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The Crown

144-146 Hatfield Road | Herts, St Albans AL1 4JA, England
+44 1727 853347
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Good food!

Food was really good. We had the Sunday lamb roast and chicken burger. Service was good. Nice cozy... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
nerita83
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Watford, United Kingdom
Great Pork Belly

Hadn't eaten here before and really enjoyed our evening. We both had pork belly, with veg and mash... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
TravellinTomS
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St Albans
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Welcome to the beautiful Crown in St Albans, a charming pub with real character and a warm welcome for locals and visitors alike. Offering an extensive selection of rare premium spirits, real ales, new craft beers and fine wines. Our dishes are freshly prepared and our homemade burgers are a "must try". Don't forget our traditional homemade Sunday roasts, served with all the trimmings, and our cake & coffee mornings for those looking for something a little sweeter. Take a break and relax in our gorgeous new beer garden or enjoy our beautifully decorated dining area, which is also available for private hire.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
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144-146 Hatfield Road | Herts, St Albans AL1 4JA, England
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Food was really good. We had the Sunday lamb roast and chicken burger. Service was good. Nice cozy pub. We were initially unsure whether to try it out after reading some of negative reviews but glad we did in the end. It was a nice...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Hadn't eaten here before and really enjoyed our evening. We both had pork belly, with veg and mash, which was delicious! You don't need a starter if you're having this. Nice, relaxed atmosphere at the back of the pub, away from the TVs. It's still...More

Thank TravellinTomS
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

After a few poor meals at the Crown I've only used it for drinks recently. But I was really hungry so ordered a chicken burger. I'm guessing they have a new chef! The burger was really good and nice chips and coleslaw. Please please please...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends on this occasion and had a great evening. Sat in the large beer garden into the evening (made use of the cosy blankets when the sun went in). Burgers were amazing and we all more than utilised the great happy hour!!! Staff...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Went to the Crown for father's day on Sun18/06. I hadn't booked so just hoped we would get a table. Although it was really busy the most helpful staff managed to accommodate us and we got a garden table for 5 people. We ordered a...More

Thank Marie F
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Went in to watch the champions league final, half a dozen screens but no sound! Their business rates must be high , hence their sky/ BT package must be high , I would guess in or around £700- £800 a month. Yet no sound...really!

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely decor, really friendly staff. Shows the football. Drinks are very expensive. Food pretty good, although duck pancake rolls were a bit cold in the middle. Had cheese burgers which are served in a horrible buttery Brioche bun, would be better in a normal bun,...More

Thank vickil79
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Drinking in here is fine, but it's the first time I've eaten in here. I had a pork roast, meat was cheap, potatoes over cooked, carrots were raw and Yorkshire pudding was undercooked. Not what you expect for £11.95. whetherspoons do a better roast.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

There was only one girl working. The male manager made a brief appearance and disappeared quickly. The one girl was acting as bartender and waitress and was in no hurry whatsoever. The kitchen bell dinged but we did not get our food for several minutes,...More

Thank JustJo26
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Ian D, General Manager at The Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2016

Hello - many thanks for your recent review and feedback following your visit here at The Crown. I am terribly sorry that your experience wasn't the best and your meal wasn't as expected. I have spoken with the kitchen team and FOH to always check...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Well run pub with some good beers on. It's big and open plan but has lots of cosy areas. The staff are great and a reflection of the friendly management. Food good but could be better.

Thank Tom W
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Response from Stuartwarren73 | Property representative |
Unfortunately we don't have parking. But there is plenty of parking on Clarence road or 3 free hours in Clarence Park (don't forget to get a ticket at the machine in the park)
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