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Hare & Hounds, St. Albans

104 Sopwell Lane
St. Albans
AL1 1RL
Phone: 01727855565
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Steve of N21 left this review about Hare & Hounds

As others have mentioned the Hare and Hounds gives off all the exterior vibes of being a modern gastro pub, but fortunately inside is still quite a nice traditional pub interior.
Yes the main bar room is mainly laid for dining and is a tad dark, presumably because of the low beamed ceiling combined with smallish windows and a very dark bare wood floor, but this pub surprises with the comfortable Chesterton filled section beyond and the impressive exterior decking space and large garden with children’s play area beyond.
Impressive range of six ales as reported below and the Trumans Lazarus was in good condition. Difficult to truly judge as it was almost empty for our mid afternoon visit , but certainly one I would consider returning to.

On 23rd August 2015 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Hare & Hounds

The upmarket J-shaped interior has had a lick of paint since my last visit but ostensibly still the same; bare boards, two-tone green colour scheme, sofas. One or two characterful touches though. Good-sized garden replete with table football. Other items of note were a selection of papers, kids colouring stuff and advertised live music. A spawning of ale, from two in 2009 to five over six pumps, Red Squirrel Summer Daze, Otter Bitter, Truman's Lazarus, Long Man American Pale and a house beer brewed Ringwood (though no idea if unique or rebadge). I tried the Truman's which was in decent nick but had an bad sweetcorn taste (which from accumulated wisdom would have it placed at the brewer's rather than the publican's door - though a top-notch landlord would have picked this up). Decent enough though perhaps I was a bit unlucky with the ale. I'd give it another go next time.

July 2009
A nicely-kitted out two-roomed, boho pub/bar thing with four ale pumps (though only two ales actually on - Woodfordes Wherry and Doom Bar, which came out fairly well) as well as Aspells Cyder which is always a good tipple - expensive in here though. Sports TV, daily papers, dominant foreground music and Jenga add to the mix. The TV seems oddly positioned by the bar, if you're queuing to be served it feels like you’re blocking the view of others. Whilst it won't bother some of the big-hitter pubs elsewhere in St Albans I thought it was a decent place and perhaps worth a quick stop if you're in that part of the town. Rated 6

On 1st August 2015 - rating: 6
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moby duck left this review about Hare & Hounds

This pub I found to have more of a country pub feel about it,family friendly with several drinking areas throughout the pub.The beer selection, already summarised by Blackthorn below was half decent, I went for the Longman American Pale Ale which again was half decent without being stunning . Its worth a pint here but its nothing too exciting.

On 28th July 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
St Albans Abbey, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
St Albans City, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Park Street, 2.01 miles, 38 min walk (show)
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26th May 2018, 09:01
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10p per pint - last updated 16 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 February 2015 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 July 2015 by moby duck
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 26 February 2015 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 July 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday5pm - 11pm
Tuesday5pm - 11pm
Wednesday5pm - 11pm
Thursday5pm - 11pm
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: September 22nd 2017
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