Princess Louise | Holborn, Greater London
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Princess Louise
Exceptional based on 28 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

208 High Holborn
Holborn, Greater London England WC1V 7EP [ print map ]
020 7405 8816

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Hours: Mon-Fri 1100-2300; Sat 1200-2300; Sun 1200-1845


Mayor: Leighton (3) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 7


Princess Louise

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Beer Available At Princess Louise (arranged by most recent)
Samuel Smiths Wheat Beer 49, Samuel Smiths Extra Stout 87, Samuel Smiths Old Brewery Bitter (Cask) 48, Samuel Smiths Double Four Lager 40, Samuel Smiths Alpine Lager (2.8%) 19, Samuel Smiths Organic Chocolate Stout 97, Samuel Smiths Light Mild 37, Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale 71, Samuel Smiths Organic Cider 41
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28 reviews for Princess Louise
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  68%
 Selection  51%
 Food  90%
 Value  75%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  70%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Boudicca  (694) London, England | August 25, 2014
The Princess Louise is stunning. Itís a traditional, unspoilt city pub with superb architecture, cubicles, etched glass and original tiling. Not to be missed, although beer-wise it serves mainly (only?) Sam Smithís. (Visited 10 August 2014).
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
nate2g  (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 14, 2010
Charming old pub serving Sam Smith ales on cask. While there may not be much interest in the beer itself, the pub is worth a look and I enjoyed poking around the ícubbyí holes. A few regulars at the bar too.
64
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton  (591) London, England | September 4, 2012| Updated July 22, 2014
A pleasant Sam Smiths pub. The interior is quite ornate and "classic". The beer range, as with many - nay, all - Sam Smiths pubs leaves much to be desired, but thatís just the way it goes. The interior is attractive, though, and the draft beers arenít too expensive; the bottles, on the other hand, can be downright extortionate. The upstairs seating room is particularly inviting. There are much better options in the neighborhood.
48
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
Fin  (543) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 9, 2006
Superb pub with wonderful interior including the gents toilets! A pub that I always try to pop into when in this area of London. Beer choice is very limited i.e. only the Sam Smiths OBB as a cask choice but great range of Sam Smiths beers in bottles. Pub was busy when I visited on Tues 3rd October and I must say it was looking a little bit unkempt particularly the gents toilets.
44
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub  (493) Banbury, England | June 29, 2013
A beautifully ornate Sam Smiths pub on High Holborn edging on Theatreland and the pub is pure theatre in itself. Gilded mirrors, etched windows, gold and red colour scheme, in the style of the old Gin Palaces with booths and screens. The gents are marble and have a preservation order on them. However, beyond the building itself, you are then left with the Sam Smithís range of beers, be very careful about ordering bottles as they are particularly expensive.
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb  (474) Woodland, California | July 5, 2007
Itís a Sam Smiths - one real ale, Old Brewery Bitter, but thatís a good one. So what else? Victorian, Victorian, Victorian. Glass, Glass, Glass. Tile, Tile, Tile. Stained glass in the Gentís. Itís close to Lincolnís Inn, so you may have to tolerate lawyers, but at least the British lawyers are tolerable. Gammell rates the cuisine as outstanding. Interesting mix of people. Donít miss this one!
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (454) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 14, 2014
An absolute stunning heritage bar, full of glass, till and old wood. Service was pretty goo, but prices are a bit on the high side. This is owned by Samual Smith, so only their beers are available. Well worth a peek.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
jackl  (400) Charlottesville, Virginia | April 22, 2012
If youíre going to visit only one Sam Smiths pub, this should probably be it. The Princess Louise is a beautifully restored pre-Victorian bar located only a stoneís throw from Holborn station. The Bar is a wonderful representation of the pubs of the pre-long bar days of the 18th and early 19th century. As such, the bar is divided into sections around a central bar, allowing you a seemingly private drinking experience from other groups. The pub has been restored beautifully, thereís wonderful ceramic tile walls, stained glass, and a well appointed wooden bar. The beer is Sam Smiths, so take from that what you will. The beer isnít the draw of this pub. With that being said, the condition is usually fine, and Iíve had a good number of cheap nights out here.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Brugmansia  (392) Jylland, Denmark | August 24, 2014
Visited several times and WOUW what a place... The deco is amazing, it is difficult to stop looking on all the lovely detail, to order a beer. Being a Samuel Smith, the beer range are their beers, both on tap and bottle. They do traditionel pub menu but didnīt eat this time, but will be back another time. Friendly staff, not a beer geek place, but for sure a nice, cosy pub to visit, if you are in this area :-)..
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
chriso  (371) London, England | August 30, 2012
A Sam Smiths house. Unlike many of the Sam Smiths pubs around London, it does serve their one remaining cask ale. Last time I visted, it also had the Imperial Stout in bottles, which is not always a given for Sam Smiths pubs. And, unlike some, it does have a genuine (if somewhat restored) interior. Mosaic floors, tiling, ornate mirrors, carved, moulded celing & panelled wood make for a truly impressive experience. The gents toilets are worth a look too. Overseas vistors may well want get their Sam Smiths fix and this place vies with the Citie of York just down the road as the best place to do so. Even for locals, itís worth a look for the architecture alone but youíre not going to be rushing back here for the a dynamic beer experience. As with all Sam Smiths pubs, the beers are very well priced (for London).

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