The new signage gives an up-dated look to what is one of the oldest pubs in Penarth

Brain’s Brewery has submitted plans for a further revamp of the  exterior of “The Albion” pub in Glebe St, Penarth .

The pub will have new signage at the entrance, a new overhead sign and new “amenity boards” on the two street-facing walls .

The new signage and exeterior treatment is designed to emphasise the craft and cask ales sold by the pub.The pub is within the architectually sensitive Penarth Conservation Area.

The Albion once had a painted sign of its eponymous namesake – the Royal Navy aicraft carrier “HMS Albion” on the corner . The naval sign  disappared two years ago and no one seems to know where it is

The Albion in Glebe St last underwent a facelift in 2015 .The main entrance is being moved back to the original portal of the pub – on the corner

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  1. RetailGuru says:

    Note the appalling parking of the white fiesta on the corner! Selfish, selfish people.

  2. Chris David says:

    Lets hope Brains don’t have further plans to change the Alb into another ghastly gastro. Its a nice boozer in the boozer sense- decors a bit tired- with live music- not many left, lets hope they consider that a market leave it that way. But………

    • Penileaks says:

      One of the last of the ‘proper’ pub types left in the town. Sadly the original idea was to change it into a similar place to The Windsor I understand, but i’m hearing that this plan my be watered down somewhat after Brains’ ‘Windsor experience’. I hope that that is the case !
      Keep it a normal pub with good live music on the weekends please !

  3. Kevin Mahoney says:

    I was told by a previous landlady that the HMS Albion sign was falling to pieces.

    I’d have preferred it to have been re-made and put back as I thought it looked great and had a bit of maritime history about it.

  4. sjleworthy says:

    craft ales in the Albion? that would be a welcome addition 🙂

    • snoggerdog says:

      theres real ale the live one,theres keg aka smooth the dead one &theres bottled&canned, but craft ales can be any one of those four ? right,wrong or why izh their triplets behind the bar,hic!

    • RealAleFan says:

      Don’t get too excited – if they’re Brain’s craft beers they’re not worth drinking!

      • sjleworthy says:

        Correct. Brains ruin a pub’s drinks line up unfortunately. Look at the Windsor (or any other Brains pub for that matter) – great venue, pish-poor drinks line up. Most dissapointing.

      • snoggerdog says:

        out,yer banned for ten years!

      • Penileaks says:

        ‘out,yer banned for ten years!’, says Snoggerdog.
        Reminds me of the Heno years ha, ha. Thrown out with the seagulls in the cellar and on the piano is suppose !
        Talking of Seagulls, I’ve got one that comes to the back door and eats from my hand, I don’t suppose that it’s Heno reincarnated ???

  5. Frank Evans says:

    The entrance should be on the corner. Great to see it restored.

  6. Local Eye says:

    Brains did a cracking job on the Windsor so we can look forward to the cheapest pint on offer at £3.60 and lunch £20 for two. No wonder the Bear is packed but it is a dump. That leaves us with the Golden Lion if you want a decent pint in a proper pub.

    • Penarthian says:

      That’s very unfair on the Bear’s Head. It is very clean with great staff and a superb range of drinks. Yes, the clientele is typically that of a Wetherspoons pub but it is certainly not a dump.

      • Nellsboy says:

        Typical weather spoon clientele!!!! Good enough for Rhodri Morgan good enough for me

  7. Alan Thompson says:

    Gentrification of a lovely old pub ! Hope the inside is left alone !

  8. John64 says:

    Yes, that parking is dreadful. Good job Bute Cottage Nursery isn’t a pub. – you should see the parking around there at school run times. Busses can’t get through, it’s appalling. There a few other spots around the town I could name, too!

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