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The Prince Albert (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Blackjack - PioneerGood1
Franklins - North Shore IPAGood1
Reunion - BeardtongueGood1
Burning Sky - AuroraGood1
Burning Sky - PlateauGood5
Kissingate - Powder BlueAcceptable1
Isfield - BitterAcceptable1
Dark Star - SunburstNot Tried0
Kissingate - Smelter's StoutNot Tried0
Hurst - Founder's Best BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - RockheadNot Tried0
Long Man - Inn KeeperNot Tried0
Long Man - Best BitterNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - South Coast IPANot Tried0
Dark Star - AntaresNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Wylam - Puffing BillyNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hylder BlondeNot Tried0
Long Man - PodiumNot Tried0
Theakston - Best BitterNot Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Theakston - XB (was 4.6%)Not Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - HubbleNot Tried0
Goldmark - American Hop Idol APANot Tried0
Gun - Project Babylon Pale AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - American BrownNot Tried0
Long Man - Wild ManNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead LoralNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Prince Albert, Brighton, East Sussex
Picture 2. The Prince Albert, Brighton, East Sussex

Visits Details

19 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. First time ever I have seen no one sitting out on the front pavement seats. Music quiz inside in full swing with questions too obscure for me by being of this century!
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60Good
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead Loral3.80Not Tried
27 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
Reunion - Beardtongue4.50GoodLittle bit warm
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
14 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit on the evening of Brighton & Hove Albion FC's promotion parade.
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50ExcellentSuperb despite being the very last out of the cask
Goldmark - American Hop Idol APA4.40Not Tried
Gun - Project Babylon Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
Dark Star - American Brown5.00Not Tried
Long Man - Wild Man5.20Not Tried
25 Nov 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Always buzzin' inside and out on the front pavement.
Franklins - North Shore IPA5.50GoodGood with full body
Theakston - XB (was 4.6%)4.50Not Tried
Kissingate - Smelter's Stout5.10Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not TriedCame on just as I left
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Hubble5.20Not TriedTaster was lemon juice so rejected out of hand
08 Oct 2016 (Andrew)
Busy pub. We sat at the side. Ian drank cider. Martin had Plateau.
Blackjack - Pioneer4.80GoodToasted sugar. Deep and rich. Brown.
Theakston - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
31 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. The busiest of tonight's boozers.
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50AcceptableNot as crisp as usual
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Hylder Blonde4.20Not Tried
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60Not Tried
Long Man - Podium4.40Not Tried
02 Jun 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon. Always one of the better cask ale houses in the city.
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50GoodGood but not as good as it can be
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60Not Tried
Wylam - Puffing Billy5.50Not Tried
11 Mar 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last venue before my train. Always a well-run and friendly house.
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50ExcellentBest beer of the Brighton crawl and only 3.5% - such flavour
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60Not Tried
Brighton Bier - South Coast IPA5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Antares4.20Not Tried
01 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Good
Kissingate - Powder Blue5.50Acceptable£4.50 pp. Flat. Disappointing Blueberry Porter, Titanic Plum remains the yardstick
Hurst - Founder's Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Dark Star - Rockhead6.00Not Tried
Long Man - Inn Keeper4.80Not Tried
30 Aug 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Brighton as it should be on a Bank Holiday weekend - brash, noisy, boisterous, thriving.
Isfield - Bitter3.70AcceptableMediocre standard bitter
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
Kissingate - Smelter's Stout5.10Not Tried
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried

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About The Prince Albert

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4ED.

A pub that is as near to being underneath Brighton railway station as one can get in Trafalgar Street (No 48). Transforms from office workers at lunchtimes to students and music enthusiasts in the evening. Out front seated drinking area. A multi-room Victorian pub which has 6 handpumps on the bar counter. For a long time it has been a music venue but more latterly has offered a good range of real ales too.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 42 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BN1 4ED