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The Prince Albert, Ely

62 Silver Street
Ely
CB7 4JF
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Greene King

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Will Larter left this review about The Prince Albert

This is a lovely back street local, multi-roomed and traditional, though with an extension at the back which helps to accommodate more diners. The two front rooms have been knocked into one, with the bar counter in the right hand side. There are 10 hand pumps (see photos - note the old fashioned pump clips for the Greene King beers), which seems a lot for a small pub, but there was no doubting the quality of the Black Sheep Bitter that I had, the best I've had since more than two years ago. A bit of a shock to be charged £2.45 for a half, but the blackboard in the next room listing all the beers shows they are all approaching £5 a pint. Nevertheless, I congratulated the landlady for the beer as I left.

On 24th March 2022 - rating: 8
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Prince Albert

Traditional local that is surprisingly a Greene King pub. I remained in the small front bar for most of my visit, but did later venture to the side of the bar itself to the toilets, where I found a dining area stretching back quite a way. I think there may well have been a more formal dining room beyond that, which I didn't explore.

Greene King IPA & Abbot are the regular ales. Their Bonkers Conkers was also proving quite popular. Also available were Black Sheep Best Bitter, St Austell Tribute, Timothy Taylor Landlord and my choice, the local Three Blind Mice Juice Rocket, which was as juicy as it sounds. In addition, they had a couple of Weston's real ciders - Old Rosie & Rosie's Pig.

Customers were a friendly bunch. Most seem to know one another. It was after 4pm, but some had stayed for post-lunch drinks. Others were arriving post-work, with others about to start an evening of drinking.

Wifi is available here, if you need to connect. I only noted it, as the internet reception in this city is particularly poor, especially indoors. But it won't bother many.

This is my kind of traditional pub and despite being owned by Greene King, its ability to select some beers free of tie is a bonus.

On 8th October 2021 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Prince Albert

A jovial looking crew of locals were stood in front of the bar, on our visit. It was when they noticed our presence, trying to look at the handpumps, they all politely moved from the bar to let us in, which was a very mannerly welcome. Ten handpumps to choose from, so I went for the GK Rumrunner 5.2 which had a good taste of rum to it. The pub is traditional in décor throughout and extends, a good way back form the front, with a beer garden. The service was good and staff were friendly.

On 3rd August 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Paul Brett
Ely, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Littleport, 6.07 miles, 1 hr 57 min walk (show)
Shippea Hill, 8.23 miles, 2 hr 38 min walk (show)
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24th Mar 2022, 13:15
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23rd Mar 2022, 18:12
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 12 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 March 2022 by Will Larter
  • Darts : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 July 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 12 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 11 July 2015 by john mcgraw
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