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$11 - $19
British, Pub, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews sunday roast pies the pub great sunday lunch large portions caz beer pods grub
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Reviewed December 14, 2020

The pub is really trying with the outdoor area and the restrictions. Had a great night, staff are really working hard and if i need to keep eating substantial meals ie baps and a dinner to carry on having a few drinks fine by me....Great pub well done.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 11, 2020

We visited solely because we saw they were providing pods outside which was brilliant. However, the food was very standard/not great pub food; very limited allergy options didn't have a GF bread option with the camembert which these days is a very standard offering. They...were quite busy and seeing as we had to book (aware of busyness) only had two waitresses manning the pub/inside the restaurant and garden. They were at times literally running from table to table so pretty uncomfortable having to try to grab them for things like cutlery once our starters had arrived. Pretty awful watching these young women literally run ragged. As a consequence, we waited 1hr 40 mins for our food with nothing cleared away. Our desserts arrived and we still had starters, mains and various drinks across the table, the waitress was aware of the plates but we suspected they had run out of room in the kitchen/ didn't have time to wash up, one of the waitresses mentioned there was just one person in the kitchen. It was all rather unpleasant and such a shame, the staff are clearly very hard workers but the structure provided by management/owner isn't giving the pub the best chance.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 5, 2020

Today we popped into this lovely typical british pub for lunch. We sat outside to take advantage of the lovely weather and we had 2 very tasty steak pies. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious, will definitely go back!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 1, 2020 via mobile

Great sunday lunch, really nicely cooked and very tasty.be prepared large portions. On top of that a great landlady. Will be back when you reopen .

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 27, 2020

If you order the Sunday roast, be prepared for a kingly feast! Probably a good shout if you have a thundering hangover.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

We have lived round the corner for a couple of years, but for some reason never been in. The staff were excellent as was the service. Beer was good and the food nice. Extra brownie points for making their own burger patties. Typical pub grub...and not top end. Just good grub.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

We had the most perfect wedding party at Portland Arms, everything was easy and as planned! Thank you Caz and team!!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 31, 2019

Good customer service, large range of drinks and food. Also very friendly people and nice layout of the place.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

What a great find! A cosy pub in the back streets of St Albans serving a top notch Sunday lunch! Friendly staff. Large portions. Worked out about £25pp for Sunday lunch, puds, drinks, tea:coffee. Nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed May 2, 2019

The Portland Arms is my local and one of my go to places in St Albans. Caz the landlady is a lovely lady and a real character and has completely rejuvenated this pub over the last couple of years. Pub food is great with the...Sunday roast as a highlight (you need to book) , locals are fun with lots of banter and a very knowledgeable football crowd.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Response from Martin M | Reviewed this property |
Premier Inn in the town centre ... or St Michaels Manor (different price bracket)!
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  • The Portland Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5