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Royal Albert (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - So Many Different WorldsGood1
Five Points - Best Fuggles HopsGood1
Kent - Lemon ScreamGood1
Franklins - What Mama Donít KnowGood2
Burning Sky - PlateauGood2
Gun - Chummy BlusterGood1
Oakham - CitraGood1
Five Points - Best Goldings HopsGood2
Saltaire - Marmalade SkyGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeAcceptable1
Reunion - Engage!Acceptable1
East London (ELB) - DragonAcceptable1
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Sambrook's - White GoldNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)Not Tried0
Ilkley - PaleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Reunion - BeardtongueNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - EagleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Watneys Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Visits Details

08 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Lemon Scream4.70GoodAs it says, lemon lemon lemon
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00AcceptableNew cask today but a disappointment
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Watneys Pale Ale4.20Not TriedStill lacking any sort of honest provenance on the pump clip
03 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Best Goldings Hops4.10GoodSweetish brew on better form than when last tried here
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Eagle4.10Not Tried
27 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Oh the very opprobrium heaped on the "Coming soon" pump signs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Dragon4.10AcceptableRather sour, needed slooshes of lemonade to make it truly palatable
Five Points - Best Goldings Hops4.10AcceptableLacklustre
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
18 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. The irritating "Coming soon" signs are even more prominent - both were beers I shoul;d have preferred IF they had been on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50AcceptableMost lacklustre Plateau I have ever had, none of the usual crispness - took shots of lemonade to finish it
Reunion - Engage!3.70Acceptable
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Reunion - Beardtongue4.50Not Tried
08 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Whose idea was it to put little "Coming soon" labels on some pumps, mimicking an awful and much derided Wetherspoon's practice?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Franklins - What Mama Donít Know4.10AcceptableBeen on a while methinks
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
04 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Franklins - What Mama Donít Know4.10GoodGood head and lacing
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not TriedRan out
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
Adnams - So Many Different Worlds3.70Not Tried
31 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Marmalade Sky4.40Good
Adnams - So Many Different Worlds3.70GoodPumpclip calls it a "Collaboration Brew" but with whom not stated which is useless. Whatever it is meant to be it described itself as an English Pale Ale and all it really was was an innocuous bit of nothingness in flavour
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
28 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20GoodThe best of the Citras
Ilkley - Pale4.20Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
21 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50GoodAlways reliable
Gun - Chummy Bluster4.40GoodClip suggests a new take on a best bitter. Bit of a misnomer in my view, with a distinct lack of bitterness
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
17 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. 2 handpumped ciders on tonight including the ubiquitous Westons Old Rosie.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10GoodNot as clean on the palate as previous examples of this one
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Sambrook's - White Gold4.00Not Tried

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About the Royal Albert

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent117
Good193
Acceptable47
Poor5

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 ďbest pub in the areaĒ 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 223 times, seen 499 different beers and tried 266 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 6TJ