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Princess of Wales

#10,072 of 18,396 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
146 Lea Bridge Road, London E5 9RB, England
+44 20 8533 3463
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (2 reviews)
“roasted veg” (2 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 10:30 pm Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
146 Lea Bridge Road, London E5 9RB, England
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in not expecting to eat having walked up from Stratford on a bitterly cold day. It must have been the sign advertising Cumberland sausages and bubble and squeak that reeled is in. I had pearl barley and belly of pork. Both good if...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Took my wife here for lunch for her birthday and we much enjoyed our meal. We arrived by train to Clapton and walked to the pub across the park. It was pouring with rain as we walked so we were pleased to find the pub...More

Thank NeilAJH1956
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I have lived in hackney for the last 20 years and this pub is by far the nicest around. Fantastic setting, lovely staff and Hollie is a credit to the company. She organised an amazing family event for us at the pub and it was...More

Thank Hannah C
ManagerWales, Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Hannah, So glad you have enjoyed our pub for so long and continue to enjoy it! I will pass your comments back to the team and Hollie, Thank you for a great review

Reviewed 3 March 2018

we spent £17.50 for a pint / large glass of house wine and 2 x crisps. when we mentioned to staff that we thought we were overcharged they told us that they supplied us with a large glass of wine which was at least £2...More

Thank petrafunk
ManagerWales, Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi There, I'm really sorry to hear that you think you may have been overcharged. This is not normal practice by any means. It would be great if you could pop me an email with more details! (When you visited, what exactly you had etc)...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018

This was a welcome refreshment stop along the Capital Ring going North. Although I didn’t eat there the food I saw looked appetising, my beer was excellent.

Thank Tilt-scale-gyro
ManagerWales, Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Glad you had a great time, Be sure to pop back soon for some food! Hollie

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Despite being a busy Sunday lunchtime, we were greeted with a friendly smile and a table was made available for us. Service was efficient and friendly, food was delicious. This was a really enjoyable meal in a nice atmosphere.

Thank Deetee100
ManagerWales, Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thanks for a great review! Glad to see you had such a great time with us, See you again soon, Hollie

Reviewed 18 February 2018

We live really close by and had been looking forward to trying this place for quite a while. As it was sunny yesterday we thought it would be perfect to pop down for lunch. The plus points of this place is it's beautiful location right...More

Thank gordon r
ManagerWales, Guest Relations Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hi Gordon, I'm really sorry to hear that you didn't have a great time with us. This is not our usual standard by any means, you are right that the sunny weather took us a bit by surprise and we were busier than expected. However...More

Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Came here with a friend for Sunday lunch at around 2pm. Te place was busy, which was great. However it seems that this creates two problems. 1. No staff running front of house. If you're coming in for a table, be prepared to be ignored...More

Thank Andy N
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Nice looking pub, great beer selection, nice bar staff. Terrible kitchen, sent stone cold food back twice, gave up on the 3rd time when it turned up luke warm, as was tired, bored and hungry. Told staff, reall battle to get any acceptance of how...More

2  Thank Matt B
ManagerWales, Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Hi Matt, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your time with us. I'm really sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us on such a busy day. As was said to you at the time, by myself, I...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner on Christmas Eve but weren't told they closed early. The starters arrived promptly and as soon as one of us finished, the plate was cleared. What followed beggared belief - everyone's main course was brought to the table while some...More

Thank Jacqui M
ManagerWales, Manager at Princess of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi Jacqui, I'm sorry you felt your meal was rushed and therefore didn't enjoy your experience with us as much as you should have! If you could pop me an email to princessofwalesevents@geronimo-inns.co.uk with more info that would be great. (Eg Did you book? Time,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Lea Bridge Road, London E5 9RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8533 3463
  • E-mail
The Princess of Wales is a proper good pub for the good people of Clapton. The new-look Princess of Wales combines the best of a traditional London pub with everything you’d expect from a first-rate bar or restaurant. British classics like fish & chips, seasonal pies and juicy burgers will always feature on our menus but you’ll also spot innovative, home-grown recipes that feature the best of our regional produce. On our bar, cask ales take pride of place but we’ve also made room for some top-notch craft beers. Our wines, gins, vodkas and rums follow a similar pattern: firm favourites mixed in with exciting, new flavours. Come by soon, get yourself a glass of something cold, sit by the River Lea and thank your lucky stars for unearthing the wonder that is the Princess of Wales.
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