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Prince of Wales

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Bar, British, Pub
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2 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I have just returned from a very pleasant few days in Ilfracombe and the staff at the prince helped make it, they treated me like a old friend even though i was a stranger, made me feel very welcome, lovely character pub, with wonderful people, thanks to you all

Thank strompy
Level Contributor
89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Staying in Ilfracombe for a few days my wife and I chanced on the Prince of Wales pub. In we went out of the cold and wind and discovered the most amazing welcome, so much so that the following day we went back to watch the rugby. Brian the landlord was brilliant and the pub food was very acceptable. All... More 

Thank bombomCardiff
Cannock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Spent Saturday 4th Feb in here, watching football and the 6 Nations well into the evening. Friendly people, good beer, just watch your head on the low beams!! Nice to see proper pubs still around.

1 Thank Michael R
Rutland, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

EXCELLENT IN EVERY RESPECT - THE IDEAL ALTERNATIVE TO WETHERSPOONS The Prince of Wales at the bottom of Ilfracombe Fore Street is now the best pub we have visited in years. We had a meal from their board, with chips and gravy. It was hot, tasty, good value, and filling. Drinkers will love its ales and old world atmosphere. It... More 

Thank pamela h
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Having visited this pub numerous times over a few years I have to say that it is so refreshing to go somewhere where there is not only great, affordable food ( old fashioned pub grub) but also it's somewhere you can easily relax and simply unwind. It has something for everyone, quiet at times, busy and lively at other times.... More 

1 Thank TPKJBanyard
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I am surprised at the previous report as we have visited this pub on numerous occasions whilst visiting Ilfracombe. It's not a restaurant but what you get is good pub grub and plenty of it. I am a vegetarian and really enjoyed the veggie curry whilst my husband enjoyed the platter. I have always found the pub to be very... More 

Thank Martinpenny1
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

To say that the food was bad would be giving this restaurant high lights of being good. Appalling cuisine would be a more appropriate word. hygiene if restaurant would be a visit from the health department. Food well below standard and probably served to the gallows if the 1700 the Prince of Wales would have lifted his kilt and ran... More 

Thank Skywolfenterpri... S
barroo, Owner at Prince of Wales, responded to this review

Hi We are sorry you did not enjoy your meals with us. Could you please let us know what was ordered so that we can rectify the problem ,if it was brought to our attention at the time we would have gladly refunded you for your meals. As for hygiene we have had a 5 rating on scores on the... More 

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Restaurant area not nice, concrete floor, grubby looking tables, stark. Vegetarian curry conconsisted of tinned carrots peas and sweetcorn - inedible. Steak pie was congeled gravy and no meat. We will not be returning.

Thank Lesley A
barroo, Owner at Prince of Wales, responded to this review

Hi We are sorry about your experience in the prince of wales.we would have happy to give you a full refund if it had been brought to our attention, the vegetable has since been removed from the menu, also the pie is supplied by a catering company not home made and we have informed by our supplier that the pies... More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic steak mushroom and cheese baguette was outstanding my partner and little girl are very fussy eaters and have loved there curry's absolutely fantastic my partner is still eating as I write this I could not wait to review and advise everyone on just how great this place is!!!!!!!!

Thank AdrianAspbury
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

It probably attains what it sets out to do, but should really aim higher. What they have on offer is adequate but they suffer through the locals cursing and shouting with no attempt to control them. Beware of the ceiling, it is ridiculously low, and while the beer was more the drinkable the glass tasted of something unidentifiable.

Thank Anthony P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
A friendly welcoming country Pub/Restaurant with a warm atmosphere. Children and pets most welcome. Large parking facilities, walled beer garden. Sunday Carvery and Specials Evenings. Fine Real Ales & home-made food. Excellent walks amongst beautiful scenery in the area.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?