Prince Alfred

Prince Alfred

NOTE: Currently closed for repair work (July 2015)

This pub was voted among the best in Maida Vale and Little Venice by Londonist readers.

If this pub were in the centre of town, it would be included in every single tourist guide. If you're familiar with the exuberant gin palace interior of the Princess Louise in Holborn, then this is its even more flamboyant little brother. If you thought that The Lamb in Bloomsbury was the only pub with 'snob screens', then think again. The Prince Alfred is a joy of late-Victorian craftsmanship, all mahogany and etched glass. Segregated drinking areas are separated by partitions, and you must stoop low to manoeuvre between them (here, you'll be reminded of the John Snow in Soho).  Ale fans will be relieved to find that, despite its appearance, this pub is not ran by the Sam Smiths chain who own so many of these grand old buildings. That means you'll find three or four ales on draught from the Young's range. Those seeking food should check out the highly rated Formosa Dining Rooms at the back of the pub, which have a more modern, starker appearance.

On Facebook. On Twitter as @ThePrinceAlfred. Quiz night is Wednesday.

Last updated July 2015.

Snob screens - these were once used so that the customer and bar staff need not look at each other.
Snob screens - these were once used so that the customer and bar staff need not look at each other.
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Now that's a window.
Now that's a window.
Glazed tiling on the entrance.
Glazed tiling on the entrance.
In no way OTT interior decor.
In no way OTT interior decor.
To get between the different bars, you must crouch down through these low apertures. These chaps can't quite figure it out.
To get between the different bars, you must crouch down through these low apertures. These chaps can't quite figure it out.
The Formosa dining rooms at the back are much less flamboyant.
The Formosa dining rooms at the back are much less flamboyant.
Kiss my glass.
Kiss my glass.
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Boarded up in July 2015. Happily, it's only temporary while repair work is done to the ceiling.

Pub Features

Dining options Quiz night

Address: 5A Formosa Street London W9 1EE

Phone: 020 7286 3287

Email:
princealfred@youngs.co.uk

Website:
http://www.theprincealfred.com/

Monday: noon-11pm

Tuesday: noon-11pm

Wednesday: noon-11pm

Thursday: noon-11pm

Friday: noon-midnight

Saturday: noon-midnight

Sunday: noon-10.30pm

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