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The Albert, SW1

52 Victoria Street
SW1
SW1H 0NP
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Pub Type

Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Malden man left this review about The Albert

A magnificent four storey Victorian edifice, now dwarfed by the modern day Victoria in steel, concrete and glass. Somehow I've never ventured inside before despite passing scores of times. Inside the ground floor has a vaguely J-shaped space with two banks of matching handpumps. On offer were GKIPA, London Glory, Albert Ale (probably the usual GK rebadge), Wadworths 6X and Truman's Runner (£4.45), Old Rosie cider was on a slightly distanced pump. Lots of etched glass, maybe original, I'm no expert, high ceilings with gold moulded markings, around to the side there is a feature clock above the bar.
A staircase winds up to the Victoria bar, various framed pictures of former Prime Ministers on the landing, when you get upstairs there is a Parliamentary Division Bell, unsure if still functioning.
A solitary GK IPA pump up here in contrast to the better choice downstairs however the primary function up here looks to be dining. Along the side of the L shaped space, small tables are put together to form long seating areas in rows, better options towards the front where the windows have elegant draped curtains. A small bar up here, untended on my Saturday afternoon visit, the food servery is behind.
Most people seemed to be in to watch the 6 Nations rugby game, TVs downstairs and up.
Not sure if I'd return, nothing negative about my visit apart from a clear feeling of an impersonal place with nothing but passing trade.

On 11th March 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1665 recommendations about 1643 pubs]


Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Albert

One of the better ex-Taylor Walker branches, thankfully retaining a proper 'London pub' feel to the 'J'-shaped main bar. Also has a small room down a few steps at the rear and a large table-service restaurant upstairs. Traditional furniture and decor with a couple of small screens and plenty of decorative glazing. On this visit, now as a Greene King house, I found IPA, London Glory, Belhaven Robert Burns brown ale and two Truman beers as guests - Zephyr and Roll Out the Barrel vanilla cream ale (£4.50) - from duplicated clips on the two banks of five handpumps.

On 29th January 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 5108 recommendations about 5108 pubs]


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moby duck left this review about The Albert

A large Victorian corner pub,a bit of a tourist trap, beers on were Sheps Spitfire,Greene King IPA and Londons Glory,Westerham 1730 and Marstons EPA which turned out to be in poor shape. I didn't like it here much so not likely to return.

On 4th September 2016 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1160 recommendations about 1149 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
London Victoria, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 1.1 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Albert, SW1
11th Mar 2018, 14:20
Review submitted by Malden man amended by Malden man
 
11th Mar 2018, 14:16
Review submitted by Malden man

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 May 2017 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 24 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 May 2017 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 11 March 2018 by Malden man
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 May 2017 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 March 2018 by Malden man
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 23 May 2017 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 March 2018 by Malden man
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Graham Coombs
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Last inspected: April 7th 2014
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