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Prince of Wales (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Sussex Extra StoutExceptional1
Siren Craft - Sound WaveExceptional1
Stonehenge - Old SmokeyExcellent1
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Zig Zag StoutExcellent1
Downton - QuadhopExcellent1
Redemption - Big ChiefExcellent1
Broken Bridge - Red AlertExcellent1
Andwell - Spring TwistGood1
Hackney - Best BitterGood1
Palmers - Copper AleGood1
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's BitterNot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
Dark Star - Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Shardlow - FranceNot Tried0
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)Not Tried0
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - I Can't Believe It's Not BitterNot Tried0
Binghams - Ginger Doodle StoutNot Tried0
Andwell - Gold MuddlerNot Tried0
Weltons - Swing LowNot Tried0
Plain Ales - InncognitoNot Tried0
Hop Back - GB (sometimes GFB)Not Tried0
Weltons - Broadwood WassailNot Tried0

Visits Details

11 Mar 2019 (Mitch)
Great traditional backstreet pub, a little out of town, but well worth the walk. 10 hand pumps on, apparently 5 are usually available:- Dark Star Hophead, Ringwood Fortyniner, Andwell Gold Muddler, Hopback Summer Lightning and "Fullers" London Pride!!!. Guest beers today are Weltons Swing Low, Weltons Broadwood Wassail, Hopback GFB, Broken Bridge Red Alert and Plain Ales Inncognito. Also Thornbridge Jaipur as a "craft" keg. Bar staff offered a taster, with a smile. Hum of groups of people eating curry (Monday's only) and drinking, with a gas fire blazing away in the main bar. Well worth its reputation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Broken Bridge - Red Alert3.80Excellent
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Andwell - Gold Muddler3.90Not Tried
Weltons - Swing Low3.60Not Tried
Plain Ales - Inncognito4.80Not Tried
Hop Back - GB (sometimes GFB)3.50Not Tried
Weltons - Broadwood Wassail6.10Not Tried
20 Apr 2013 (thebrewingman)
Early evening and lots of drinkers turning up. I have ignored the five regulars and only posted the guest ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60ExceptionalSuperb.
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Zig Zag Stout4.50Excellent
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)3.80Not Tried
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - I Can't Believe It's Not Bitter4.20Not Tried
Binghams - Ginger Doodle Stout5.00Not Tried
30 Mar 2013 (thebrewingman)
Early evening. Most tables had drinkers seated around them whilst a band was setting up in one corner. Normal extensive range of regular and guest beers. I did not take note of the regulars but I think I have remembered the guests.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hackney - Best Bitter4.40Good
Dark Star - Espresso Stout4.20Not Tried
Shardlow - France5.00Not TriedPart of a six nations series.
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not TriedHad just gone off.
19 Apr 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with locals and a visit from the Thursday evening drinking club.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Palmers - Copper Ale3.70GoodA good traditional English bitter, copper in colour of course, with bitter flavour to the fore but also some malt balance. My score 15/20.
Andwell - Spring Twist4.20GoodAn amber bitter with a bittersweet character. Moderate hop flavours with a little citrus fruit give way to a dryish finish. My score 15/20.
25 Feb 2012 (thebrewingman)
Saturday lunchtime filled mostly with supporters on their way to Farnborough FC.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Sussex Extra Stout4.50ExceptionalSuperbly creamy.
Stonehenge - Old Smokey5.00ExcellentExcellent dark beer with a slightly smoked flavour.
Downton - Quadhop3.90Excellent"Badged" as the session ale.
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Excellent
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried

About the Prince of Wales

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent5
Good3
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8AL.

Multi bar pub specialising in real ale. 5 regulars and 5 guests.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 27 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: GU14 8AL