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Royal Albert (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bad Seed - Session I.P.A. Summit, Comet, Vic SecretExcellent1
Brockley - Summer AleExcellent1
Wylam - Jakehead IPAExcellent1
Marble - Lagonda IPAExcellent1
Gun - Velo Dog Strong PaleExcellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Old Kent Road - Heygate PaleGood1
By The Horns - Lambeth WalkGood1
Dark Star - FestivalGood1
Kent - CobnutGood1
Bad Seed - Iced Tea - jasmine tea & lemon peel pale (collaboration with Intrepid)Good1
Canopy - Sunray Pale AleGood1
Siren Craft - Vermont Tea PartyGood1
Big Smoke - Trial Pale Ale (Chinook, Rakau, Azacca)Good1
Gipsy Hill - SouthpawAcceptable1
Dominion - Whiskey Barrel IPAAcceptable1
Mallinsons - HāpiAcceptable1
Dark Star - HopheadAcceptable1
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Volden - LightNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Volden - Session AleNot Tried0
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
Belleville - Northcote BlondeNot Tried0
Pitfield's - 1850 London PorterNot Tried0
Kent - SimcoeNot Tried0
Clarkshaws - Steam BeerNot Tried0
Pitfield's - Eco WarriorNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Almasty - Salted CaramildNot Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Alechemy - Ten Storey Malt Bomb Modern 80/-Not Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - HoptonNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord MarplesNot Tried0
Redemption - Fellowship PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Visits Details

09 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bad Seed - Iced Tea - jasmine tea & lemon peel pale (collaboration with Intrepid)4.00GoodUnfined and unfiltered, Interesting but one was enough
Big Smoke - Trial Pale Ale (Chinook, Rakau, Azacca)5.40GoodFull bodied and the 3 hops subtly blended
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord Marples4.00Not Tried
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
03 Feb 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A quick mid-evening visit after getting a tip-off that an Old Kent Road Brewery beer was available. Pub very crowded and I have probably not managed a note of all the beers available – indeed it was quite hard to get served.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Kent Road - Heygate Pale4.50GoodFrom key-keg and quite a lot of carbonation has built up. The carbonated detracted a bit from fine hop flavours.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Hopton4.30Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
25 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight plus a bit close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Gun - Velo Dog Strong Pale5.50Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Almasty - Salted Caramild3.80Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Alechemy - Ten Storey Malt Bomb Modern 80/-4.50Not Tried
15 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. As always this place buzzes until and after last knockings.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bad Seed - Session I.P.A. Summit, Comet, Vic Secret4.00ExcellentClean tasting exploration of this hops' blend
Mallinsons - Hāpi5.40AcceptableNo indication at point of sale that it should be THIS cloudy
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Almasty - Salted Caramild3.80Not TriedTaster was all vanilla vanilla vanilla
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
16 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Last refrains of the live jazz act.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Lambeth Walk5.10GoodGratis last half out of the cask and it was the best beer of the evening
Dark Star - Hophead3.80AcceptableMore floral that I expected
Gipsy Hill - Southpaw4.20AcceptableMuch can be hidden in unfined cloudiness. A poor choice on my part. This tasted like pure lemon juice and perversely needed a dash of lemonade to take the intense citric edge off it
Pitfield's - Eco Warrior4.50Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
11 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. When isn't this boozer busy?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wylam - Jakehead IPA6.30ExcellentWell balanced, coma inducing strong ale
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Pitfield's - 1850 London Porter5.00Not Tried
Kent - Simcoe4.50Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Clarkshaws - Steam Beer3.90Not Tried
25 Sep 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dominion - Whiskey Barrel IPA5.50AcceptableMuch can be hidden behind the unfined label
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Belleville - Northcote Blonde4.00Not TriedRan out
18 Sep 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Festival5.00Good
Canopy - Sunray Pale Ale4.20GoodGood condition but wishy-washy in taste terms
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
11 Sep 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marble - Lagonda IPA5.00ExcellentSubtle floral hopping
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Light3.90Not Tried
29 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. As no great lover of bank holidays I was pleased to find this place operating normally.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brockley - Summer Ale4.20ExcellentNot seen this beer before and reluctantly expected lemon juice. No, a full bodied peach or apricot flavour came through
Kent - Cobnut4.10Good
Siren Craft - Vermont Tea Party3.60Good
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Light3.90Not Tried

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About the Royal Albert

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent34
Good43
Acceptable10
Poor1

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 57 times, seen 191 different beers and tried 82 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 6TJ