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The Prince Regent, South Kensington - pub details

Previously called: Black Widow

Prince Regent
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Address: 25 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 806) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Gloucester Road (0.3 miles), High Street Kensington (0.5 miles), South Kensington (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations West Brompton (1 mile), Kensington Olympia (1.2 miles), London Paddington (1.3 miles)

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This pub is overpriced and food takes a long time to be served. I have found the staff to be very disorganised when I have been there, and decided to stop going there altogether when they recently got a Christmas party booking wrong, resulting in my having to find another venue at short notice.
Jamie999 - 30 Oct 2009 11:17

i have to say..the pub looks nice and could be a great meeting place for your friends also close to the station, the menu looks great too and affordable prices but i think is totally rubish,the manager is cold staff you can tell they don't work as a team,i had to wait wait and wait because of their mistake, and the food is not so great for such a great adveetisei it was better years ago

stoneheaven74 - 28 Oct 2009 18:03
Part of a small chain with aspirations towards being a gastro-pub. What exactly is a gastro-pub anyway?? Random pubs which serve food are calling themselves this now. For most, the ideal would be a traditional pub which really does have 'quality' wines and 'well-kept' ales and also serves some decent 'home-cooked' food - albeit with a touch of flair. Alas, in most cases, this is too much to ask, and the Prince Regent is no exception. The young groovy bar staff are ok, but could be a couple notches more friendly, and you can feel tension in the air sometimes. There's almost certainly a divide between them and the chefs, who work in a small open plan kitchen at one end of the bar. The chefs look p'd off most of the time and I've found on more than one occasion that a key ingredient of a dish has been changed, or that I've been misled by a description into thinking that, for example, sun dried tomatoes feature significantly when I've had two (in fact one, cut in half) in the entire dish - or that broad beans magically change into peas without prior notice. Staff weren't keen to tackle these problems when asked and apologies on most occasions were not forthcoming. No-one likes the feeling of being ripped off, even in a small way, and I have left this pub feeling annoyed or dissatisfied a few times now. When eating out these days expectations are higher, particularly in a venue that sets itself up as better than average. The Prince Regent needs to get off its laurels and pay attention to detail. Apart from the food, the beer is fine. Wine list ok with the usual Chilean Sauvignon, Sangiovese, etc etc.
purpleknight - 3 Sep 2008 14:41
A bit bland and the whole pub seemed to be reserved for a group of American students - according to the Yorkshireman I was talking to. I didn't have any beer as I was on the way to an appointment but would not refuse to come back here. It does sound like it used to be a lot better as the Black Widow though. My Yorkshire friend reckons the day of the real ale pub is over. I hope he's wrong.
rainlight - 12 Jun 2008 09:32
I can't speak for the yuppie evenings or gastro side, but I found this pub absolutely lovely on a sunny late afternoon. At this time of day it wasn't too busy and it is a pleasant room with oak furniture and sofas. The windows were all open and it was very pleasant.

There is a fantastic painting of the Regent one one wall.

Excellent pint of Timothy Taylor Landlord at a not too yuppy 2.90.

AbeC - 5 Jun 2008 10:39

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