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Royal Albert (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Plain Ales - India Plain Ale Excellent1
Bad Seed - Session I.P.A. Summit, Comet, Vic SecretExcellent1
Dark Star - RevelationExcellent1
Wylam - Jakehead IPAExcellent1
Atom - Pale AleExcellent1
Gun - Velo Dog Strong PaleExcellent1
By The Horns - Lambeth WalkGood1
Bad Seed - Iced Tea - jasmine tea & lemon peel pale (collaboration with Intrepid)Good1
Big Smoke - Trial Pale Ale (Chinook, Rakau, Azacca)Good1
Moor - Return of the EmpireGood1
Old Kent Road - Heygate PaleGood1
Gipsy Hill - SouthpawAcceptable1
Mallinsons - HāpiAcceptable1
Dark Star - HopheadAcceptable1
Pitfield's - 1850 London PorterNot Tried0
Kent - SimcoeNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Volden - Session AleNot 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
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
Picture 1. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Visits Details

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
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

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About the Royal Albert

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent37
Good44
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 61 times, seen 201 different beers and tried 85 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 6TJ