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Poll: How Do You Rate This Pub? (56 member(s) have cast votes)

How Do You Rate This Pub?

  1. Excellent (1 votes [1.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.82%

  2. Good (19 votes [34.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.55%

  3. Average (24 votes [43.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.64%

  4. Poor (11 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

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#1 James

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 11:15 PM

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The Royal Albert
42 Westow Hill, London SE19 1RX

Phone: 020 8655 7901

#2 rachel

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 01:25 PM

Does a lovely Sunday roast, 12.30-5pm, only a fiver. :D

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 10:34 AM

This place was completely ruined by an unsympathetic gut and refit job about five years ago :( . I rarely go there now.

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 11:17 AM

It's not the sort of pub I would drink in, I have to say - seems far too spacious! We go there purely for the roast! :D

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 12:45 PM

It used to be lovely... it wasn't the cheerless corridor it is now but two bars, pool room at the front and lounge at the back... open fireplace on the wall between... all that vile cream painted panelling was lovely dark wood... leather benches... all the jugs now behind the bar were hanging from the beams... It was all cosy and old-fashioned and homely. They also had the best quizmaster I've ever known, a thesp called Paul who shaped his quizzes with the artistry of a cryptic crossword setter and sadly departed this life in about 1999.

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I would only go there now to drink in the garden really.

#6 ncatteau

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 04:58 PM

I like the pub because the beer (London Pride) is well kept and it seems a good locals place. On the down side it's a wee bit dark in my view.

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 11:26 AM

...funny 'ol place, it's very cold in winter (wherever you sit) a rather eclectic bunch of locals, which is nice.

But the corridor feel doesn't do much for it.

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 02:03 PM

Corridor feel is not good, but it deos both Youngs and Adnams on tap. Plus it is not full of estate agents in suits (unless their disguised as drinking men).
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#9 andreas

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:45 AM

Really quite a nice "normal" pub - good for when one wants a quiet drink and chat. Very friendly service and, around the walls, the finest display of tankards in the Triangle. :)
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#10 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 10:02 AM

I agree Andreas.
It serves well as a place to drop by and the little beer garden is pleasant on a Spring day. I've even sat there on an Autumn day.
Prices are reasonable and service is friendly.

Only down side are the Gents toilets. Walking into them is a bit like wading across a shallow stream.
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 08:34 PM

It is a good little pub for a quiet pint and chat, probably one of the bestin the area if that's all you're after. But it does have many downsides, not least the fact that it gets very smoky, the toilets are grim, and one or two of the regulars tend to get rather the worse for wear. Still, won't stop me popping along.

#12 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 10:44 AM

The Royal or "Uncle" Albert as I affectionately refer to it, is a winner at this time of year because of its beer garden at the side and the front.
In the heatwave it's a decent spot to sit and sink an Adnams.
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Posted 26 July 2006 - 10:55 AM

I'm with you there Wilf... I think it's the only place on the triangle you can actually sit and enjoy the views (well - view) with a beer. Please correct me if I'm wrong! :D

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 11:25 AM

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#15 Tuesday Girl Ventures

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 11:35 AM

I have had the pleasure of Gracing the much renowned Beer Garden, as many pass my and look as if to say 'I wish I could be where you are now fella' while you look on smiling indignantly...

Its got a comfortable feel and is what I would call one of the most 'normal' establishments in the Triangle

The 'Uncle' it is... :D