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The Rose & Crown

Pub added by Will Larter
Trowley Bottom
St. Albans
AL3 8DP

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Komakino . left this review about The Rose & Crown

An off-the-beaten track boozer down a narrow lane from the village of Flamstead run more akin to a private house than a pub and which appears to have been the same for many a year (the small room to your left as you enter is, in essence, a small sitting room). The bar area which is to your right is narrow, so there's little room at busy times (like a Sunday lunchtime). Plenty of locals in attendance and two old dears were holding court behind a bar proferring Otter Bitter as its solitary ale (£2.85 a pint) and heaving with two large jars of pickled onions and wallies - things I've not seen in a pub for many a year. There aren't many left like this one, so worth popping your head in if in the locality if just for the novelty value, although it's rather funky inside - not sure whether it was the locals, dogs or just the general smell of the place. Background muzak was also unnecessary and did steal away some of the place's ambience.

On 10th October 2016 - rating: 6
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