The Albion is Lyon’s first English pub opening its doors in 1982 and paving the way for the new trend of Anglo Saxon style pubs to take root in Lyon over the last 30 years. The evening’s entertainment is centred around a good pint in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The walls are lined with old books and the wooden booths create the typical English charm that make the “public house” such a cornerstone of English culture.
The Albion is complete with English newspapers, regular live music and various theme nights. Quiz night is every Tuesday and Thursday is open mic night where musicians are welcome to come and play a few tunes. There are two large screens for watching the latest football and rugby matches and the Albion organises regular darts tournaments.
Location and access:
The pub is located rue Ste Catherine just a few steps from Place des Terreaux, Hotel de Ville and the Opera. It’s the first street behind the row of restaurants and cafés that line the north side of Place Terreaux. There are several other bars on Rue St Catherine including The Shamrock, Barrel House and La Taverne du Perroquet Bourré (The Drunken Parrot Tavern)
The Albion is a nice authentic English pub and a great place to get together with friends. It’s a calm and relaxing place to have a drink in the early evening and becomes much livelier later on in the evening especially on weekends. It’s a popular destination for students and the younger crowd looking for a good party night out.
Don’t be deterred by the dimly lit and slightly seedy looking nature of Rue St Catherine.
The upstairs area which holds around 30 people can be reserved for private parties or special events, birthdays, weddings etc.