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Albion, Blackfriars

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user reviews of the Albion, Blackfriars

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Good for ales (just taken on by youngs it seems) and great for watching sport. But don't bother with the food, unless you like farcically small pieces of haddock with a massive pile of extremely chunky chips. Worth a few post work beers though.
TommyRogers1979 - 4 Jan 2015 17:43
Love this place! Really great beer and a friendly staff. I will pop in again soon to recieve more high fives from them.
paulpeterS - 16 May 2013 17:57
Was rather uninspired by the selection of ales when walking in to grab a quick pint before catching a train from City Thameslink. Bombadier and two Young's beers. However, the pint of Special I had was excellent. Football on TV in the background so there are worse places to grab a drink before catching a train. Quite pricey though as others have said.
DuchyBoy - 30 Jan 2013 07:56
good beer, good staff, goo all roud.
kevinbacon - 29 May 2011 22:11
Well kept beer, freindly staff and a pleasant atmosphere - only downside is the price of the beers, although that isn't out of place for the area.

Very conveniant for City Thameslink Rail as well!
jfrebrycn - 26 Dec 2010 18:02
Had a pint of Doombar which was nothing special and a little flat. Service was very good and the place was well decorated but dont rush here as there are some much better places nearby.
nutsaboutbeer - 22 Feb 2010 17:09
Not bad, nice food. but 4.18 for lager is a bit excessive. And citygirl2, any chance you work there?? One great review and nothing else about any other pub??
shipper - 14 Nov 2009 01:27
I work in the local area and often visit the Albion for lunches. They have specials that change often and are always very nice.

Not to mention that they have a private bar upstairs which is available for hire with no fee or minimum spend and the staff are always really helpful.

Good atmosphere and good food. I would certainly reccommend it!
citygirl2 - 30 Jun 2009 13:55
I agree with AshingdonMan everywhere is getting more expensive etc. This is a reasonable place with a nice vibe and some tastey ales. I don't go here often but pop in when I'm in the area for a quick one. No problems really.
wesley12 - 26 Apr 2009 14:02
This isn't a bad pub but I guess being near the City makes it 'kin' expensive!

Good range of beers including Bombardier and Youngs and the interior is quite cosy. Had the steak and ale which although was quite nice seemed like it was a kiddies portion. I felt as if I need to get a Big Mac afterwards as I was still hungry. Being it was 9.90 I thought it was vastly overpriced for what it was.

This place is OK if maybe you want a swift pint in a congenial atmosphere. Otherwise, I recommend Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese just round the corner in Fleet Street for better value food and drink.

6/10
wezmiester - 1 Jan 2009 19:01
I had my 30th at the Albion and it was a blast! The upstairs area I reserved was a perfect size and we had our own private bar. The staff were really friendly and no request was too difficult for them. I highly recommend it as a party venue (or of course for a drink after work)!
izalami - 17 Nov 2008 21:22
Good venue for the area. Perhaps it's the credit crunch kicking in, but on the 4 or 5 Friday nights I've been there, it hasn't been overcrowded or uncivilised.

Good food as well as decent ale. The platters to share are excellently done.
AshingdonMan - 28 Oct 2008 20:23
Apologies my first post misled - I was only drinking softies, and it was table service, so my comment that there appeared to be one or two ales was based on squinting across the pub! Four or five ales sounds better, and I shall return to sample them at some point (and will adjust my rating if necessary).
grecian - 26 May 2008 19:28
I visited on the same day as Grecian.
IIRC there were four or five ales on handpump. My pint of Young's Ordinary was perfectly acceptable.
Weirdly I appeared to be one of the few Brits in the place, the bar staff being Polish(?) and a large group of Dutch and a table full of American ladies of a certain age comprising much of the clientele.


twm_sion_cati - 19 May 2008 11:53
Young's pub which has replaced an O'Neills formerly on the site. A very clinical gastropub-by-numbers affair inside, I'm afraid. I ate here and my club sandwich could have been pub grub at any old pub, so I don't think they'll be threatening the Eagle any time soon on that front. Only looked like there as one, or maybe two, ales on tap, which is poor from a Young's pub. Lots of good pubs around here, and in future I'll go elsewhere.
grecian - 17 May 2008 20:49

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