Dating back to the 1800s, The Princess of Wales has been lovingly restored, elegantly blending sumptuous Victorian period features with contemporary touches: exposed brickwork, wood panelling and statement chandeliers create a welcoming bar area, whilst a bright conservatory room leads out to the pubs best-kept secret, its inviting beer garden – perfect for a spot of al-fresco dining or a glass of something special on a sunny day. During the chillier months, an open fire keeps roaring, offering a home-from-home feel.
Holding a special place in the sporting history books, as evidenced in our commemorative snug, The Princess of Wales has long been associated with the egg-shaped ball – as well as being linked to Blackheath Rugby Club, the oldest in the world, the pub served as a changing room during the first ever international between England and Wales, played on the heath in 1871.
A cornerstone of community life in Blackheath, the pub is one of the area’s most established watering holes, enduringly popular with residents, workers and visitors to the capital. Within easy reach of Blackheath station, the pub is well-connected to the rest of the capital and offers the ideal spot for relaxation and refreshment after a walk around the heath or a trip to nearby Greenwich Park, the Royal Observatory or Cutty Sark.
Dog-friendly and fostering a relaxed and friendly village vibe, The Princess of Wales holds theauthenticity of a true British local close to its heart.