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St Albans

St Albans is a city in Hertfordshire about 20 miles north of central London.

There was a settlement in the area before the Romans came and established their city of Verulamium. The name of St Albans comes from the legend that St Alban was beheaded there.

The dramatic cathedral (known also as the Abbey) was started during Norman times and is certainly worth a visit.

Getting to St Albans

St Albans is north of the M25 and east of the M1 motorways and is easily reached from either.

The main station at St Albans is on the main line out of London heading towards Sheffield and Nottingham, but is mainly served by First Capital Connect trains which operate between Bedford, Brighton, Sevenoaks and other southern destinations via London. The journey from London takes 20 – 30 minutes.

There’s also a smaller station just south of the centre of St Albans called St Albans Abbey. This is served by London Midland trains to Watford.

St Albans Pubs

Farmers Boy

Farmers Boy - full review

134 London Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1PQ
Tel: 01727 860535
Spacious pub on the busy London Road just east from the centre of St Albans and close to the station. The pub is open plan and the seating areas extend down either side of the central bar. The wooden floor and furniture reflects a more modern ... Read full review of Farmers Boy

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4 stars out of 5


Lower Red Lion

Lower Red Lion - full review

36 Fishpool Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4RX
Tel: 01727 855669
Small two bar pub on the western side of the centre of St Albans. The Lower Red Lion has in the past had a very good reputation for real ales - even in a place like St Albans with many excellent real ale pubs. This has led to it being very ... Read full review of Lower Red Lion

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


Rose & Crown

Rose & Crown - full review

10 St. Michaels Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4SG
Tel: 01727 851903
The Rose & Crown is a very old pub in the St Michaels area - to the west of central St Albans and at the other end of Verulamium Park from the city centre. Turn right as you come through the door and you'll find a small cosy seating area ... Read full review of Rose & Crown

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


Six Bells

Six Bells - full review

16-18 St. Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4SH
Tel: 01727 856945
Traditional low-ceilinged pub in the St Michaels area of St Albans. It's at the other end of Verulamium Park from the Abbey and the centre of St Albans. As you enter through the front door the bar faces you over to the right with seating in ... Read full review of Six Bells

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4 stars out of 5


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