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Royal Albert (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)Excellent1
Five Points - Hook Island RedExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
By The Horns - Stiff Upper LipGood1
Reunion - TalwarGood1
Kent - French KissGood1
Kent - KGBGood1
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Boom BoomGood1
Moor - PMA (Pale Modern Ale)Good1
Arbor Ales - MosaicGood1
By The Horns - Old SmokeGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - HacksawGood1
Reunion - Trial Brew No. 14 Midnight RunnerAcceptable1
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)Not Tried0
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer - Green Hopped Table BeerNot Tried0
Volden - AutumnNot Tried0
Five Points - Citrus PaleNot Tried0
Kent - Session IPANot Tried0
Wiper and True - KaleidoscopeNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Watneys James WatneyNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Peacock English Pale AleNot Tried0
Volden - WinterNot Tried0
71 Brewing - AP Après ApricotNot Tried0
By The Horns - PassionadeNot Tried0
Moor - Nor'HopNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Orchid Vanilla MildNot Tried0
Reunion - BeardtongueNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Visits Details

21 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Someone here has started putting "Coming soon" pump clip crowners on again - a most irritating practice as both beers I wanted to try had this stupid note on them.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00GoodReally too lemon juice for me
East London (ELB) - Orchid Vanilla Mild3.60Not Tried
Reunion - Beardtongue4.50Not Tried
Volden - Winter5.20Not Tried
29 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. No Sunday live music planned today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10GoodSmooth
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Not TriedRan out
Five Points - Hook Island Red6.00Not Tried
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not TriedTempting but too early
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Volden - Winter5.20Not Tried
22 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Hook Island Red6.00ExcellentFull in body, should have made that last drink a pint not a half
Reunion - Trial Brew No. 14 Midnight Runner4.80AcceptableDisappointingly lacking in taste
Volden - Winter5.20Not Tried
16 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Stiff Upper Lip3.80GoodGood bitterness but rather thin gruel
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Volden - Winter5.20Not Tried
By The Horns - Passionade4.00Not TriedThe very thought of passion fruit made this a no no
27 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Why the low prices for guest ales I asked - 'cos the cellar is full and we need to move some it was the reply. Great stuff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Old Smoke4.00GoodSome sort of tea infused bitter. New lower strength version of a previous brew
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Volden - Winter5.20Not Tried
Sambrook's - Watneys James Watney4.40Not TriedBrewing provenance as absent as a runaway parent
71 Brewing - AP Après Apricot4.00Not TriedHad a taster, maybe another time eh
21 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Astounded to see a new pizzarola has opened here called Edna & Roy which is accessible via a doorway in the main front bar - part of the pub (sort of).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentSuperb and professional brew
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Boom Boom4.10GoodVery hazy and very fruity and with quite intense lip bitterness. One half was however enough
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Peacock English Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Volden - Autumn4.80Not Tried
13 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)4.80ExcellentHas lost the "oholic" from its name. Like eating a bar of chocolate- superb
Reunion - Talwar4.50Good
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Volden - Autumn4.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Hacksaw5.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Watneys James Watney4.40Not TriedGarish pumpclip, pity the design effort does not extend to showing true provenance
09 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Across midnight late night visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Hacksaw5.00GoodSo called Vegan East Coast IPA with much haze, drank it but did not really enjoy the concoction
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Volden - Autumn4.80Not Tried
Kent - Session IPA3.90Not Tried
Wiper and True - Kaleidoscope4.20Not Tried
05 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. My 4th closing time tonight!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moor - PMA (Pale Modern Ale)5.30GoodDrinks to its strength
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Volden - Autumn4.80Not Tried
Five Points - Citrus Pale4.20Not Tried
30 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - French Kiss4.90GoodMore bitterness than I expected in a strawberry IPA
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer - Green Hopped Table Beer3.50Not Tried

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About the Royal Albert

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent120
Good204
Acceptable49
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 “best pub in the area” 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 235 times, seen 516 different beers and tried 279 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 6TJ