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Princess Louise

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Address: Wc1 208 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EP, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7405 8816
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00

Excellent food and wide array of beer choices make the Princess Louise a...

Excellent food and wide array of beer choices make the Princess Louise a fine pub.

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Old Pub

Pretty cool old pub where you can sit in your own booth around the bar and drink loads of different types of beer.

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Anthony A
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Stockholm, Sweden
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful old-fashioned pub. The interior design should not be missed. Been here before but I keep coming back. This time we even went upstairs to the restaurant. Typical pub food, tasty and it made a perfect lunch!

Thank Keith B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Samuel Smiths Pub in central Holborn. Usual good value/good beers, and all in all well staffed. However I really don't appreciate being ignored several times whilst trying to order a second drink by bar staff that cannot bare to make eye contact with you. Avoid a 'too cool for school' hipster, that in my humble opinion is completely incompetent.... More 

Thank lmj_sound
Brixworth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great traditional pub, looks more steampunk than steampunk! Ales seem to be mainly Sam Smith but the beer was excellent. It was £3.20 a pint which I thought was pretty okay for London prices Try the wheat beer in particular!

Thank Anthony F
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being from Sheffield I was relieved when I walked in here. Good cheap drinks in a lovely pub atmosphere. THANKS!

Thank Jack W
Caterham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This is a proper London pub. Great building in the traditional style. Good atmosphere and good range of ales and lagers.

Thank Bill H
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398 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Wonderful, wonderful old fashioned British pub. All booths, mirrors and glass...great Sam Smiths range of beers..prices have gone up a bit but still reasonable for Central London.. Just one thing, they could do with getting some new range of beers or they will get a little left behind....there is much more competition now everywhere with loads of places selling good... More 

Thank LondonFet
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Pretty cool old pub where you can sit in your own booth around the bar and drink loads of different types of beer.

Thank Anthony A
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The Princess Louise is a 'proper' pub. Still sectioned off into small rooms and booths, good range of beers, friendy staff. It's a regular haunt of mine when I'm in London.

Thank Evan J
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

And full marks to Sam’s Smiths for restoring this one back to its original glory, it probably rates as one of the finest pub interiors in the whole of London. There are several wonderful features one being that the pub can be entered through two doors, each of which leads into a corridor running to the rear of the building.... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited this grand old Victorian pub with its beautifully refurbished late 19th century decor complete with "snob screens" and magnificent woodwork and tile work. Only drinks are served downstairs one has to go upstairs for food, which is what we did. The upstairs is just an average looking pub space. I love Sam Smith's beers and... More 

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