Was at 336 Western Road SW19. Telephone number in 1971 was 01-648 2030.
Closed as a pub in 2003, and demolished in 2014.
Merton Memories Photos
From the Tithe Apportionment Map of 1846, the occupier of the land owned James Moore was Henry Hendon. The land measured 1 rood and 24 square perches.
Landlords from directories
1851 : James Fletcher Starkey
1855 : Thomas Crowcher
1867 : Thomas Frederick Field
1891 : William Mears, junior
1911 : Mrs. Anne Mears
1915 : Richard George Freestone
1930 : Arthur Edward Crisp
1903 Licensed Victuallers Report
Prince of Wales, Western Road
Licensed before 1869
Poor Rate Assessment £60
Watney & Co., Stag Brewery,
Annie Mears, resided on premises
Tied for beer to owner
Offered bread and cheese, stabling for 1 horse and
a urinal and w.c.
Served ordinary class trade.
From the Military Service Tribunals:
Mitcham & Tooting Mercury, 13th April, 1917, page 1.
Mr R.G. Freestone, a licensed victualler, aged 40, sought exemption on financial and domestic grounds. He had large premises, “The Prince of Wales Inn,” and he was the only man on them.
The Chairman : Have you been examined? – No, I have had no time.
The Chairman : But you are closed some part of the day? – Yes, but I have such a lot of work to do.
Appellant added that his wife was deaf.
The claim was disallowed, with a month’s notice.
Mitcham & Tooting Mercury, 27th April, 1917
Surrey Appeal Tribunal
Mr R.G. Freestone (39), a licensed victualler at Merton, represented the difficulty of his position and the hardship involved in his being called up. His capital was invested in the business. Appeal dismissed.
Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.