Royal Albert

460 New Cross Road
New Cross
SE14 6TJ

Like the White Hart, this pub is a grade II listed building and the listing description is as follows: “Mid C19 building of 3 storeys, 3 windows. Stucco with rusticated quoins. Entablature with modillion cornice and parapet raised in centre for name panel. Shouldered moulded architraves with keystones to 2nd floor sash windows. Incised tympana within round architraves to 1st floor sash windows. Composite pilasters divide rounded ground floor bays of engraved glass with iron top grilles and panelled stallrisers. At left set back double door with engraved glass, and low window to right of it, all framed in bulbous granite pilasters supporting cornice brackets, Tudor arch with pierced carved. Spandrels below fascia board. West return in similar style but 1st floor blank except for huge, framed name panel.”

Unfortunately, the interior has been compromised quite a lot apart from the charming bar-back which retains its timber carving and cut and etched glass mirrors. Otherwise the pub is decorated in typical Antic style.

The Royal Albert featured on the Fragments of the True (New) Cross: Evening Crawl of New Cross and Deptford in April 2017.

The WhatPub link is here: WhatPub/Royal Albert

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