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Submitted on Thursday, 3rd July 2014
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The King William IV, Marshalswick, St. Albans

Pub added by Dave McNally
185 Sandridge Road
St. Albans
AL1 4AH
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Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Reviews of The King William IV (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The King William IV

A very imposing building,now part of the Ember Inns chain.The open plan interior has had a makeover which has left a very corporate feel.To the left is predominantly a dining area,while to the right the seating is less formal and there is also a side area with a high table,a flat screen airing Sky Sports News and gaming machines.You order food from a standard pub grub menu at the bar and it is brought to your numbered table.The muzak was respectably muted,while the outside seating area with wicker furniture is smart but only offers views of a very busy road junction.
More real ale than you might expect with six handpumps offering GK IPA (£2.49),London Pride and Brakspears Bitter as regulars with three guests drawn from 12 seasonal selections from an Ember Inns list namely Hop Back Summer Lightening,Butcombe Rare Breeds and Sambrooks Lavender Hill (£3.49) on my visit.Tasters are offered on all real ale,and on Mondays all pints at £2.49.My Lavender Hill was light on heather but did have a distinct woody tang.There is also a discounted offer on wine after 5pm on Sundays with most bottles reduced to £10.
Ember Inns have made an effort here (free newspapers appreciated),but it's still a very formulaic pub.A more interesting ale range would have resulted in a higher rating,although always good to see Summer Lightening on offer.

On 3rd July 2014 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
St Albans City, 1.29 miles, 24 min walk (show)
St Albans Abbey, 2.21 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Park Street, 3.63 miles, 1 hr 10 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The King William IV, St. Albans
3rd Jul 2014, 20:30
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
3rd Jul 2014, 17:21
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 29 January 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 June 2014 by David McNally
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday nights - last updated 03 July 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 June 2014 by David McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: July 19th 2017
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