The Prince Albert
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Prince Albert is a local’s backstreet pub where punters go for good conversation. Without music and gaming machines, it’s a quiet, relaxed spot that’s filled with locals chatting over pints of real ale and friends enjoying quality fare. Four years ago, the pub’s traditional features and interior were given a makeover, and the team built a separate restaurant that overlooks the pretty garden. Guests tend to spill out into the huge walled garden when the sun is out.
The chef prints the menu daily, meaning they can easily adapt the offerings to suit the seasons. The ham hock terrine with pineapple and sweetcorn relish, pickled carrots and crostini starter is a prime example of a classic dish that’s been brought up to date. Traditional plates like pie of the day, a classic burger, and tasty sausages and mash sit alongside dishes such as stuffed chicken Ballotine with sprouting broccoli, broccoli purée and mushroom sauce. Saving the best until last certainly rings true when it comes to the desserts. Here, steamed raspberry pudding arrives with homemade custard and raspberry compote, and the caramel-stuffed chocolate brownie bites with caramel sauce are paired with homemade white chocolate ice cream and almond fudge.
The Prince Albert is unassuming from the outside; it doesn’t look particularly large but once inside you’ll see just how much this spacious watering hole has to offer.