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The Albert, Kingston Upon Thames

57 Kingston Hill
Norbiton
Postal town: Kingston Upon Thames
KT2 7PX
Phone: 02085467669
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Chris Amies left this review about The Albert

Large Youngs pub up the hill out of Kingston - is accessible from the main entrance on Kingston Hill but comprises a warren of small linked spaces. It would at one time have had several bars - it was a traditional local within recent memory, but was ripped out and gentrified a few years ago as is current Youngs style. Beers were the usual Youngs range plus at the time of visit Twickenham Fine Ales Grandstand - this was £5.05 (it isn't just the hill that's steep) and I felt it was a bit stale though not undrinkable. Facilities include free wifi, dog water bowls for those canine friends who may have just walked either up the hill or in nearby Richmond Park, baby changing facilities. There is a secluded outside courtyard and a cosy downstairs seating area off it.

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Quinno _ left this review about The Albert

Imposing Youngs pub in suburbia atop a hill overlooking a junction. Has been subject to a forcible refurb by the company but, as far as we could see, rather well. Internally it’s a hodge-podge of separate knocked-through areas on different levels. An upmarket feel (or perhaps better described as below – ‘grand and ostentatious’) with feature fireplace, ceiling mouldings, arched and bay windows, statement light fittings and a nice carved wood blue bar front. Also noted was a downstairs room and access to a semi-secret patio. We took ourselves to the easy chairs in front of the old fireplace, catching sight of the wood busts of Victoria and Albert. Six pumps at the bar, 2x Youngs Bitter, Youngs Special and a guest in Pumphouse Pale (good nick). Annoyingly the other two guests - Wimbledon Common and Sambrook Wandle – were not available. Being a refitted Youngs pub, prices were inevitably on the steeper side. Overall I quite liked it here despite its upmarket pretensions. 6.5 - would have been a 7 if one of the other guests was on.

On 4th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Albert

The Albert is a large imposing building on the edge of Kingston opposite the hospital. The interior is a series of open interconnected areas on different levels, and is clearly designed to appear grand and ostentatious,and it succeeds. The bar is to the front, half of this area facing the main road has tables set for dining, the remainder has mixed seating with a lower area to one side. This section is bare boarded with large rugs, but moving through to the rear there is a carpeted area, down a couple of steps, which has a splendid vaulted ceiling, painted red from which hang two large globe chandeliers. There is a dark wood feature fireplace in here plus a rather grand old clock on a shelf over the opening through to the bar. Beyond to the rear and rear side are a couple of smaller more intimate areas, and a door leads to a flight of stairs down to The Courtyard Bar (not visited). Seating in the rear area comprises the full set of types, Chesterfield sofas and armchairs, high tables with stools, gaudily patterned banquettes and small stools/pouffes around a low table. There are ruched blinds at the windows, candles and clipboard menus on the tables, and the general decor consists of a variety of prints in frames.
It's a Young's house, there are two banks of pumps which do not repeat so it is worth wandering around to check what's on; Ordinary Bitter, Special, Winter Warmer, Bombardier and St Austell Tribute yesterday. At £3.70, the Tribute is at the upper end but the quality was very good indeed.
Food wise, most mains are in the £10-11 bracket with steaks and the lamb shank coming in at around £15.
There is a TV, switched off at the time in favour of low key background music, newspapers are available, as are a few board games. There was a quiz night advertised for last night with a few tables reserved for this. Further outdoor seating on a side terrace.
A pub for a heavy session with a crowd of mates this is not, it is fairly upmarket and intentionally so, but I found the place to be fine for a quiet pint and possibly worthy of consideration for a bite to eat too.

On 24th November 2011 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Norbiton, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Kingston, 0.97 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Berrylands, 2.1 miles, 40 min walk (show)
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30th Mar 2018, 13:54
Review submitted by Chris Amies amended by Chris Amies
 
30th Mar 2018, 13:53
Review submitted by Chris Amies

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 July 2016 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday11:30am - 11pm
Monday11:30am - 11pm
Tuesday11:30am - 11pm
Wednesday11:30am - 11pm
Thursday11:30am - 11pm
Friday11:30am - Midnight
Saturday10am - Midnight
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