Never Been This Close to Reaching Farther Away
seducedbyengland: Built in 1864, The Albert was named in honour of Queen Victoria’s husband, the prince consort. The pub, located in Westminster at 52 Victoria Street in London, England, boasts classical Victorian pub features: a heavy, highly polished mahogany counter topped with a period clock; magnificent, enormous etched and cut glass windows; an ornate staircase; and large portraits of past Prime Ministers, including an autographed Tony Blair.
According to the travel reviews I perused, the Ale is superb, the waiters are properly obsequious, the food is delicious and the atmosphere positively fabulous.
I must drink here. Everything about this building is so jauntily English.
—Wild Beasts - Lion's Share
Yeah, Smother is every bit as good as I had expected. Possibly Wild Beasts best yet, but certainly their most refined and personal effort.