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The Albion, Kingston Upon Thames

45 Fairfield Road
Kingston Upon Thames
KT1 2PY
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Quinno _ left this review about The Albion

Try-hard Big Smoke outlet. Fairly bland L shaped interior with a load of old pump clips stuck to the ceiling. Nine cask on, ‘four too many’ I mused to my companion and indeed bar the Harveys none of the others were shifting – we both (stupidly) went for the Big Smoke Stout and inevitably pint #1 was warm and flabby whilst pint #2 was better. A number of Big Smoke pubs I’ve been to have given me indifferent cask quality and this was another one…all fur coat and no knickers.

On 18th March 2022 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Albion

A street corner pub which has an attractive exterior,in an upmarket colour scheme and Big Smoke Brewery lettering.The interior has been largely stripped out,with a long bar opposite the entrance,a dark wooden floor and solid wooden furniture with a tea light at every table.This decor extends to the right side leading to a beer garden ,but carpeted in artificial grass.The very hot weather had resulted in flying ants taking up residence in said artificial grass so we gave up sitting on the pic nic benches.
The interior has the feel of a gastro pub,although the food is quite regular pub grub and the real star should be the fantastic range of real ale and craft keg.However the hot weather led to less than satisfactory pints of Thornbridge Jaywick and Roosters Yankee.
There were 5 real ciders with always three ales from Big Smoke,with a further 7 guests which included Howling Hops Pale,Siren Breakfast Oatmeal Stout and something else from Thornbridge.There is also a vast array of 20 keg taps.
I was disappointed by my ale condition ,but the weather has been extreme and I would give it another go to get a better feel of this pub on the ale front.

On 14th July 2018 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Albion

Excellent beer exhibition pub, with 10 ales and 5 ciders on pump, plus 20 craft ales on tap. Nice garden area at rear too. There is a loyalty card for beer sales!

On 16th October 2017 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Kingston, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Norbiton, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Hampton Wick, 0.92 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Albion, Kingston Upon Thames
18th Mar 2022, 15:32
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
13th Mar 2022, 15:18
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 March 2022 by Quinno _
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