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The Inn on the Park Cafe is a pavilion style building, situated in the historic park of Verulamium. Ideally located near to the seasonal splash park and ROCKIN' ROMAN trampoline & go carts. **CURRENTLY OPERATING AS A TAKEAWAY ONLY, NO INSIDE SEATING AVAILABLE - GARDEN ONLY.** We have a range of ice creams to offer from the classic '99' to scooped Cornish clotted cream ice cream cones. All menu items may be ordered to take-away.
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a walk around the park, and decided that we would stop for a drink. When we arrive they were still preping the building (inc, cleaning the drains, which was unexpected). The staff were so engaging that when told they would be another...20 mins, we opted to walk some more and come back { normally we just walk on and find somewhere else}. It was more like 35 mins than 20, but there was a nice group of people to chat to while waiting. The place suffers from covid rules, the need to cordon off paths, screens etc, makes for a very unfriendly experience, which is a great shame, as the place looks welcoming. We had intended to buy drinks only, but the cakes were just shouting out eat me, and it would be rude to say no.. They tasted as good as the looked. The drinks had to be collected from a table, which was fine, but it would have been nicer if they had been delivered to the table. Overall, within the limits of Covid, I think they have done a good job, and we will go back for another visit.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2021 via mobile

The location of this cafe and the building are not used to there full potential. The menu looked fine but on arrival we were disappointed by the lay out and ambience of the cafe. They are trying to maintain Covid safety which we understand but...on entry you are faced with a hand sanitizer station that looks like somewhere where you would scrap plates. The food was good but the eating areas looked dull though it was clean. It needs a re design. May be it’s better in summer. Everything came with disposable recycled plates and cutlery.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 18 September 2021

Very different to my last visit years ago. We arrived about 4pm and realised it is now just a takeaway, with seats outside to sit at. There was only a board menu of which only one item was still available. There is a a long...queue in a very untidy place with ropes keeping you in place, then after another long wait food items appear at a door outside. There is a separate place where drinks are dished out. I was given sticky toffee pudding in a cardboard box with a wooden spoon. The surroundings outside look very unappealing, untidy, with dirty tables and rubbish spilling out of bins, and lots of dogs and small children. It is not possible to sit inside any more where it used to be possible to find a quiet corner. The toilets were rather unspeakable. This seems like a place crying out for someone to pick it up, smarten it up, and make it more attractive and efficient, rather than run down and rather grotty.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 September 2021

Always friendly, always good food (maybe the best sausage sandwich in Herts?, lovely fresh croissants) and a really nice spot to have a pit-stop. Dog friendly too - I think everywhere is in St Albans! and our dog always has a biscuit from the jar...here. The only small gripe stopping me giving this 5 stars is the number of times when it takes a bafflingly long time to get a cup of tea. Fair enough when there are lots of customers but I'm referring to the many times when I've been the ONLY customer first thing in the morning and it still takes 10 minutes. The last few times I've been my bacon bap has somehow been ready for collection BEFORE my partner's croissant (which is already in a cabinet by the till). But we keep going back - it's a lovely spot and usually plenty of space and seating.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2021 via mobile

we go here every week ! glad to see the hedge cut ! and the grass ! i believe health and safety allows for grass to be as long as 2 cms high ! so didn’t need cutting !! great staff ! have a laugh...every sunday ! trina is a diamond and my dog belle loves her ! keep up the good work you’ve kept us going through all of this!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 13 August 2021

My husband and I booked afternoon tea as we were visiting the nearby museum. We arrived early, but this was not a problem. We were shown into the Hideaway room, which was decorated with pretty bunting and fairy lights and was very quiet and peaceful...baring in mind the cafe was very busy. We chose which tea we would like and was given a jug of iced water and our ordered prosecco. The food was very good, fresh dainty sandwiches, warm scones and homemade cakes, garnished with lovely tasty strawberries! We were checked on several times to see if we required top ups of tea or anything else by friendly staff. I would definitely recommend for an affordable treat.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 13 August 2021

WHY do you have to wait for so long trying to get a cup of coffee? I know Covid has been around but why has it made this café so slow? If you go to this café then take your bed while queuing., you will...need it. Also too much litter left lying around café area, needs a regular clean. Could be a really nice area, situated in the Park which has been left to it's self these last few years. The Council seem so slow to do anything and it's starting to show around the whole Park and Town. The St Albans area seems to have taken a real hit these last few years. Litter everywhere, A huge amount of Fly tipping, grass/hedges not cut, getting quite run down and shabby for one of our famous old towns. The Council do need to up their game as some Councils seem to manage these items better.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

Inn on the park is a great cafe in a lovely location. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Friends and I visit on our weekly walk with the dogs. They have a great selection of tasty food to eat in or takeaway. Great for the...occasional breakfast. A bowl of water is always out for the dogs and Inn on the Park sell dog snacks too. As can be appreciated when wet grass has a lot of tread it gets very muddy but a new lawn has been laid which looks good and all the flower pots and hanging baskets around look lovely. Great place to stop for coffee, snack and a fantastic asset to the park. FionaMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 7 August 2021

Lovely to have this cafe on the doorstep. Staff working really hard in these extra busy times. Fab ice cream selection for those sunny days !!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

Wonderful breakfast after a pretty wet dog walk. Great flat white, warm freshly baked croissant and lovely friendly staff. Very doggy friendly! The garden / outside space is wonderful. The owners have made a real effort - beautiful flowers and sensibly erected a canopy. Lovely...cafe to chill outside, what ever the weather.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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CandyW357
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Response from Innonthepark | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your query. We generally do not allow dogs inside as we are so family/child orientated and unfortunately they do not always mix... However if you catch us 1st thing you may be lucky if you ask! Wendy
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Yes, Inn on the Park offers takeaway services.

Inn on the Park is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5