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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Prince of Wales

184 Rectory Road
GU14 8AL
Telephone(01252) 545578
Real AleReal FireFamily FriendlyGardenParkingSmokingDog FriendlyWiFiServes LocAleLive MusicBeer Festivals
Opening times: Mon–Wed 16:30-23:00; Thu–Sat 12:00-23:00; Sun 12:00-22:30

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

Having featured in the Good Beer Guide for 40 years and won the local Pub of the Year award on countless occasions, it was no surprise when the pub was selected as one of 32 pubs to receive a Golden Award to celebrate CAMRA's 50th anniversary.

This free house has an enviable reputation with beer-lovers, both near and far, especially being only a couple of minutes walk from Farnborough North station. A cosy pub, it has a central bar around which are several distinct, but interconnected areas, the lower ‘snug’ having five guest beers (including generally some dark and/or local beers), and the central area having five regular beers. A craft keg bar serves a further half dozen beers, invariably including beers from Siren, Elusive and Vibrant Forest. There is a wonderful wood-burning stove between the snug and seating area. Trestle tables at the front and back are popular in fine weather, while the back patio can be covered, and heaters are available when required. Live music is performed some Saturdays and there is a quiz on the first Sunday of the month. The annual beer festival in October is hugely popular, generally concentrating on a particular area of the country’s beers. The pub is not currently serving food but this may be reintroduced. Various charity events are held during the year.