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The Albany, Fitzrovia, W1

240 Great Portland Street
W1
W1W 5QU
Phone: 02073870221
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Albany

A street corner pub around the back of Great Portland Street tube in battleship dark grey,it's been opened out inside and is popular with the young.The bar runs along the rear wall,opposite which are a series of high tables with more traditional seating crammed under the large plate glass windows.There is a basement which doubles up as a performance area and live events are advertised.To one side there is a silver tank for Meantime beer with piping leading directly to a bar tap,which is novel and is this a possible return to the 70's "tanked "beers delivered by road tankers in industrial volume to Working Mens Clubs ? I think not.
There are 4 handpumps with three working on my trip selling Doom Bar,London Pride and a decent Five Points Pale Ale,which saved the visit.There were some craft keg options.
Noisy and with tables reserved for afterwork parties,this was a brief crawl visit with little to recommend a revisit apart from a decent pint.

On 27th July 2019 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Albany

Now painted dark grey at the time of our first visit the other day, though otherwise the descriptions below still hold sway.
Fortunately, the pub wasn't as busy as we'd expected at the time of our visit around 9.00 pm, probably because people were leaving the office early to reduce the impact caused by the cold brought to us by the Beast from the East.
It's quite a large pub inside with the bar to the rear. There's much dark wood, the floor is of course bare boarded and muted music played over the gramophone. Furniture is conventional but it's a bit gloomy in here, but not so stygian that the barman - who clearly has impeccable taste - complemented me on my scarf.
Ales: one pump not recorded, the awful Sharp's Doom Bar, Thornbridge's Jaipur and St. Austell's Proper Job which tasted uncommonly good but was £2.40 a half.
Not a bad place with a minimum midnight licence, rising to 2.00 am Friday to Saturday, but I suspect we caught it at a quiet time. Eitherway, it's certainly better than the Greene Man next door - would return if in the area or needed a late drink but would otherwise walk a couple of hundred yards north up Albany Street to the Queen's Head & Artichoke. The outstanding barman has also contributed to this pub's score.

On 1st March 2018 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Albany

Smaller than I remembered it, this pub has had a slightly more upmarket facelift, featuring chandeliers along with a gastropub feel. Four handpumps offered Doom Bar, Proper Job, a strong IPA I hadn't heard of and a winter beer which was off, but the barman was at least interested in the beers (Cask Marque listing). Also has a tank of Meantime dispensing 'brewery-fresh' beer and sundry craft beers on tap. Upstairs there is another room which hosts various live entertainments or is available for hire. Quite a pleasant feel to it, although not visited at a busy time and would be happy to return.

On 14th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by hondo .
London Euston, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Marylebone, 0.93 miles, 17 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 1.12 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Albany, W1
27th Jul 2019, 10:33
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
1st Mar 2018, 00:18
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes - Burger-orientated. - last updated 01 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Six Nations. - last updated 01 March 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sunday - last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 01 March 2018 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
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