I have passed this pub on several occasions when I have been to London. The reviews a read also were pretty good, so I went in with high expectations, but boy was I disappointed!! It is a tourist trap! A very commercial pub made in the spirit of how tourists think British pubs should be like. No authentic charm here. It should have, because it was built in 1864, and have survived all the rejuvenation of the area. The pub is named after Queen Victoria’s husband Albert, Prince Consort.
The pub is huge – and the best thing with this is the enormous wooden bar. It has an ok selection of beers. There are way too many small dining tables. It looks like a restaurant. No open standing room as the best pubs are known for.
I would recommend passing this one up and going to the much more interesting pubs in the area.
“Uh, Coach, I dunno, I had one this week. Eh, why not, I’m still young.”