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Great Northern, St Albans Central, St. Albans

Pub added by Clive Thompson
172 London Road
St. Albans
Phone: 01727859801
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moby duck left this review about Great Northern

A fairly basic pub simply furnished and rather understated with plain white walls and ceiling in an opened out single room but there are a couple of distinct areas. Its giving it a go in the beer stakes with six handpumps, my Mad Squirrel Resolution was nice enough,a decent enough pub without getting too excited about it, and not too far from the station.

On 11th November 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1177 recommendations about 1166 pubs]

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Great Northern

The Great Northern is a decent looking pub that is on the busy London Road.
Once inside there is a square shaped room to the front left,which is bare boarded,the bar is on the front left side,there are normal tables and chairs for seating,there is a separate room to the right which is oblong shaped and runs to the rear,this room is carpeted and has normal tables and chairs,this seemed more like a dining room.
There were four real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Farr Brew Pale,which was a decent drink,the other real ales were Otter Ale,Black Sheep Bitter and Tring Fanny Ebbs.
Background music was playing.
I thought this was a decent enough pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 24/6/2017

On 30th September 2017 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Will Larter left this review about The Great Northern

I called in just after opening time, on my way from the station to the city centre. I was surprised to find as many as six hand pumps on the bar, and as John mentions below, there seems to have been a fairly expensive makeover here. I had Kite Bluestone Bitter, the others available at the time of my visit being Portobello Star, Dark Star American Pale Ale and Black Sheep Bitter. It came as a shock to be charged £2.10 for my half of Bluestone.

Date of visit: 17th July 2015

On 7th September 2015 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2248 recommendations about 2146 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
St Albans City, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
St Albans Abbey, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Park Street, 2.21 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Great Northern, St. Albans
11th Nov 2018, 19:49
Review submitted by moby duck amended by moby duck
8th Nov 2018, 21:43
Review submitted by moby duck

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  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 12 May 2011 by Alan Winfield
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 12 May 2011 by Alan Winfield
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 August 2013 by Alan Winfield
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