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user reviews of Albion, Warrington

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The Albion was the last pub on my list of intended targets in Warrington. This pub feels a little distant from many of the other Warrington pubs. But it had a friendly atmosphere. Whilst a refurbishment has taken away some of the character, you can still feel a sense of history here with multiple large rooms. The ale range was quite decent too. Merlin's Gold was supplemented by Mallinson's Mosaic, Littleover Dazzler IPA & Stockport Jester. A CAMRA discount was offered on my half and football was being shown on the TV next to a pool table alongside the bar. Nice place. Could have done with a darker beer or a cider though.
blue_scrumpy - 2 Apr 2018 11:35
After a period closed, the Albion is open again. It has lost some of the charm, with fairly minimalist internals now in place (presumably resulting from being stripped out when closed), but the beer is still good.
jeff1637 - 10 Dec 2014 21:59
Heard a rumour that it is now closed for business - extortionate rent rise the cause I believe...real loss for Warrington this place.
kernott1 - 3 Oct 2012 17:01
Having read about the Albion in "Out in Cheshire" monthly CAMRA mag, myself and the wife decided to pay a visit last Saturday 21st April, and i must say what a really good pub, the staff and customers were very friendly and the ale was top quality.
There was a rock band practising up stairs and found this refreshing, you can`t beat a bit of free live music.
We are going back to The Albion and will try the food and hopefully a live band, keep up the good work, Thankyou for your hospitality.
fredjones1uk - 29 Apr 2012 08:13
I have to agree with the last comment, this is not a place for users to bicker or make personal remarks. this is a place for constructive feedback.

I've been a regular in the Albion now for almost five years and have seen the changes that Mark, Gill and Kev have made since taking the pub on. apart from the Saturday disco and the occasional band practice upstairs it is a reasonably quiet pub. There's a monthly rock music night and a monthly acoustic jam night that are well worth a visit. Since the current management came they have been pushing live music and good beer, they have brought the pub into the good beer guide with 3-6 beers on regularly. The pub was Cheshire pub of the year and Cheshire cider pub of the year. The staff, once you get to know them are an extremely knowledgeable and (mostly) lively bunch.
They have an active dominoes team, regular poker nights and operate as a community hub, hosting several local tenants and residents groups. Some of the customers can be a bit Marmite but with the welcoming and accepting atmosphere that the Albion is run with, means that this can occasionally happen.

I may be biased though (I like Marmite).
puma_b - 20 Apr 2012 23:06
Hi Guys.

Are you trying to close this pub down?
I bet the landlord and his staff are thrilled you are airing your public war of words on what is supposed to be a site reviewing pubs, not your personal views on CAMRA or any other organisation. For everyone else's information, not all us customers bicker and argue when we are in the Albion, we are like any other group of punters, enjoying a great pint and good food in a sometimes quiet, sometimes noisy, pub. the range of beers in fantastic and always unusual as the landlord sources them himself and they have just won the local area Cider Pub of the Year so they must be doing something right.
cifababe - 17 Apr 2012 09:17
Am probably being harsh on this place because of Jon90 and his laughably threatening e-mails, either way -

(a He is indicative of the clientelle which means the pub is a toilet worth avoiding

(b He is pathetic shabby local who is an embarrasment to the staff and regulars of the Albion and if they work out who he is they will bar him.

I would tend to go for the latter as I don't actually mind the pub. It IS loud and it is a venue for music so of course it isn't somewhere to go for a quiet pint and the beer is good .I have been back despite that pathetic creature threatening allsorts if I did.

anonymous - 29 Feb 2012 17:31
I ain't a camra fan meself but dickheads like Jon 90 are one reason to avoid this pub.
anonymous - 29 Jan 2012 12:20
Snarl and Booze are obviously haters,or ASBO barred. The Albion is a local, which serves good cask ale, well kept. The kitchen is renowned, the bar staff are friendly and (except for kev and his dad) gorgeous. t is, true, a big rambling pub, but what is wrong with that? Oh wait, you are tickers!!!! sad jerks didn't get enough CAMRA points. Another reason I hate CAMRA. This pub is a delight to have locally, if you don't like it, we are happy that you stay away. Kevin is the 'long haired one'and if you could be arsed to speak to him, you would find an interesting man in there .... somewhere lol
Jon90 - 26 Jan 2012 22:19
Would just like to say have just been back to the Albion for their September beer festival. 25 beers +9 ciders and 2 perries. Excellent range and beer in very good condition. Served both on 9 handpulls in bar and on gravity in Stables bar outside. Good homemade food sold and homemade pies to die for. Didn't get the wet dog smell and the band only practice on Saturday afternoons. Just been told a folk club is starting up on Sunday evenings as wellso lots going on.
By the way I believe the building is Grade 2 listed so rooms can't be knocked through and the guy with the long hair is the very hard working and knowledgeable manager. Try talking to him instead of calling him names.
cifababe - 1 Oct 2011 10:27
More a ' Headbangers and Two-Wheeled Tappers Social Club ' than a pub. Has flashing green lights outside and a number of cluttered rooms inisde including a 'librabry' - although you would need to be the kind of person from the Vision On school of reading to be able to concentrate on reading with the loud headbang music which appears to be the main feature of the place. Not somewhere to go for a quiet pint - even if the pint of Hop I had was fairly good.
anonymous - 30 Sep 2011 10:45
I went in to this pub for a pint one week ago, and i must say it stinks, it stunk of grease and wet dogs and was really off putting, it is not the sort of place you could take friends due to the abuse you would recieve off them for the stench that comes from the pub.
On a positive note the bar staff were friendly, but had some strange person with long hair and make up on walking around, i found him to be off putting and ut of place.
overall just because the pub sells various ales and beers, the place needs a good scrub and a few walls taking down as there are far to many secluded rooms for such a local pub.
booze2011 - 10 Jun 2011 15:15
Nice pub not too far a walk from the town centre and railway stations...nice range of ales and quiet room (now green) for a good chat and catch up away from the buzz of the bar.
burns20 - 31 May 2011 19:31
Happy to back up and endorse the comments made below by Mark, Gill & Kevin - even their (magnanimous) suggestions for other pubs . Wonderful selection of ales, lovingly kept and served by people who know their stuff!
keith253 - 24 May 2010 00:04
Good pub, quality beer - keep up the good work.
kernott1 - 22 Jan 2010 13:57
This is Mark, Gill & Kevin Yates, we run The Albion.

This cannot take the form of a blatent advertisement so all your getting are the facts.

The Albion has just (December 2009) been voted CAMRA's Cheshire Pub of the Year.
We featured in 5 food reviews last year and recieved a FSA award for healthy eating provision.
We provide a varied range of upto 5 cask ales all the time plus a real cider/perry and about 40 continental and world beers
Our 4 beer festivals each year have upto 25 ales and 8 Ciders.
We are opening our own brewery 'Albion Ales' onsite in January 2010.

Although we can't tell you what it is here, we do have a website and can be found easily with any search page.

Aside from that, we suggest coming down for a visit to Warrington and visiting at least the following 5 pubs:
The Albion (Cheshire Pub of the Year, GBG), The Ring O' Bells, The Tavern (GBG), Porter's Ale House (GBG) and The Lower Angel (GBG) [we also suggest this order as it leaves you <1mins walk from the bus and central station].
albionales - 28 Nov 2009 19:37
Beer Festival coming up 22nd -25th October 2009. If it's anything like the first 6 it will be great, over 25 beers good food and entertainment too. See you there.
cifababe - 13 Oct 2009 14:08
Lovely atmosphere, lots of choice of primarily micro real ale.

A must visit
trapperjohn - 25 May 2009 12:57
Community pub overlooking a green between a large area of old terraced housing and some more expensive-looking new developments across the main road. Excellent choice of real ales, but as the locals at the bar were all ordering Moorhouses 'Black Cat' I opted for that and very fine it was too (showing what flavour you can get for a 3.4% beer). Beer festival coming soon (and a micro-brewery too, apparently). Quite a reasonable band rehearsing upstairs. Overall, a rather good place for a pint.
rpadam - 20 May 2009 21:44
This pub is now in the good pub guide. It does real food, is installing a brewery.
Everything you could want in a local! A lovely building with a courtyard beer garden.
orfy - 19 Apr 2009 16:01

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