St Albans Pub Review
Welcome to - the complete guide to all St Albans city centre pubs.

All fifty three pubs in St Albans have been visited and reviewed between November 2006 and December 2007.
The aim was to complete the review within one year but due to circumstances beyond our control (pub closed for refurbishment) we reviewed the fifty third pub in the first week of December 2007.

The review team will regularly visit all these pubs and update the pub details when there are any significant changes.

This pub guide is split into sections:

The Pubs section contains a brief summary of every pub in St Albans and clicking on one of the pubs in the list will take you to a page giving full details of the pub.

Pub Map as expected shows the location of all of the pubs St Albans city centre.

The Review tells the story of the various stages the review team needed to go through to research this guide.

Pub Crawls lists recommended routes for visting the best pubs in St Albans.

Local Travel is a guide to how to get to your favourite pubs by public transport.

Finally Useful Links can be used to find out the weather in St Albans, local news etc.

The comments in this website are personal observations and others may have a completely different opinion. Please don't take the comments too seriously.

Each pub was rated out of ten for real ale, character, atmosphere and how trendy a pub is and an average was taken to get an overall score. The Scoring page explains how pubs have been rated and what the various categories mean.
The full results table shows the complete set of results for all of the pubs reviewed.
There was plenty of people willing to join us for a few beers and here is a complete list of all those who joined us on the various sections of the pub review:- the review team

This website has been constructed by handwriting html code into Windows Notepad so please don't expect anything too fancy!

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Featured Pub
 The Blacksmiths Arms
Large city centre pub with great selection of real ales. Large garden, live music at weekends, tv screens for sport, food all day.

Latest Pub News:-

September 2012:
St Albans Beer Festival Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th at the Alban Arena. Up to 350 real ales from from local and national breweries across three bars. Live music and hot food available.

Bar Baroque is now open taking over from the Crosskeys. Unlikely to have any real ales unfortunately.

August 2012:
Lion-Hart Beer and Music Festival at the White Hart Tap and White Lion - Friday 6pm to Monday 11pm. Over sixty ales. Live music and hog roast on Monday.

July 2012:
The Crosskeys has been taken over by Bar Baroque and will open in August.
It looks as though it will be a smart restaurant and cocktail bar with little chance of real ales being available.