“ Address: 238 Fleet Rd / Fleet / Hampshire GU51 4BX / United Kingdom / Tel: 08721 077 077 „
The Prince Arthur is a Wetherspoons pub located in the high street of Fleet, Hampshire, which is accessible from Junction 4a of the M3. Surrounding towns include Farnborough, Yately, Aldershot and Farnham.
This pub is at the opposite end of the high street from the Train Station and is situated next to the town library. There is a pay and display car park next to it, which is not owned or operated by the pub in anyway. This is a 24 hour pay and display car park, so you must have a ticket at all times when parking there, unless you can jump into a red bay which allows free parking for half an hour.
The Prince Arthur is known as being the cheapest pub in Fleet, and on a thursday, friday, or saturday night this place gets so packed its unreal. Smokers are allowed to smoke out the front of the pub, or in the beer garden in the back, where ashtrays are provided. There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor, and main toilets are upstairs. The bar is straight infront of you when you walk in the main doors, and it stretches down half the pub.
There is a wide choice of food in this pub for quite cheap prices, and most of the meals are good value, even if it is just mega microwaved food. The drinks are pretty cheap too, and there is quite a selection of spirits, ales, wines, beers and alchopops, cider and a few other things too. They also do soft drinks and hot drinks, like tea, coffee, hot chocolate and pepsi. Food is ordered at the bar with a table number and it is bought to your table when it is ready.
The staff in the Prince Arthur are a strange bunch. Most of them are pretty miserable, and there always seems to be new staff, no one seems to stay there long! One member of staff there is very.... loud and crude, whether she knows you or not, and I try to avoid being served by her if possible. The staff all wear black shirts and trousers, which adds to their miserable look quite well. None of the bar staff ever seem to be above 25, and I have felt like asking a couple of them for ID once in while!
The pub itself is generally clean, but there is usually a bit of food somewhere on the floor, and at least one table is never cleaned up, covered in dirty plates and glasses. I have noticed that many a table was covered in salt and sauce on a few occasions, and I make sure now that the table I sit at is immaculate before I sit down. The toilets are generally clean too, but there has been a broken toilet roll holder for about 4 years now, and the floor has some questionable stains on it too.
I find this pub to be an old mans pub by day, and a students pub by night. I hardly go into this pub anymore, I only go in when friends have picked it for birthday nights out, or when I want a cheap meal from a high powered microwave! I give this place a 3 out of 5, so give it a go if you want a cheap night out.