Since the sad loss of The George pub I've been looking for a friendly low key local pub to settle into. Any suggestions. The Hand in Hand, Charlie Chaplin, Ly Torng, Elephant & Castle, Bar Metro (Weatherspoons), Dover Castle, Hole in the Wall and Duke of York simply don't seem friendly/personable, and I have tried ... Still, The Ship, Ruse and lately The William have grown on me, but wondering if I'm missing any gems.
Ah, the Royal Oak ... went there once and had a great evening (although Terry Jones thought we were staring, and we had tried -really- hard to act blasé .. pah). Wonder why the place didnt stick in my mind? I'm sure Steak and Ale will help that... thanks for the reminder, perfect!
The Prince of Wales rings a bell, and location wise reminds me of the Three Stags, which is around the corner I think. That was alright, had a mad french fella running around with food, just a little far for a local local. Still... on your recommendation, Sal, I'll try out the Prince of Wales .. cheers.