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The Albion in Goldsmith's Row

94 Goldsmiths Row
E2
E2 8QY
Phone: 02077390185
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Albion in Goldsmith's Row

Sort out, as I am a massive WBA Fan. Just had to come for a look.

As you'd expect, a great pub for the football - including one TV facing out into the street so that the smokers don't miss a thing as they sit under the awning.

Fullers beer noticed - I went for a London Pride and a first ever Olivers Island. Both in great condition.

On 19th February 2016 - rating: 8
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Albion in Goldsmith's Row

I had heard about this shrine to West Bromwich Albion Football Club, but only managed to pay my first visit last week. The place is jam-packed with footbal memorabilia, including pennant from major clubs - I didn't spot the CPFC flag, but it must have been there somewhere. The wall at the back is covered with WBA memorabilia, including a photo of someone called "Jeff Astle". And in case you haven't yet got the message, a visit to the toilets takes you to the "Baggies", boys and girls.

The pub itself is rather nice, although quite small. There's a lot of banquette seating, with metal framed tables and small round stools. All the tables have little messages painted on them, such as: darts on Mondays, quiz on Thursdays, cheese toasties available, etc, etc. The dartboard was in use, as was the ouside seating on the warm and sunny day when I visited. They have Cask Marque accreditation, and had four ales on - Gornal Brewery Thomas Guest Cobbler (£2 a half), Black country Ales Pig on the Wall (a mild), plus Deuchars IPA and Timothy Taylor Landlord. I didn't see any sign of food on Wednesday afternoon, but they must do it as I saw toasties advertised on one of the tables.

This is an unusual sort of pub to say the least, but it's a decent enough little place as long as as you don't support Aston Villa or Birmingham City and aren't fussed about the over-the top football stuff. It's worth a visit if you're in the area. Two ales from non-mainstream breweries is OK, and although Greene King signage remains on the outide, luckily there was no sign of any of their ales inside.

On 19th March 2014 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Albion

Back in the days of the Big Six breweries the Bass Charrington Duke of Sussex was one of the best pubs amidst the plethora of appalling dross in the E2 postal district. At some point over 30 years ago it became a Shepherd Neame House. It is now a genuine free house that is becoming a GBG regular. It was renamed to the Albion or more correctly the Albion In Goldsmith's Row in 1998. It's only a small wooden floored single bar as well described below. Although it claims to be a Sports Bar it doesn't have the boorish atmosphere that most of these type of pubs usually have. It was busy on my Saturday evening visit and although there was sport showing on a screen it didn't dominate the proceedings.
There are four handpumps on the bar with two regular "safe" options Deuchar's IPA and Taylor's Landlord. On the other two pumps there was Hardknott Lux Borealis which I would assume is a rare beer for London and something called Hank which I can't pin down at all as it was rather too busy to make enquiries.
My only gripe was the price of £3.90 for a "cooking" strength beer, as after all this is a back street pub in Hackney. Apart from the high price, I thought this was a cosy little pub with friendly staff.

On 17th November 2013 - rating: 7
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19th Feb 2016, 12:16
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 17 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 17 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 17 November 2013 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 17 November 2013 by Aqualung .
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Last inspected: August 31st 2012
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