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The Albion (Big Smoke)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Big Smoke - Dark Wave PorterExceptional1
Turning Point - Caught in a MetaphorExcellent1
Buxton - Simcoe IPAExcellent1
Binghams - Twyford TippleExcellent1
Arbor Ales - All the Mo'sExcellent1
Manchester - Cut Like a BuffaloGood1
Kettlesmith - TimelineGood1
Sambrook's - Brown Dog RiotGood1
Big Smoke - Cosmic DawnGood1
Beatnikz Republic - Kentucky RiotNot Tried0
Rooster's - London ThunderNot Tried0
Kent - French KissNot Tried0
Anarchy - BackfireNot Tried0
Exeter - Falls OverNot Tried0
Big Smoke - Solaris Session PaleNot Tried0
Exeter - LightermanNot Tried0
By The Horns - Giggle MugNot Tried0
Big Smoke - Underworld Milk StoutNot Tried0
Wylam - CascadeNot Tried0

Visits Details

29 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. This is a great pub.
Turning Point - Caught in a Metaphor4.30ExcellentMurky gold. Fruity hops and a soft mouthfeel.
Buxton - Simcoe IPA5.40ExcellentThe full hoppy murk.
Big Smoke - Cosmic Dawn4.30GoodClear gold. Just a shade disappointing given the hop mix. Still good though.
Manchester - Cut Like a Buffalo4.50GoodQuite a clean IPA.
Exeter - Falls Over5.00Not Tried
Big Smoke - Solaris Session Pale3.80Not Tried
Exeter - Lighterman3.50Not Tried
By The Horns - Giggle Mug3.50Not Tried
08 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Busy with an after-work crowd enjoying the impressive beer selection.
Arbor Ales - All the Mo's5.50ExcellentSoft and fruity.
Kettlesmith - Timeline5.40GoodClear gold with a foaming head. A dry IPA.
Exeter - Falls Over5.00Not Tried
Big Smoke - Solaris Session Pale3.80Not Tried
Big Smoke - Underworld Milk Stout5.00Not Tried
Wylam - Cascade4.10Not Tried
Beatnikz Republic - Kentucky Riot5.00Not Tried
Rooster's - London Thunder4.20Not Tried
Kent - French Kiss4.90Not Tried
Anarchy - Backfire4.50Not Tried
08 Dec 2016 (Blair)
My second visit here as I wad in the area and had 90 minutes to kill. Very busy on a Thursday evening, this pub seems to have already been embraced by the local community. Not too surprising considering the lack of solid beer pubs in the town.
Big Smoke - Dark Wave Porter5.00ExceptionalOne to look out for. Fantastic porter in perfect condition. Far too drinkable.
Binghams - Twyford Tipple3.70ExcellentI really enjoyed this. Extremely quaffable bitter.
Sambrook's - Brown Dog Riot4.50GoodEver so slightly past it's best but still in reasonably good condition. Decent brown.

About The Albion

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, KT1 2PY.

A pub in Fairfield Road with a chequered past recently reopened by Big Smoke brewery which also has The Antelope in nearby Surbiton. Ten handpumps for ales and ciders as well as an extensive list of keg offerings. Food is also served.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: KT1 2PY