Prince of Wales Townhouse73 Dalling Road
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Following an extensive refurbishment of its interior and garden, the pub reopened in 2020 with a new name, incorporating its likely original one, the Prince of Wales, becoming 'his' Townhouse. Presently there are connections with the well-regarded Big Smoke Brewery, with its small chain of pubs in London and South-east England, with the Laine Brewery, continuing from its earlier role, and with Punch. (Both Laine and Punch are ultimately owned by Patron Capital).
The L-shaped bar, along much of the inside wall of the large single room, is equipped with ten handpumps, usually offering a range of up to five cask ales and five ciders, plus twenty keg beer lines. Decor is light and airy, whilst seating consists of a mixture of upholstered banquettes and wooden chairs. Outside, the garden has been equipped with a number of open-sided huts for four, equipped with heaters, as well as the Big Smoke signature biergarten-style long trestle tables with benches under the canvas.
An extensive menu includes pub-grub favourites, sharing platters and more up-market dishes. Normally, breakfast is served from 8am but, under the terms of the licence, alcohol may not be served until 10am and the pub has indicated that alcohol service starts at 11am.
The Big Smoke chain has a buy 9 pints, get the 10th free loyalty scheme.