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Prince of Wales, Foxfield, Cumbria

Posted on 30. Jul, 2012 by in Pubs

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Prince of Wales, Foxfield, Cumbria

The Prince of Wales is a popular south Cumbrian brewpub on the Barrow to Carlisle railway line.

Brief History

According to Roger Protz the Prince of Wales was built in 1850 and pre-dates the railway line located across the road. It has been owned by a number of breweries over the years and became a freehouse in 1978. The present owners, Lynda and Stuart Johnson bought the pub in 1996. They opened the Foxfield Brewery in 1997 using a 1 barrel plant and expanded it to a 3 barrel plant in 1999.

About The Pub

The Prince of Wales is a haven for beer lovers and people travel from far afield to visit the pub. With a request stop railway station on the pub’s doorstep providing an infrequent service, people tend to arrive and spend a good few hours sampling the excellent beers on offer before catching the train home or to another pub on the line such as the Ratty Arms. However, should you wish to stay longer, 4 en-suite rooms are available.

The simple interior is comfortable and offers plenty of seating although the pub can quickly get busy. An extension on the front of the pub has added some extra seating. To the side of the pub is a beer garden that has a large covered area.

The Beer

Six cask ales are always available from breweries such as Stringers, Acorn, Abbeydale, Rudgate and Great Gable. Also available are beers brewed on-site in the small Foxfield Brewery either on cask or in bottles. When I visited in July, 2012 there was one cask and five bottles including the 6.3% Double Time and the 10.6% Triple Time.

A small selection of foreign bottles are available such as Aecht Schlenkerla rauchbier, Chimay, Westmalle and Rochefort 8 and 10. On keg is SAS Pils, Boon Kriek and Boon Framboise.

Prices are very reasonable with most pints costing £2.50-2.80 and Foxfield bottles costing between £2.60 and £3.30.

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Venue Location

Prince of Wales


Broughton in Furness


LA20 6BX

Tel: 01229 716238

(Twitter: @awv)

Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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