Prince Frederick

Greater London South East - Bromley

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

31 Nichol Lane
Bromley
BR1 4DE

Tel: (020) 8466 6741

Email: 7909@greeneking.co.uk

Website https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/kent/prince-frederick/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Sundridge Park

Station Distance: 300m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Sundridge Park) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

There was a pub here called the Prince Frederick’s Head in 1761, just ten years after the death of the eponymous prince. The present building is Victorian and, importantly, it was revamped in the 1930s giving it the appealing character it has today. The two front bars are divided by a wall with a narrow pair of doors allowing access from one side to the other. At one time there must have been an off-sales compartment between the two parts, as suggested by the now disused doorway in the frontage. Both rooms have three-quarter height wall panelling and distinctive white Vitrolite ceiling panels.

There was a pub here called the Prince Frederick’s Head in 1761, just ten years after the death of the eponymous prince. The present building is Victorian and, importantly, it was revamped in the 1930s giving it the appealing character it has today. The two front bars are divided by a wall with a narrow pair of doors allowing access from one side to the other. At one time there must have been an off-sales compartment between the two parts, as suggested by the now disused doorway in the frontage. Both rooms have three-quarter height wall panelling and distinctive white Vitrolite ceiling panels.

In the left-hand room is an attractive dark blue tiled fire surround. The bar counters are plain match-boarded affairs and, as such, difficult to date (they might be later than the 1930s but it’s hard to see why they should have been replaced). The bar-back, however, is a distinct 1930s design and has glazed advertising panels. The rear part is a flat-roofed extension, no doubt, of the 1930s and also has extensive panelling: there seems to have been some opening up in this area.

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