Albert57, Kingston Hill
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Large Young's pub on Kingston Hill, built in 1855, and near the hospital - whose staff call it 'Albert ward', it offers an NHS staff discount. Formerly a traditional local, the Albert was opened up and redesigned in a modern, comfortable style in 2007 and extensively refurbished again since then. Background music is unobtrusive. The large L-shaped main bar has seating areas at different levels. Below a separate room to the right is the Conservatory, a downstairs dining room opposite the Courtyard Bar with its sheltered seating for smokers. As well as a spacious garden (astroturf), there is also a small outside seating area in front of the pub for the more hardy.