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Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St Albans Central, St. Albans

16 Abbey Mill Lane
St. Albans
AL3 4HE
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Gill Smith left this review about Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

Called into this 2018 Good Beer Guide pub while on a CAMRA coach trip and found a decent selection of ales on the bar. There were 3 ales from Farr Brew so we tried all 3 of them, served n half pint jugs. The best bitter, Black listed and Prima Donna all good. Old pub with lots of nooks and crannies. We enjoyed sitting outside the front on the massive pews with matching long thin tables.

On 17th October 2017 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

The Ye Olde Fighting Cocks is a really nice looking pub that i had problems finding,but the tourists did not have the same problem as i did.
Once inside the pub is described by better people than me,but there were a few different areas off the main bar area,some are carpeted and others not,the seating is mainly normal tables and chairs.
There was a good choice of real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Dark Star Hop Head,which went down very well,the other real ales noted were Harvistoune Bitter & Twisted,Hop Back Summer Lightening,Farr Brew Pale,Farr Brew Black Listedand one from Roosters.
The pub was very busy with drinkers and diners and children.
There was decent background playing.
I liked the pub but not seem to feel that comfortable in it,which was a shame.

Pub visited 24/6/2017

On 10th September 2017 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

Been three years since my last visit.

Beer wise, things have improved - 8 real ales on and a much broader selection. Enjoyed my Woodforde Wherry.

Food Wise, I was a little disappointed to see laminated chainy style menus. I remember when it was ever changing nightly printed out A4.

Everything else as I remember and a must visit pub. Just to say you've been to (one of) the oldest pubs in England.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2tMDBNJ

On 6th July 2017 - rating: 9
[User has posted 276 recommendations about 275 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alesonly .
St Albans Abbey, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
St Albans City, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Park Street, 2.02 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St. Albans
17th Oct 2017, 15:59
Review submitted by Gill Smith
 
10th Sep 2017, 16:35
Review submitted by Alan Winfield

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 - 20p per pint - last updated 16 March 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 20 July 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 24 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 24 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 24 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 July 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 24 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 September 2015 by Quinno _
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Last inspected: November 29th 2017
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