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Royal Albert (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Great Heck - Black JesusExcellent1
Wild Card - Queen of DiamondsExcellent1
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent1
Bad Seed - Amarillo Pale AleExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Saltaire - Onyx Black IPAExcellent1
Belleville - Tie-Dye RyeGood1
Reunion - TalwarGood1
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand ReserveGood1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterGood1
Stroud - Hazy VermontGood1
Alechemy - Ten Storey Malt Bomb Modern 80/-Good1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Roadkill Opaque IPAGood1
Williams Brothers - Joker I.P.A.Good1
Bad Seed - Play the KnaveAcceptable1
Blackjack - DevilfishAcceptable1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Beadeca's Well Smoked PorterNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - Black ForestNot Tried0
By The Horns - The Mayor of Garratt London Best BitterNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Volden - Session AleNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Sean of the RedNot Tried0
Saltaire - Amarillo GoldNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la Not Tried0
Anarchy - Boot BoysNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Belleville - Commonside Pale AleNot Tried0
Volden - Pale AleNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
Deya - Dare I SayNot Tried0
Reunion - Incredible Pale AleNot Tried0
Belleville - Little Critters Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Visits Details

23 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand Reserve6.50GoodSticky, gluey but moreish
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Belleville - Tie-Dye Rye5.80Not Tried
Reunion - Incredible Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Belleville - Little Critters Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
19 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Card - Queen of Diamonds5.00Excellent
Belleville - Tie-Dye Rye5.80Good
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
Deya - Dare I Say5.40Not Tried
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

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About the Royal Albert

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent48
Good57
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 78 times, seen 242 different beers and tried 107 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 6TJ