User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
Beer of the Week (w/e 17th March 2019) with Thuck Phat on the Pub Forum

Picture of York & Albany
Image posted by Tris C
Submitted on Monday, 17th January 2011
With picture contributions to 2128 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (5 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

York & Albany, NW1

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
127 - 129 Parkway
NW1
NW1 7PS
Correct details
Tweets by York & Albany
York & Albany York & Albany We’re showing the Six Nations games here today. Why not join us make a day of it 3:05 PM Mar 16th from Hootsuite Inc.
View the full twitter feed for York & Albany

Reviews of York & Albany (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Tris C left this review about York & Albany

This is an old Georgian Watney's pub that closed in 1985 and incredibly didn't reopen until 2008, under the aegis of Gordon ...king Ramsay, which explains the smart casual dress code; we were suitably attired.
A first in here the other night, notwithstanding prior knowledge that this hardly qualifies as a pub anymore, rather I gather it may be demolished to make way for HS2. Or not.
A very spacious and commanding building, situated in between the intimidation and mayhem that is Camden Town and the croesian wealth of Regent's Park. The tiled exterior looks traditional but that's about all that remains, that and an attractive lantern that may have once been situated over a billiard table. Aside from this there's some appealing ceiling mouldings. On entering, you are confronted with a PC-topped lectern to check your name and reservation details if made but if you ask, you can go and sit on a stool at the metal-topped bar; I gather you can get drinks-only table service if you so wish. The low lounge furniture towards the front seems better geared towards drinking, though probably a cocktail.
Bare boarded throughout, there's a raised area to the rear for dining and more seating downstairs where there appeared not to be any diners, and on a Saturday at around 9.30 pm. Perhaps they were put off by the smell of greasy lamb fat, redolent of a kebab shop emanating from the kitchen next to the lavs with gent's cubicles that were really a bit scuzzy; do they ever get checked? There was at least one TV, for reasons that elude me and a muted jazz soundtrack played over the gramophone, drowned out by the occasional thumping of bar staff knocking cocktail shakers for customers who all seemed to come from the US.
No ale, rather a chrome fount for dispensing a couple of craft ales and premium lagers. You order and your drink arrives with a bill in a personalised York & Albany cardboard wallet, presumably one per round. My pint of Maltsmith's American IPA weighed in at £6.75, though this in part can be explained by the 75p service charge, despite it being pulled just inches from my face. 'Craft' ale eh? The craft of relieving the gullible of large amounts of cash. Still, temperature aside it didn't taste bad, though at these prices Watney's Red Barrel would've tasted good. For the record, there were five craft - sorry, silly money - beers in the chiller cabinet.
We finished our pints and I paid the bill (you do that sort of thing here) and left. This is an expensive curiosity and although I'm glad I've been, I won't be returning.

On 7th November 2017 - rating: 5
[User has posted 845 recommendations about 831 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about York & Albany

This restaurant, bar and hotel is run by the Gordon Ramsey group; so, knowing that, you will probably have a good idea of what to expect. Plush, tastefully appointed, bar with a central servery and a light airy feel. Attractive patio area with a few tables to the front. Table service unless seated at the metal-topped bar counter. Gentle background music. Dining rooms somewhere out of sight. Small pizza deli / takeaway to one side. Some bottled beers available, but only Meantime London Pale Ale (£4.85) and Bitburger on tap. So, almost falling off the end of the pub spectrum, but if you are looking for a civilised drinking spot in upmarket surroundings within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of Camden High Street then I suppose it might be for you (if you can afford it...).

On 25th May 2014 - rating: 6
[User has posted 5267 recommendations about 5267 pubs]

External web links for York & Albany

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Camden Road, 0.57 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Kentish Town West, 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.09 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for York & Albany, NW1
7th Nov 2017, 09:48
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
7th Nov 2017, 09:40
Review submitted by Tris C

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : Yes - 9 rooms. - last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No - Front patio. - last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Dedicated entrance and WC. - last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 November 2017 by Tris C
Opening Hours
Sunday7am - 11pm
Monday7am - Midnight
Tuesday7am - Midnight
Wednesday7am - Midnight
Thursday7am - Midnight
FridayMidnight - 1am | 7am - Midnight
SaturdayMidnight - 1am | 7am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
Food Hygiene Rating


Last inspected: December 10th 2018
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed