neighbourhood. Inside, things are more understated, a dim chandelier over the bar and a couple of plump sofas just inside the door giving the place a comfortable, lived-in feel that other boozers spend years trying to create.

On a quiet night midweek, it’s a great place to settle in with a couple of pints and a board game. But don’t expect it to be that sleepy all the time: a packed schedule of events including open mic nights, dance classes and disco yoga (yes, really) mean the place gets plenty more lively. It’s all part of the pub’s aim to provide a platform for local creatives to do their thing.

Whatever you’re there for, make sure you arrive with an empty stomach. The kitchen plays host to Street Feast favourites White Men Can’t Jerk, and these guys make the finest chicken wings you’ll probably ever eat. Doused in Red Stripe and buttermilk then finished with an addictive honey-and-chilli glaze, they’re absolutely killer. Save space for a plate of fries too – they come with a generous dusting of jerk salt and mayo that somehow makes them taste like a posh Maccy D’s.

The Prince of Peckham pulls off all this without looking like it’s trying too hard, and that’s probably the most charming thing about it. While other new joints in up-and-coming neighbourhoods can feel a bit forced, this one manages to avoid those pitfalls. If anything’s worth shouting about, it’s that.

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Prince of Peckham says
Prince of Peckham is a new pub for south London, by south London. With the local community at the forefront, Prince of Peckham hosts regular events and workshops that celebrate the roots and culture of the area alongside an ongoing line-up of food, drink and music to rival any other London boozer. Street food kings White Men Can't Jerk are kitchen residents serving up jerk chicken, Caribbean roasts and stacks of wings.

Every weekend, we're open until 2.30am with live music and DJ's in our upstairs room. Soundtracked by a mash up disco, funk, party hip hop, R&B and afrobeats.

We love hosting parties and special events too. If you're celebrating a birthday or anything else for that matter, why not reserve one of our private rooms or areas.
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By: Alex Plim

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Venue name: Prince of Peckham
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Address: 1 Clayton Rd
London
SE15 5JA
Transport: Peckham Rye Overground
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tastemaker

What an absolute shame.

My friends and I came here recently as They were hosting a "wing competiton" ... we got there early as advised and bought ourselves some cocktails. Here is the only highlight of the evening.

The management of that evening was appalling. What was supposed to start at 7pm didn't take place till almost 9pm.

The worst part was that the manager himself had such a negligent and blasé attitude about it all. My friend had come all the way from Kent and myself west London.

Instead of showing contriteness for their disorganization he felt that we should relax .. and what ? Spend more money in your establishment?

Either way, with an attitude like that and such poor customer service I don't expect this place to prosper in the future. I would never recommend it and will never go back.