Royal Albert, New Cross - pub details
Used to be: the Paradise Bar
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|Haven't been down this way for a while. Still a great place. But, they seem to have a lot more ales on tap and the quality of a couple of them was not so good as it once was. Maybe put fewer beers on so that the ale is not sitting around too long.|
alebarry - 4 Mar 2016 11:57
|To the best of my knowledge, New Cross is a bit of a real ale desert. This was my first visit to this area to a pub. I was very impressed with the Royal Albert. They clearly take good care of their ales and were busy pulling through new ones to ensure all the handpulls were occupied. The selection was Dark Star Hophead, Adnams Lighthouse, Sharps Doom Bar, Franklins Mama Knows Best & Brockley Red Ale. The cider was Lilleys Sunset Cider. This seems to be a fairly trendy pub, but was to my liking. There is even a bar billiards table in one corner. Football was showing on the TV. After the Hare & Billet in Blackheath, this was my second favourite pub of the day.|
blue_scrumpy - 1 Feb 2015 19:01
|Hearing positive things from a couple of transgender mates about this pub since the name change i decided to head there after work one Friday evening. The old pub surfaced bad memories for me as i saw my ex wife Helen getting off with two likely lads from the Pepys estate and because of the violent undertones that the pub promoted back then i had to leave without her and to this day i only have her "word " as to what happened that night even though coming back 27 hours later validated my initial fears. So off i went looking to erase the past, and ordering my first Guinness and packet of nuts and sitting down around complete new surroundings i had the belief that what Helen got up to that night and following day was all a distant nightmare. There was a point that night when Helen straddled one of the estate lads as he sat hunched upon one of the bar stools , from what i can see the stools have been upholstered to a more brighter design which is a example of how much this pub has changed . The old pub was awash with feral featured Dickensian characters who thought nothing about taking away a good mans wife ,using their inherent criminal ways to impress and manipulate women of previous good standing. . As well as nicer stools in the Royal Albert the clientele is remarkably changed a typical regular is hard working with values i myself share and i was lucky enough to spend my second and third pint talking over constructive stuff varying from Karl Marx to the current issues facing the middle east and my sense of belonging and self worth flowered through the night. To be honest i bear no malice to Helen whatsoever if the life she wants to lead is being passed about the local drug fiends bedsits then more fool her, you go to work and support these characters you will soon see the buzz is replaced by fear and sadness. So all in all cracking little pub and i thank it for finally putting memories in the bin where they will stay . |
prettymolly - 28 Jun 2013 18:49
|Splendid pub. Slightly down-at-heel furnishings, excellent range of beers, the three I tried were well kept and the friendly barman knew his stuff. Pleasant way to miss a few buses while sitting outside.|
Schwalbe - 24 Apr 2013 20:16
|2nd pub on my Friday afternoon tick off trip.|
Now owned by Antic Pub Co the interior is quirky with soft lighting with chesterfield sofas and low tables. Interesting addition of hops hang from behind the bar.
An open plan kitchen is at the top of the pub on the opposite side to the bar.
8 pumps dispensing 7 ales from a mix bag of breweries. I had a pint of Steerage @ 3.5% from Titanic. Served in a pint tankard it was a pleasant pint.
The clientele were a mix of hipsters, teachers and professionals.
I understand this pub is under threat if this is true it will be a big lose as it's a proper pub in an area where good quality pubs are hard to find.
lezford - 18 Feb 2013 13:10
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