Prince of Wales

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Prince of Wales

Hidden in the corner of an archetypal, residential Georgian square, this traditional Shepherd Neame pub wouldn’t be out of place on the edge of a village green somewhere in semi-rural Kent.

Well kept inside and out, albeit with few nods to modernity, the pub has flower boxes along the front window, while the walls of the snug and cushioned interior are lined with a Victorian advert for St Jacob’s Oil and framed portraits of 19th-century cricketers – it’s not far from the Oval, and gets particularly busy after close of play during Test matches and one-dayers.

The beers are Shepherd Neame standards, Spitfire and the like; the clientele on non-cricket days are largely made up of members of the hobnobbing local media gentry. A very agreeable little pub.


Venue name: Prince of Wales
Address: 48 Cleaver Square
SE11 4EA
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm Mon, Fri, Sat; noon-3pm, 6-9pm Tue-Thur; noon-4pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Kennington tube
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This is a lovely little pub set in a beautiful road away from the scruffy and noisy main roads and pubs in Kennington. It is set in the corner of Cleaver Square, giving it the feel of a country pub - it also has a small outside space - and I suspect is a great hit with the locals.  Owned by Shepherd Neame, they also offer a limited food menu.   I was with a group of 12 for lunch and everyone was pleased with their choice.  Manager was helpful and efficient.  I'll be returning to this one.

Adorable little boozer in the corner of the square with such a local feel. You can hire boules to play in the square or just take your drinks out to enjoy on the benches in the picturesque surroundings.

Friendly pub, welcoming to both regulars and students from the local universities putting one away. Staff almost ridiculously nice, and on occasion even dish up free food on a whim.

Expensive and low quality Sunday roast. The chicken was grilled not roasted the vegetables were raw and one fresh orange and lemonade was £3. The portions were very small we left feeling hungry and broke. Good pub for buying drinks to sit in the square but not for food.