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The Albion Inn
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Tucked in on the outskirts of the city, just near the river this pub is a must visit for those who love quirky pubs. The signs clearly state who they will serve (Which may not be to peoples tastes, but it's there for a reason)

The atmosphere is charming, with plenty of Word War memorabillia and dedications to patrons who served in the wars, its certainly a place to chat over a warm log fire and no loud music or fruit machines

The food is delightful and certainly worthy of "Trench Rations" - Whilst the prices may not cater for those wishing to save pennies, you can certainly enjoy a fantastic meal and also get a voucher for car parking (This was on offer when I visited)

The thing I most enjoyed was the Coffee, which was nice and strong and also came with an eggcup of "Smarties Sweets" which was a welcome alternative

The owners were only to happy to help and I had the pleasure of meeting the landlord, who was a very charming person and as a fellow supporter and fundraiser for the armed forces had great pleasure of complimenting him

Overall, if you are the sort of person who enjoys the comfort of a traditional pub, which isnt owned by a big franchise and also prefers a pint from local brewers, The Albion is the place for you

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

We haven't visited the Albion Inn for several years but nothing has changed. It is still a genuine old fashioned British pub serving excellent real ales and simple but tasty home cooked food. The landlord hasn't changed much either - older but still as eccentric as ever. He was walking round carrying an old standard lamp that needed 'fixing' whilst we were there.

We had Cumberland sausage and mash and lambs liver and onions - both meals served with freshly cooked vegetables. All the food is locally or regionally sourced.

The decor of the pub takes you back to World War 1. There are big engravings and old advertisements covering all the walls. There are also four official war memorials to soldiers from the Cheshire Regiment in the pub.

The Albion is perhaps not for everyone - if you like loud music and fried food then it certainly isn't. But it is a charming reminder of a time long gone.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

In an age where pubs are losing their identities to big corporations and chasing younger clientele with brightly coloured alcopops, real pubs are becoming harder to find. the Albion is a traditional pub, aggressively so. At the door a sign states hen and stag nights aren't welcome. Another proclaims no TV, no litle foild bags of sauce and no juke boxes. Once inside, as another review says it's like stepping back in time (although it need a large timepiece with a heavy tick-tock to fill the sound space - the timepiece ids there, just not the tick-tock). The barmaid was excellent, friendly, chatty but not overpoweringly so. The beer was proper ale, well looed after and tasty, with tasters offered on request. I had the cottage pie - made with real mashed potato, not powdered stuff)- and my partner had liver and bacon stew. Both very happy indeed with the food, drink and service.
Be aware, although the reviews so far have been positive, this is not a bar for everyone - it is a traditional pub, something the owner makes a point of. if that's your thing (it is mine) then you'll struggle to find a better pub, if it's not, you won't like this at all

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank kiltedladdie
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

If you enjoy drinking proper beer (bitter, not lager) in a pub where you can speak to your friends and have a home-cooked meal made with locally sourced ingredients, this is the place for you. The World War One memorabilia is entirely appropriate for the age of the pub and its location, within a few paces of an ex-army drill hall. We stayed two nights and could not have been better looked after, with Christina even going out of her way to supply wheat free oatcakes for the coeliac in our party. The rooms are well enough appointed and very comfortable. The Albion make an effort to make sure you know what sort of establishment you are visiting, so if you read the reviews and website, you will experience exactly what is offered. This is potentially my favourite pub of all time.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Feldylad
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

A great pub, with excellent beer.
This pub has been run by the same landlord (Mike) since 1971, as he was proud to point out. The beer is excellent.
Mike does not want families or children in his pub/B & B, which is fine by me, but limits his market.
The Location is unrivalled. Right in the centre. Right next to the city walls, a stroll from the Rows, the cathedral and the shops.
The interior is quirky. I like quirky, but others might want to inspect it first.
It is small, so do not expect the facilities of a five star hotel!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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