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The Black Prince is a traditional English pub that offers a variety of home-made British cuisine as well as a variety of real ales, lager and wines. Al fresco dining and drinking can be enjoyed in their secret garden.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 01:00


12:00 - 01:00


12:00 - 11:00

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The Black Prince reviews

By Zoe W.

About an hour and a half ago I would have recommended this pub. Lovely staff, friendly, accommodating when I asked if I could bring in chairs from the terrace as it was quite busy with the football. Our food was a little late but I guess understandably because of the footie. Eventually it arrived, my burger was nice and my bf sausage and mash was ok. My friend had ordered 5 mins after me, his food never arrived. Not only did it not arrive but he was subjected to the rude ramblings of what appeared to be the boss or manager who rather than apologise for the delay, was rude and violent towards my friend, closing the flap of the bar on his arm. I don't make a habit of making complaints but when you are as rude as that man, no matter how under pressure you think you might be it doesn't warrant you being downright rude and obnoxious to your customers. My friend got a refund but still, it's not the point. Would I recommend this place? The answer is a big fat NO.

By Xavier S.

This pub is very nice and very much in line with what the neighbourhood is becoming. The selection of beers is very good, the service outstanding, the atmosphere friendly and the prices average. There are board games and a nice garden at the back. I have not tried the food yet but they always have special offers that will make me try one day or the other. I am giving 5 starts because it is the perfect combination of what I am looking for in a pub. Give it a try! See for yourself

By Reds R.

ThIs pub has gone down hill staff look like thy don't want to be there Theres no closing time so you could be there at 23.00 & because the bar staff want to go home so do you drinks very over priced food to why kennington got more costly then the westend The guy who runs it I've heard he hit a few people to & he's drunk a lot when he's there

By Keith M.

I'm sure if its the owner Mark A from Victoria Canada ,that the srvice will be and so will the sports < believe me if the pubs here would show boxing I'd be in them . I'm sure this pub has all sporting events as well as NFL likely the rams every chance they get. I'm a friend of Marks and former provincial boxing champion in canada so i'm all for the boxing.hope alls well with you Mark, Your friend K Mckenzie

By Susannah H.

Upsides: This is quite a nice pub since it's refurbishment and new management. The new owners are very friendly, and the food is good, with a good selection of beer. And the decor is tasteful. Has a lovely little back garden area too. Downsides: Unfortunately the TV is always on showing sports and it therefore attracts a certain crowd. I have left there before due to boxing being on and it just creates a rather grim atmosphere, I have seen women enter the pub, see boxing on and leave immediately. Also the new owners now allow people to bring their pit bull/staffie looking dogs into the bar so I won't go any more. A good pub but fear it is going downhill.

By John W.

"The Prince is dead, long live the Prince". The Black Prince is no longer the traditional Irish boozer frequented by locals, it is now another homogenized bar serving food and wine hoping to attract the upwardly residents that have moved into the area. On that score it will be a success, the bar, although not changed a great deal, is more inviting, the staff attentive and nice to see the owners working the bar rather than handing over to a manager.

Background music a nice touch and quite funky, think 1970's Philly and you get the idea. Shame that the music was playing during the football though, no point having 2 plasma screens if you can't hear the commentary. Prices slightly above other bars in the area and probably a nice place to meet and start the evening before moving on. Lived in Kennington for 37 years before heading North and the "prince" was my local, I doubt it would of remained my local if I still lived in London, place is lacking the characters that make a pub a pub. Good luck to the new owners though. John

By R G B.

The Black Prince now has totally changed since "Anonymous" wrote this comment! The Black Prince is now under new Management, been refurbished (very good atmosphere), food is of a very good quality (yes they have a kitchen now). There is no rowdy music just a very good background music. So if you want to be incoherent and be a total moron I suggest that this venue is not for YOU! It is very clean and has 3 spotless toilets. So why don't try their real ale and good food pay a visit! Richard Look out for the website coming soon

By D.

The Black Prince is a blight on the neighbourhood. It has a menacing air about it and is unfriendly towards strangers - they actively discourage strangers because of the nature of the people that frequent this pub. I'm fed up with the drunks from this pub urinating against my property - they don't care if it's my dustbin, my front door or even my car. If you want to drink until you are incoherent, then this is the pub for you.

By Nina S.

A superb option in Vauxhall, The Black Prince has benefited greatly from a takeover by new management and a whole new focus on good food and ales.

The Venue
The Black Prince sits in an up and coming corner of South London, where swanky new flats are springing up out of nowhere and gorgeous Georgian houses are finally getting some long awaited attention. Given the name there are no prizes for guessing why they choose black paint to spruce up the exterior. Once inside, the regal theme continues: rich red wallpaper, brushed brass lamp fittings and polished dark wood panels contribute to the Victoriana design. The hub is the bar itself: large, sturdy and grounding, it represents the strong philosophy of The Black Prince, because like the bar, everything about it is sound. Despite the choice of dark colours, inside and out, the bar is surprisingly airy and comfortably spacious. There’s a private pebbled garden, with high walls adorned in thick ivy and plants in tubs, which make for a very romantic dining experience on a warm summer evening. Larger parties are free to congregate around old pub benches, on the street at the entrance to The Black Prince.

During the summer months they bring out the barbeque on Friday and Saturday evenings, and in the winter, they throw a few more logs on the fire. There is a flat screen at one end of the bar which shows sports events, but those who don’t like their footie shouldn’t be put off, as this venue in no way resembles one of the larger chain bars that rely simply on the big games to pull in the punters. Everyone is welcome at The Black Prince and the homely feel is enhanced by a selection of good ales and a blackboard with the desserts of the day listed on it.

The Atmosphere
It is always a pleasure to be greeted by a friendly face when you walk into any bar and The Black Prince is certainly full of friendly faces. Appealing to a more sophisticated crowd, the management have done well to distance themselves from a traditional old man’s boozer. The bar staff are welcoming and upbeat, while the service is excellent.

The Food
Quality, homemade and tasty are all words that ring true of the menu at The Black Prince. Furthermore the prices are as comfortable as your mum’s sofa at home, so everyone’s a winner. Starters range from £4-£7 and main courses start at £7.95. The lunch menu offers lighter bites such as baguettes, sandwiches and salads. A highlight of which is an exquisite pressed ham and spinach terrine, served with home baked bread and a parsnip puree.

The evening menu is a somewhat heartier affair. Starters include traditional potted shrimps (£6.95) that take your palette on a trip to the British seaside, whilst a pea and spring vegetable soup with baguette (£4.95) more than satisfies. A delicate salad of spinach, asparagus and broad beans (£6.55) is served in a deep dish with croutons saturated in olive oil and it leaves your taste buds begging for more.

For your main course, a 21-day aged rib eye steak (£12.50) cooked to your taste, with a silky bearnaise sauce and a hefty portion of golden crisp chips, is a firm favourite, as is fish cooked in a light beer batter (£8.95), accompanied by a small helping of mushy peas and a deliciously tangy tartare sauce. Confit of duck or ravioli of garden peas and mint are just a couple of the other dishes you can expect to find on the evening menu at The Black Prince.

Overall the portions are generous, but if by this point you have enough space to squeeze in a dessert, you can choose a dessert of the day from the blackboard. All of the puds cost £4.50 and contain indulgent options like the macerated ruby red strawberries with a glorious tart and creamy sabayon dipping sauce: the perfect sweet treat and fab with a glass of Oliver and Gregs Cavabrut served by the glass at £5.95. For those closet comfort eaters amongst us, get barmy on oven baked banana custard or cosy with a chocolate pot.

The Drink
Any pub worth its salt has to offer at least a couple of choice ales on tap. The Black Prince is stocked with Youngs, Deuchars IPA, Bombardier, and also features a ‘guest ale’ that changes regularly, all of which fall around the £3.30 a pint mark.

The wine list is varied and considered, with a selection of fruity or dry whites. Anyone who has not tasted a white Rioja should take this opportunity to do so as the crisp taste complements the vegetarian and salad options on the menu beautifully. A bottle of Monte Clavijo white Rioja will set you back £15.95, while the house white is a Chilean San Rafael Sauvignon Blanc (£12.95). If it’s a large hunk of meat you are tucking into for your main course, go cheap and cheerful with the easy-going Spanish house red El Muro Tinto (£12.95). Italian Rose and a selection of champagnes are on standby should you want to celebrate; toast a special occasion over a bottle of Moet for £38.00.

The Last Word
The Black Prince holds its own against the leading gastro pubs in the Lambeth/Kennington area, scoring high on price, quality and presentation. One thing is for sure, you won’t be disappointed.

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