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Royal Albert (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Vocation - Life & DeathExcellent1
Volden - JuniperExcellent1
Electric Bear - Inspector RemorseExcellent1
Dark Star - RevelationExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent2
Atom - Pale AleExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Ruby Red Dinner AleExcellent1
Plain Ales - India Plain Ale Excellent1
Bad Seed - Iced Tea - jasmine tea & lemon peel pale (collaboration with Intrepid)Good1
Pitfield's - 1837 India Pale AleGood1
Big Smoke - Trial Pale Ale (Chinook, Rakau, Azacca)Good1
Moor - Return of the EmpireGood1
Wylam - CascadeGood1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord MarplesNot Tried0
Redemption - Fellowship PorterNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Volden - Session AleNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Salopian - Divine ComedyNot Tried0
Shiny - Happy PeopleNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterNot Tried0
Roosters - Baby-Faced AssassinNot Tried0
Dark Star - Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Saltaire - New World RedNot Tried0
Gun - Parabellum Milk StoutNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra PaleNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Sumo Not Tried0
Pitfield's - Eco WarriorNot Tried0
Plain Ales - InnocenceNot Tried0
Volden - SummerNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Left Handed Giant - Lactose TolerantNot Tried0
Adnams - RegattaNot Tried0
Ilkley - Ruby JaneNot Tried0
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Chocolate StoutNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Visits Details

17 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Volden - Juniper4.80ExcellentVolden's best beer by a long chalk. Moreish with long lasting lip bitterness
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Regatta4.30Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Chocolate Stout5.00Not TriedRan out
03 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Even at that bewitching hour there were hordes standing at the bar to be served. And the students are not even back yet!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Vocation - Life & Death6.50ExcellentOily, viscous, heavy hitter
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Ruby Red Dinner Ale5.20Not Tried
Left Handed Giant - Lactose Tolerant5.10Not Tried
02 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit until 1am close. Amongst a mish-mash of table and chairs several were dancing with agitated movements but somehow avoiding any collisions at all, thusly sure of foot.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Ruby Red Dinner Ale5.20ExcellentLooks like a new higher abv version. Excellent condition but there is something about red ales I just don't quite like
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80GoodRan out after pulling a third, given gratis. Intriguing liquorice and intense hop notes in the end of cask froth
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
31 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit from quarter to midnight close until a relaxed, well after, departure.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Excellent
Wylam - Cascade4.10GoodTriple hopped but packed with Cascade. A very very light beer in hue
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
16 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening skin of the teeth just before midnight visit until well thereafter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Electric Bear - Inspector Remorse4.70ExcellentNice nightcap porter
Pitfield's - 1837 India Pale Ale7.00GoodInnocent very fruity chaser to go with my porter
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Pitfield's - Eco Warrior4.50Not Tried
Plain Ales - Innocence4.00Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Volden - Summer4.20Not Tried
15 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit until 1am close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Plain Ales - India Plain Ale 5.20ExcellentMoreish full flavoured beer
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Gun - Parabellum Milk Stout4.10Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale3.90Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Sumo 4.70Not Tried
11 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moor - Return of the Empire5.70GoodHeady but lacking much smell and quite honestly much describable taste too
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Espresso Stout4.20Not Tried
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Saltaire - New World Red5.20Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
04 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning, just after midnight, visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Atom - Pale Ale4.50ExcellentFirst out of new cask. Good bitter sweet balance
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Not TriedRather aggressive looking, off putting pump clip
Salopian - Divine Comedy3.90Not Tried
Roosters - Baby-Faced Assassin6.10Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
31 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Revelation5.70ExcellentFar too hopdelicious to have just one
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Divine Comedy3.90Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Shiny - Happy People4.20Not Tried
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

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About the Royal Albert

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent42
Good47
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 66 times, seen 214 different beers and tried 91 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 6TJ