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The Portland Arms


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner

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$10 - $18
Lunch, Dinner
British, Pub, Bar
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews sunday roast yorkshire pudding pie pork roast potatoes burger the pub highly recommend the steak local boozer on tap yummy food great sunday lunch bite to eat with some friends nice atmosphere friendly service caz
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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...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Katherine E
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

Found this beautiful pub , 3 years ago , Caz the lovely lady who is the landlady is very welcoming and I have now had this pub as my local since then , and need to take the half hour drive to get there and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Amanda B
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

What a cosy little pub! I came here with some friends, we was welcomed in in such a lovely manner by caz and her staff, they are all so friendly. We came in on a Sunday and had planned to just have some drinks, but...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Cfitz90
Reviewed April 28, 2019

I’ve just been in the Caz Portland Arms One of our party was shouted at across the bar. To be fair, the football was on and I heard nothing. But she accused him of swearing. On my way out I made a point of calmly...More

Date of visit: April 2019
3  Thank clair g
Reviewed February 17, 2019

First visit for a Sunday lunch. Cosy on this snowy day. Lovely fire inside. Good selection of roast meats. Food piping hot and plentiful. Thick slices of medium rare beef. Al dente vegetables. Tasty selection of desserts. Very reasonable prices. Cosy atmosphere. Very helpful and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank ceciliahathaway
Reviewed January 16, 2019

We were recommended this local pub by friends for a Sunday lunch. We received a warm welcome and hot tasty food. Between us we had roast beef, roast pork and nut roast all of which were served with plentiful home cooked vegetables (and meat as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 1934185Kentcouple
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

The Portland Arms has become one of the very best pubs in St Albans under the wonderful management of Caz and her team. Just had a great lunch not to mention one of the best pints of London Pride. My daughter had a pint of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RICE7922
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Though the patrons of this pub are very nice and friendly, the food was below average and extortionately overpriced. We got the roast on a Sunday and it was like a school dinner for £15! I also ordered a ginger beer which came in a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Maps07334443097
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This pub has finally had some stability of management and what a difference it has made. Improved decoration has transformed a tired old pub into a great community pub with well kept beer and great pub food. A very well run pub, well done to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Staggreen
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Be warned I was charged £4.70 for a pint of Diet Coke. The landlady was thoroughly obnoxious when I questioned the cost and refused to pay it. None of my 15 friends who I was with are likely to return as a result of the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
4  Thank natashai389
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September 16, 2016|
Response from Martin M | Reviewed this property |
Premier Inn in the town centre ... or St Michaels Manor (different price bracket)!
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