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Prince Albert, Brixton, SW9

418 Coldharbour Lane
Phone: 02072743771
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Greene King

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Rex Rattus left this review about Prince Albert

I reckon that this pub's gone downhill a bit since the previous reviewer's visit. It's unusual for a Greene King pub not to do one of their bogstandard ales like IPA, but this is the second of their pubs in as many weeks not to do a real ale. But they had masses of keg beers available, such as Lagunitas Day Time, Sambrook's London Pale Ale, and Punk IPA. My pint of Camden Hells (£5.05) was served in an odd stumpy glass, but it was Camden Brewery branded. I didn't see any sign of food on Monday afternoon.

As far as I could see, there are only tall tables/tall stools in here, including several large barrels doing duty as tall round tables. There's a small outside terrace at the front - really a smoking area I guess - and more outside seating at the back. I wouldn't call either of them a garden though. The only other thing worthy of note is a DJ booth with speakers surrounding it, so maybe it's used for musical entertainment of some kind. In fact I saw a "bring your own vinyl" sign on one of the walls.

It's all a bit gloomy in here, with the brightest thing being the neon sign behind the servery. In general it's a characterless place with a modern feel. It's not my kind of place at all, but it must appeal to some corner of the market, and good luck to them I say.

On 19th October 2018 - rating: 3
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Pub SignMan left this review about Prince Albert

This is a single room, identikit Greene King pub on Coldharbour Lane. The pub is fairly narrow with the servery on the left hand wall towards the front. Opposite is a split level carpeted seating area offering a range of standard table and chair arrangements. The walls here are covered with mirrors, old black and white photos and some rather odd pieces of art, which brighten the room up a bit, if nothing else. Towards the rear of the pub, things narrow further as you enter a bare boarded strip with wicker chairs and a few high stools to perch on. This in turn leads out to the rear patio and should that prove too busy, there is a fenced-in decked seating area out the front as well. Music played quite loudly throughout my midweek, early evening visit and the pub was notably busy.
Just the one ale on the go when I arrived – the ubiquitous Greene King IPA – which was reasonably priced at £2.75 and actually tasted fairly good considering it’s usually a waste of time. The bar staff seemed quite friendly and the barman did well to resolve a potentially difficult situation when a group of lads nicked another customer’s pint from the bar. A decent enough menu was available, although I’m not sure I’d fancy eating here.
This is a fairly functional place with very little of interest, including at the bar. A couple of years ago, this might’ve been worth visiting on rotation when in Brixton, but since then the local beer scene has dramatically improved and this place is getting left behind. All in all, it’s a safe choice – just don’t expect anything exciting.

On 23rd February 2013 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Prince Albert

Basic Greene King pub with an undistinguished facade not helped by an untidy raised decking area at the front. Long rectangular bar, with one of the smaller seating areas located up a couple of steps. Patio seating and shelter out back. Plain furniture and decor. Music slightly above background level. Plenty of cheap food / drink offers. Just one handpump, offering IPA at £2.70.

On 20th October 2012 - rating: 6
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Brixton, 0.13 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Loughborough Junction, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Prince Albert, SW9
16th Jul 2019, 18:36
Request to remove pub from area Stockwell by john mcgraw approved
16th Jul 2019, 12:17
Request to remove pub from area Stockwell by john mcgraw

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 February 2019 by Tris C
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