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Ye Old Fighting Cocks

St. Albans, England
Ye Old Fighting Cocks
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
9 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Great location and almost a captive audience being so close to the very popular park The staff were pleasant and the food and drink offerings fine if a little on the pricey side but the cleanliness let it down Our table was sticky and dirty the floor the same and I went to look at the wine list which was... More 

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Denham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My girlfriend and I decided to go here for some food last Sunday. We arrived at 2.20 to be told that a big party is coming in in 10 minutes and to ask if we could come back to the bar to order our food in 15 mins. We were starving so we said sure no problems. So we went... More 

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NZ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We dropped in for lunch on a Wednesday and had a pint of cider with our meal. Great atmosphere here and a lovely location just a nice distance to walk to from the town. The place was not crowded and we sat inside. The service was fine too.

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London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
9 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lunch with extended family of three generations. The menu was pretty limited - OK if you like burgers, or chicken wings. Not a great choice for the older generations. This leaves a very expensive steak (can't remember the price ??£18 or £22) or fish and chips for £13.50. The food was fine, but doesn't really justify the price. It's a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This pub has a great location by the park and abbey, with a lovely spacious pub garden and relaxed atmosphere. The food is delicious, and the Sunday lunch is really good. However the service is awful and completely ruins every visit I have made to the pub. Two weeks ago we took some friends there for a relaxed Sunday roast,... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This pub has everything, great location, fantastic interior, history and heritage - BUT the service is just poor. I live in St Albans and when friends and family come to visit the Ye Old Fighting Cocks is the obvious place that you would like to show off and impress visitors at the so-called "oldest pub in England". I have just... More 

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

I wondered if I had the right pub being that past reviews last year were not very good. My daughter booked a Sunday lunch for her 2 children my wife and myself. The weather was very nice and the pub was packed but we did not mind waiting an extra 15 mins for a table as we had a drink... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

I have always loved this pub. It has been part of my life for a long time and, as a good pub should, I feel like its an extension of my own home. The beer has always been great, and thankfully still is. The service has always been patchy but more good than bad and the food in the past... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Visiting St Albans for the day and popped in for a quick drink while going 'walk about.' £7.80 for a pint of bitter and a half of bitter shandy. In fairness, the bitter was excellent. But, is this a record for an English pub?

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Visited here with friends, setting is nice, parking a but of a nightmare. Waitress didn't really have a handle on the drinks menu which is ok but she had to check what ciders they had... No consistency of waiting staff just a general mill of people. Staff whilst not rude lacked any sense of welcome and hospitality it was very... More 

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