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Prince Albert, Bexleyheath

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user reviews of the Prince Albert, Bexleyheath

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I thought it fair to write a review of this pub as the most recent reviews are now 6 years old and perhaps not applicable.
The pub has been refurbished to a good level, the beer selection is good with prices I thought fair enough. The staff are very welcoming and attentive, the jukebox is great and the staff even put the speakers up on our side of the pub so we could hear it better without our prompting :) I found the regulars to be chatty and friendly, I didn't feel like I'd stepped in something like other pubs have treated me, overall a very pleasant experience and I look forward to going again. The only, and the only, down side was the seats were a little uncomfortable, a few padded seats would be most welcome :)
lechaise1977 - 5 Feb 2017 15:15
I hate to go along with the previous comments but I agree this pub is not the best...

If you want a nice pub then go somewhere else, very very expensive and the atmosphere left us feeling almost unwelcome.

I am used to the Central London prices that this place charges but not for the overall experience it offered us.

All that said if you like toilets or drains that stink then this is the place for you.

Shepard Neame should sort it out as its clear its not being managed correctly or maintained to the standard of other pubs in the area.
davidlincolnjones - 27 Jul 2011 14:57
A pub that has certainly gone down hill. Never many people inside, but always noisy, especially when football is on, give you an idea of the locals. Loads of copper kettles and plates everwhere, the only good feature. A few tables out front, but right near busy traffic junction, so excessive carbon dioxide intake likely. My advice give the pub a miss, but victorian resturant upstairs is defo worth a visit.

milo71 - 6 Jul 2011 14:03
Not exactly a place that I would choose to visit. Poor service at the bar by a barmaid that clearly did not wish to be there and well overpriced on drinks.

I cannot understand how this pub survives, its not particularly clean the girls toilets were out of tissue in one cubical and the cigarette buts that litter the pavement outside make this one of the most undesirable places I've been to.

Sort it out!


KatyD - 4 Jul 2011 23:29
A really nice pub but maybe I should not have seen it today, such a shame about the people in it!
KatyD - 17 Apr 2011 23:20
Always been a decent boozer, pots and pans and an insitution in the area everyone knows them.
Beer good but it is pricey, great place to go for a pint before the cinema....
Batman1 - 8 Dec 2009 13:18
Great pub, nice food but probably the most expensive pub in the area.
zapsincl - 24 Oct 2009 17:07
Used to be my local when I lived round here and I still visit every few weeks. Events haven't been kind to The Albert in the last couple of years - first the smoking ban hit trade badly (the only outside area is bang on the busy main road) and then The Woolwich Head Office closed across the road - destroying the once lucrative lunchtime food market. A real shame, as this is easily one of the best pubs in Bexleyheath. Whilst unremarkable from the outside, the interior has bags of character and is very well maintained. There's the standard selection of Neame beers (nothing wrong with that) which are always well kept. It's not the cheapest pub in the area, which tends to keep the rubbish out, and as mentioned, there's nowhere to sit outside so not ideal for a summers afternoon.

That said, now miserable Matt has left (who was never good for business) the new owner is doing all he can to try recoup some of the lost trade and from what I've seen, it seems to be working.
keepthechange - 4 Jun 2009 15:35
Great pub from a great brewery (Shep Neame) - usual array of Shepherd Neame staple fayre on offer, nice and roomy, and the famous "pots and pans" make for a lovely countrified atmosphere. Not much in the way of a garden - just some benches out the front overlokking a busy road, but that's not the landlord or breweries fault is it!?
gunner4life - 24 Apr 2009 11:53
Under new management although the bar staff seem to be the same. Still a decent pint of Shepherd Neame beer in a comfortable bar.
Islander - 12 Dec 2008 17:27
Bit pricey but the beer (Late Red) was excellent. Service very good and the atmosphere great. Will certainly visit again asap.
paulbeckett - 10 Nov 2008 12:50
Getting very expensive, and the beer quality is sometimes questionable. However still one of the best pubs in Bexleyheath, quite an intimate atmosphere year round and the restaurant upstairs is perfect for that special occasion.
Mike142 - 30 Jun 2008 11:37
A comfortable pub, good atmosphere and a decent pint of Shepherd Neame beer. Another pub in which to escape the nightmare of the town centre!
Islander - 22 Feb 2008 17:28
great pub, good beers
Billgates1 - 4 Feb 2008 12:10
CLOSED yesterday at 14:20. Check times before travelling.
trainman - 31 Aug 2007 10:05
For me, this is an historic old watering hole, as last night at 11:55pm, this reviewer sparked up his last Benson and Hedges inside an English pub.

On a side note, I should add that after over hearing a conversation between a regular and the landlord, ĎBení is still there and although already reviewed and rated, I must reiterate my opinion that this is the finest boozer in Bexleyheath and probably all the surrounding areas. Well worth a visit.

HTM69 - 1 Jul 2007 23:25
Good atmosphere, the yellow glow from all the brass takes a bit of getting used to but maybe I was just too pissed!
KingsizeSilvers - 2 Mar 2007 13:34
Very attractive pub, particularly interesting nautical features (no idea how genuine they are). Quiet on a Sat afternoon. Shep Neame beers never that good by the half, but not bad. Would be very well known if it wasn't in SE London I suspect.
mtaylor40 - 5 Nov 2006 14:32
This is a decent and quite bizarre little localís pub. As others have described, it has pots and pans hanging from the wall! The atmosphere is nearly always extremely warm and welcoming and with Oranjeboom on tap, it's nice to see a pub getting away from the usual Stella and Fosters set up. Recommended.
HTM69 - 1 Jun 2006 00:18
I used to drink in here twenty years ago. Is Ben still there, then?

Always was a nice boozer: glad to hear it's a Shep pub.

From memory: 8/10
itfc - 11 Jan 2006 02:14
This place hasn't changed in 20 years. Neither have the owners. I like it. Eagerly await a brass kettle landing on my head so I can sue "smiley Ben" for every penny...
bigaerials - 15 Dec 2005 11:56
Pots and pans, lovely pub, try the oranjeboom lager makes you go orange if you drink enough, genuinly!
cafc - 24 Nov 2005 15:47
Shepherd Neame pub so it has the obligatory list of excellent beers. The most entertaining thing here is the frankly ridiculous selection of brass pots, pans, jugs, ships ornaments and god knows what else hanging from the seriously over stressed ceiling. It gives the impression of drinking in a half pub/half antique shop environment. And oddly, thats a very good thing.
Beermeup - 30 Sep 2005 14:15

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