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Royal Albert (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hawkshead - RedExcellent1
Fyne - All's FairExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Franklins - North Shore IPAExcellent1
Reunion - Frost FairExcellent2
Dark Star - FestivalExcellent1
Dark Star - Dark Star The OriginalExcellent1
Volden - PorterGood3
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)Good1
Harbour - Antipodean IPAGood1
Dark Star - HopheadGood1
Gun - Velo Dog Strong PaleGood1
Siren Craft - Miniature HeroGood2
Ghost - Auriel DDH CitraAcceptable1
Summer Wine (SWB) - Resistance Dark MildNot Tried0
Kettlesmith - TimelineNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
RedWillow - Weightless MosaicNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - MillionaireNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Arbor Ales - Boomtown BrownNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - El ChocoNot Tried0
Tempest - The Pale Armadillo Not Tried0
Otley - O3 BossNot Tried0
Franklins - Mama Knows BestNot Tried0
Harbour - Puffin Tears IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Visits Details

04 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit until 1am close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50ExcellentSimply a professionally brewed, consistent beer
Volden - Porter5.20GoodPerhaps a little more cloying than others recently and more smokey!
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not TriedI understand this will soon be off Antic pub listing
Otley - O3 Boss4.40Not TriedThought this brewery had gone under, investigation shows it has but must be the dogends of casks still in the sales loop
Franklins - Mama Knows Best4.10Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Harbour - Puffin Tears IPA5.00Not TriedFrom the taster I'd be surprised if Puffins cried lemon juice!
25 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - All's Fair4.30ExcellentClip calls it a Warrior Bitter. to me it was a malty dark bitter
Ghost - Auriel DDH Citra3.90AcceptableGood citra flavours but hazy and some metallic taste overtones
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not TriedNow a Fuller's company brew
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Tempest - The Pale Armadillo 3.80Not Tried
18 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Festival5.00Excellent
Gun - Velo Dog Strong Pale5.50Good
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - El Choco4.80Not Tried
11 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Franklins - North Shore IPA5.50ExcellentFirst rate heavy beer
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80GoodFairly bland bitter but meets its name as a session beer
Dark Star - Dark Star The Original5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Millionaire4.70Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Boomtown Brown5.30Not Tried
08 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close, with a somewhat depleted real ale range tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Dark Star The Original5.00ExcellentI had forgotten what this beer looked like and tasted like
Hawkshead - Red4.20Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
04 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harbour - Antipodean IPA5.50GoodWell balanced hoppiness
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not TriedRan out
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
31 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Frost Fair4.50Excellent
Volden - Porter5.20Good
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
RedWillow - Weightless Mosaic4.20Not Tried
28 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Reunion - Frost Fair4.50ExcellentA good warming winter brew
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Volden - Porter5.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
RedWillow - Weightless Mosaic4.20Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
21 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Volden - Porter5.20Acceptable
Siren Craft - Miniature Hero4.00AcceptableA medicinal taste, a dash of lemonade helped it along
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
15 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Good
Siren Craft - Miniature Hero4.00GoodSickly with an overdose of vanilla
Summer Wine (SWB) - Resistance Dark Mild3.70Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not TriedRan out
Kettlesmith - Timeline5.40Not TriedDamn, ran out as I ordered

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About the Royal Albert

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent68
Good82
Acceptable20
Poor2

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 108 times, seen 304 different beers and tried 138 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 6TJ