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Royal Albert (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Redemption - TrinityExcellent1
Iron Pier - RytesExcellent2
Revolutions - GripExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Peacock English Pale AleExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
Iron Pier - English PaleGood1
Harbour - EllensbergGood1
Clouded Minds - Hazel NutterGood1
Saltaire - Easy Road IPAGood1
Williams Brothers - Fraoch Heather AleGood1
Redemption - Victorian Mild (collaboration with The Kernel)Acceptable1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Black XX No. 1 Acceptable1
Iron Pier - American PaleAcceptable1
Redemption - Fellowship PorterPoor1
By The Horns - Stiff Upper LipNot Tried0
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)Not Tried0
Wimbledon - Windmill Spring AleNot Tried0
Northern Whisper - Soft MickNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Torrside - West of the SunNot Tried0
Little Critters - White WolfNot Tried0
By The Horns - Giggle MugNot Tried0
Good Chemistry - Natural SelectionNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild SwanNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Sound WaveNot Tried0
Heavy Industry - Pigeon Toed Orange PeelNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - RascalNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - MosaicNot Tried0
Moor - Italia'HopNot Tried0
Five Points - Best Bitter (collaboration with Lost and Grounded)Not Tried0
Kirkstall - DexterNot Tried0
Oakham - Mandarina BavariaNot Tried0
Revolutions - Tarzan BoyNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - High ScoreNot Tried0
Almasty - Blackjack IPANot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Gone TroppoNot Tried0
Bad Seed - Malton Murky (collaboration with North Riding Brewery)Not Tried0
Redemption - Big ChiefNot Tried0
Siren Craft - White TipsNot Tried0
Volden - PorterNot Tried0
Franklins - Resurrection PaleNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - FireflyNot Tried0
Shiny - Horizon PaleNot Tried0
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing SwallowNot Tried0
By The Horns - HopadelicNot Tried0
Volden - Pale AleNot Tried0
Volden - SummerNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - KohaNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Visits Details

10 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. I think the music was South American style, anyway a few were dancing to it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Excellent
Revolutions - Grip3.90Not Tried
Volden - Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Swallow4.70Not Tried
Volden - Summer4.20Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Koha4.60Not Tried
09 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Revolutions - Grip3.90ExcellentDescribed as a Yorkshire ale, whatever that is
East London (ELB) - Peacock English Pale Ale4.20ExcellentRather bland tasting ale
Volden - Porter5.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Swallow4.70Not Tried
By The Horns - Hopadelic4.30Not TriedRan out
03 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harbour - Ellensberg4.30GoodBoring slightly citric beer, like one of thousands on the market
Volden - Porter5.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Iron Pier - Rytes4.50Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Firefly4.70Not Tried
Shiny - Horizon Pale4.70Not Tried
31 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Rytes4.50Excellent
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - White Tips4.50Not Tried
Volden - Porter5.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Franklins - Resurrection Pale4.40Not Tried
30 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. All the weekend's festival beers long exorcised and back to handpumps and normal dispense.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Rytes4.50Excellent
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - White Tips4.50Not Tried
Volden - Porter5.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Franklins - Resurrection Pale4.40Not Tried
27 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Confronted with all the handpumps selling ciders, aha cue that it is beer festival time with 16 real ales in the back room on gravity dispense. Now selling for £3pp presumably to clear.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Black XX No. 1 5.50AcceptableNice enough taste but warm and no condtion
Redemption - Victorian Mild (collaboration with The Kernel)6.00AcceptableTasty but little condition and too warm
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Swan3.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60Not Tried
Heavy Industry - Pigeon Toed Orange Peel5.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Rascal3.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00Not Tried
Moor - Italia'Hop4.10Not Tried
Five Points - Best Bitter (collaboration with Lost and Grounded)4.80Not Tried
Kirkstall - Dexter4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Mandarina Bavaria4.00Not Tried
Revolutions - Tarzan Boy4.50Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - High Score4.80Not Tried
Almasty - Blackjack IPA6.00Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Gone Troppo6.00Not Tried
Bad Seed - Malton Murky (collaboration with North Riding Brewery)5.70Not Tried
20 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Easy Road IPA4.10GoodHas the term IPA become even more meaningless than the term craft? I might easily conclude so
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10PoorAwful. Said to have been "On for a few days". No off flavours just very very tired and unappetising
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Good Chemistry - Natural Selection4.00Not Tried
13 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Crowds well thinned out by my arrival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Trinity3.00Excellent
Iron Pier - English Pale4.10GoodMore APA than EPA. Misnomer in name
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
By The Horns - Giggle Mug3.50Not TriedAn amber ale
06 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. The live music only stopped seconds before the closing time bell.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - American Pale3.70AcceptableRather average, lacking something
Clouded Minds - Hazel Nutter5.00Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Torrside - West of the Sun4.50Not Tried
Little Critters - White Wolf5.00Not Tried
Williams Brothers - Fraoch Heather Ale5.00Not Tried
03 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Could easily sustain business here until 1am most nights.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Clouded Minds - Hazel Nutter5.00GoodGood condition but rather sickly, pleased to have ordered just one half
Williams Brothers - Fraoch Heather Ale5.00GoodNo brewery name or abv on the pumpclip, what's to hide
By The Horns - Stiff Upper Lip3.80Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Wimbledon - Windmill Spring Ale4.50Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Soft Mick3.80Not Tried

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About the Royal Albert

The pub sign. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent79
Good99
Acceptable26
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in New Cross, Greater London, SE14 6TJ.

Located in New Cross Road it could be in Deptford or New Cross. Almost universally described as the “best pub in the area” the Royal Albert has massively improved since its 2007 reversion to its proper name, after a time as the Paradise Bar, and reversion to proper pub values. Has a pubby space at the front and more of a dining room feel towards the rear, where there is an open view kitchen. Very handy for Deptford Bridge DLR or New Cross stations. Sports 8 handpumps, one of which regularly carries a cider.

We have visited this pub 131 times, seen 364 different beers and tried 164 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 6TJ