Torquay's Top Karaoke Bar

Albert’s is the perfect venue for a great karaoke night out. With its multi-screen layout, quality sound system and over 25,000 different songs to choose from it make for a fantastic night out in Torquay. We also welcome all parties, stag and hen nights and large groups as well as single or duo vocalists.   

 

chris jackson Torquay's Top Karaoke Bar

Chris Jackson

Your regular host is Chris Jackson, who fronted the local soul band Joey The Lips for 10 years. Chris and alto sax player John George put the band together in 1993 and based it on the line-up and music from the film `The Commitments’, even taking the name from the trumpet player in the film, Joey `The Lips’ Fagan.

Joey The Lips travelled all over the country and Europe playing to ever growing crowds of Soul music fans. The band is still playing now, although John George is the only surviving member of the original band. You can check out the latest line-up at www.joeythelips.co.uk. 

In 1999, Joey The Lips played on local television chat show `Langsford Late’ with Ruth Langsford (who is now married to TV presenter Eamonn Holmes) and jammed with some very unusual guests including Patrick Moore (on vibraphone). Here’s a clip with Chris singing from one of the shows: http://www.youtube.com

Chris will be hosting our popular karaoke nights all year round check him out every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 8.30pm till late. And if you missed out on last week’s Karaoke night – here is a pic of the winner and her friends. The competition was to find the best rendition of a Take That number and Steph blew everyone away with her version of “A Million Love Songs”

steph Torquay's Top Karaoke Bar

Steph & her mates


Don’t forget – Alberts is next to the Victoria Hotel – on the corner of Belgrave Road and Chestnut Avenue – so we look forward to seeing you soon.

Cheers for now

Chris B

Torquay’s Top Karaoke Bar

Albert’s is the perfect venue for a great karaoke night out. With its multi-screen layout, quality sound system and over 25,000 different songs to choose from it make for a fantastic night out in Torquay. We also welcome all parties, stag and hen nights and large groups as well as single or duo vocalists.   

 

chris jackson Torquays Top Karaoke Bar

Chris Jackson

Your regular host is Chris Jackson, who fronted the local soul band Joey The Lips for 10 years. Chris and alto sax player John George put the band together in 1993 and based it on the line-up and music from the film `The Commitments’, even taking the name from the trumpet player in the film, Joey `The Lips’ Fagan.

Joey The Lips travelled all over the country and Europe playing to ever growing crowds of Soul music fans. The band is still playing now, although John George is the only surviving member of the original band. You can check out the latest line-up at www.joeythelips.co.uk. 

In 1999, Joey The Lips played on local television chat show `Langsford Late’ with Ruth Langsford (who is now married to TV presenter Eamonn Holmes) and jammed with some very unusual guests including Patrick Moore (on vibraphone). Here’s a clip with Chris singing from one of the shows: http://www.youtube.com

Chris will be hosting our popular karaoke nights all year round check him out every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 8.30pm till late. And if you missed out on last week’s Karaoke night – here is a pic of the winner and her friends. The competition was to find the best rendition of a Take That number and Steph blew everyone away with her version of “A Million Love Songs”

steph Torquays Top Karaoke Bar

Steph & her mates


Don’t forget – Alberts is next to the Victoria Hotel – on the corner of Belgrave Road and Chestnut Avenue – so we look forward to seeing you soon.

Cheers for now

Chris B

Girls Just Want to Have Spa Party Fun

It used to be a case of a quiet drink with some friends the night before the big day, or a meal out at the most. In fact pre-1980s it was practically unheard of for the bride-to-be to celebrate her last few days of singledom – now it’s very unusual not to.

We’re all aware of the bad press; the drunken parties, the male strippers, the cheap weekend in Barcelona (apparently one of the most popular hen and stag destinations) and latterly the even more extravagant holidays to Las Vegas or Dubai. But what if this isn’t your thing? More and more women are turning to spa treatments and pamper parties as a way of celebrating. They are a brilliant way of spending some quality time with close friends and getting some pre-wedding day relaxation and beautification in the process! Plus you can happily spend time with both your young, free and single friends and your Mum or Auntie – there’s something for everyone on a spa day.aztec spa Girls Just Want to Have Spa Party Fun

An All About You spa day or overnight package at the Aztec Spa at TLH Leisure Resort is perfect for brides-to-be or, in fact any group of ladies looking for a get together and a spot of pampering. Who wouldn’t enjoy the chance to float around in a big fluffy bathrobe with nothing more strenuous to do than flick over the pages of a magazine? With tea, coffee and magazines on tap, the Aztec Spa could be your perfect party idea.

 Currently the Aztec Spa has a great offer, running until the 11th February – you can enjoy a Sun – Thurs 2 night spa break for just £129, saving £50!

 Call 01803 400190 for more details

Ready Steady Cook for the World Cup at Alberts

Food and football are top of the priority list for many sports enthusiasts, and if you come to Alberts Bar you’ll get both.

2009 was a great year for pub food in Alberts, and we now have our sites set on making Summer 2010 the best in Alberts history. Last year we launched our new £5.95 menu which included such pub classics as sizzling steak and chips, hand made beef burgers from a local Torbay butcher, and everyone’s favourite, ham egg and chips. Our aim was to bring top class local produce to our menus at a mouth-watering price and we did. Head Chef Dave Clifford put together a new menu introducing new dishes and a great children’s menu featuring even healthier options.

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Sizzling steak & chips

This year we are expecting a fantastic Summer. We’ll be showing all of the top matches from the World Cup in South Africa, so we are sure to have a jam-packed pub full of people showing up to support England.

For the first time ever we will be designing a new football menu just for the World Cup with selected drinks and food items including top beef burgers, Devon pasties and much, much more. You’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing drink and a bite to eat without breaking the bank. This new and exciting menu will be available for the start of the summer and if there is anything you would like to see on this off our £5.95 main course menu write in or post your suggestions on-line.

Remember we are still showing all Sky Sports and ESPN Matches all year round on our big screen. Regular entertainment features talented singers plus two karaoke nighs per week, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

alberts Ready Steady Cook for the World Cup at Alberts

Come and see us soon!

You can find top Torquay Pub  Alberts on the corner of Belgrave Road next to the Victoria hotel Torquay. So from me Chris Brimicombe, Alberts Bar Supervisor, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Cheers!

Healthy Eating and Special Diets – new training at the Victoria Hotel

Healthy eating and a special diet is something we are all aware of these days. We are constantly being bombarded by the media about what we should and should not eat, so it is important to the Food and Beverage teams here at TLH Leisure Resort that they are able to handle any special requests about diets that come their way.

When I was approached by the Food & Beverage Manager of the Victoria Hotel and asked to do some specialist training on the subject I was only too pleased to oblige. The CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) provide a Level 2 course called the Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets, which I am qualified to deliver. So I got organised and ordered all the exam papers and handbooks. Over two Fridays I delivered the course to seven of the Food & Beverage team at the Victoria – Barrington, Reda, Beata & Aldona from the Restaurant, Bart & Lauren from the Kitchen and Nikki who is the Assistant Food & Beverage Manager. All of them passed the multiple-choice exam and our picture shows them celebrating with their certificates.

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The Vic F & B Team show off their certificates.

During the course of a year we serve a huge number of meals in our beautiful period restaurant in the Victoria Hotel. Special diets and healthy meal options are so important these days, so it is great that the team at the Victoria are prepared to handle any request that comes their way. Well done to all of them and hopefully the other hotels will follow suit soon!

New for 2010 – TLH Theatre Breaks

As part of it’s new Escape for a Break programme TLH has joined up with the Princess Theatre – only a short walk from the resort – to bring guests an opportunity to combine a short break at the resort with a trip to see some of the country’s top entertainers.

The first Theatre Break features Derren Brown who will be returning to Torquay in February 2010.

Be prepared for a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience when the master of psychological illusion returns to the stage with DERREN BROWN: ENIGMA. Derren will once again bewilder, baffle and bewitch and show why he is one of the country’s most revered live performers; a master of magic, mind control and psychological illusion.  This is the second leg of his fourth tour and is expected to sell out as it did in 2009 throughout the UK.

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Derren Brown

Derren says:”Like previous shows, I will absolutely push myself to the limit. The challenge is to create new material that shocks, surprises and defies explanation. The audience will be taken for a theatrical roller-coaster ride, and I hope it’s an experience that they will never forget”.

The performance is not suitable for children under 12 years.

What the press said of Derren Brown: Enigma in 2009:A spectacular night of entertainment. Derren Brown is, without a shadow of a doubt, this country’s greatest illusionist. His latest show sees him climb heights rarely, if ever, achieved by any other legend of the magical arts. Some of the illusions are beyond mind-boggling and do truly beggar belief. Derren Brown, you put Merlin to shame. Time Out

Enigma raised the hoodwink and the scam to the level of art…you repeatedly find yourself retrieving your jaw from the floor. Daily Telegraph

Brilliant…there was nothing for it but to surrender to his control. Mail on Sunday

A 2 night Theatre break at the Derwent or the Toorak hotel includes dinner, entertainment and accommodation on Friday 12 February, breakfast on Saturday, your ticket for the show on Saturday evening and accommodation on Saturday night and a farewell breakfast on Sunday morning. Prices start at only £110 per person.

And don’t miss your opportunity to see widely acclaimed ‘rapier wit’ Jimmy Carr who is appearing at the Princess on Saturday 31 July – packages start from only £136 for a 2 night break including your ticket so call 01803 400500 for more details.

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Jimmy Carr

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