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Prince Albert (Rose's) (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Stuff - Saisonniers Excellent1
North Yorkshire - Yorkshire PorterExcellent1
Bank Top - Fireman's LiftExcellent1
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Good1
Blackhill - Mines A DarkunGood1
Hop Stuff - FusilierGood1
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyGood1
Westerham - Puddledock PorterGood1
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Good1
Triple fff - India Brown AleGood1
Nelson - Trafalgar BitterGood2
Sambrook's - WandleGood1
Hogs Back - HBBAcceptable1
Caledonian - Lions ShareAcceptable1
Sonnet 43 - American Pale AleAcceptable1
Westerham - Single Hop PalisadeAcceptable1
Hogs Back - English Summer AleNot Tried0
Northumberland - Snow StarNot Tried0
Nelson - ColossusNot Tried0
Greene King - Ale FrescoNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland OriginalNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Cottage - Big BenNot Tried0
House Beer - Rose's House BitterNot Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - Pale AleNot Tried0
Unbadged House Beer - Old Ferry Best BitterNot Tried0
Jennings - Bull's EyeNot Tried0
Hop Back - Crop CircleNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Caledonian - Autumn RedNot Tried0
Robinsons - Hop GunNot Tried0
Wychwood - DropheadNot Tried0
McMullen (sometimes latterly brand badged as Rivertown or Whole Hop) - Jolly Roger (branded as Whole Hop)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Prince Albert (Rose's), Woolwich, Greater London

Visits Details

14 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. I'd rather like to see local SE London and nearby Kentish brewery beers here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Lions Share4.40AcceptableCitrus and uninspiring
Wychwood - Drophead3.80Not Tried
McMullen (sometimes latterly brand badged as Rivertown or Whole Hop) - Jolly Roger (branded as Whole Hop)3.80Not TriedNot a sniff of true McMullen provenance on the clip
01 Oct 2016 (Alenomore)
Blimey....time flies...over six years since my last visit! 6pm. Same landlady I think, and no layout changes here at all, which is good. Alas, regional beers rule it seems. We'd stopped off, en route home from the Valley, to console ourselves.....
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Good
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried
Caledonian - Autumn Red4.40Not Tried
Robinsons - Hop Gun4.00Not Tried
29 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blackhill - Mines A Darkun4.00Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Jennings - Bull's Eye3.90Not Tried
25 Jun 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Always good to have a look at Ronnie and Reggie too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Triple fff - India Brown Ale4.60Good
Westerham - Single Hop Palisade4.00Acceptable
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Unbadged House Beer - Old Ferry Best Bitter3.70Not TriedRan out. My hunch is it comes from Cottage Brewery
21 Mar 2015 (Edbeck)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Puddledock Porter4.00Good
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Good
07 Aug 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A busy bee tonight with Terry's (the pub tenant) birthday party with a bow-tied tribute singer. Well packed but some floor space for some to dance too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Good
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Cottage - Big Ben4.90Not TriedClip says "British Craft Ale"
House Beer - Rose's House Bitter4.10Not TriedFrom shape of pumpclip guess this was Cottage brewed
23 Apr 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Lot of Greene King staples on tonight!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nelson - Trafalgar Bitter4.10ExcellentCooler fresher 2nd pint
Nelson - Trafalgar Bitter4.10AcceptableFirst out for a while I guess
Greene King - Ale Fresco4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Original4.00Not Tried
04 Apr 2014 (Stephen Harris)
My first visit here for a while. Not a lot has changed. Some new upholstery. A little less fly-blown. A few entertaining 'charactersí at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - Saisonniers 4.50ExcellentSpicy, herbal, golden saison in perfect condition. Very tasty.
North Yorkshire - Yorkshire Porter4.40ExcellentA very tasty, black porter with a fruity edge and lots of roast barley.
Nelson - Colossus4.30Not Tried
10 Feb 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Honoured to be able to have a close up look at the lizards and feel the warmth on the back of one - not cold blooded at all!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Good
Hogs Back - HBB3.70Acceptable
Northumberland - Snow Star3.80Not Tried
16 Aug 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bank Top - Fireman's Lift4.00ExcellentClean, refreshing bitter - good after the more sourish wet dog Sonnet43
Sonnet 43 - American Pale Ale5.40Acceptable
Hogs Back - English Summer Ale3.90Not Tried

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About the Prince Albert (Rose's)

The pub sign. Prince Albert (Rose's), Woolwich, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent8
Good14
Acceptable6
Poor-

The pub is found in Woolwich, Greater London, SE18 6NE.

A cracking old pub, near to the Woolwich Ferry. A long-standing GBG entry with some gaps. Goes by both names of Rose's Free House and the Prince Albert. Rare to see a vivarium with 2 lizards always keeping their beady eyes on proceedings. Located at the Woolwich Ferry end of Hare Street - an area in 2016 full of boarded up retail units ripe for redevelopment. The bar counter sports 6 handpumps but never all in use at one time.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 49 different beers and tried 27 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE18 6NE