Date of Last Visit: Tuesday, April 29th
The Damage: £5?
The Victims: Aunt Ursula, Uncle George
I don’t often write about pubs. But I have to mention the Princess Louise in Holborn. This is truly a lovely, lovely pub. If your family appreciates good tilework and molding like mine does, well, you’ll love it forever.
A few days earlier, I had contacted Stonch, over at Stonch’s Beer Blog, and asked him for some pub recommendations for me and my aunt and uncle–some places that they would talk about for days and months afterwards. He gave me three: The Princess Louise, Ye Olde Mitre, and The Lamb on Lamb’s Conduit Street. I had hoped we’d make it to all three, but we were so worn out by our trips to Salisbury, Bath, and Greenwich, that The Princess Louise was all we got to. That’s okay though, as it was a hugely successful visit and Aunt Ursula and Uncle George haven’t stopped talking about the beer (Samuel Smith’s) and the woodwork since.
The Verdict: Go.