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Prince of Wales (Shepherd Neame)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerGood2
Shepherd Neame - Late RedGood2
Shepherd Neame - Celebration AleGood1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood2
Oakham - JHBAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - India Pale AleAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Amber AleAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Kent's BestNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Nelson's RevengeNot Tried0
Elgood's - Black Dog MildNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Picture 1. Prince of Wales, Herne Bay, Kent

Visits Details

21 Oct 2017 (Andrew)
Late afternoon and the football was on. Actually 2 games were on. The pub was busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
21 Oct 2017 (Gareth)
Busy late afternoon pint, lively atmosphere, multiple sports being shown.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50GoodA good pint of late red, the only Shep's beer I partake in, around autumn time.
31 Jan 2015 (Andrew)
Here with Ian. It was busy with people watching the Chelsea game. We found a couple of stalls at the back
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Amber Ale4.50AcceptableQuite nice but with a hint of vingear.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
15 Jun 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Splendid pub. Not busy in the early afternoon, with most customers outside smoking and loud horse racing on the TV.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - India Pale Ale4.50AcceptableA bit of an oddity, as this is neither an East Anglia IPA (as typified by Greene King IPA), nor is it a full-blown, strong, hoppy, throat-burner of an IPA. Amber coloured, lacking body, green apple tastes.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
12 Aug 2012 (Alenomore)
12:30 visit. Came to sunny Herne Bay for the annual Bus running day which was very well attended. Not been back this way for some years and this pub stands out, architectually and interior wise, as one of finest examples of it's type that I've seen in Kent. A real "gem", certainly the best pub in the area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20ExcellentIn tip top condition here.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
24 May 2012 (Andrew)
After leaving the Ship Gareth and I came here, sat in a booth and talked a lot of tosh.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Celebration Ale4.00GoodNice and fruity with a hint of bubble gum
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
09 Mar 2009 (Glyn)
Guest beers are available at this Shepherd Neame pub at the moment, including Oakham JHB which was about ok. However the Bishops Finger was excellent,as Martyn from Herne agreed!!!Although not to my mind a £3.30 beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Acceptable
07 Mar 2009 (Andrew)
Another Saturday, another trip to the Bay. Chelsea where playing Coventry on the TV and a good number of people were in watching. Sheps are holding a beer festival at the moment and according to the literature in the pub this consisted of JHB, Elgoods Black Dog and Woodford's Nelson's Revenge. There's something a bit odd with going into a Shep's pub and seeing other beers. It's good really but I just felt it wouldn't be right not to have Masterbrew (although I'd have had Early Bird if it were on). I like this pub. The interior is outstanding.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodExcellent condition and very drinkable.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not TriedBeer festival beer
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50Not TriedBeer festival beer
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60Not TriedBeer festival beer
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
03 Mar 2009 (Glyn)
Always a nice atmosphere in this pub, trouble is you just can't avoid watching the damn telly. Had a pint of Bishops Finger, actually very nice indeed, but shocked by the £3.30 price tag.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Good
28 Feb 2009 (Andrew)
It was nice weather so we walked into Herne Bay. On the way we passed a group of people who'd gathered to watch a dog go to sleep. Doesn't take much to entertain people in these parts. When we got to the town Jane and Isabel went off to do some light shopping giving me 15 minutes for a swift pint. The pub was quite busy with people watching Everton vs WBA. I sat in a corner on one of the sofas and minded my own business.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodExcellent condition. Zingy with good bitterness and a hint of caramel. A nice pint of probably Shep's best regular beer.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not TriedWas hoping they'd have on Early Bird by now.
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried

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About the Prince of Wales

The pub sign. Prince of Wales, Herne Bay, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good23
Acceptable9
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5DS.

Large 2 bar corner pub in Mortimer Street. The interior is very attractive with an assortment of sofas, chairs and bar stools. The Prince of Wales is a Victorian jewel of a pub in central Herne Bay, reflecting the Victorian heyday of this small seaside town. The current licensee has lovingly restored the pub to its original glory winning an English heritage/CAMRA design award. Original features have been retained where possible, such as the tiled Victorian fireplaces with marble mantelpieces and etched glass. The look is complete down to aspidistras on jardinières and a collection of antique water jugs.

We have visited this pub 26 times, seen 18 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT6 5DS