The Prince of Wales is a traditional independent pub set on leafy Cleaver Square, Kennington and offers that rare chance to enjoy open space in the city.

The venue has just undergone a beautiful interior renovation completed with some wonderful eclectic artwork. There is also a new chef at the helm serving fresh, homemade food 7 days a week including a superb Sunday Roast making this one of the best pubs in Kennington for a bite to eat.

With a small seating area outside, you can relax with a first-class pint or a glass of wine and watch lively petanque matches unfold in the beautiful Georgian square - and you can even have a go yourself by hiring equipment from behind the bar.

Of course, you might just prefer to curl up in the pub’s cosy, comfortable interior, where fabulous food and drink will gladly keep you company.

The Prince of Wales is a convenient place to come together with friends from all over the city. And while this was once a favoured watering hole of the Richardson gang, arch rivals to the Krays, the clientele these days are somewhat friendlier - you can rest assured a warm welcome awaits.


Wow, such an amazing pub! We visited The Prince of Wales last night after hearing that it has new owners. We were very pleasantly surprised. It’s kept it’s charm but the interiors have been cleverly and stylishly updated and the artwork has been curated by someone with a great eye. We were so glad to see a delicious new menu. I had cornfed chicken, my partner lamb shank , both were mouth watering, finished off with one of the best sticky toffee puds I’ve ever tasted. Can’t wait to return!
— TripAdvisor


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As independent and grassroots as they come. It started way back with Paul Graham; a grafter, a pub goer, a dog lover. Working his way up from beer cellar work, to bar service, to management, Paul took a punt on a charming little pub called The Mayflower and a charming little black dog who he named Ringo, and so it began….

Ringo was involved in decision making from the start “this pub should have dog bowls” “let’s put my face on a beer badge” “I really like this butcher” Then one day, “Let’s expand!” Currently The Black Dog has three territories conquered, and always looking for new posts… See the latest watering holes HERE and let us know if he should sniff out something near you.


Why is that dog wearing a Pilgrim hat?
Ringo is proud to live in one of London’s oldest pubs ‘The Mayflower’. Its history is rich and known to be the mooring point of The Mayflower ship in 1620, which transported Pilgrims to Plymouth. He also likes hats.

Is that a face on the end of his pipe?
Yes. Well spotted. That is indeed Paul’s face!

Who is the talented artist behind the painting of Ringo ?
Ed Gray is the artist behind the picture of Ringo. You can see more of his work here

Didn’t you used to be called The Rotherhithe Pub Co?
Yup. But then we got a pub in Kennington, so…

What kind of dog is that? Is he a labradoodle?
Ringo is a cross between an Airedale and a Poodle, officially an Airedoodle, which means he’s as daft as a brush and as cuddly as a teddy bear. He’s bouncy and loving but doesn’t quite realise he’s a big dog!

What other areas or pubs are you going to?
Ringo is currently looking at the North side of the river but is open to suggestions.

Eat Together

The Prince of Wales now has a new chef at the helm serving fresh, traditional home-made food seven days a week


Quaint, tiny local pub, on the corner of a lovely, quiet square. Feels like a country pub & has that atmosphere. Friendly staff.
— K Anthony - Google Reviews