The Alma, Russell Court
Real Ale Pub: Ridleys
- The keen Aussie landlord left in Summer 2004, causing a
hiatus, e.g. no real ale for a while.
- A major feature is the fish tank in a red telephone box.
However as of late 2003, the piranhas in it seem to have gone.
- Breakfast served from 10am.
- Big-screen TV.
- Reopened on 17th November 1999 with three real ales (IPA, Rumpus and ESX) plus a one-off (Big Tackle).
The decor of a warm red is arguably somewhat overdone.
The stage has been retained, with a pool table normally on it.
The fairly loud piped music sometimes playing may put some people off but otherwise it's much improved.
- Sold by Pubmaster in 1999 to Ridleys Brewery.
- In the 1990s was an increasingly sad place, usually out of most keg or cask beers and
seemingly with an under-18s-only policy.
- For much of the 1980s was a major music venue, even featuring on
The Old Grey Whistle Test.
Along with The Salisbury, it was a CAMRA Investments pub.
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