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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|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
|Soo, a return trip to the pub which should be my local and... bad to worse, sadly. Staff struggle to keep the lager in any decent shape, so it's probably as well that there's no pwopa ale. In the front bar, a pair of shit-faced Vicky Pollards were verbally emptying the contents of their bowels at a young male audience, whilst a bunch of awesomely laconic hoodies fumigated the side smoking area with skunk cannabis. Cars continually pulling up and deals being done from the kerb. Luvverly! Avoid at all costs.|
Wiccaman777 - 21 Jun 2011 18:48
|Went in here last Saturday afternoon for a quick pint on my way home from a shopping expidition in Wood Green and noticed a sign on the window advertising a Saturday night open mic jam session. As I'm a amateur guitarist I asked the barmaid if the jam had to booked in advance, or can I just turn up with my guitar. She obviously didn't have a clue as to what I was saying and just shrugged her shoulders in a don't bother me unless you want to order something! Surely if your going to hire a barmaid then at least that person needs to have a basic understanding of English?|
ganger - 16 Feb 2011 00:04
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