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OMG! What happened to this once decent traditional boozer?! Ok so it needed a bit a decoration, but they have managed to also strip out the lively atmosphere and all the customers as well. There were only us and tons of chairs and tables, it was like having a drink in a furniture showroom! The beers didn't taste that well kept either, didn't stay long. What a shame!
yodagrit - 24 Jun 2011 13:31
Apparently this pub has recently been done up according to the frineds we went wit and is well worth a visit. Nice wines & cider and the food was good too, both for veggies and non veggies. The resident labarador is gorgeous too and socialied well with my our two dogs.

Nicely decorated, nice gentle music during the afternoon. Definately will be visiting again!
Jimmy74 - 25 Sep 2010 19:35
Changed it's name to The Prince of Greenwich now. I've been in there once and would rather go to the Union or Richard I. I had a BLT which had cold bacon. The cider was nice but expensive, and the atmosphere was terrible. - 15 Jul 2010 01:45
Pretentious and pricey now. £4 for a pint of Aspall's Cyder and the food seems to be various expensive antipasti options (Parma ham, crostini etc). Decor is very wooden now - there also doesn't seem to be a single table or area to accommodate groups of more than 4 people at a time.
Alexander76 - 3 May 2010 14:11
Always been a decent pub, changing hands over Xmas/New Year.
lionbaz - 1 Jan 2010 14:34
Still a great traditional pub, not many of these left. Great entertainment on weekends, karaoke, Elvis nights. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and the kindest regulars.
And well.., refering to a previous comment.. The 'poor quality' tvs have not attracted 'rough crowds' and 'chavs'. I have yet to see anyone younger than 20 years old, wearing a hoodie and cap, screaming football theme songs and throwing beer around. There has never been any trouble at the Albert and the new landlord is doing a perfect job. The installation of the televisions and regular entertainers has given the pub its popularity and great atmosphere. If it was such a bad 'chavvy' place, believe me, the respectable elders wouldn't be coming back every evening.
So yes daniel567...Ben has definitely stumbled across a Prince Albert in a parallel universe.
What a load of old nonsense ben.
frankie06 - 5 Nov 2009 23:03
Avoid...even more.
This pub failed its hygiene inspection by Greenwich Council in Jan 2009.
benb111 - 26 Oct 2009 17:44
Traditional pub with solid feel. Clean, tidy and well run. Bare wood floor and leather pews. Largely original with sympathetic furnishings.

Three casks: Courage Best, Timothy Taylor Landlord, and Sharp's Cornish Coaster. The Coaster was served slightly warm, and in indifferent condition.

Nice enough place.
SilkTork - 15 Sep 2009 22:34
Dear oh dear I think benb111 has stumbled across a Prince Albert in a parallel universe. I go in the Albert all the time and have yet to see a chav. If you're after an organic ale and a quiet read of the Telegraph by all means visit one of the other pubs in the street. For me though it's just nice in a popular tourist town to find a pub with more locals than tourists once in a while. Hang on an old guy has just come in, let me ask him if he's a chav....
daniel567 - 3 May 2009 20:49
Avoid. A once solid, traditonal pub in leafy west Greenwich has been turned into a chavs' den. Current landlord has installed THREE Tvs - two of them poor qulity - to show non-stop football, which attracts a rough crowd. Impossible to have a quiet drink - there is even a televison above the front door. Elvis nights and kareoke have also been introduced...what next next? Strippers! Place is dead and empty when there's no footie on. No cooked food in evenings or at weekends. Older bar staff are also unfriendly. Much more welcoming, and with genial, civilised regulars, are the Greenwich Union and Richard 1 just yards away.
benb111 - 21 Mar 2009 14:10
Fairly quiet for a Friday lunchtime but a solid-enough boozer with Landlord on offer and chips to keep hunger pangs at bay. Lots of interesting memorabilia to look at on the walls. Welcome could have been warmer but hopefully it has enough going for it to survive the tough competition just down the road!
jeremyb - 13 Dec 2008 08:10
Nice to find a traditional pub in an area which otherwise boasts a load of crowded lager pubs full of youngsters. Just 10 minutes' walk from Greenwich station. Very basic, indeed slightly run down in appearance, which should keep the trendies out. A few hot snacks available in the evening (pasties, sausage rolls), but most people come for the beer. When I was there they were offering Courage Best, Timothy Taylor Landlord, and Sharp's Cornish Coaster.
Trev - 22 Nov 2008 13:39
Cracking "proper boozer", an antidote to the Greenwich Union and a reminder to the Richard I of how a pub should really be. Good place to watch football, too.
darryl - 9 Jun 2008 13:10
Great great pub!

Far superior to the Richard or the Union.

Fun, eclectit duke box, layed back, tradtitional, nice bar staff, great old pub decor.

Its pretty much my local even though I live no where near it!

Have many, many good memories of evenings in this place.
KittyP - 27 May 2008 17:09
Probably my favourite pub of the Union/Richard/Albert triumvirate. Better selection of beer than the "Young's" (ruined by Charles Wells), and sugared-up toddlers than The Union, it also has a great dart board location, and is much bigger than expected from the outside. Will stop in here more often when wandering home from Greenwich.
topdog_andy - 2 Mar 2008 23:28
Had a couple pint after closing at the Tolley the other night. London Pride was in good nick. As ever friendly enough. Slightly more local than the other pubs off Royal Hill, but thatís no bad thing. Good pub to watch the footie in.
mrse1 - 6 Jan 2008 19:33
I really enjoy paying a visit to this pub, usually to watch the football it has to be said.

Staff are friendly, beer is good and it always seems to have the same people in there whenever I go in who all know each other which makes for a friendly atmosphere.

PeteinSQ - 30 Nov 2006 09:14
Has a certain charm about this place - personally, I enjoy starting here. Pool tables and good beer on draught. The only problem I fin is there does seem to be a spillover from the union, kids who look like rabbits in the headlights as they finally enter a "real" pub.
easyskip - 23 Sep 2006 17:37
Being far enough away from tourist Greenwich to still have a "locals" feel to it. We occasionally use the pub for darts evenings and have always been made to feel welcome. The interior reveals a U shaped bar and is fairly spacious but not cavernous enough to lose its cosy appeal. The decor is fairly basic and the carpet well worn but there is little here to for anyone to take any major disliking to. There are also some unusual collectables on the walls. Decent ales including adnams new Explorer. Well worth a visit in conjunction with Top 40 regular the Richard I a few doors down.
RogerB - 11 Jun 2006 12:33
This is a great pub. A complete contrast to the Greenwich Union next door, in style at least. (which is also a great pub) This place has that olde worlde feel about it. A dartboard, that you can actually use. Pool tables tucked away in the back, out of sight of the bar area. Great range of beers. Decent non posey crowd, Cheerful, and efficient staff. Great for when you're fed up of all the trendy stuff in Greenwich, and just want a pint. I highly recommend this place.
Paintbrush - 1 May 2006 12:19
An overlooked gem. Traditional unspoilt friendly local offering real ale and selection of other beers and wine. Home made pub food 12-3pm Mon to Fri.
Janet Pearce - 23 Feb 2006 15:10

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