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Ye Old Fighting Cocks

St. Albans, England
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Ye Old Fighting Cocks
Ranked #15 of 17 St. Albans B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Hatfield, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Went today saturday 8th of June for the first time to this pub and did not expect or like the behaviour manners of one of there specific workers. I was sitting in the back garden of the pub to have a pint with friends and had my 2 and 5 year old daughters with me. At first she pointed out... More

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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

If you want a prolonged, frustrating and inattentive dining experience, go here. Horrible waitress basically ignored us after waiting for nearly an hour for our food and last of 6 mains arrived 45 later than the rest despite escalating to the manager. The food itself, when it finally materialised, was decent. Shame about extremely lazy and unprofessional service!!

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

It's always a bit awkward for us when eating out as I have gluten and wheat intolerance. We should really have contacted Ye Old Fighting Cocks in advance to warn them but in these days of more places being able to understand the needs of someone like me I kept my fingers crossed! My sister in law was told that... More

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We were passing through St Albans and fancied some dinner. My boyfriend had heard about the pub, as being the oldest so we went for a look! The surrounding were lovely, car park non-existent! The pub is what you expect from an old place, but i think it adds to the character! They were very busy with Sunday lunches when... More

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Address: St. Albans, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > St. Albans
Also Known As:
Ye Old Fighting Cocks Hotel St. Albans

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