The Prince, Wood Green - pub details
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Wood Green Labour Club, Wood Green (0.2 miles), Nelson, Wood Green (0.3 miles), Jolly Anglers, Wood Green (0.3 miles), BRB at The Gate, Alexandra Park (0.3 miles), Skolars Sports Bar, Wood Green (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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|Some good news! The managers of The Duke's Head in Highgate have acquired the keys to The Prince and plan to open up it up in the near future on similar lines to focus on 'great beer, food and strong links to the local community'. They were attracted by the recent 'ACV status and the campaign in general which helped us immensely with deciding that the pub was worth a go'.|
Wiccaman777 - 25 Mar 2016 23:18
|Remains closed but Haringey Council have accepted our application to have The Prince listed as an Asset of Community Value (as of 08/10/15). The Freeholder now has two months to appeal the decision. The Listing lasts for 5 years.|
This does not guarantee the pub's future given the vagaries of the free market but any plans for inappropriate development of the site will now be put on hold for 6 months to give the local community an opportunity to respond with its own proposals (as happened with the Antwerp Arms in Tottenham).
Wiccaman777 - 5 Nov 2015 12:09
|Hopes dashed as this pub's unsavoury past continues to blight it's future and it's all boarded up again. The previous owner and manager had continued to lease out the upper floors of the building but without conforming to fire safety regulations - despite warnings, and have just been sentenced to six months in prison each for putting lives at risk by breaking fire safety laws. |
More recent attempts to provide a sports bar/club night atmosphere/live music venue for cover bands were IMO poorly pitched for the area, although the interior refurb is good. The hard financial reality of the modern pub trade is that you need a mixed economy of drinkers and especially diners to remain viable.
Mitchells & Butlers seem to understand this with their recent expansions in the area (The Ranelagh, Starting Gate & Maid of Muswell) but, unfortunately, the result is insipid uninspiring middle-class gastros. I'd sooner see an outfit like M&Bs make a go of it tho than continue to see what should be my (very) local remain derelict. I plan to report the premises as 'a pub at risk to CAMRA, and hope for a more imaginative approach to its future.
Wiccaman777 - 16 Jul 2015 09:36
|Hope springs eternal... As one of the humans without a beard or a manbun who's lived in the tower blocks 200 yards away for the last 15 years, I was greatly encouraged to meet Michelle, the Manager, and the new owner on The Prince's re-opening night yesterday.|
The recent refurb tastefully updates the interior without detracting from it's character. Locally, there is a huge niche to be filled between the sports bar atmosphere of The Nelson & Springfield Park Tavern, and the Soho priced pretentiousness of The Ranelagh.
The pub deserves the regular support that will enable it to provide varied live music and make the provision of high maintenance, short shelf-life real ale a viable proposition (only Greedy King IPA available at present). Make it so, People! x
Wiccaman777 - 5 Mar 2015 00:29
|Currently closed. Prayers being said for new ownership, preferably CAMRA fundamentalists with a zealous passion for real ale|
Wiccaman777 - 10 Feb 2013 13:16
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