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Prince Alfred

5A Formosa Street
Maida Vale
W9 1EE

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Opening Times

Monday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday10.00 am - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

10 - 10 Mon - Fri
12 - 10 Sat
12 - 9 Sun



About the Pub

A spectacular Victorian pub built in 1856 and refitted around 1896 with an extraordinary set of fittings, now very rare survivors from the days when so many London pubs had small drinkers' compartments surrounding the servery (those at the Princess Louise, Holborn, marvellous as they are, are a twenty-first century reinstatement).

The central peninsular servery, complete with snob screens at one end, is surrounded by its five original compartments, each with its own entrance from the street, divided by wood and glass partitions, these punctured by low service doors. The ornate back bar draws the eye up to the highly decorated ceiling and these, together with the intricate carving on the partitions, impart a rococo feel to the place. Light is provided by the magnificent full-height engraved bow windows.

The passageway and bar area to the side sport some delightful wall tiling and floor mosaics as well as a fireplace in which, in colder weather, a real fire burns. Beyond is the open kitchen and separate restaurant, the Formosa Dining Room. The full menu offered here is served in all areas of the pub itself, where sandwiches are also available between noon and 4pm on weekdays only.

Unobtrusive screens offer sports TV which, this being Maida Vale, is often rugby or tennis. The Mon evening pub quiz and other events are advertised through the pub’s website.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Young's London Original
  • Young's London Special

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • St Austell Proper Job

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Prince Alfred, Maida Vale


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Nationally Important Historic Interior


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Plus sandwiches 12-4 Mon-Fri only.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden


  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly


  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Per website, incluiding a quiz each Mon.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Cellar booths, dining room and pub compartments can be reserved.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area


  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Terrestial for selected events.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Prince Alfred

5A Formosa Street
Maida Vale
W9 1EE

Sat Nav Reference

51.524413, -0.18499


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (170m)


Closest Station (1100m)


Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (170m)

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