The Prince of Wales

2 Hartfield Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 3TA
Call: 020 8946 5369

A Handsome, 19th Century Pub in Wimbledon

The Prince of Wales is a handsome,19th-century pub located in the heart of the charming southwest London suburb of Wimbledon. The pub sits on the site of an old coaching inn that dates back to the 17th century, when travellers would rest their horses in the cellar. Rumour has it that the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin would stop by this inn when operating in the region. Built in 1870 the inn became known as the Prince of Wales after 1891 when 20,000 British soldiers were paraded before the Kaiser on Wimbledon Common, making it one of the oldest pubs in Wimbledon.

The Prince of Wales wears this history proudly. Step inside to see the elegance of its Victorian tiling, wood panelling and stone cellar which now houses Bertie’s Bar – the only cellar bar in Wimbledon. The more insalubrious elements of Wimbledon’s chequered past have been left as distant memories. Today, the area is best known for its annual tennis championship and, of course, for the nearby Common, where the Wombles, fictional creatures from children’s stories made into a TV series in the 1970s, lived.

The pub is situated right in the centre of this bustling city suburb, which is a key transport hub in southwest London. The striking exterior of our building is unmissable as you leave the train station, with it’s Victorian façade and handsome clock that sits higher than any of the surrounding walls. It’s not just commuters who stop by, as residents and workers from local businesses also frequent the Prince of Wales, often after a spending spree in Centre Court, the modern shopping centre over the road, or Ely’s, one of London’s oldest department stores

Wimbledon also draws in sports fans from around London, the UK and even the world. You don’t need to have court tickets to enjoy the action, however, as the many screens available in the Prince of Wales mean that you can watch the latest football, rugby and, of course, tennis in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Try something from our range of craft beers while cheering on your favourite player.

A Large Function Room Ideal for Any Event

Head downstairs in the Prince of Wales to find our multipurpose function room, Bertie’s Bar, which is perfectly equipped to host any type of booking. This spacious cellar boasts flagstone floors, multiple TVs and a private bar stocked with craft beers, and it can be adapted by our friendly team to meet your specific requirements. In the past, Bertie’s has been used for formal dining and drinks parties of up to 100 people on the one hand, and as a live music and DJ venue on the other. If you are coming with a smaller group, perhaps to enjoy a pre-theatre meal, you can also just book out a separate section of the bar for up to 30 people. We also offer three spaces on the first floor that are ideal for meeting rooms and presentation areas. Whatever the occasion we look forward to welcoming your function to the Prince of Wales.

Make the Most of a Pub in a Prime Location

Whether you’re visiting the area to watch the tennis in the famous grounds nearby, relaxing after a day shopping in Centre Court, or on your way to the famous Wimbledon Theatre the friendly and accommodating staff at the Prince of Wales are ready to welcome you. Book out Bertie’s Bar for an evening tailored to you and your group, or simply drop in for a drink with an eclectic and lively crowd of locals, commuters and sports fans. You will find us just a few minutes away from Wimbledon’s tube, overground and Tramlink station.

Function Room Information - Conference Room
Capacity 30 Private Bar No
Hire Costs available on request Area Type private
Facilities Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Parties,
Function Room Information - Bertie’s Bar
Capacity 100 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs available on request Area Type private
Facilities Beer Garden, Dance Floor, Private Bar, TV, Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Parties, Private Bars,

The nearest Tube Station to The Prince of Wales is Wimbledon