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Albion (formerly Royal Albion) (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExceptional1
Three Legs - English IPAExcellent1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood1
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingGood1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Long Man - Sussex Pride Not Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Arundel - Sussex GoldNot Tried0
Three Legs - PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Albion (formerly Royal Albion), Hastings, East Sussex
Picture 2. Albion (formerly Royal Albion), Hastings, East Sussex

Visits Details

27 May 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I had just missed some live music in the old taproom and a lot of people were drinking up and leaving.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Legs - English IPA5.50ExcellentHazy, amber, strong, spicy, English hpp flavours. Wonderful.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Three Legs - Pale3.70Not Tried
18 Nov 2017 (Andrew)
Pub no. 8. Big busy pub on the front. Dark at the back. Another twiddle-de-de folk band were twiddling their stuff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExceptionalFruity loveliness.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Arundel - Sussex Gold4.20Not Tried
24 Apr 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Sunday lunchtime. Last knockings of a St George’s Day beer festival in the front bar. Just time for one. I did not note the other beers available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00GoodPale, bitter and hoppy. Just a touch too thin I thought, but near end of barrel.
20 May 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. What a wonderfully atmospheric woody bar. Most welcoming barmaid of the evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Long Man - Sussex Pride 4.50Not Tried

About the Albion (formerly Royal Albion)

The pub sign. Albion (formerly Royal Albion), Hastings, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent1
Good2
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3EA.

A sea front pub whose address is actually in George Street which is its rear entrance. A former William Younger's of Edinburgh pub which must have been one its most southerly houses and presumably intended to attract Scottish holidaymakers in Hastings to a name with which they were familiar. Its name remains in several places in gold lettering on the wooden panelling. The main bar is a dark wooded interior with wood panelling which includes glass framed pieces of (now rather faded) Tartan cloth each labelled in gold with the clan name. There is an airy and bright side bar which is laid out for cafe style business for families and children. On CAMRA's list of Regionally important unspoilt interiors. 3 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN34 3EA