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Royal Albion, Maidstone

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user reviews of the Royal Albion, Maidstone

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It is a nice pub witha reasonable nselection of drinks. Good for a lively night out but it is slightly average. Good events on but there are pubs in the town that can do far better. Very friendly bar staff.
OhMyE - 29 May 2010 15:48
Ahh the 'Bin, what a pub in it's heyday. Bikers, greasers, rockers, goths, pool table, tablefootball, loud jukebox, live bands.

It 'aint like that anymore. Personally, I can't go in there, it makes me sad for my lost youth.

I'm sure it's just fine
nickrocks74 - 23 Dec 2009 13:47
Popped in there one lunchtime, as I was visiting Maidstone. Quiet, but very friendly. Lovely building with a great view out the front window. Shepherd Neame was very good. Food was lovely, if a little over-priced. Agree with the previous comment about the clutter of bar stools. Nevertheless, a very nice visit was had.
Hogarth - 30 Sep 2009 21:16
Bar cluttered by a barrier of bar stools. Unexceptional Sheps. No atmosphere. Shalln't be returning in a hurry.
Paul_Rochdale - 22 Aug 2009 10:45
great land lady good food great partys at pub
jenner - 23 Mar 2009 20:06
Dead as a dodo on a Wednesday night (but probably due to the fact that it wasn't showing the England vs Germany friendly), this Sheps house is certainly better than most town-centre pubs. During the day, a handy spot to escape to if your other half finds the soulless shops of Fremlin Walk more appealing than a pint of Master Brew.
rpadam - 19 Nov 2008 22:38
Splendid old building near the new Fremlins Walk shopping development. The pub has recently undergone one of Shepherd Neame's extensive and invasive refurbishments which has somehow cleaned away most of the genuine character and charm, though the remaining cleaned wood and scrubbed brick has a fresh from the bath feel that is light, attractive and certainly very trendy. Two casks on - Spitfire and MasterBrew. The Spitfire was in stunning condition. The atmosphere in the pub is relaxed and pleasant with 70s and 80s background music. The small bar cluttered with bar flies and stools is one complaint, and the poor quality imitation J2O is another. However, this is certainly an above average pub in a useful central location.
SilkTork - 19 Aug 2006 21:23
I don't get the opportunity to go to this pub anymore, but I have very fond memories of it.
Carol - 17 Aug 2004 22:03
wicked place, good beer, great live music, a must to go to
gordon - 16 Aug 2004 16:17
best pub i've every been in, live music every weekend, staff very frendly as well as the customers, could not get a better atmosphere.
highly recommend checking it out, august bank hoilday weekend,starting on the friday till the monday, there is a band playing each day, highly recommend checking out monday afternoon's action,
paul brown - 4 Aug 2004 10:49

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