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Prince of Wales

) #51 of 87 Restaurants in Ilfracombe $ , British,
2 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“rump steak” (2 reviews)
“baguette” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
2 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were staying in Ilfracombe and both wanted to watch the UEFA champions league football, we wandered into this pub as we noticed the football was being shown on their TV, so pleased we did, it was filled with all the locals and the atmosphere...More

Thank kimmybabes42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on Saturday. Although quite busy, we found it very friendly and welcoming. Good value beer. Very good food and reasonable prices. All in all, a very good traditional pub with a local atmosphere

Thank rustinmetro
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have just returned from a very pleasant few days in Ilfracombe and the staff at the prince helped make it, they treated me like a old friend even though i was a stranger, made me feel very welcome, lovely character pub, with wonderful people,...More

Thank strompy
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Staying in Ilfracombe for a few days my wife and I chanced on the Prince of Wales pub. In we went out of the cold and wind and discovered the most amazing welcome, so much so that the following day we went back to watch...More

Thank bombomCardiff
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Spent Saturday 4th Feb in here, watching football and the 6 Nations well into the evening. Friendly people, good beer, just watch your head on the low beams!! Nice to see proper pubs still around.

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 6 February 2017

EXCELLENT IN EVERY RESPECT - THE IDEAL ALTERNATIVE TO WETHERSPOONS The Prince of Wales at the bottom of Ilfracombe Fore Street is now the best pub we have visited in years. We had a meal from their board, with chips and gravy. It was hot,...More

Thank pamela h
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Having visited this pub numerous times over a few years I have to say that it is so refreshing to go somewhere where there is not only great, affordable food ( old fashioned pub grub) but also it's somewhere you can easily relax and simply...More

1  Thank TPKJBanyard
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I am surprised at the previous report as we have visited this pub on numerous occasions whilst visiting Ilfracombe. It's not a restaurant but what you get is good pub grub and plenty of it. I am a vegetarian and really enjoyed the veggie curry...More

Thank Martinpenny1
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

To say that the food was bad would be giving this restaurant high lights of being good. Appalling cuisine would be a more appropriate word. hygiene if restaurant would be a visit from the health department. Food well below standard and probably served to the...More

Thank Skywolfenterpri... S
barroo, Owner at Prince of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Hi We are sorry you did not enjoy your meals with us. Could you please let us know what was ordered so that we can rectify the problem ,if it was brought to our attention at the time we would have gladly refunded you for...More

Reviewed 4 September 2016

Restaurant area not nice, concrete floor, grubby looking tables, stark. Vegetarian curry conconsisted of tinned carrots peas and sweetcorn - inedible. Steak pie was congeled gravy and no meat. We will not be returning.More

Thank Lesley A
barroo, Owner at Prince of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Hi We are sorry about your experience in the prince of wales.we would have happy to give you a full refund if it had been brought to our attention, the vegetable has since been removed from the menu, also the pie is supplied by a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
A friendly welcoming country Pub/Restaurant with a warm atmosphere. Children and pets most welcome. Large parking facilities, walled beer garden. Sunday Carvery and Specials Evenings. Fine Real Ales & home-made food. Excellent walks amongst beautiful scenery in the area.
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