The Princess of Wales

146 Lea Bridge Road, , London, E5 9QB

SquareMeal Review of The Princess of Wales

Rescued, refurbished and treated to a large dose of TLC, this once-depressing tavern is an indicator that Clapton is ‘the new Victoria Park’. Out go gnarly punters you suspect might have been on first-name terms with Alf Garnett; in come Mâcon-Lugny, McHenry Hohnen Shiraz, draught ales from Meantime and Sharp’s, plus Aspall cider. Child-friendly, dog-friendly and a whole lot friendlier on the eye with its smart grey and pastel tones, The Princess of Wales owes its renaissance to Geronimo Inns (now part of Young’s, whose beers are also available). A big choice of Med-accented food includes stone-baked pizzas from the in-house oven, pints of prawns, pastas, aubergine parmigiana, steak sandwiches and chicken wrapped in pancetta with sage butter, plus assorted puds. Alfresco tables by the waterside are a draw whenever the sun shines on Hackney Marsh and its environs.

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The Princess of Wales is recommended for

Fun | Widely Spaced Tables | Child Friendly | Group Dining 8 Plus | Sunday Roast | Beer Garden | Outside Seating | Waterside | Dog Friendly

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Clapton Station 679m

Rectory Road Station 1km


Address: 146 Lea Bridge Road, , London E5 9QB

Area: Clapton Hackney Downs

Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-11pm (Fri-Sat -12M) Sun 12N-10.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Hackney Downs 1km

Bullion Room Theatre 1km


Telephone: 020 8533 3463


Cuisine: Gastropub

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