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Requested be closed with reason - Other: https://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/rose-and-crown-in-st-albans-leaseholder-hands-back-keys-after-3-years-1-6519564

Rose & Crown, St. Albans

10 St. Michaels Street
St. Albans
AL3 4SG
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Punch Taverns

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Reviews of Rose & Crown (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Pub SignMan left this review about Rose & Crown

This is a somewhat gentrified old pub that offers an interesting contrast to the nearby Six Bells. I was expecting another creaking old interior, but there appears to have been a fair bit of money spent here to modernise the place and, if I’m being honest, strip it of a lot of character. A porch has rooms off to either side and I found myself heading left into a lounge bar which has a small servery next to the door with the majority of the handpulls. The front of the room is bare boarded and has some plush sofas in the front left corner which give way to a carpeted rear space with a nice raised brick fireplace and plenty of additional seating around large tables of the sort that you always feel guilty about sitting at when you’re on your own. Dark wood beams cross the ceiling but the place has a very clinical looking modern paint scheme and extremely minimal decor which makes it feel very bland and boring. A few interesting pictures of St Albans were pretty much the only concessions to decoration that I could see. The room to the right is more of a Public Bar and was empty on this visit. It is in two sections, with a small servery to the left and a great inglenook fireplace next to it. More modern furniture was on show here and the room is partially partitioned midway through, with the far right half decorated with striped wallpaper and a dartboard. The beer garden looked very pleasant, with a nice old tree as a centrepiece and there is a decent sized car park as well. Some truly interminable music was playing throughout my visit, which may explain why every single customer was in the beer garden (it was also a lovely day to be fair!).
They had three ales on the go – Sharps Doom Bar, Thwaites Wainwright and 3 Brewers IPA. I’d just had a 3 Brewers beer in the Six Bells, so went for the Wainwright this time, served to me by a rather taciturn barmaid, who spent the rest of her time entertaining some hyperactive children who I assume were here grandkids. The beer was decent enough, but probably the least memorable pint of the day.
This place was a bit of a let down, as I felt it promised quite a lot but ultimately failed to deliver. The incredibly bland makeover may help give the pub more mass-appeal, but it makes the place completely interchangeable with any gastro pub or corporate venture you might care to mention. A decent wildcard option if crawling around this end of the city, but certainly not one to go out of your way for.

On 13th November 2017 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown is a nice looking pub that is a very short walk from the Six Bells.
Once inside the pub has two separate rooms,the room to the right is oblong shaped and bare boarded,there is bench seating and small stools and some normal tables and chairs for seating,there was a darts board to the front left.
The room to the left is larger and oblong shaped and runs to the rear,there were two settees to the front and normal tables and chairs elsewhere,this seemed more like a dining room.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Adnams Bitter in the smaller bar room which was empty on my Saturday dinner visit,the other real ales were Thwaites Wainwright and Doom Bar.
Background music was playing.
This is a decent enough pub,but i prefered the Six Bells.

Pub visited 24/6/2017

On 10th September 2017 - rating: 7
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Clive Thompson left this review about The Rose & Crown

The larger low ceilinged left hand bar is almost entirely given over to diners where a large black dog wanders between the tables delighting the children and no doubt prompting health & safety concerns in some. There is a more traditional pub atmosphere in the smaller right hand bar. There are four real ales available and I found the service to be friendly and efficient.

On 1st January 2008 - rating: 7
[User has posted 742 recommendations about 678 pubs]

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St Albans Abbey, 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
St Albans City, 1.31 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Park Street, 2.42 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Rose & Crown, St. Albans
18th Feb 2020, 14:00
Request to mark pub as closed by hondo . approved
 
18th Feb 2020, 11:52
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by hondo ., with included notes: Other: https://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/rose-and-crown-in-st-albans-leaseholder-hands-back-keys-after-3-years-1-6519564

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 January 2008 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 January 2008 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 January 2008 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 November 2017 by Pub SignMan
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