04 Jul 2017
Escape the heat of the city and head east to take refuge in the newly refurbished Princess of Wales in Clapton. The new look pub, dating back to 1956, combines the best of a traditional London local with modern touches that include a fresh new nautical interior and a stunning riverside deck complete with fishing boat seating and a Burger Shack – what are you waiting for?
Whilst the al fresco terrace was simply made for sunny days and balmy nights, the interior doesn’t disappoint. Light and bright courtesy of the pub’s original windows looking out onto the river, furniture is mix of vintage and modern. Design touches reflect the pub’s location on the River Lea – fly fishing hooks, piscatorial prints and fisherman-style pendant lighting and lanterns are set against a palette of sea blue.
Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, the varied all-day menu kicks off with dishes including a poached duck egg with asparagus, béarnaise and toasted rye soldiers and slow-cooked pulled pork on warm sourdough with a burnt apple purée, along with a selection of vibrant salads. Dig into avocado, mung bean and courgette salad with cashews, orange and thyme dressing, or opt for a dish of hot smoked salmon, kohlrabi slaw, pistachios and pomegranate.
Lunch and dinner dishes see favourite pub classics like East London Brewery battered cod and chips sit alongside more creative dishes such as honey and sesame duck breast, apricot, pak choi, radish, fennel and toasted almond salad, and chicken Kiev, Jersey royals, black cabbage and bacon crumb.
A range of planks is also available for sharing – The Fisheries comes with sprats, whipped trout and salmon; The Butcher’s Barge with pulled pork, sausage roll, pork pie and a giant scotch egg whilst veggies can delight in The Foragers’ featuring Nutbourne tomatoes, smashed chickpeas and a Caerphilly fondue.
At the weekends, and on warm summer evenings, the Burger Shack takes up residency, serving up a menu of delicious, juicy patties including The Classic beef with melted cheese, Young’s ale onions and pickles; The Chicken, a buttermilk marinated chicken breast burger with red cabbage and chilli slaw; and The Veggie, a crispy beetroot burger with fennel, lentils and mozzarella.
A pub isn’t a pub without Sunday lunch and The Princess of Wales serves up some of the best roasts in town, served with all the trimming and lashings of gravy – choose from roast chicken, stuffed pork belly, 21-day aged beef or Dorset leg of lamb.
As well as a perfectly formed wine list, there’s a selection of cask ales from the likes of East London Brewing Co., bottled craft beer by Mondo, Five Points, Redchurch and Beavertown, and premium UK spirits such as London gin, Little Bird, and Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka from Dorset. Whether you prefer yours on the rocks or with a mixer, take your drink to the terrace, watch the rowers go by and soak up those Hackney vibes.
Sail on down to the Princess of Wales this summer.
The Princess of Wales
146 Lea Bridge Road, Clapton, London E5 9RB
T: 020 8533 5463
Twitter: @ThePrincess_E5 | Instagram: @theprincess_e5 | Facebook: @PrincessOfWalesE5
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