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.
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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Prince of Wales
Broughton in Furness
Tel: 01229 716238
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