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Royal Albert (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Northern Whisper - BeltieExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Pale AleExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterGood1
Liverpool Organic - 24 Carat GoldGood1
Reunion - Single Double Hop UK Cascade vs. US CascadeGood1
Otley - O3 BossGood1
Staggeringly Good - Veloci Rapture AIPAGood1
Magic Rock - Hat-TrickGood1
Saltaire - Stateside IPAGood2
Marble - PintGood1
Fallen - New World OdysseyGood1
Bad Seed - Centennial Pale AleAcceptable2
Roosters - Ragged PointAcceptable1
RedWillow - EffortlessAcceptable1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Franklins - Mama Knows BestNot Tried0
Volden - PorterNot Tried0
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)Not Tried0
Harbour - Puffin Tears IPANot Tried0
Franklins - English GardenNot Tried0
Reunion - Incredible Pale AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Reunion - BeardtongueNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - SundancerNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Orchid MildNot Tried0
Volden - SpringNot Tried0
Hepworth - Hiver The Honey IPANot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - WingmanNot Tried0
Canopy - Sunray Pale AleNot Tried0
Canopy - Casino Dark AleNot Tried0
Roosters - FranklinNot Tried0
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Visits Details

15 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Stateside IPA6.00Good
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not TriedRan out as I ordered
Volden - Porter5.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Canopy - Sunray Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
12 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Stateside IPA6.00GoodComplex with distinctive caramel / toffee notes in the aftertaste
Fallen - New World Odyssey4.10GoodGood nick but too lemon juicy for me to fully enjoy
Roosters - Franklin4.30Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Canopy - Sunray Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Canopy - Casino Dark Ale4.30Not Tried
08 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Staggeringly Good - Veloci Rapture AIPA6.50Good
Summer Wine (SWB) - Wingman4.60Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Orchid Mild3.60Not Tried
Canopy - Sunray Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Canopy - Casino Dark Ale4.30Not Tried
01 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Could easily have served busily for another hour!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Good
Bad Seed - Centennial Pale Ale4.50Acceptable
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Sundancer3.70Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Orchid Mild3.60Not Tried
Hepworth - Hiver The Honey IPA4.90Not TriedStill not showing proper brewing provenance on the pumpclip
Volden - Spring4.50Not Tried
30 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit across midnight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bad Seed - Centennial Pale Ale4.50AcceptableVery average
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Sundancer3.70Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Orchid Mild3.60Not Tried
Volden - Spring4.50Not Tried
29 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Even with local students on vacation still busy busy busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marble - Pint3.90Good
RedWillow - Effortless3.70AcceptableA New Zealand Pale Ale whatever that is. Not indicated on pumpclip nor web that it is unfined. This was murky and honestly tasted ultra thin and of very little indeed. 2018's disappointment so far
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Orchid Mild3.60Not Tried
Roosters - Ragged Point5.00Not Tried
Volden - Spring4.50Not Tried
25 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. As usual for a Sunday masses of faces wanting service right up to the bewitching hour.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Single Double Hop UK Cascade vs. US Cascade4.50Good
Roosters - Ragged Point5.00AcceptableLittle carbonation or mouthfeel, rather flat
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Sundancer3.70Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
18 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight, packed and serving could easily have gone on for another hour!
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00ExcellentMay become the pub's regular to replace Fuller's Dark Star Hophead
Liverpool Organic - 24 Carat Gold4.20Good
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not TriedRan out, end of the Dark Star products here
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Porter5.20Not Tried
Reunion - Beardtongue4.50Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Beltie4.80Not TriedStill on from last week?
11 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northern Whisper - Beltie4.80ExcellentPreview pint of an about to come on beer
Magic Rock - Hat-Trick3.70GoodAlmost an English bitter but with an annoying slight citrus edge
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not TriedLast cask in the cellar then no more here
Franklins - English Garden3.80Not Tried
Volden - Porter5.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Reunion - Incredible Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
05 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otley - O3 Boss4.40GoodPerhaps last chance to drink something from this now defunct outfit
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Franklins - Mama Knows Best4.10Not Tried
Volden - Porter5.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Harbour - Puffin Tears IPA5.00Not TriedRan out

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About the Royal Albert

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent68
Good82
Acceptable20
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 108 times, seen 304 different beers and tried 138 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 6TJ