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Ye Old Fighting Cocks

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  • Excellent33%
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  • Terrible11%
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Ye Olde Fighting Cocks is Britain's oldest pub, set overlooking Verulamium park lake in the heart of St. Albans. Serving great food great wine and a fine selection of real ales.
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16 Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans AL3 4HE, England
14.3 km to Luton Airport
42 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to come here a lot when I was younger with my family as a treat when we had walked around the park on a Sunday afternoon.It seems just as special now. A couple of friends and I had done the same and walked...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So they erect a fantastic screen in the garden, I rang and asked if we could reserve but advised no but should be plenty of room. Just arrived for the England vs Columbia game and half the seats/benches reserved for Landlord. When I asked at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit, both times have been hot and sunny, but this trip was definitely much better. It wasn’t too busy this time (the pub definitely struggles when it’s busy), and the food (we had the sharing meze) was a reasonable size and...More

Thank Catriona H
Response from Christo T, Owner at Ye Old Fighting CocksResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you We have building plans in to bring the pub into 2018 in both kitchen and disabled facilities. We are well equipped but lack the space needed when we are really busy. We have grown. However, as I hope you know, we will never...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing external screen in the rear garden. Find the leather sofas and chairs outside for the most comfortable experience. The oldest recorded pub in uk 795 according to Guinness Book of Records.

Thank Max P
Response from Christo T, Owner at Ye Old Fighting CocksResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you and yes, yes it is. Guinness book of records says so if that helps

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have traveled to St.Albans a few times for business it was suggested at the office that I pay a visit to the Fighting Cocks inn. I found that it was in a nice location close to park and St. Albans Cathedral, bar staff know...More

Thank Dave S
Response from Christo T, Owner at Ye Old Fighting CocksResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed yourself Thank you.

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Dave S
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Response from Vera_Pekackova | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dave, you are lucky to be there for several times :). I was there once only, but unforgettable impression. VERA
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"Not a hotel"
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"the table by the bar by the indoor fireplace - mainly for service and fun."
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"If you don't drink I wouldn't try it out and avoid outside if you don't smoke."
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