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I wandered through what seemed to be a rather dodgy residential area to get here. As previous reviews have stated, it's a Greene King pub well off the beaten track. IPA & Abbot are served. There was also Timothy Taylor Landlord. London Glory was "settling". Patrons were far from settled. They were a noisy bunch, enjoying tunes from the jukebox. A fine traditional interior and a good example of a thriving community local that may initially feel a little rough around the edges, but should be encouraged, as it is an altogether dying breed.
blue_scrumpy - 14 May 2019 21:03
This is now my local and I visit roughly once a month. A great place for a pint, which does not take itself too seriously.
dominique.galland - 26 Aug 2015 19:17
Greene King pub tucked away around the back streets off Burnt Ash Lane that if you didn’t know it existed you wouldn’t stumble upon it.

Fairly busy on the Tuesday night in late July when I made my first visit for almost 25 years. The garden was particularly packed as the sun was shining.

On the bar there’s 4 hand pumps offering 4 ales. 3 from Greene King and Camerons Strongarm. The pint of Strongarm I had was very good.

A decent little pub, a little clicky but no bother for a couple of strangers wandering in…I may be back sooner than 25 years from now!
lezford - 14 Aug 2015 11:41
Still one of the best little locals in the county. Great staff and lovely atmosphere. Nothing is ever too much trouble for them. I love how the customer make up changes through out the afternoon - nicest time is later in the evening when it's the real locals but if you need any work doing - call in around 5 and you will find just the tradesman you need!
selectivealedrinker - 19 Jan 2011 14:49
Visited this evening. Nice pint of Ruddles friendly atmosphere definitely recommend.
pubinspector - 24 Nov 2010 21:11
Went in here on tuesday evening with my mate from work for a quiet beer and loved it. The service from the girls behind the bar was great and the landlord was most welcoming and was having a laugh and a joke with the customers. Just what a local pub should be. It's like stepping back in time with the decor but pubs like this shouldn't change. it needs modernising in parts, i.e. toilets, some new furniture and a bit of new flooring in parts wouldn't go a miss but great beer, good company more than makes up for it's shortcomings.
mw79 - 19 Aug 2010 12:02
Went to this pub yesterday for the first time in about 12 years. Very pleased to report it hasn't changed a bit.

Pity about the boring Greene King-only beers, but otherwise excellent.
jjasper - 29 Mar 2010 17:32
Very decent boozer I used to regularly frequent when I lived in the area, decent beer - nice atmosphere, very friendly staff, probably the best pub for miles. 8/10
sir_adam_of_downham - 23 Mar 2009 15:59
Started at the Prince Frederick on a mini pub crawl with my mate who like most of Bromley wouldn't know it was there unless taken. Pretty well packed out at 8pm with a very friendly atmosphere and good bar staff who served an exellent pint of Ruddles from a choice of 5 ales. Highly recommended.
bickleyrealale - 10 Jan 2009 10:17
Friendly local with excelent bar staff.
simonfromgp - 23 Dec 2007 01:37
Recently moved back into the area very close to the Fred after an absence of 20 years or so. The place really hasnt changed - thats not a negative, its a great local's pub with excellent bar staff who make you feel welcome. Nice pub..
bushwhacker1 - 5 Dec 2007 13:56
I too have lived local to 'The Fred' for years - its a very nice pub, excellent staff and landlord and a really homely feel.
selectivealedrinker - 22 Mar 2007 15:24
Although I've lived in this area for 10 years I'd never come across this out-of-the-way pub until I read the reviews on BITE. It's a nice, old-fashioned sort of London backstreet pub with a good range of ales, when I visited in the afternoon it was quiet but with a nice friendly atmosphere. Only drawback is they don't do ffod.
bromleyjon - 25 Feb 2007 07:59
Second place to the Red Lion in my opinion. Nice pub though
jka94036 - 22 Oct 2006 15:25
If you built a bar in your house this would pretty much resemble the Prince Fred, it's perfect !! Old china plates on the wall, interior wood is lovingly polished and most importantly no black goo in the quiz machine payout slot.

Most enjoyable.

Nice pint of Arthur too.
renewablebumpy - 3 Nov 2005 10:27
Nicest pub in Bromley, if you are lucky enough to have found it.
MissLilac - 22 Jun 2005 12:43
Originally known as the Prince Fredericks Head. Formally an ale house dating from at least 1761. Rebuilt receiving a new frontage in 1890. Believed to be the only pub named after Poor Fred, Prince of Wales (1707 - 1751), eldest son of George II, and father of George III. He was outlived by his father who, on the Princes death, refused to pay his debts.
young_camra_collectiv - 8 May 2005 17:32
A Greene King affiliated pub situated 100 yards behind the BP garage on the Plaistow Green squareabout. A friendly welcome from the girls behind the bar greets any new faces. Greene King IPA & Abbot & a full-flavoured Flowers Original on cask, Boddies & Flowers Best on tap, with Stella, Carlsberg & Castlemaine XXXX completing the lager range. Split into 2 halves with sports shown in one & a more relaxed saloon bar with chattering locals in the other. Jukebox, rear beer garden & regular quiz night - everything you'd expect from a good local full of character.
young_camra_collectiv - 2 May 2005 10:39

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