The beer drinkers on picnic blankets by the war memorial outside. The chummy staff and chatty locals. The nearby corpse of a fox in a thicket: The Prince has undeniable echoes of a sleepy, leafy country pub.
But this Wood Green watering hole comes flecked with the urbane too: a drinks list that includes its own-brewed weiss beer. Wine tasting evenings, where punters makes sarcastic notes. Art that belongs on a Radiohead album cover.
And then there's the Chinese-style Sunday roast — an ingenious twist on the English classic, which we've already raved about.
For us, The Prince is a wonderful place to begin or end a weekend ramble around Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill and the surrounds.
The risk, of course, is that if you start here, you may end up staying till chucking out time.
Last updated June 2018.