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Prince Albert (Rose's) (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Triple fff - India Brown AleGood1
Nelson - Trafalgar BitterGood2
Sambrook's - WandleGood1
Marston's - PedigreeGood2
Blackhill - Mines A DarkunGood1
Hop Stuff - FusilierGood1
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyGood1
Westerham - Puddledock PorterGood1
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer)Good1
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Acceptable1
Westerham - Single Hop PalisadeAcceptable1
Caledonian - Lions ShareAcceptable1
Holt's (see also Joseph Holt) - Two HootsUndrinkable1
Wychwood - DropheadNot Tried0
McMullen (sometimes latterly brand badged as Rivertown or Whole Hop) - Jolly Roger (branded as Whole Hop)Not Tried0
Twisted Wheel - Loud in the CrowdNot Tried0
Greene King - Ale FrescoNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland OriginalNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Cottage - Big BenNot Tried0
House Beer - Rose's House BitterNot Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - Pale AleNot Tried0
Unbadged House Beer - Old Ferry Best BitterNot Tried0
Jennings (since closure now brewed at Marston's) - Bull's EyeNot Tried0
Hop Back - Crop CircleNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Caledonian - Autumn RedNot Tried0
Robinsons - Hop GunNot Tried0
Picture 1. Prince Albert (Rose's), Woolwich, Greater London

Visits Details

28 Oct 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Nostalgic visit as will be closing tomorrow with its future then uncertain. No real ale on any of the 6 handpumps so Draught Guinness was used as a refresher instead.
04 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. I thought it was time to re-visit having been told of changes here. None I could see except Ronnie and Reggie, the lizards, have passed on and Kenny is new and in residence alone in his vivarium. Oh and a parrot in the top cage of a stack of birds' cages was looking in its mirror but remained silent. Met a chap I haven't seen for years and caught up on auld times.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Good2nd out was cooler and fresher
Marston's - Pedigree4.50AcceptableUnusual to see Pedigree around these parts. First out for a while I thought
Twisted Wheel - Loud in the Crowd5.50Not TriedApparently brewed for the 2021 BREW//LDN 2021 event
30 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Latish evening visit. Darts match in full swing with the smell of the chicken bucket buffet prevalent.
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Acceptable
Holt's (see also Joseph Holt) - Two Hoots4.20UndrinkableTook many pulls to fill the glass then one sniff was of Mr Sarson not Mr Holt. Barmaid acknowledged this immediately and swapped the beer with good grace
14 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. I'd rather like to see local SE London and nearby Kentish brewery beers here.
Caledonian - Lions Share4.40AcceptableCitrus and uninspiring
Wychwood - Drophead3.80Not Tried
McMullen (sometimes latterly brand badged as Rivertown or Whole Hop) - Jolly Roger (branded as Whole Hop)3.80Not TriedNot a sniff of true McMullen provenance on the clip
01 Oct 2016 (Alenomore)
Blimey....time flies...over six years since my last visit! 6pm. Same landlady I think, and no layout changes here at all, which is good. Alas, regional beers rule it seems. We'd stopped off, en route home from the Valley, to console ourselves.....
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Good
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried
Caledonian - Autumn Red4.40Not Tried
Robinsons - Hop Gun4.00Not Tried
29 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
Blackhill - Mines A Darkun4.00Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Jennings (since closure now brewed at Marston's) - Bull's Eye3.90Not Tried
25 Jun 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Always good to have a look at Ronnie and Reggie too.
Triple fff - India Brown Ale4.60Good
Westerham - Single Hop Palisade4.00Acceptable
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Unbadged House Beer - Old Ferry Best Bitter3.70Not TriedRan out. My hunch is it comes from Cottage Brewery
21 Mar 2015 (Edbeck)
Westerham - Puddledock Porter4.00Good
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer)4.20Good
07 Aug 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A busy bee tonight with Terry's (the pub tenant) birthday party with a bow-tied tribute singer. Well packed but some floor space for some to dance too.
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Good
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Cottage - Big Ben4.90Not TriedClip says "British Craft Ale"
House Beer - Rose's House Bitter4.10Not TriedFrom shape of pumpclip guess this was Cottage brewed
23 Apr 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Lot of Greene King staples on tonight!
Nelson - Trafalgar Bitter4.10ExcellentCooler fresher 2nd pint
Nelson - Trafalgar Bitter4.10AcceptableFirst out for a while I guess
Greene King - Ale Fresco4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Original4.00Not Tried

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About the Prince Albert (Rose's)

The pub sign. Prince Albert (Rose's), Woolwich, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Woolwich, Greater London, SE18 6NE.

A cracking old pub, near to the Woolwich Ferry. At one time a long-standing Good Beer Guide entry albeit with some gaps. Goes by both names of Rose's Free House and the Prince Albert. Rare to see a vivarium with a lizard (at one time lizards) always keeping its/their beady eyes on proceedings. Located at the Woolwich Ferry end of Hare Street - an area in 2016 full of boarded up retail units ripe for redevelopment. The bar counter sports 6 handpumps but never all in use at one time. Closed 29th October 2022 with future uncertain. Surprisingly reopened 9th November 2022 with new operator.

We have visited this pub 19 times, seen 53 different beers and tried 30 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE18 6NE