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Six Bells

Address: 16-18 St. Michaels Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4SH
Telephone: 01727 856945

Photo of the Six Bells, St Albans

The Six Bells, St Albans

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 front and to the side. The low beams betray the age of the pub and there is an impressive inglenook fireplace in one wall. The furniture and decor are sympathetic to the age of the pub. There are no fruit machines in the Six Bells and although music is audible it does not intrude.

There is also a small dining area off to the left and a patio garden out the back – also used for the occasional beer festivals the Six Bells holds.

The pub is know for real ales and the 5 hand pumps serve a varied and interesting selection. The Oakham JHB on my last visit tasted well kept. The Six Bells was local CAMRA pub of the year in 2009.

Food is available lunchtimes and evenings and although I’ve never eaten here it looks tasty.

I’m not a local but the atmosphere was friendly and many people obviously knew each other. The Six Bells has occasional live music and other events (including the beer festivals) – I just missed the cockney singalong.

Just up the road from the Rose and Crown.

Photo of the Six Bells, St Albans - the fireplace

The fireplace at the Six Bells, St Albans

Photo of the bar at the Six Bells, St Albans

The bar at the Six Bells, St Albans

Last visited: May 2011

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

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