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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday it was busy with a lovely cozy feel. They say it's the oldest pub in the country. Not sure about that. The fire was burning creating a great atmosphere. Great beer and burgers. Staff very friendly. Will be back

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NIce to stop off for a few pints of real ale nice selection of bitters and dark ale I did not try the food after the walk from the Verulamium Museum through the park to one of the oldest pubs in the country

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 10 December 2016

For me I think the primary reason for me wanting to see this pub was that it is reportedly the oldest in England. I wasn't looking for dinner or snacks but just a couple of pints of beer in a place that has been around for nearly 900 years (the structure, at least). With that in mind, the place is...

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Been here many many times. It's a great little place, great food and booze. Can be busy at times but if cozy and wonderful. If you can get a spot by the fire on a cold day and hanker down for a bit you won't be disappointed.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Claims to be England's oldest inn. A truly unique place - a framed print on the wall shows the floor plan and when each part was added (rather like that of a cathedral). Much more space inside than appears from the outside, with a very attractive main area and a fairly substantial ancillary room. There is also some outside seating....

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I had to entertain a German visitor who likes traditional English pubs with beams etc. This pub definitely ticks that box. He also likes a variety of bitters and that was excellent too. The food was good, not super special, but certainly tasty and the three of us had a good evening. This was definitely helped by efficient and friendly...

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect charming old English pub. Nice beer selection from local ale to Franziskaner Weissbier and superb atmosphere and nice staff. Can accommodate medium sized groups but is better suited for small parties.

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely old building. Staff friendly and efficient. Sunday menu consists of a choice of roasts, which I always think is a bit lazy but I went for the lamb. Huge plate full arrived with all the trimmings and it was just fine. Not great but certainly not bad. Worth a visit for the building alone. Whether or not it is...

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County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 26 July 2016

As the title may indicate, the food was very average and it probably would be better if I'd had a copious amount of drink on me but I don't drink. There was a lot of smoking around me as it was an outside table which probably didn't help the taste. Is there anywhere that you can have food outside there...

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Milton Keynes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

After a recent visit to Ye Old Trip To Jerusalem I thought it was a great opportunity when in St Albans to visit another of the countries reported oldest pubs. It certainly looked the part and was in a lovely setting close to the lake and by the Cathedral. We sat outside for a drink on a nice sunny day...

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Ye Olde Fighting Cocks is Britain's oldest pub, set overlooking Verulamium park lake in the heart of St. Albans. Serving great food great wine and a fine selection of real ales. ... more   less 

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Address: 16 Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans AL3 4HE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > St Albans
Hotel Class:4 star — Ye Old Fighting Cocks 4*
Also Known As:
Ye Old Fighting Cocks Hotel St. Albans
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“If you don't drink I wouldn't try it out and avoid outside if you don't smoke.”
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