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The Albion

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Six HopExceptional1
Bristol Beer Factory - SorachiExcellent1
Flowerpots - Perridge Pale AleExcellent1
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent1
Flowerpots - Pastures OldExcellent2
Saltaire - Saltaire BlondeExcellent1
Flowerpots - Flowerpots BitterGood1
Alfred's - Saxon BronzeGood1
Flowerpots - BitterGood1
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Cheriton (see now the entry for Flowerpots) - Perridge PaleNot Tried0
Cheriton (see now the entry for Flowerpots) - Goodens GoldNot Tried0
Cheriton (see now the entry for Flowerpots) - Flower PotsNot Tried0
Flowerpots - Goodens GoldNot Tried0
Flowerpots - StormchaserNot Tried0
Flowerpots - Four CandlesNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Albion, Winchester, Hampshire
Picture 2. The Albion, Winchester, Hampshire

Visits Details

30 Dec 2017 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon visit, a nice atmosphere in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Flowerpots - Pastures Old5.20ExcellentI think the pump clip said 5.8%. A superb drinkable old ale.
Flowerpots - Flowerpots Bitter3.80Good
Flowerpots - Four Candles3.50Not Tried
Flowerpots - Goodens Gold4.80Not Tried
14 Dec 2016 (ChrisE)
Second visit of the day before catching a train home, and a welcome from the chap behind the bar. We chatted with a couple from Swale Camra Branch about the Chequers at Doddington.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Flowerpots - Pastures Old5.20Excellent
Flowerpots - Four Candles3.50Not Tried
Flowerpots - Bitter3.80Not Tried
Flowerpots - Goodens Gold4.80Not Tried
14 Dec 2016 (ChrisE)
About 2pm, there was a large queue for taxis at the railway station and we decided to come in here for a pint and order a taxi from the pub. Unfortunately none of the cab firms we tried had any taxis available for at least two and a half hours. Fortunately this pub had a supply of bus timetables on the window ledge so we enjoyed our pint and progressed to the bus stop.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Flowerpots - Bitter3.80Good
Flowerpots - Four Candles3.50Not Tried
Flowerpots - Goodens Gold4.80Not Tried
Flowerpots - Pastures Old5.20Not Tried
30 May 2015 (Stephen Harris)
This little pub closed a few days after my previous visit and re-opened a while later in the same ownership as the Flower Pots Inn at Cheriton, home of the Cheriton/Flowerpots Brewery. Quiet this-afternoon as it has no TV and so is not showing the Cup Final – but convenient before my train home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Flowerpots - Perridge Pale Ale3.60ExcellentPale gold in colour, well-hopped with floral, bitter tastes.
Flowerpots - Bitter3.80Not Tried
Flowerpots - Goodens Gold4.80Not Tried
Flowerpots - Stormchaser4.20Not Tried
16 May 2015 (Andrew)
Tony and I got off the train and spotted this one first. The outside doesn't have the look of a pub; no pub sign and only tatty markings to indicate it's a boozer. The inside was very pleasant though and looked newly decorated.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Alfred's - Saxon Bronze3.80GoodHazy orange gold colour. Low hopping. Hint of sulphur. Some low nettley hops on finish
Cheriton (see now the entry for Flowerpots) - Perridge Pale3.60Not Tried
Cheriton (see now the entry for Flowerpots) - Goodens Gold4.80Not Tried
Cheriton (see now the entry for Flowerpots) - Flower Pots3.80Not Tried
03 Jan 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I had spotted the word ‘Sorachi’ on a pumpclip here when I passed in the morning. Being a sucker for that hop I had to call in before catching my train/bus replacement back to London.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Sorachi4.70ExcellentRather lovely.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
08 Apr 2014 (ChrisE)
Busy with gentlemen waiting for the 17:10 steam charter train to Ashford.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Saltaire Blonde4.00ExcellentIn top condition.
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not TriedMost people in the pub were drinking this, and they said it was good.
21 Mar 2013 (ChrisE)
The final port of call before catching a train home. There were three ales on offer, but I can only remember the Dark Star ones, the other one was from somewhere in South Wales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Six Hop6.50ExceptionalWow, this was fantastic.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80ExcellentThe best pint of Hophead that I have had in recent memory.

About The Albion

The pub sign. The Albion, Winchester, Hampshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent6
Good3
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7BZ.

The closest pub to Winchester railway station, this corner pub was once the headquarters of the Monster Raving Loony Party.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SO23 7BZ