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Royal Albert (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brass Castle - SunshineExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Barbed Wit Rhubarb Wheat BeerGood2
Arbor Ales - Cit-Chew-EckaGood1
Siren Craft - Suspended in SecretsGood1
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la Good1
Roosters - CC RiderGood1
Reunion - Trial Brew No. 4 Isotonic Gentleman's Sports DrinkGood1
Reunion - Trial Brew No. 10 BloomerGood2
Oakham - CitraGood1
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Siren Craft - Yu LuGood1
Ilkley - Radle Me ThisAcceptable1
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Acceptable2
Anarchy - GuzzoleneAcceptable1
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)Not Tried0
Shiny - Strong Dark MildNot Tried0
Williams Brothers - GrozetNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - WyeNot Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Visits Details

19 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Cit-Chew-Ecka4.50GoodWell balanced hop blend, dry tasting
Williams Brothers - Grozet4.50Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wye4.70Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
16 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la 4.20GoodMind playing tricks or did I sense an Indian spiciness somewhere?
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wye4.70Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Five Points - XPA4.00Not Tried
12 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight. Heavily depleted ale range.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brass Castle - Sunshine5.70Excellent
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60GoodRather thin
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
07 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Roosters - CC Rider4.30Good
Reunion - Trial Brew No. 10 Bloomer4.50PoorSomething odd here. Pint had acetic backtaste and was swapped out with good grace. The Guv later pulled some more through and tasters gradually came up to scratch.
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Barbed Wit Rhubarb Wheat Beer4.60Not Tried
05 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
2nd visit of the day, this time at the other end until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Trial Brew No. 10 Bloomer4.50ExcellentBest beer of the day, lovely tangy mouthfeel with this rye ale
East London (ELB) - Barbed Wit Rhubarb Wheat Beer4.60Good
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Shiny - Strong Dark Mild5.50Not TriedThe Guv says this is still alive and kicking after many a day
Roosters - CC Rider4.30Not Tried
05 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Barbed Wit Rhubarb Wheat Beer4.60GoodAn acquired taste
Siren Craft - Suspended in Secrets4.00GoodAn intriguing taste emanating from a hop mix of Vic Secret, Ekuanot, Bravo, Citra and Simcoe
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not TriedRan out
Shiny - Strong Dark Mild5.50Not TriedHow long can this one stay on here?
Roosters - CC Rider4.30Not Tried
Reunion - Trial Brew No. 10 Bloomer4.50Not Tried
29 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Trial Brew No. 4 Isotonic Gentleman's Sports Drink4.70GoodLast half out of the cask, all OK then it ran out
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Acceptable
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Shiny - Strong Dark Mild5.50Not Tried
Anarchy - Guzzolene5.40Not Tried
26 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. With suspect beer range I started with a cider but that was tepid.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60AcceptableBasic stuff, some floral hopping
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Shiny - Strong Dark Mild5.50Not Tried
Anarchy - Guzzolene5.40Not Tried
Ilkley - Radle Me This3.60Not Tried
25 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70GoodNot my usual beer of choice but it brought some taste normality back and some semblance of professional brewing attributes
Ilkley - Radle Me This3.60AcceptableWeak, hazy, insipid, sour, even lemonade failed to rejuvenate it
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Shiny - Strong Dark Mild5.50Not Tried
Anarchy - Guzzolene5.40Not Tried
24 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20Good
Anarchy - Guzzolene5.40AcceptableFlat and heavy with almost no carbonation or mouthfeel so a total chore. Even dashes of lemonade failed to enliven it
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Shiny - Strong Dark Mild5.50Not Tried

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About the Royal Albert

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent81
Good111
Acceptable32
Poor4

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 143 times, seen 378 different beers and tried 180 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE14 6TJ