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Albert's Ale Microbar

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117 Albert Road
Blackpool
FY1 4PW
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Will Larter left this review about Albert's Ale Microbar

The Albert Hotel is an ordinary bed-and-breakfast hotel on a street with several dozen like it. The distinguishing feature is the recently installed micropub, or microbar, in the breakfast lounge. Entering the premises requires prospective customers to press a bell-push on the front door and wait for the landlord to come and open it.

Once inside there is a room with a few tables and a couple of armchairs, and on the wall a list of three beers with their respective pump clips. (A real cider is also listed.) The beer is kept on stillage in a small kitchen area at the back of the room. The room itself is kept at a remarkably high temperature, and whatever cooling system is employed on the barrels is not sufficient to get the beer to a drinkable temperature. I had a beer called Hubsters Tribute, which was drinkable but not anywhere near top condition. This is a shame, because the idea of selling real ale in a place like this is sufficiently innovative to tickle my fancy. If it's to be successful, the room temperature needs to drop and the beer needs to be looked after a little better. An actual bar counter wouldn't hurt...

On 19th May 2017 - rating: 3
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19th May 2017, 12:53
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19th May 2017, 12:53
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 19 May 2017 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 19 May 2017 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 May 2017 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 19 May 2017 by Will Larter
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