The Prince of Wales Farnborough

4.7
115 reviews
£26 to £40
British

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Great Beer
Casual
Welcome to The Prince of Wales Farnborough, we look forward to serving you. Please note that our kitchen is closed until all restrictions are lifted but we have plenty of bar snacks available.

Tables will be available by booking only via our website and Facebook page, this will be the quickest way to secure a table but you can also call 01252 545578. Tables will be available for a maximum of 2 hours at opening and can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests.

We are required to take the contact details for your guests for NHS track and trace so please input them when booking. The indoor toilets will be open but please make sure you have a mask to wear when using the facilities, or you can purchase one onsite.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 115 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
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4.6
ambience
4.4
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlexR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub, good selection of beers and ales. Very nice atmosphere and the staff are very helpful. Special shout out to Ed who was amazing at accommodating our party. Five stars for Ed!

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Glennda
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top quality evening. Their beer is first rate, especially their own brew (a Porter, brewed by Ascot Brewing Co. 4.7abv, dark, complex, tasty but also quite light). The bar team are going out of their way to help punters relax during these Covid times.

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vipCaptainClive
Hampshire
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Great system in place - good to feel safe in these worrying times. Staff are very good - attentive and polite. My favourite place for a refreshing pint ... always a great choice 👍

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LeeM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub thanks nice day service was great and staff very friendly thanks Lee Marsh

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IanP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Didn't have any food. Beer great. Table sticky (guess that's the beers fault.)

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SusanK
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely to be in the pub again. Very quiet though due to circumstances. Our dog was made very welcome with a dish of cold water. Good beer as usual and friendly staff

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JanineS
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great service. Easy booking pandemic system. Great to be back in a real ale pub.

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GiPi
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

To help soaking the alcohol, perhaps even a little choice of either fries or scotch eggs would help. But overall, excellent pub and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A good, friendly local. Staff always make you feel welcome.

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Glennda
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A regular stop for great ale. When I have eaten it's always been good quality and value, especially on their BBQ event days. Ale drinkers know that this place is an oasis in a desert of chain pubs selling 'dead' food and beer. Last night the team introduced me to their NEW own beer. Not a rebranded job from a regular supplier but one that they had crafted themselves. The new Porter is a beer that tasts almost like a complex stout, is perfectly pitched at 4.7% abv and as tasty as they come - highly reccomended if, like me, you're bored stiff of the over hopped American (joke) IPA style stuff being pushed by the big boys. Say hello to the team for me and maybe I'll get a free pint - firsat time for everything :)

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vipCaptainClive
Hampshire
17 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Great time yesterday and the Princely Porter was a very welcome surprise😉. Staff were great (as always) and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming.

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PaulM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome with all the correct guidelines in place for a very well kept pint and also good to be back inside.

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OonaghA
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had to answer question on 'eating' in order to do overall & other ratings, but not relevant at my visit as dining facilities only opened post-Covid restrictions on the following day. Prince of Wales is however a lovely real ale pub, stocking a good, frequently-changing range of good guest ales & stouts, also a guest cider.

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JonW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

No problem with set up of Pub, in terms of seating and welcoming.

Customer service was good.

A real let down, was having the kitchens closed on a Friday lunchtime, and basically only offering Crisps and Nuts as a food option.

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vipCaptainClive
Hampshire
17 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Great time yesterday. Cheryl’s team worked hard in keeping us ‘refreshed’ throughout our visit. Great job!

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Realise its tricky with lockdown, but it could have still beca lot better than it was. Not a great first experience going back to a pub. Appeared to cater better to regulars more than visitors. Very cold (not their fault, but could have done a lot more to help keep people warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub with a wide selection of ales and craft beers, backed up with excellent service in these challenging times. A must to visit!

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IanL
Devon
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Only bar snacks offered at present but the beer range is excellent as usual despite the pandemic restrictions.

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choochoosue
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Beer, company and service was excellent!! The pallet tables very poor, with huge gaps! Shame the only food available was over price sausage rolls and crisps!! We took our own picnic though!!! Good to be back though!! Thank you!!

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Phil
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obviously no food because the restaurant was closed (I scored 5 stars for the pork scratchings and twiglets!) however this was a welcome, well organised return to a relaxed lunchtime enjoyment of a couple of pints a really good local real ale.
Despite possible lack of trade post lock down, there were still at least 6 guest ales to enjoy alongside the “house” 4 ales. I enjoyed a pint of local bitter, a mild & bitter (with half of the bitter I’d started with) and a stout to finish, served in a mug, with a smile and warm, courteous efficiency. Thank you to all at Prince of Wales. Roll on retirement when I could visit every day instead of just the occasional Friday lunchtime!!

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StephanieK
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hi, no food at this visit due to covid but plenty of bar snacks available

JM
JohnM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Turns out they didn't do food.
When we arrived the girl had obviously have the problem before
She told me it was on website
When we got home had a look. there was a list of about 30 items and it was 2 thirds of way down

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Marko
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Very glad to be back 'home' after all this time. As always the beer was superb, nice to see such a good selection even though other pubs appear to be suffering with their supply. There was no food except for sausage rolls, and no jalapeno pretzels but let's give everything a chance to get back to normal. Nice to see familiar faces, and new ones. Will be booking again very soon.

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Justin
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub, always friendly and with a great selection of beer

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CarlL
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great pub with a good selection of craft beers, however there were too many log burners which was uncomfortable at times, too much smoke. Would be better with electric or gas heaters!

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vipCaptainClive
Hampshire
17 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Lovely to get out and have a beer or two. Thanks to all at the PoW😉

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MartinO
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Booked 1 table for Birthday celebration. Great set up in the car park, great service, good choice of beer.
Will definitely book again.

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MarcusG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Good service but outside only 1 outside heater for garden

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Liza
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love this place. Have missed it. Currently no food but didn't mind that

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AdrianB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

No food available at present so unable to rate this fairly

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pub for miles. A great range of ales, friendly and helpful staff, and a nice atmosphere.

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Andy
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great visit, all staff very helpful and polite. Great beer and a great pub. O enjoyed picking Tom's brain on the local need!

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Andys
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent . Great beer range and in great condition. Staff are very friendly and helpful 🙂

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choochoosue
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food1service3ambience3

Just some food would be good! Pasties or baguettes!! Anything!! We took our own picnic on Friday afternoon!! Otherwise, great to see people, and great beer!!!! Booked for next Friday afternoon, would be nice to sit in the sunshine!

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vipCaptainClive
Hampshire
17 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Great set-up at the Prince. System works well and we had a great evening! Good to be back in the pub again. Thanks to Cheryl and her team😉

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AndyE
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good ale at the Prince of Wales. Friendly staff. Seats are well laid out although can be chilly if you aren’t wrapped up well & away from the heaters! We will be back, have been going back for years

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GaryM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Its well organised and the beers are brought to your table quickly. Spacing is fine and everyone's wearing masks when not at the table - perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent 😀⚽️

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SpikeB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy with our visit. Service was as expected - 1st Class.

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SueH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not serving food again yet - bar snacks are available

FAQs

The Prince of Wales Farnborough is rated 4.7 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.