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Pub: Princess Louise

by Krista

Princess_louisePrincess Louise
208-209 High Holborn
Tel: 020 7405 8816

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.

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Melanie Seasons May 15, 2008 - 3:21 pm

Finally! Somewhere I’ve actually been!

Good memories of this place 🙂

Lizzie May 15, 2008 - 4:26 pm

Ahh, Samuel Smith’s. It’s a savouir of mine. I work in Soho where many pubs charge in excess of £3.40 for a pint of Guinness, whereas the Sam Smith’s stout is about £2.30.

The Princess Louise underwent a massive refurbishment about a year ago, hence the pretty new look.

Dave May 17, 2008 - 11:59 pm

They had (hopefully still have) the best men’s urinal in London…

kira May 26, 2008 - 12:28 am

i was THISCLOSE to going in here today, but instead we went for smoothies and salad at my old dutch. ah well, i’ll know it’s worth a pop-in for next time. speaking of great pubs, you have to check out the lamb & flag in soho, the oldest pub in london and tucked away loveliness.

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