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Royal Albert (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - So Many Different WorldsGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeAcceptable1
Bristol Beer Factory - Lost in BelgiumGood1
Burning Sky - PlateauAcceptable1
East London (ELB) - DragonAcceptable1
Five Points - Best Goldings HopsAcceptable3
Franklins - What Mama Donít KnowGood2
Kent - Lemon ScreamGood1
Moor - StoutGood1
Oakham - CitraGood1
Reunion - Engage!Acceptable1
Saltaire - Marmalade SkyGood1
East London (ELB) - EagleNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Ilkley - PaleNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Northern Monk - Eternal Session IPANot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Reunion - BeardtongueNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Watneys Pale AleNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Visits Details

29 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. The live music had ended earlier than usual.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moor - Stout5.00GoodAlmost too wholesome for me tonight
Bristol Beer Factory - Lost in Belgium4.60GoodClip says Belgian Blond | Belgian Malt & Yeast | Chimay | Westmalle | Ardennes. I tentatively had a half then a second one to finish on. Smooth dry ale
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not TriedRevised pumpclip design
25 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Best Goldings Hops4.10AcceptableNot a patch on the Fuggles version of Best
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Northern Monk - Eternal Session IPA4.10Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
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

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About the Royal Albert

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent117
Good195
Acceptable48
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 225 times, seen 501 different beers and tried 268 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 6TJ