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The Alma (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Wild RiverExcellent1
Windsor & Eton - Windsor KnotGood1
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - TemperanceGood1
Windsor & Eton - ParklifeAcceptable1
First Chop Brewing Arm - CHAAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideAcceptable1
Windsor & Eton - ConquerorAcceptable1
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Dockers DelightAcceptable1
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Hospital PorterPoor1
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Salvation! Pale AleNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESBNot Tried0
Purity - Pure GoldNot Tried0
Purity - Bunny HopNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Alma, Islington, Central London
Picture 2. The Alma, Islington, Central London

Visits Details

17 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Iím so unlucky with my visits to this pub, where again today I experienced poor beer and indifferent service. I know Iím unlucky because everybody else thinks itís marvellous and we are here in connection with the pubís short-listing for a local CAMRA award.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror5.00AcceptableBlack IPA in feeble condition. Sharp and just a little sour. Just about acceptable but should be much better than this.
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Not Tried
Purity - Bunny Hop3.50Not Tried
15 Oct 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Busy with early evening market traders finishing up. Penultimate pub on the Angel circuit alas disappointing beer range to what was expected.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Acceptable
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
30 May 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Just a handful of customers in the afternoon, watching televised cricket. Just one cask beer available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
First Chop Brewing Arm - CHA5.00AcceptableAmber-coloured, malt-led Bitter.
23 Mar 2016 (Stephen Harris)
I met up with Dave R here, just too late to watch the live cricket on TV. Disappointing pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Hospital Porter5.20PoorMy pint smelled and tasted of vinegar and was instantly taken off sale when I returned to the bar. Unfortunately I was not given a choice of replacement beer but served a keg version of the same thing, which to my taste was overly carbonated.
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Salvation! Pale Ale4.40Not Tried
12 Nov 2015 (Jack William)
This traditional market trader pub has had a full makeover - and I feel has lost all its character. 4 pumps with only one ale on - but 3 ciders on draught. 12 different keg beers on including some One Mile End craft beers. £3.80 a pint now for ale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Dockers Delight4.50AcceptableRather bland - and the clip stated 4.2%
08 Aug 2015 (Jack William)
2145 on a Saturday evening - the buzz of a warm Summer evening in Islington has passed this pub by - it was almost empty, scaffolding still in place and a barman who found me a distraction from his fruit machine. £2.90 a pint. Buy here and sit outside the 3 Johns to save over a pound a pint? I wouldn't dream of it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Temperance3.80GoodA very nice pint.
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Hospital Porter5.20Not Tried
25 Nov 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Would never have attempted to search this pub out but for Stephen Harris's recent review on this site. Pleasantly surprised.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Wild River4.50Excellent£2.30 pp
Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot4.00Good£2.30 pp
02 Oct 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Perhaps we caught it on the wrong day, but Robert S and I were not over-impressed with this pub and we stayed only briefly. It is shrouded in scaffolding and undergoing a bit of a refurb. Friends tell me of finding a good choice of real ales from small/craft brewers here Ė so I think we did catch it on a bad day. On the plus side, £2:30 a pint is cheap for London.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Parklife3.20AcceptableLow-strength beer that tasted a bit green to me.

About The Alma

The pub sign. The Alma, Islington, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good2
Acceptable5
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Islington, Central London, N1 9EX.

A market pub, close to Angel tube station. Long a bastion of old-style, keg-only, local trade. Reinvented as a cask beer house in the summer of 2014. Has links with the One Mile End Brewery. 4 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 13 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N1 9EX