Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Orang Utan, Jan 15, 2007.
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mid-week I've often found it pretty empty - certainly the back room is often deserted, except, as you say on quiz nights. Love the pub, love the beer, love the eclectic collection of beer snacks, love the graffiti'd album covers in the gents, and have always loved that you can get a takeaway delivered and eat in; but i've always felt there to be a bit of a "slaughtered lamb" vibe - the locals go quiet and turn to look at you as you walk in.
The Albert can hardly claim to be a 'proper boozer' anymore seeing as it has no comfy chairs or sofas. Or any regular chairs for that matter.
When I last attended the Albert (maybe last year) the Greene King ales were on CO2 which seems a bit weird. If the manufacturer can't be bothered to serve its ales correctly leaving one to seek out the nearest Wetherspoons, what is the Brixton pub world coming to?
Apart from that it was also about £1 a pint more expensive.
No one can compete with Wetherspoons extra-cheap prices but the Albert is by far the cheapest DJ bar/pub in Brixton that stays open late. Boy, I miss the Grosvenor.
Yes - the same guy manages both pubs, I understand they are putting in a small kitchen.
Here's their menu for King & Co. Food for "striking tram workers" in a posh pub, ffs.
one mushroom one pepper fucking £8?
Beef shin debris and bone marrow gravy sounds like something you'd scrape off the road after an accident.
Spot the photographer!
Gallery – The King & Co
Hmmm. I always thought Po Boy was short for Poor Boy and was a packed lunch for low paid farm workers. Not as good a story though.
Here's what Wikipedia says:
Elm Park Tavern re-opening this weekend. I've peeked in a few times going past and it looks like they've done a nice job on the renovation.
The key thing for me is:
1. The Prices
2. Does it still feel like a pub?
The Sunday roast menu is up on their Instagram page and I can't work out how to copy it! Mains are £16 and puddings £6. No drinks prices on there. Looked quite like a pub from what I could see, although a trendyish one..
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Weird , I went past and it still looks closed, will pass by later, last time I looked in they'd ripped out the bar architecture So dread to think what it looks like. It's a small corner pub so hard to see how it can work as a small food biz?
It used to be my dad's local. I can remember going with him to buy a couple of bottles of beer from the off-sales door when I was about six. This was in the late '50s. I don't think they did food then.
I imagine they're just positioning themselves to fit the new, well heeled demographic.
Oh I get it now, this weekend
Silly food prices, no doubt booze will be similarly ridiculous. one to avoid.
I can't imagine the beer prices will change much - ownership hasn't changed, after all, and EPT wasn't exactly a cheap place to drink before the refurb. I expect that it will all be quite similar to K&C.
I've been told that EPT will have a permanent kitchen rather than the ever changing visiting chefs at K&C, which is a bit disappointing. I'd been looking forward to the same variety of food but without the long walk.
Some of the beer pricing in the King and Co is beyond ludicrous, its down right hilarious and scandalous.
the food in there seems like quite a good deal in comparison, where a full meal is rarely a more than a tenner (a couple of quid more than some bottles of the beer they sell!)
£7.60 for a pint of American Amber Ale!
Some are competitively priced and then others are more expensive.
It’s like a wine list
Competitively priced compared to which pubs in the area?
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