I couldn't agree more with the review of SunshineBabe. The Prince of Wales in Clapham Old Town is a rare gem of a local pub. We stumbled upon this lovely little place after a gourmet shopping trip at Moens and Sons butchershop in the old town. The shopping had left us with quite a thirst and we were suffering the effects of a lively wine filled night before. We decided the only solution was to find somewhere for bloody mary's. The POW bloody mary's acted as a miracle of god. They were made by the pub manageress who we have since come to know as Tracy. She is truly a miracle worker with tomato juice, spices, and vodka!
We have now come to know the pub as a bit more of a regular venue and have experienced not only their bloody mary's, but also their good selection of wine and real ales. We have even partaken in the Thursday night pub quiz, which makes for quite a competitive event (get there early to get good seats). The landlord does the MC-ing and is quite the show man. Note, don't make sarcastic comments when you are up at the bar, the mic really does magnify all comments.
Have I mentioned the decor? It is eccentric, quirky and cool. It really adds to the atmosphere. I have read rumours that the pub is owned by Vivienne Westwood, but I can assure your that although she sometimes drinks there, she definitely is not the owner.
If you get hungry, they offer pizza via a delivery service from a local restaurant. We've had it a few times and it is consistently good and is a good investment when you are there for the quiz in order to limit your hangover the following day.
This pub is definitely worth a visit especially if you fancy a local pub with a quirky atmosphere and a good selection of drinks, people and music!