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Albert Inn, Hitchin

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user reviews of the Albert Inn, Hitchin

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Miss Bob Cock whom is now Stateside. Jamiroquai and the local Dutch contingent add to a cheery atmosphere with the lovely Michelle, a far cry from Molley's mongrels.

Will be back.

Mr Busy
Lindacfs44 - 6 Nov 2018 17:01
I tend to visit the Albert on a Saturday evening after an afternoon pre load watching the Big Noses. It has a great juke box, a good mix of stuff. Occasionally a live band playing and an interesting clientele. In particular a rotund elderly lass who has a voice like Chewbacca crossed with Sean Dyche.
BobCock - 30 Nov 2016 11:03
This pub is now well worth a visit, after a period in the doldrums after the long-time landlord retired a few years back. Interior decor is a bit spartan but there are usually two or three well-kept real ales available and it certainly merits a stop on a Hitchin crawl now that the Nightingale is no more. It is also offers the rare retro pleasure of going outdoors to get to the Gents! (although they can be reached without doing this).
fultonallen - 26 Feb 2016 11:51
Lively local with a good selection of real ales. Pleasant, friendly, with a nice barmaid. Not a bad stop-over for a beer before getting the train home.
Number11 - 21 Dec 2013 19:02
I popped in for a quick pint today and was impressed - they had a good range of (at least three) unusual ales on offer. The one I had was well kept and also only 3. There is a friendly atmosphere and my impression was that the clientele at the moment is mainly a loyal band of regulars. However, if word gets round it could soon be just as busy as other top pubs in Hitchin. If this isn't nearby to you, then add it to your list for a Hitchin pub crawl.
hitchinsampler - 20 May 2012 00:19
I have started using The Albert on recommendation and must say it has really turned around since Paul took over. The ale is good and so is the Cider, interesting bottled beers (Innes and Gunn not seen anywhere else in Hitchin) and the prices are very good. There's live music, a friendly atmosphere, pool table and jukebox. My only criticism is risking death to get to the gents down the dodgy staircase. It will become my regular haunt as although I like other pubs in Hitchin they are either Green King or McMullens, which serve bad ale and Strongbow.
GLR - 17 May 2012 14:51
Now has 2nd new landlord since Frank left in 2011. New guy, Paul, is friendly and a cask ale drinker (so the cask ale situation has improved!) - early days yet, reopened not long before Christmas 2011. Had very good pints of Buntingford Knights Templar & Bombardier this week.
yvan - 6 Jan 2012 12:48
Now a regular source of our local Buntingford Brewery ales (which is near Royston, not Buntinford!) - I've seen 2 to 3 different Buntingford brews always on there over the last few weeks.
yvanseth - 4 Aug 2011 18:28
The Albert is open again. Still a bit of decorating work to do but the beer is flowing - usual sort of lagers and Guinness plus real ale.
yvanseth - 14 Jun 2011 13:00
The Albert has recently been sold to a new owner (freehold) is currently closed for refurbishment. Is supposed to be open again soon.
yvanseth - 24 Mar 2011 14:08
Decent pint of Spitfire, this pub had its heyday in the early 1990's when it was the place to be on a Friday night. Still frequented by the same locals
Sandman1 - 10 Jun 2009 12:06
Great local pub, friendly staff, good beer and very reasonable prices. darts and pool teams. great boozer.
sberry - 27 Mar 2008 21:47
Gruff-ish landlord took a bit of prompting from the fruit machine money man to get him to serve me a drinkable Spitfire,not much else going for this pub.
an_ecunemical_matter - 6 Jan 2008 00:52
First pub on small circular (actually, bottle-shaped) crawl of Hitchin ystdy. Only me in there at 12:30 but pool table & large darts area suggests a pub for locals & regulars. Spitfire was in good nick, also had Pride & Wells' Eagle. Nothing over-special at lunchtime but I imagine it shows true character when busier.
trainman - 31 May 2007 13:41
A super little backstreet pub happy punters and a spot on barman top class.
ipa - 31 Aug 2006 14:08

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