The Albert Arms, Norbiton - pub details
Previously called: Albert Arms
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Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 162) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
- Dartboard, Quiz machines (Millionaire)
- Food served, Real ale
- Outside seating, Credit cards accepted, Car park, Smoking area, Function room for hire
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Alexandra, Norbiton (0.2 miles), Park Tavern, Kingston Upon Thames (0.3 miles), Kingston Gate, Norbiton (0.3 miles), Norbiton and Dragon, Norbiton (0.3 miles), Willoughby Arms, Kingston Upon Thames (0.4 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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|A days strolling around Richmond Park led to lunch at The Albert.|
A a curious pub it is too. The traditional welcoming Youngs sign outside leads you into a pub with with a number of different levels, with even a basement bar. Tables are spread widely throughout the pub. The place is fairly sparsely decorated but still has a pleasant ambience.
Youngs Bitter, Special Bitter, Gold and Wells Bombardier available. Many have said it before, but Youngs just isn't the same now it comes from Bedford and not Wandsworth. Not the pub's fault, and what we had was fine, but it's Youngs in name only.
Lunchtime food options were interesting. Most offers were large sandwiches, e.g., a long oval plate sandwiches on a skewer, with an option of a full portion of chips or a "handful". Only main meals were Steak and Onion Pie or Lasagne. I plumped for the chicken club which was very good. Food offers may be different in the evening.
The two ladies serving were very attentive and made us feel welcome.
All in all a pleasant experience.
ramblethenlunch - 17 Aug 2012 09:29
|Not a bad pub. Quiz nights on Weds. Check out the nurses from the hospital on some nights (?) Winter Warmer when on early this year was a cracking pint. Can get very busy, gonna get even busier when the Olympic road race goes past.|
quizman - 24 Apr 2012 01:37
|good beer and very good food. Lovely.|
DoctorRioja - 10 Oct 2010 19:37
|Love this pub - Becky is a brilliant Landlady, with a good & helpful staff. Food is good, beers are good, and lots of different events always going on. Done a brilliant job when renovating the place. I moved away, but still return when I can. |
grosjam - 6 Aug 2010 10:02
|I used to frequent this pub in its 'Albert Arms' days, when it was a loveable but slighty tatty 'home from home'. I recently paid it my first visit since it has been 'made over'.|
The interior is very smart, but this pub is in danger of disappearing very rapidly up its own backside. It has been transformed from a comfortable local to an uncomfortably pretentious establishment which tries to be both pub and restaurant at the same time yet manages to fail at being both.
The food is very expensive (£11 for fish and chips) and the beer is not cheap either.
The pub used to be a favourite haunt of staff from Kingston Hospital, across the road. I almost feel as if they have deliberately tried to price out their former patrons, in a bid to try and lure in the 'Richmond Park' clientele.
I enjoyed my pint and my meal and the staff were pleasant enough, but it was a slightly empty experience.
I miss the friendly Albert Arms of old - the cost open fire, the buzz of the regulars and the traditional pub feel that the place had.
The makeover has robbed it of all the old character and it is hard to muser any kind of affection for its new soulless existence.
thebunster - 5 Dec 2009 23:12
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