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user reviews of the Albion, Barnet

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Further to my comment of nearly 5 years ago, I'm delighted to confirm that the poster below is correct. Sadly, I think the place was empty when they flattened it.
stwutter - 2 Aug 2011 16:08
Close & rebuilt in houses / flats
claypdan - 9 May 2011 14:18
Yep, can confirm the Albion has gone. All boarded up and looking like it's ready for the wrecking ball.
Personally this is a shame as I have a soft spot for The Albion.
I used to drink here for a couple of seasons in the late 80's when a friend of mine was barmaiding here.
And my remeberances are more in line with stwutter's comments below, in that if I fancied a walk on the wierd side, I used to pop down to the Albion.
Gann - 23 Sep 2009 15:43
Went go go in here yesterday but notice on Door says closed until further notice.
Alesonly - 30 Aug 2008 14:12
LOL, I used to live here as well and drink here occasionally and can only agree whole heartedly with stwutter, the other reviews must have been made by the pubs own management or a being from a parrallel universe.
Hastings - 29 Oct 2006 07:52
?? WHAT ?? I lived in a flat near the Albion for 2 years. It has to be one of the weirdest pubs I've ever walked into (and walked out of within 10 minutes). It's bizarre - the whole bar area is like an extremely badly decorated plasterboard semi from and Episode of Terry & June, the beers are naff and the clientelle are a freak-show. Everyone was the odd one you find in every other boozer - you know, the one you give a wide berth to on the way to the loo, just in-case you catch something a little nasty, and can't wee for a week. You wondered who ever bought their Jeans from Woolworths? Now you know.

The post below mentions that it's a good haunt for Spurs fans. Good. They seem to finally have got the pub they've always deserved...
stwutter - 14 Aug 2006 12:29
A very nice friendly pub, it has a very friendly atmosphere and every one in the pub seems to know everyone else. The pub has been redecorated but with Oak, English Oak on the floor and the Bar counter has been done in French Oak this only adds to the charm of the pub and the Landlord and Lady are nice friendly people as are most of the Regulars.
BarryB - 3 Sep 2005 16:41
nice friendly pub
drumandmonkeyfan - 24 Feb 2005 10:20
Real trad boozer. Good atmosphere when footie's on and superb IPA.
general - 17 Sep 2004 18:23
the most pointless re-furb job that i've ever seen, they moved the outside toilets indoors, then clearly, whilst they were at it did more and arbitrarily slapped a load of pine around the place, this won't attract a single new customer and leave them with a re-furb bill . how the pub was was it's selling - point . there are bountifull pubs in chipping barnet, there needs to be some thing particular that your pub has to offer, this one was that it was a truelly genuine old-school pub that had been unaffected by the urbanisation of what is now the greater london fringe at the start of the last century . it's not afigure of speech, this is the most pointless re-furb that i have ever seen, either actually change a pub or don't . this is still a pub worth your visit because it is some thing special, but a few months back, it would have been well, well, well worth your visit.
dan - 1 Apr 2004 12:22
A superb traditional local with three well kept beers on offer plus a real cider. The BURTON ALE was exquisite.

NOTE: Minor redecoration in progress at present but the pub REMAINS OPEN. The pub will remain virtually unspoilt with the only major alteration being the installation of inside loos.

Features a darts board in an area of the pub just big enough to accommodate Andy Fordham!!

A friendly guy called Dave showed us some other pubs worth a visit, too.

This is a gem, and well worth looking out for!
Lee Newton - - 15 Jan 2004 19:21

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