The venue boasts a light and breezy interior, underlined by pale grey and blue walls and large wall mirrors. The POW has recently gone from a slightly grungy, downtrodden pub to gastro – folded cloth napkins and all.
During the daytime, it’s mostly thirty-somethings to fifty-somethings having lunch, a quiet drink or a coffee. Evenings are a far more raucous affair though, when the ambience notches up a pace.
A tantalising medley of lager, craft beers, ciders, ales and blondes. There’s also a good selection of wines from Italy, Portugal, France and (yep) even good ol’ Blighty.
Arno Maarsdrop, of Saltoun Supper Club fame, is the man behind the menu. So the food menu is short and to the point, and changes constantly.
Beers range from £4.50-£6, the cheapest wine was £17.50 a bottle and £4 a glass. The set menu is £12.50 for three courses or £10 for two.
An Interesting Fact
Filmmaker, Alexander MacKendrick (Ladykillers, The Man in the White Suit) lived here from 1965-72.
The food and its great location in the heart of Brixton.
What’s a bit rubbish
Little atmosphere during the day. A bit Café-Rouge-y perhaps. Come nighttime though and things get much livelier.
What else the got in the bag?
There’s also a terrace bar upstairs. And every Wednesday night, it offers Salsa and Latin dance classes from 7-8pm, followed by a Latin club night.
To sum it up…
Grab a window seat, a good lunch and people watch!
Brixton Pub Review – The POW (Prince of Wales) by Katrin Magnussen
Address: 467-469 Brixton Road, London, SW9 8HH