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The Earl of Spencer Historic Inn - Bar & Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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60 Earl St, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
+61 8 9847 4262
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Today
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very busy night but food and service pretty good . Recommend you don't sit near the door to the outside courtyard on a cool night very cold and the staff go in and out .

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Thank Alan L
Perth, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family has been visiting Albany for years and always call into the Earl of Spencer for a couple of beers and a bite to eat and on all previous occasions the food and beer have been top notch. Unfortunately on our last visit the food was extremely disappointing, which prompted me to write this review. My wife and I... More 

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Thank dave r
Perth, Australia
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited there last week with friends from NSW who were caravanning. Loved the convivial atmosphere, the beers and the pommie themed menu. Bangers and Mash, corned silverside with mash and cauliflower cheese...Yum! Would not hesitate to return when next we are in Albany.

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Thank Gary R
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival in Albany, we went out in a group of five and one if the group was a regular Earl on Spencer 16 years ago so recommended the place. It was a cold night and the open fire provide a cozy warm atmosphere so we booked a table for dinner the following evening and headed off to the Albany... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely old pub with outdoor area. Great service, nice meals, shark and chips a bit on the stingy side for $25. Huge burgers

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Thank LotsmoreLife
Hunter Valley
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308 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Just arrived in Albany. Great find - Excellent range of beers on tap - service friendly, welcoming and efficient - food was served promptly. Recommend the pie which is clearly home made. Excellent - beautifully restored old building near twin centre. Old style pub with an open fire - Gluten Free options Well done all

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Thank Howard D
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I'm an Albany local and thought it was time to make comment about the generally very poor service at The Earl. Having read a couple of recent reviews I can say that I have had similar experiences. The food can be hit and miss but the attentiveness and friendliness is sadly lacking. One thing I find very unusual is they... More 

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Thank CercisCanadensis
Western Australia, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I ate here 2 years ago and it was good so thought I would give it another go-HUGE MISTAKE Bar tender/manager too busy to take my order as pouring beers for the workmen he ,told me to wait and a waitress with a large personality bypass and more interested in talking to the barman ''served'' me. At no point did... More 

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1 Thank Cath A
Wyndham, Australia
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172 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Love the service and the beer selection. Such a great selection on old fashioned comfort food with some modern fare well presented. Cosy with great service.

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Thank Timmsy73
Albany, Australia
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56 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I hadn't been here in a few years so decided to give it a go but was not impressed....the food was very average...I had the pork belly roast. The pork was nicely cooked and tender but was spoilt with a horrible lumpy gravy and very tasteless vegetables. Atmosphere is quite nice and service okay.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Earl St, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9847 4262
Description
Here at the earl of spencer, we see ourselves as a family friendly venue. We have a large beer garden that is non smoking, kids play area, live music every saturday from 7pm & Sunday from 5pm and an all day snack menu. Lunch where nothing is over $20 for lighter lunches with an option for something a little more. We have 16 tap beers to choose from. We only sell local wines, which are all from the Great Southern Region. All of our meals area cooked to order, so our moto is, great food takes time.

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