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Royal Albert (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood2
Bad Seed - Amarillo Pale AleExcellent1
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent1
Great Heck - Black JesusExcellent1
Saltaire - Onyx Black IPAExcellent1
Alechemy - Ten Storey Malt Bomb Modern 80/-Good1
Almasty - Nelson PaleGood1
By The Horns - Wimbledon BlondeGood1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterGood1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Roadkill Opaque IPAGood1
Reunion - TalwarGood1
Stroud - Hazy VermontGood1
Williams Brothers - Joker I.P.A.Good1
Bad Seed - Play the KnaveAcceptable1
Blackjack - DevilfishAcceptable1
Volden - JuniperAcceptable1
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Anarchy - Boot BoysNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Sean of the RedNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la Not Tried0
Belleville - Commonside Pale AleNot Tried0
By The Horns - Diamond GeezerNot Tried0
By The Horns - The Mayor of Garratt London Best BitterNot Tried0
Church End - Goats MilkNot Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Saltaire - Amarillo GoldNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Beadeca's Well Smoked PorterNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - Black ForestNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Volden - Pale AleNot Tried0
Volden - Session AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Visits Details

16 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Saltaire - Onyx Black IPA3.80ExcellentVery suppable indeed
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Belleville - Commonside Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Volden - Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
13 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. What a contrast from packed Sunday night - on first approaching it looked empty and even perhaps closed for the night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Excellent
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Good
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
12 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Still very much alive at closing time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Talwar4.50Good
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
02 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Quietest I have known this pub for yonks.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Williams Brothers - Joker I.P.A.5.00Good
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la 4.20Not Tried
Anarchy - Boot Boys5.00Not Tried
29 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning visit well after midnight until 1am close plus a lot.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stroud - Hazy Vermont4.90GoodCertainly hazy
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Roadkill Opaque IPA6.50GoodCertainly opaque with pineapple, pineapple and more pineapple flavours
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Saltaire - Amarillo Gold4.50Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
22 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Heck - Black Jesus6.50Excellent
Bad Seed - Amarillo Pale Ale4.50ExcellentBad Seed single hoppers are becoming a standard to match
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
By The Horns - The Mayor of Garratt London Best Bitter4.30Not TriedAnother BTH new style pumpclip with no abv shown. What's up with them?
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Sean of the Red5.10Not Tried
10 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
A late late visit thwarted as closed until further notice due to major electrical problems.
BeerABVScoreNotes
08 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Confronted with all handpumps selling cider, to be told a weekend beer festival was in its final throes, initially with 16 different jacket cooled casks ales on gravity dispense at the back of the rear bar. All cask ales at £3 pp to clear.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Alechemy - Ten Storey Malt Bomb Modern 80/-4.50GoodIf anyone ever says Scottish beers are malty well tell them of this one, Never had so much pungent smell and taste of malt in one glass before. Like burying one's head in a sack of malt.
Blackjack - Devilfish5.00AcceptableA saison which had little of a saison's characteristics. Flat
Bad Seed - Play the Knave6.00AcceptableLast out of cask before a full pint poured
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Beadeca's Well Smoked Porter5.30Not Tried
Vibrant Forest - Black Forest4.90Not Tried
01 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Packed for a popular gig. Almost emptied as the music stopped just before midnight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Wimbledon Blonde3.90GoodNo abv on new style pump clip, serious omission
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90PoorIn poor light seemed hazy, taste not clean, when lights went up the glass was full of floating bits. Swapped with good grace and taken off sale
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Church End - Goats Milk3.80Not TriedRan out
By The Horns - Diamond Geezer4.90Not TriedNo abv on new style pump clip, serious omission
24 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Almasty - Nelson Pale5.50GoodToo chilled to really enjoy the hop flavours
Volden - Juniper4.80AcceptableNowt as good as previous examples this past fortnight
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried

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About the Royal Albert

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent47
Good55
Acceptable13
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 76 times, seen 236 different beers and tried 105 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 6TJ