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Ye Old Fighting Cocks

16 Abbey Mill Lane, St. Albans AL3 4HE, England
Ye Old Fighting Cocks
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have previously written a review for this pub but feel I need to do it again! I thought I would try one last time to see if anything had changed but no! This pub is dirty and has no atmosphere. Yes it has history but nothing else! We asked the staff to clean the table but after 20 minutes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Turned up on Saturday evening to find a party in full swing outside and most of the inside sealed off for a private event (despite that area being pretty much deserted!) Everyone else were pushed into a tiny bar area which stank of wee to such an extent that I had to get out! No bar staff in sight...I guess... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Firstly, should have been informed live music when booking. Also, had a table practically sat on the bar and people ordering drinks over my head. Understaffed, and over priced. Website menu different so when arrived disappointed only one veggie option which was poor. Asked for chillies extra on one dish and then got mixed up. Food long to arrive and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

If you fancy a pub that serves freezing cold mass produced tasteless lager best avoid this place. It serves a fantastic selection of real ales. It claims to be the oldest drinking establishment in Britain and it shows. Low ceilings and beams everywhere with open fires. I honestly can't think of a better place to sit down and enjoy a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

For such an idyllic pub in a lovely location, it's very disappointing that the attitude of the staff let them down. Felt like we were almost in the way simply ordering the food. Friendliness would have made a world of difference to our experience. The food menu was limited (Sunday) - mains were roast dinner (chicken/lamb/beef/pork) served with potatoes, veg... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Called in the pub ye old fighting cock in st albans. Excellent food and ale, very friendly staff and great theatre as the oldest pub in britain. Definitely will be calling in again. Well done Chris and the team

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Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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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
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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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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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10 hotel reviews
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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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