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Poll: How do you rate The Alma? (18 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Excellent (9 votes [50.00%])

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  2. Good (4 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  3. Average (4 votes [22.22%])

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#481 misspoddy

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

Indeed, really really great artwork! You should tell the name of who did it to promote their/his/her lovely work! Well done.

#482 Billy S

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:57 PM

Indeed, really really great artwork! You should tell the name of who did it to promote their/his/her lovely work! Well done.


It's Marcus Reed from http://marcusreed.com/
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#483 Billy S

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:22 AM

Was at The Alma on Wednesday, for their "Meet the Brewer" evening.

Wednesday was a cold cold night so it was lovely to walk in to the Alma and have the choice of two open fires to sit by.
The seats near the fire had sheepskin throws and it felt very cosy.

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Paddy from Windsor and Eton Brewery talked us through the different types of barley used to make their beer, some oak smoked!
We then had samples (each one was about 1/3rd pint) and samples of some really tasty food from The Alma.

I can't remember the exact order of beers, but it was something like this:

Knight of the Garter
Guardsman
Republika - this was the nicest lager I have ever tasted.
Conquerer Black IPA
Treetops
Canberra

And the food? Sample sizes of

Slow roasted belly pork
Salmon and crab fishcakes
Venison Pie - my word I will have the full version of this. It was amazing.
Cottage Pie
Chocolate Truffle
Stilton Cheese

The food was great and the staff were lovely. And I reckon I learned a little about real ale.
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#484 Summit Lover

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:26 AM

Not an ale lover, but that sounds rather fine :)

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

Popped down to the Alma winter market this afetrnoon - lovely to see it back! Some great stalls :)

#486 Billy S

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:52 AM

Went here yesterday with the express intention of having the Venison Pie. My pal had the lamb (marinated in mint for 24 hours) - both were stunning, restaurant standard presentation and so so tasty. My friend said what struck him about the roast lamb was the generosity of the portions.
I took a pic of the food (yeah, I'm one of those people) but Flickr doesn't seem to like sharing these days.

They were also serving a delicious real ale called The Cronx - brewed in Croydon! Tried one pint and stuck with that all evening.

Edited by Billy S, 03 December 2012 - 09:52 AM.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

Went to the winter market today, there was the rather fabulous Dulwich Ukelele band, had some mulled wine, a fantastic burger and a beer from Selhurst, (the brewery is called Clarence & Fredericks).

http://www.youtube....h?v=F4nYMkoQ5Gg

Edited by Billy S, 08 December 2012 - 06:12 PM.

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#488 Billy S

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

Went to the winter market today, there was the rather fabulous Dulwich Ukelele band, had some mulled wine, a fantastic burger and a beer from Selhurst, (the brewery is called Clarence & Fredericks).

http://www.youtube....h?v=F4nYMkoQ5Gg


Let's try and get that link working again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4nYMkoQ5Gg&list=UUGVgye8am8hp8cJGZiwgrgQ&index=1

Popped into the Alma today with my friend and her hubby. (from Sydenham way).

I had the Venison Pie again, this time using CitizenM's tip of cutting a cross in the pastry and pouring the gravy veal jus in. Result!

My friend raved about the chicken breast burger, which I have to say is stunning, but the real star (after the venison pie) was the veggie lasagne wild mixed mushroom & carrot lasagne, spinach puree & spinach leafs in tempura.

Just really really tasty food!

Edited by Billy S, 22 December 2012 - 05:05 PM.

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#489 RetiredMember1

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

They're fabulous! Sorry to have missed this.

#490 Elmo

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

Best pub food for miles around. They're really striving for excellence right now... check out their fresh cod!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:23 AM

Thumbs up! Not sure what they did but the food was very nice too both taste and presentation - I had the venison pie (yum) and other half a burger (which last time was below average) - both very good indeed!

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#492 Ziwa

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

.... fresh cod!


Did you ask if it is sustainable cod? I've found that the answer is usually no - or some evasion that shows that it hasn't been considered.

#493 Hermit

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:24 AM

Well, the cod was probably dead anyway when they bought it so I don't really see the issue here.....

#494 St. Lukes Railings

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:38 AM

Neither do I hermo we can blame the Spanish for the unsustainability of cod in OUR waters for that anyway

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

For Cod's Hake, its all a load of Pollocks!