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Prince Regent, Marylebone

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user reviews of the Prince Regent, Marylebone

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A very typical, well to do, London Pub. Dark ambiance. Relatively empty mid week. Decent pint of Doom Bar.
Mappiman - 17 Jan 2014 14:18
Not really my cup of tea - a bit too bar like for me and all done up a bit like a tarts boudoir - but the food was ok.
Keef_Peacock - 26 May 2013 21:18
Very, very similar to the nearby Marylebone but with a better ale selection Doom Bar, Pride, Broadside and Copper Dragon Golden Pippin.

Bar staff courteous and efficient. A decent enough place to meet friends but you will be doing well to drag me out of the Golden Eagle around here.
murgatroyd - 5 Apr 2012 10:54
Following a recent after work visit I feel compelled to revisit my earlier post -the management has now changed and unfortunately things aren't so good. A group of us came in after work one busy evening and were tutted at, shoved past and glared at by the bar staff for being in the way. It was busy and we were merry but we were all behaving perfectly reasonably. If our being there was creating a problem then a polite request to stand out of the way or even to go somewhere else, as we were a big group, would have been fine rather than rolling their eyes at each other in full view of us. The fact that one member of staff told one of our party that unless specified they automatically pour people the most expensive version of whatever spirit they ask for was the last straw. I'll be avoiding this place in future - it's a pub and the staff need to remember that.
Basil1 - 8 Mar 2012 14:04
Fantastic pub for after work drinks. Always a good atmosphere and fun crowd. Nice little function room area upstairs too.
Westendsocialite - 19 Nov 2011 23:12
Ordered food, waited 45 minutes. Went to the bar to ask why it was taking so long, without raising my voice, swearing or any dramatics. Had my order cancelled and told to leave.
ca88ages - 22 May 2011 23:51
This is our after work local. We stopped coming here after a few years as it had become samey and a bit like every other semi-gastro place in town. We tried again more recently though and it is a completely different place. The Manager has a really good team of bar staff who are friendly, fast, attentive and polite. There is a good selction of ales, lagers, spirits and wines and they don't seem to run out of anything. The food is fair to good and it has a much improved atmosphere. We're in there all the time now!
Basil1 - 26 May 2010 15:50
Has Old Rosie & Aspall's ciders.
jgurney1 - 18 May 2010 19:37
Given the fancy nature of many of the nearby shops, I was rather expecting this to be some sort of nasty modern gastro-bar with waiter service. However, it turned out to be a fairly tradional London pub with plenty of dark wood panelling. Four real ales on, including a nice-enough pint of Dizzy Blonde from Robinsons. Quite busy, but the staff seemed to be on the ball.
rpadam - 4 Oct 2009 20:09
Good pub. Small portions of food my only complaint!
439gille - 6 Jul 2009 19:12
I was there last night having an enjoyable drink looking out the window at the christmas lights and someone stole my jacket off the back of my chair!!! This is the second such incident I have experienced at the is pub as my girlfriends handbag was stolen in a similar incident 6 months ago. I would like to suggest management have a look at what sort of riff raff are allowed in off the street. I'm absolutely ropeable.
samch - 17 Dec 2008 15:15
Incompetent, useless bar staff. With a horde of thirsty drinkers at all times looking to get their beer, the staff couldn't give two tosses about picking up the pace a bit. It used to be a great pub - not I can't stand thinking about ordering a drink there. I've taken my business elsewhere.
skorch - 12 Jun 2008 12:08
The average seems a little low. Decent choice of beer, and well kept, and of lager especially continentals (kuppers kolsch, budvar dark etc.). Good mix of people as well. Downsides, the shape of the pub means it gets very crowded, but that can't be avoided. Also I've only eaten here once but was disappointed. Perhaps the best place to drink in on marylebone high street though so 7/10
mps77 - 28 May 2008 16:10
The real ales were well served and at Ģ2.80, not expensive by London standards. A good selection of Lagers for those who are that way inclined. A mixed clientele, very friendly staff, excellent service, and very handy as a Pre-Wembley Pub (Close to Baker Street, but hidden away sufficiently so that it won't be found by the masses). Only slight complaint is that food is a bit pricy, but hardly an unusual complaint for a London Pub. The friendly customers cheered us up after a disappointing result, especially the really attractive and very pleasant Leicester supporter.
Dylanwing - 25 May 2008 15:28
Popped in saturday around 3pm. Very nice comfortable place. Service good, but our choice of nachos for a light bite at Ģ5 was a poor one. Poorly put together, puffy, slightly burned and dry. Still - place itself is nice, beer's ok and I will be back.
mknesbeth - 7 Jan 2008 13:16
Very similar to a couple of other Mitchell & Butler pubs close by. A range of foreign beers on tap, three real ales and a cider on handpump and assorted chairs and sofas. Had the Kuppers Kolsch which I hadn't seen before.

Not the worst and may well be back.
GuideDogSaint - 27 Dec 2007 22:15
I went to the Prince Regent last weekend, for what should have been a lovely Christmas get together with my friends. I was so disappointed. The service was absolutely appalling, the staff really rude and the food, below average, orders missed off and cold. Considering this place looks as though it should be cosy and friendly and that the reviews I had read said that the place was ok, I was really disillusioned.
On complaining to the manager we were told that 'the staff are really busy' - yes it's Christmas, of course they are busy, you would hope they could at least manage to be polite - although to be fair, we did get some money off the bill. It didn't make up for the fact that our Christmas gathering, with friends from other parts of the UK, had to a certain extent been marred. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone and will certainly not be returning.

sarahsingleton - 18 Dec 2007 15:40
A very large selection of lagers, a lovely quiet room upstairs, delightfull food and an exciting quizz on tuesday!!
multicharette - 15 Sep 2007 10:53
Bottom bar was overcrowded but the bar staff were good at working through the crowd. There looked to be a good range of ales but all of them were off - at 6pm on a Friday night?! Maybe it takes too much time to pour an ale.
Nice that you can book rooms upstairs.
pezza132 - 22 Feb 2007 12:00
If being surrounded by braying fools talking cobblers is your bag, this is your venue.
mr_goatboy - 7 Jun 2006 18:15
Nice decor, the chandeliers look great. Good menu and a nice bookable 'opium lounge' upstairs
LufthansaTerminal - 20 May 2006 18:58
I like the decor, and it has potential but it is true what other say it takes ages to get served. I've never noticed the glasses but I bet I do now.

The clientele can be a bit up themselves too, you know the type pushing past without saying excuse me, Metrosexuals pushing in front of us ladies at the bar. The bar has no control over that mind you.

However, management could have done something to deal with the ventilation during the recent refurb. I'm quite used to cigarette smoke, as my friends do, but it's a long time since I came out reeking like an old ash tray like I did last Tuesday my coat was unwearable. The manager whoever he/she is could do something about the music. Why in a noisy pub, are the bar staff allowed to crank up the volume whether it's their favourite CD or the live duo doing covers? Just turn it down a bit pleeeese, people go to a pub to talk to each other. You don't get an "atmosphere" from a bass beat.

I'm not selling this pub am I?
runnerbean - 19 Dec 2005 22:38
A definate no, rude and pretentious staff, dirty glasses, lacks atmosphere over all extremely badly managed pub. Had a 2 drinks and went to nearby pub DUSK what a difference the Prince Regent should take a leaf out of their book.
skivan - 28 Sep 2005 18:43
Not too much of a stroll from M.Tussauds where I work, so have been dragged in for a few after-work bevvies. Most of the time I wonder if I'm still at work...our waxworks have more life in them than the gormless barstaff. It takes an age to get served, usually the glasses are filthy and as for the atmosphere....I'd rather play marbles on the floor of the chamber of horrors with Barbara Bush..
robbersdog - 28 Sep 2005 12:24
I have lived in Marylebone for a few years now and as a single working woman this pub is fantastic. It has areally nice atmosphere and the staff are great. They have a live singer on a weds and chilled out D.J on sat. Woman can feel confident to go in this pub alone without feeling threatened. Some of the regular Marylebone set are a pain in the arse but this place caters for all.
hobert - 21 Sep 2005 01:40
Sorry but no. Just not our type of place at all. Too pretentious by half. One swift drink and we headed for The Mason's Arms.
Boothers - 15 Sep 2005 15:12
Nice for an ale or two if you want to chat with some mates and have a meal. Food very good. Service not too bad. Liked the feel of the place. Gets a bit smokey but that's England for you!
Randy_Campbell - 16 Jun 2005 14:39
the staff were polite and friendly,an excellent range of drinks both beer and wine all with informative labels,due to the summer fayre plenty of tables outside,would return anytime and the food was excellent
LIKEADRINKINTHEEVENING - 14 Jun 2005 22:39
I'm loving the pink fluffy umbrellas on the outside tables!
neilp - 26 May 2005 16:41
Rude bar staff, who 1/2 way through ordering would naff off and serve their regulars.

Even went back for second helping and the same thing happened again.

Settled for a night down the park with some Tennents Super. Infinitely more entertaining.
aldhous - 24 May 2005 17:27
Nice selection of wine and not too pricey. This cosy pub was neither too crowdy nor too empty. The barman was really nice, good to see staff with some character, itīd be hard to miss him..!!! Had a really nice evening here.
IvyIvyIvy - 10 Apr 2005 13:14
I'm a regular user of this pub - at lunchtime, not evenings. There's a new menu which seems quite good, food service is a little on the slow side but I usually get what I want eventually. Can't comment on the booze since I'm not a drinker, but the minerals are reasonably priced.
M. Rowland - 16 Dec 2003 14:19
Does have its bad moments! But it can be OK. When it is quiet it can be very quiet but when it is busy it can be packed.

Check out the little Polish barmaid if she is still there (was during the summer of 2003). Her little wiggle dance to the music is a delight!

Bollinger - 10 Sep 2003 18:57
Nice pub for a fairly quiet beer - reasonable selection of beers available, and not too many tourists! An ideal place to arrange to meet up in if nothing else.
Darren - 28 Aug 2003 12:15
Awful pub - poor food complaints answered with rude retorts from chef; irregular hours; discriminatory and dismal service. Good location, shame about the pub.
local lass - 16 Jan 2003 21:52

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