North London

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Princess Louise

208 High Holborn
Telephone(020) 7405 8816
Real AleQuiet PubLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDisabled AccessRestaurant
Opening times: Mon–Sat 12:00-23:00; Sun 12:00-22:00
Regular beers: Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter

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

A splendidly preserved pub displaying some of the finest examples of the Victorian art of public house building. Built in 1872 the interior includes marble, etched windows, enormous engraved and gilt mirrors, Portland stone columns, an ornate crimson and gold ceiling and a huge central island bar. The gent’s loos are worth a visit for more than the usual reason.

Large function room upstairs available for hire and is also where food is served, Mon - Sat 12.00 - 14.30 and Mon - Thu 18.00 - 20.30. Beer is especially good value for London. During 2007 the pub went through a comprehensive restoration which saw the reinstatement of the original multi-roomed layout with wood and etched glass dividing walls. This has completely changed its appearance and Sam Smith’s are to be commended for their attention to detail. A CAMRA Heritage Pub and winner of Refurbished Pub of the Year, 2008.