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The Prince of Wales, Stow Maries - pub details

Address: Woodham Road, Stow Maries, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6SA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3176) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Woodham Ferrers (2.1 miles), Fambridge (2.1 miles), Hockley (4.5 miles)

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Norton, Cold Norton (1.3 miles), Rileys, South Woodham Ferrers (1.7 miles), Town Crier, South Woodham Ferrers (1.7 miles), Bell, Purleigh (1.8 miles), Railway, South Woodham Ferrers (1.8 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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Fantastic! I used to go there when the old girls ran it, the roof had fallen in in the outside gents loos and the pub sign hang by one chain and the beer was a tin of Watneys Seven on the stairs behind the door!

Lovingly restored by owner, Rob Walster this is a MUST visit place. He has kept it as a traditional ale house. There are about six real ales on offer at any one time plus Belgian beers. Imaginative but hearty food, with the odd little twist. The food is to complement the beer. The huge fish and chips on a Friday night are to die for. Frequent beer festivals and a massive firework display are highlights of the year.

Stow Maries is the gateway to the Dengie peninsular and pubs don't get any better than this. On your trip also pay the nearby WWI airfield a visit.
thewildrover - 25 Oct 2013 21:53
The POW remains an excellent pub after many years in the same ownership of Rob Walster. It seemlessly marries good food, a great selection of well kept real ales, ciders and foreign beers, with a convivial ("musak" free) atmosphere, generated in a traditional Essex weatherboard, flagstone floored gem of a building. It's further assisted by an eclectic clientele and occasionally outrageous landlord! The pub has excellent quality rooms, puts on various music and comedy and fireworks events throughout the year, catering for residents and visitors equally well. It is, in my opinion, amongst the very best pubs in the UK and well worth seeking out by anyone who enjoys a genuinely proper pub and all that that means.
MCalvert - 14 Aug 2013 16:13
I hadn't been back to the pub for a number of years but I'm pleased to say all was the same since my last visit. Beers at 3 a pint - plenty of choice and the food was superb. The seating leaves a lot to be desired and I sat on 3 until |I found one that was comfortable. My wife suggested the visit which was all the more surprising as she never liked the place as we used to sit in the family area where the front door is always kept open. However, she's now changed her mind and I forsee many happy visits to come.
ButchEgg - 15 Sep 2011 13:34
Nice pub real ales change almost weekly which was good when able to have taste before you order but now want to charge a pound to find out if you like a particular beer you could spend a lot of money to find a beer you like then do the same thing a week or so later not good
jgreen - 2 Nov 2010 20:20

Classic white weather boarded building , well maintained inside and out. It has been a regular in the GBG for some time now.

Six real ales on at the time of my visit. Two from titanic and usually something from Crouch vale, local to here. Priced at 2.90 - 3.00 a pint. The serving area is quite small and I can imagine it gets testing at times/

Friendly ,intelligent ,local crowd. Lots to like about this public house and although not a destination pub in its own right it is well worth seeking out if in
the vicinity.

Verdict: Deserving of its 2010 GBG entry. Happy to return.

Polypinmath - 14 Apr 2010 14:34

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