Princess Of Wales Review


Never been down to Clapton? Well it might be about time to check out newly refurbed The Princess of Wales. This pub has been around since 1956 is cute and has stunning view in the form of a gorgeous canal. If the weather had been a little bit nicer, I definitely would have sat outside.

For starters I went with the smashed avocado on Campaillou bread and heritage breed Gladys Mays duck egg. The creamy avocado was made even more special with the inclusion of the duck egg. It just added that little something extra.theprincessofwales_1_4hliY

While enjoying a nice glass of Rosé and a Malbec we waited for dinner. I was getting pretty hungry by this stage so I knew I’d devour my Chicken Kiev with Corning Mids, Hispi Cabbage and Bacon Crumbs,as soon as it arrived. Of course I did! A Chicken Kiev is just the greatest comfort food  My friend enjoyed her Wield Wood Farm Venison Sausage Ring, Goose Fat Cornish Mids and Hispi Cabbage. She did think that the gravy was a bit too salty though.

Before our desserts arrived we both noticed this quiet little pub was getting quite busy. Not suprising once we found out Monday nights are the local quiz night. I wish we could have stayed but we had to rush off as soon as we finished our dessert. The atmosphere while people were getting ready for the quiz was a little bit electric.


Make sure you order the Chocolate brownie with Jude’s vanilla ice cream and fudge for dessert. It’s chocolatey goodness! My friend order the Me old’ rosemary Treacle tart with clotted cream and this was also something special. Sweet but not overly so. The desserts were definitely the best part of the meal but then again, they always are.


During weekends and on warm summer evenings, the Burger Shack takes up residency, so we’ll certainly be back. Also we can’t forget about Sunday lunch at The Princess of Wales with a choice of roast chicken, stuffed pork belly, 21-day aged beef or Dorset leg of lamb, with all the trimming and gravy.



The Princess of Wales
146 Lea Bridge Road, Clapton, London E5 9RB
T: 020 8533 5463




Written by Tegan LeBon

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