The Prince | A Secluded Woodland Drinking Den in West London
It’s the king of West London pubs.
And now it’s been spruced for the new season with a retractable roof.
Having first opened a couple of years back in the former Prince of Wales pub in Earl’s Court, the team (who are also behind two other pergola-related pop ups, Pergola Paddington and Pergola on the Wharf) have lovingly fashioned it – and the 3 buildings next to it – into a veritable avenue of epicurean indulgence for the warm seasons. Here’s how it all breaks down…
The heart of the operation here is the pub; a renovated Victorian boozer fitted out with vintage pendant lights, whitewashed walls and exposed brickwork. Downstairs is the buzzier of the two levels, while upstairs is the Tudor Room – a private hire area complete with its own bar. The drinks have been given a warm-weather twist, with Summer Negronis, rum punch on tap, and house-blended botanicals (like a g&t with extra fruits, herbs, and spices).
Staying true to their street food roots, they’ve made the most of the space by bussing in a couple of vendors to take residence in the formerly disused buildings to the side of the pub. Here you’ll find Crust Bros slinging their enormous pizzas, and Utter Waffle breaking the mould with savoury stuffed waffles – but if those don’t take your fancy, there’s also a BBQ menu and a load of classic pub grub on offer.
1 SECLUDED WOODLAND GARDEN
Tucked away behind the pub and street food kitchens, this hidden, flower-laden oasis is accessible from the back of each of the buildings via the al fresco dining terrace. Follow it down and you’ll find a magical, fairy-lit warren, overhung by a pergola festooned with tumbling garlands of wisteria and hydrangeas. And that roof is now retractable…
…so things needn’t get heated when you fancy a drink.
NOTE: You can make a booking, and find out more, HERE.
The Prince | 14 Lillie Road, SW6 1TT
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