Prince of Wales

4.3
424 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Situated only a short walk from Hampton Court palace,river and main line train station the Prince of Wales welcomes tourists,families, and local residents and invites them to enjoy our range of premium lagers, wines and award winning 6 cask ales. An extensive menu is available all day every day and we are famous for our chilled out atmosphere at the weekend! Our rear patio terrace is probably the secret of Molesey and is a sun trap in the summer months with outside bar and BBQ. Parking is available at the back of the pub.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 424 people are saying
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StevieP
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was OK, but when paying nearly £20 for a Roast and £17 for a Burger, unless its exceptional, then for me it doesn't represent great value. Service was good.

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RyanDJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience from arriving to leaving and everything in between was amazing. The staff couldn’t have been more attentive, welcoming or friendly.
I will highly recommend to everyone, especially those with children.
We will definitely be back

Prince of Wales
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Ryan, I am delighted to hear that our service was up to our usual standard and the team were so helpful. We are very grateful for your review and look forward to you returning soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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CherylW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, airy pub. Great service from friendly staff and tasty food with a perfect portion size. We will definitely be going back.

Prince of Wales
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Cheryl, Many thanks for taking the time to write your very kind comments and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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Annabel
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A shame that they don't serve Sunday roasts all day (this is why we came) and its not advertised - our booking was at 4.30pm and the roasts were done by this time. We all opted for steak and at over £22 it wasn't the best value for money - no clean plates and the steaks were a bit chewy. Friendly staff, nice toilets and clean but wouldn't rush back

Prince of Wales
Responded on October 11, 2021

Hi Annabel, I am sorry to hear that you did not get your Sunday roast after lunchtime. We do aim to serve roasts later into the day, however the level of trade on this occasion was far beyond previous Sundays post COVID and we only serve fresh food. Our rump steak is chosen for its taste over the texture as we pride ourselves on great flavours and warm service and our prices reflect our demographic and location. We hope you understand and will visit us again soon. Regards, Oliver

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Louise
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Sunday lunch was excellent and the service friendly and helpful and we will return largely in part due to the staff and delicious food. Our dog was made to feel welcome too!

Prince of Wales
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Louise, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us and that our short supply didn't negatively impact your experience. We are extremely grateful you took the time to write your review and pleased our service was a highlight. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good service and atmosphere. If menu included clear Gluten free items labeled that would be great (rather than needing the app or website)
Vegetable cut a little smaller on the roasts would be great.
We had a lovely time.

Prince of Wales
Responded on September 28, 2021

Hi Jessica, Thank you for your feedback and we glad you enjoyed your visit. We don't write a specific gluten free menu as we can alter some dishes to remove the gluten containing items depending on the guest preference, this is best articulated through a conversation with a senior team member. We consider our roasts to be rustic however I do understand that some guests like their vegetables cut smaller. We hope you will visit us again soon. Regards, Oliver

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LynnS
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and attentive team to look after you as well. Never had a bad meal here.

Prince of Wales
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hi Lynn. We are delighted to hear that you had another great meal with us and we are very grateful for your review. We look forward to you returning soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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PaulG
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love the prince of Wales. Food is always good and staff are friendly and always accommodating

Prince of Wales
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hi Paul, Thank you so much for your very kind review and we are delighted to hear that you always enjoy visiting us. We pride ourselves on our warm welcome so I'm pleased we have managed to deliver once again. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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BarryG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From a interesting and varied menu we enjoyed both the food and ambience and were served by fiendly and knowlegable staff.
Sitting outside in the sunshine with adequate cover was ideal on a warm day.
A visit here is fully recommended.

Prince of Wales
Responded on September 24, 2021

Hi Barry, Many thanks for taking the time to write your kind review and we are very pleased to hear that your experience was so good. Chef Dave prides himself on his menu and fresh food and our team work hard to ensure everyone receives friendly and warm service so it is lovely to read that we have delivered on our goal once again. We hope to see you again very soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Sunday roast with family. Staff were very attentive.

Prince of Wales
Responded on September 21, 2021

Hi Olivia, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday roast with your family and we are grateful you took the time to write your kind review. We hope to see you again very soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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RickyS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Very nice food, not crispy potatoes though, we ordered extra potatoes too, and pigs in blankets, we couldn’t eat it as it was far too much food,
The young ladies serving us were very friendly and welcoming

Prince of Wales
Responded on September 21, 2021

Hi Ricky, I am pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us and we are very grateful for your review. I will relay your feedback to our head chef with regards to the potatoes and we'll see if we can improve them in any way. Kindest regards, Oliver

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Tsizer1
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are always love at the Prince of Wales. My sister came and visited the area for the first time last weekend and really enjoyed her experience at the Prince of Wales - she loved the massive portions you get with a Sunday roast. atmosphere was great as always!

Prince of Wales
Responded on September 7, 2021

Hi, We are delighted to hear that you love visit our establishment and that your sisters visit was a success too. Dave prides himself on his Sunday roasts so it is pleasing to read that our guests enjoy them as much as we do. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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vipJulie
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really lovely food and service. Just very dark ;)

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hi Julie, Thank you for feedback and I am sorry you don't like our decor. The lighting is supposed to create a feeling of intimacy and warmth but understandably it’s not to your taste. Nonetheless we are happy you enjoyed your food and service and we hope you will return again soon. Regards, Oliver

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NeeshaP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and very accommodating , vegetarian and vegan options were delicious and unique as well!

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 29, 2021

Hi Neesha, We are very grateful for your review and happy to hear that you liked our vegetarian and vegan options. See you soon and have a lovely week. Regards, Oliver

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LizzyT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was very nice. The service a little slow, but possibly because of a shortage of staff. We will eat here again

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 27, 2021

Hi Lizzy, Indeed the COVID staff shortages have affected us adversely but thank you for your feedback and I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food. We hope you visit us again soon. Regards, Oliver

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice on the menu; good value and delicious. Service was great and the Manager, Darek, was really friendly and knowledgeable about the food menu. Great atmosphere too.

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 27, 2021

Hi Sharon, Many thanks for your lovely review and we are delighted to hear that you had such a nice time. Darek was happy to assist and we all hope you visit us again soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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Marie
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great Food and Friendly Service. Bit slow at the bar as only 2 staff on.

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 27, 2021

Hi Marie, Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to hear you waited at the bar. Our bar doesn't lend itself to having more than 2 team members serving due to size constraints however we do offer table service throughout. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Oliver

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JeremyM
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, staff overly busy, not able to book table outside?

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi Jeremy, Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Sundays are indeed one of our busiest days of the week but I'm pleased to hear it did not negatively impact your experience. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Oliver

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OliviaE
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely food. Really enjoyed our lunch and will definitely be back.

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi Olivia, Many thanks for your review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and will be returning soon. Regards, Oliver

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IvorA
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An interesting menu with good 'Specials,'

Friendly staff and comfortable surroundings.

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi Ivor, I am pleased to hear that you liked our menu and we'd like to thank you for your review. We hope you pop by again soon. Regards, Oliver

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DavidT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & good food

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 19, 2021

Hi David, Thank you for your kind review and we are happy to hear that our food and service was up to our high standard. We hope you will visit us again soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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KarenJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t eat on this occasion but food is very good.

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 9, 2021

Hi Karen, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and we are glad you enjoyed your drinks. We hope you return soon. Regards, Oliver

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MelanieB
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great lunch at the Prince of Wales. Amazing burgers and really good service.

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 3, 2021

Hi Melanie, We are very glad to hear that you like our burgers and service and we are grateful for your review. I would appreciate it if you could elaborate on where we can improve our offer to obtain a 5* review which we strive for? We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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SudS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very good service. We had a nice table outside in the garden and staff were very accommodating as we had a toddler and three young children and a dog in our party

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 3, 2021

Hi, Many thanks for your very kind review and I am pleased that you and your family enjoyed your day out and we were able to offer such a nice time. We hope to see you again very soon. Regards, Oliver

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AmyM
London
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, great food, great pub!

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 1, 2021

Hi Amy, We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our food, service and atmosphere and we are grateful you took the time to write your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Oliver

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stasi
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes pretty good food & a good selection of beers. Service was good. Actually the weakest thing is the decor, it's a bit functional, not exactly a romantic English pub.

Prince of Wales
Responded on August 1, 2021

Hi Stasi, Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to hear that our decor is not to your taste. On the other hand I'm delighted to read that our service, beer and food were once again on point as we pride ourselves on offering a welcoming experience with quality fresh produce. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Oliver

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danielc
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely pub food, friendly service - will be coming back!

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 29, 2021

Hi Daniel, Many thanks for your review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our establishment. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Oliver

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ElaineT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub , food and service also dog friendly, will certainly go again highly recommened

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 23, 2021

Hi Elaine, Many thanks for taking the time to write your kind review and I am delighted to hear that you and your dog enjoyed your visit and we all hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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vipCeejay
London
30 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice pub plenty of staff

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 25, 2021

Thank you Ceejay for your review and we hope you will visit us again in the near future. Regards, Oliver

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KatieB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Camembert I’ve ever had. Delicious chicken wings

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 18, 2021

Hi Katie, I am delighted to hear that your Camembert and chicken wings were so good and we are very grateful for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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philby
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience2

We three had lunch. Beautifully prepared, delicious soft shelled crab, whitebait (ordered as main courses) and the Sharing Starter with Camembert. All excellent and the fries were cooked like my French granny taught me - thin cut, twice fried and not oily. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Sat outside which was very pleasant (interior is a bit dark and dingy). Only quibble was a large service charge of £12.00 added to the bill which was willingly removed by the manager as I wanted to leave a good cash tip directly for the staff which they’d certainly earned! Definitely going back - highly recommended.

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 16, 2021

Hi Philby, Many thanks for your very positive feedback and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us on Thursday. We are so happy to hear that both our service and fresh food were a highlight and we hope to see you again soon. Rest assured our service charge does go to our team 100%. Kindest regards, Oliver

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Went to watch the England v Italy euro final. The app wasn’t working to order drinks but the bartender said someone would come over to take our order anyway. We waited and waited and no one came so we had to go up to the bar again to ask for someone to take our order. They did come over then and the drinks were brought to our table.
It’s a lovely pub. Nice ambiance. Drinks are quite expensive but then it is in Molesey. Close to Hampton Court so you’d expect that. I would go there again.

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hi, Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to hear that you had trouble with our online ordering and the team did not come over initially. I am glad to hear it did not ruin your experience and that you will be returning. Regards, Oliver

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AnneD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, delicious sea bass - really well cooked. Garden is really lovely and whole pub is very friendly and welcoming

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Anne, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your seabass, our garden and that the team were friendly and welcoming. The team work hard to deliver good service so it is lovely to read that we have delivered this once again. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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TinaK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Saturday lunch, food is really good and service fantastic.

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Tina, We are delighted to hear that your lunch was so good and thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. We hope you will visit us again soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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JasonA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and great food. Stopped for lunch on way to Hampton Court Floer show

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Jason, Many thanks for taking the time to write your kind review and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your pre-show lunch with us. We hope you enjoyed your time at the Palace and hope to see you next year. Kindest regards, Oliver

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RonnieG
London
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food & friendly efficient staff. Slightly spoiled by overly loud party & extortionate wine price!!😊

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 11, 2021

Hi Ronnie, Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that a loud party spoiled your visit. We perform price surveys to ensure we are competive based on our area quarterly and our wines are all from boutique suppliers which we believe improves quality and gets the most out of the grape. We hope you will visit us again soon. Regards, Oliver

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HelenE
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable dining experience.Food was lovely atmosphere very pleasant for such a large pub.Staff friendly and attentive.

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 11, 2021

Hi Helen, We are delighetd to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Prince fo Wales and look forward to you returning soon. Thank you so much for your review. Kindest regards, Oliver

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MargaretW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very helpful with checking us in as we (5 ladies) had trouble with our mob phone
re necessary covid check.

Very friendly staff. Food good although my onion rings were cold!
Good value for money.

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 11, 2021

Hi Margaret, Many thanks for your review and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and service. I am sorry about your onion rings, however had you mentioned this when we checked back we could have replaced them for you. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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ClintonD
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were able to book at very short notice, and the Prince of Wales proved to be a good choice. Plenty of friendly staff were on hand to deal with any requests. The local ale was outstanding in flavour, and the delicious food was beautifully cooked and presented. We were surprised how quickly the welcome food arrived on our table. The loos were spotless. The only negatives were that the interior is rather dark; some smoke blew in from the open area at the front; and be prepared for London prices for drinks.

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 9, 2021

Hi Clinton, Many thanks for your feedback and I am delighted to hear that our team delivered a lovely experience for you and your group. The colour has been a subject of controversy since our refurb as some like the atmosphere it delivers and others say it’s too dark. Nonetheless we hope you will visit us again soon. Kindest regards, Oliver

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Initially negative as we arrived before opening for early lunch and staff response was a bit abrupt and not very welcoming. Once we had our table order and service were swift and more friendly. Food was good quality and very good value.

Prince of Wales
Responded on July 9, 2021

Hi, I am sorry to hear that you did not receive a warm welcome on your visit but pleased that the team managed to turn your experience around. I am grateful for your feedback and will be talking to the team about your visit. We hope you will return soon. Regards, Oliver

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FAQs

Prince of Wales does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Prince of Wales also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8979 5561.

Prince of Wales is rated 4.3 stars by 424 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.