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Ye Old Fighting Cocks

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St. Albans, England
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Ye Old Fighting Cocks
Ranked #14 of 16 St. Albans B&B and Inns
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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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Paris, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A large party, all having different dishes - food arrived quickly everyone served at the same time. Excellent cuts of meat, enormous portions. The chef came out to speak to us and answered questions as there were foreigners in the party. A meal to remember, even though we were enticed there by the historical setting.

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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
8 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My girlfriend and I went here yesterday and I must say it finished our day nicely. The atmosphere and location is loverly and the staff very friendly. We loved it that Much we have decided to book a b&b for the night so we can have a few drinks and a meal there. Tristan & Nicky.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Address: St. Albans, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > St. Albans
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Ye Old Fighting Cocks Hotel St. Albans

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