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Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

) #66 of 256 Restaurants in St Albans $$ - $$$ , British,
16 Abbey Mill Lane | Albans, St Albans AL3 4HE, England
+44 1727 869152
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“roast dinner” (8 reviews)
“pork” (5 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 Abbey Mill Lane | Albans, St Albans AL3 4HE, England
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a disappointment. We came here with family having had such lovely food in the past. The menu has changed to burgers and pizzas. The pizza we ordered was raw, which we sent back to be replaced with another undercooked one! The staff were so...More

Thank Josharp0679
Christo T, Owner at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy your self but you are so wrong about the menu. We have added to it and it is not just pizza and burgers. I have had the pub over five years and am qualified to correct you. I understand...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ye Old Fighting Cocks is an old English pub and is located just south of the center of St. Albans across the street from St Albans Cathedral. This pub was built in the 11th Century and this establishment has been around since the 8th Century...More

Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Food good but only warm not hot. Cost £14.50 for fish and chips. Beer Ok - but one beer vinegary either not pulled through before session so oxidised, or pipes not cleaned. Mentioned in friendly fashion to manager and was told that he respectfully disagreed...More

1  Thank GilesAylesbury
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Nice family friendly pub right in the middle of the park. Came here with 2 kids and very welcoming. Looking forward to trying the food next time.

Thank Wayne G
Christo T, Owner at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you and so happy you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I really am struggling to find something positive to write about this pub, the location right next to the park is excellent and that's probably all I've got.... One main course turned up before the starters, then we waited another half an hour after finishing...More

5  Thank 19Elizabeth
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This pub is in the Guinness Book of records as the oldest pub in the country ( This is disputed by some other pubs). The pub is very quaint and a must visit for visitors to the city. Food is good quality pub grub and...More

1  Thank simonforde
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Had a Sunday dinner here with family. Really fine meal. They had the lamb and I had the chicken, really nice food. Table service is a bit slow but it was rather busy and they did mention it would be up to a 50min wait...More

1  Thank wallie64
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

On behalf of my daughter. My daughter visited with her boyfriend one week ago on Thursday 1st June. They ordered food and when they had waited nearly an hour for it to arrive, my daughter went into the bar to see when the food was...More

3  Thank Tfish74
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is the oldest still operatinf Pub in England. I think the date said 751 AD. We had a true English Pub meal as a group of foreign visitors, and had a great time. Meals were very good, drinks good and cold, and the atmosphere...More

Thank Gtrain217
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I ate here with a group of about 24 people. Service was efficient and the menu catered for everyone's tastes. I had a fish burger which was very nicely done with a small salad and mini-basket of chips. the ales on offer were extensive and...More

Thank Nicky H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Abbey Mill Lane | Albans, St Albans AL3 4HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 869152
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