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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Very comfortable with good service. Just Across from St Albans cathedral and easy walking distance to downtown St Albans. Carpark and beer garden in the back but weather too bad when I was there to use

Thank Carolyn948
Stockport, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Good value, clean basic accomodation close to St. Albans city centre. On a quiet and picturesque street a stone's throw from the Abbey and a five minute walk into town yet peaceful at night. Excellent breakfast, cooked to order. Very quirky with uneven floors and crooked old beams, stairs could be difficult for the less mobile. Not all the rooms... More 

Thank Michael K
St Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Sunday lunch. Lamb shank is the best. Roast potatoes and parsnips. Plus sweet potato. Lots of vegetables. My girlfriend and I have been coming back here repeatedly. In the winter a great fire as well. Staff super friendly and helpful. Large range of beers and wines. Enough said. 'Fantastic'.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Friend took me here for Sunday lunch .. very old but what a fantastic place. Lots Of history. Real log fire was blazing on z cold winters day perfect. I had the beef , very succulent and slightly rare as it should be. Big plates with good amount of Veg and potatoes. Omg size of those Yorkshire pudding def home... More 

1 Thank purelady8
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2015

My wife and I stayed for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.The landlord,his wife and staff were very friendly and courteous as were the local residents as we enjoyed a quiz night in their company. Excellent breakfasts and evening meals(the pies and real ales are especially good) in a charming and spotlessly clean very old inn. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Thank brynmorc
St Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Last night we had supper at the Lower Red Lion. Salt and Pepper Squid was great, as was the mushroom soup. Then we had the excellent pies - which were full of flavour with generous helpings of fresh mash and peas. All washed down with a good - sensibly priced - bottle of red wine.

Thank NebEza
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This is a quirky pub in a very old building. We stayed for two nights and didn't eat dinner in the pub, but breakfast was good. The bed was comfy, but the bathroom wasn't well finished and our tea and coffee cups in the room were quite dirty. However we had a nice view into the street from the room... More 

Thank Kate462
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I stay at the Lower Red lion most weeks for a night whilst I am in St.Albans on business. It’s a very welcoming pub – with a great landlord, David, and bar staff, especially Tacha. This is the opposite of the anonymous, characterless modern hotels that most business trips entail – it’s friendly, has great beer (usually 5-6 real ales)... More 

Thank Phil M
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

The building is amazing: sloping floors, odd steps and wooden beams etc. It was like living in a historical film set. The stairs might be difficult for people who are unsteady walking but I thought they were rather fun, holding onto the bannister and building timbers. We had en-suit facilities which were clean and perfectly adequate - I believe only... More 

Thank bob1000000
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015

A delightful, friendly pub/hotel ideally positioned by the Cathedral and just a short walk from the town centre. The landlord and staff were extremely attentive and friendly. Our room was simple, but very comfortable. We appreciated the complementary biscuits and tea and especially the coffee cafetiere. The local beer was excellent as was the meal, we had the chef's specials,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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The Lower Red Lion
The Lower Red Lion
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Address: 36 Fishpool Street, St Albans AL3 4RX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > St Albans
Number of rooms: 7
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“Several rooms have shared bathrooms so be sure to check when you book.”
 of 5 bubbles Kate462, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“ask for an en-suite”
 of 5 bubbles 5philm, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“It is in a very quiet location so all rooms are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles E660DTdavidd, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
“I have looked in room 4 and room 3 as we had family staying in these rooms but in my opinion room 2, which was ours was the best. All were nice and in equal cleanliness and quality but room 2 had its own quaint walk in cupboard.”
 of 5 bubbles 211Estelle78, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Don't expect a good shower”
 of 5 bubbles T5camper2014, 18 Jul 2014 | Read review
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