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The Foragers at The Verulam Arms

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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41 Lower Dagnall Street, St Albans AL3 4QE, England
+44 1727 836004
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here a couple of times now ( this is third time) and I was left wondering why I left it so long. Lovely food, cosy atmosphere and relaxing. Despite a plethora of restaurant choice in St Albans, this place is a one - off, lovely seasonal menu, every detail thought of, but none of the pretentious 'gastro' hype -... More 

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Thank Caroline M
St Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked The foragers for my birthday and our group grew from 6 to 15 people during the week before the booking, the staff couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful. We pre-ordered our food and it was all very organised and everything came out perfectly. The roast beef was delicious as was the cauliflower cheese. Super friendly staff and... More 

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Thank katy7sale
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a drink by the fire - lovely pub and great atmosphere.... Hiding from the rain! Food looked amazing

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Thank Chris P
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside with dogs on a warm evening but there are efficient heaters if necessary. The food was amazing especially the verulamium burger made with Douglas fir. I'd love to try their foraging tours.

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Thank Shirley O
Keystone, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely environment for a family Sunday lunch. The staff were helpful and attentive without being overly obvious. The food was tasty and plentiful with some unusual alcoholic drinks brewed/made on site. We were not rushed, so spent a relaxed few hours at our table. We will definitely be returning.

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Thank Lizdharris
St Albans, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely informal pub setting, and very friendly staff. Menu is pretty limited (5 starters and 5 mains) but the food is superb. Despite the somewhat limited choice, The forage influenced menu is innovative and really well put together and works very well in the relaxed ambiance. Good wine list.

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Thank WeAreYork
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Fun for a birthday lunch for 11 people, following a walk with The Foragers, which made the food all the more special as we were thinking of the provenance and flavours. Cant wait to go again

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Thank Oftencallejeffery
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Sunday lunch is off the charts good. Great selection of craft ale and ales brewed on premises - see Slingshot. Food, beer (and staff!) all influenced by the foraging ethos. Superb service rounds off everything you'd ever hope for in a pub. Keep it up.

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Croydon
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This Gastropub delivered more on service and atmosphere than it did on its food. There was certainly nothing wrong with what we ate but I was a little disappointed that it wasn't significantly different to normal offerings. I think that foraging is more of a theme than a reality, not that I am too sure what I was expecting but... More 

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Thank GJgetaway
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went here on Sunday just gone as we came to see some friends who live around the corner - we had absolutely no expectations of the place, but was very pleasantly surprised. Right on the corner tucked out of the way is this really nice place. 5 star hygiene rating (as shown in the window) and the staff couldn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$63
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Lower Dagnall Street, St Albans AL3 4QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 836004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?