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The Cock, St Albans Central, St. Albans

48 St. Peters Street
St. Albans
AL1 3NF
Phone: 01727854816
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Cock

There are two pubs either side of a busy roundabout at the top end of the main shopping street,and The Cock looks to be the older.A corner door leads to the tap room with a brick double aspect fireplace also serving a pleasing side snug with it's own bar access but no handpumps.The tap room has a series of high tables,a drinking shelf and is L shaped with more traditional tables and benches along the side.The low exposed beam ceiling shows the age ,while to the rear of the building is a restaurant.
Besides pub grub,sandwiches are served and a Sky Sports screen was showing the Test Match.The tap room certainly had a boozer atmosphere.
There are 5 handpumps serving on my trip Doom Bar,GK Abbott,Hopback Summer Lightening and St Austell Liquid Sunshine and Big Job (meaty 7% but good nick).
I thought the ale range was decent and would suggest it's worth a place on any crawl list around the city.

On 23rd August 2019 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Cock

The Cock is a corner pub that is in a good location in the middle of St Albans.
Once inside the bar faces in an L shaped room,the floor is part tiled and bare boarded,there are tall tables and stools to the front left and bench seating and chairs plus some bucket chairs on the right side.
There is an oblong shaped dining room to the rear left.
There were five real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Trumans Runner,which was a very nice drink,the other real ales were St Austell Liquid Sunshine,Hop Back Summer Lightening,GK Abbot and GK St Edmunds.
The TVs were showing horse racing and the pub was very busy on my Saturday afternoon visit.
I thought this was a decent enough pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 24/6/2017

On 30th September 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Cock Inn

Semi-modernised old inn - retaining two main rooms; a compact main bar at the front (with a further small lounge to one side), supplemented by another part of the counter in the larger seating / dining area further back. Background music. Implausible claim that "we have the largest range of ales in town" although there was a decent selection from the six handpumps: three Greene King beers - IPA, Abbot and Old Speckled Hen - along with the World Hop Medley collaboration with Hopback Brewery (£3.90) plus Wandle and Sadler's Worcester Sorcerer as guests.

On 23rd August 2015 - rating: 7
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St Albans City, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
St Albans Abbey, 0.84 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Park Street, 2.26 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Cock, St. Albans
23rd Aug 2019, 09:17
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
30th Sep 2017, 15:32
Review submitted by Alan Winfield

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 August 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 August 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Darts : No last updated 23 August 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky - last updated 23 August 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 August 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 August 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 August 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 January 2010 by moby duck
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