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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
Vocation - Life & DeathExcellent1
Electric Bear - Inspector RemorseExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent2
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Ruby Red Dinner AleExcellent1
Alechemy - Ten Storey Malt Bomb Modern 80/-Good1
Pitfield's - 1837 India Pale AleGood1
Volden - JuniperGood2
Almasty - Nelson PaleGood1
By The Horns - Wimbledon BlondeGood1
Wylam - CascadeGood1
Blackjack - DevilfishAcceptable1
Bad Seed - Play the KnaveAcceptable1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurPoor1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Gun - Parabellum Milk StoutNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra PaleNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Volden - Session AleNot 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
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
Ilkley - Ruby JaneNot Tried0
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Chocolate StoutNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Church End - Goats MilkNot Tried0
By The Horns - Diamond GeezerNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Beadeca's Well Smoked PorterNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - Black ForestNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Visits Details

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
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

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About the Royal Albert

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent42
Good50
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 70 times, seen 224 different beers and tried 97 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 6TJ