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The Crown

££ - £££, British,
144-146 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 4JA, England
+44 1727 853347
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
28 Mar 2018
“Comfortable pub”
2 weeks ago
“Great for after work drinks”
Closed Now
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
144-146 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 4JA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is the best pub that is close to work. We go regularly on a Friday evening after work and always enjoy it. The pub can get quite busy but we always get a table for our large groups. We have also had large...More

Thank LeeK78
Reviewed 26 August 2018

The Crown is a perfectly good pub for a drink with friends (and a lot better than it used to be some years ago when it was basically a sports bar). We hadn't eaten there before but decided to pop in as we were both...More

Thank Andrew R
Stuartwarren73, General Manager at The Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you for sharing! We always appreciate honest feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I dropped in here early evening while waiting to meet some family members. The ambiance is pleasant and there’s a good choice of beers and lagers. Didn’t get the chance to try out the food but menu looked good with usual pub fayre.

Thank Howard M
Stuartwarren73, General Manager at The Crown, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for a lovely review

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The food was very disappointing and overpriced. Although the menu looked promising, when the food arrived it was very poor quality and unfortunately none of us finished our meals. The venue itself is nice and the staff were friendly but the quality of the food...More

Thank ifacuckson
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I enjoy coming here for a few drinks. Decent beer garden out the back . and the staff are always pleasant. Would recommend

Thank Kung-Fu_Kenny
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Went to the Crown for father's day on Sun18/06. I hadn't booked so just hoped we would get a table. Although it was really busy the most helpful staff managed to accommodate us and we got a garden table for 5 people. We ordered a...More

Thank Marie F
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

A short walk from where we stayed this pub is sited at a five way major road junction. It was busy inside, mostly the bar area, and in the garden at the rear. There had been a live music session in the garden prior to...More

Thank ccws50
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A large group of us meet here regularly, the service has got quicker from the previous snail race but the ale is awful, usually one or two of the Mad Goose or Side Pocket is undrinkable. Each time they are told they ' we'll tell...More

Thank henners296
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I've used this pub since it's nice refurbishment when I'm in the area for pre-dinner drinks. We popped in for a couple of Mad Goose. I asked for a taste first, the pub isn;t known for it's beer quality, glad I did, it tasted like...More

Thank TravellinTomS
Reviewed 7 April 2017

THis is a large pub with a big outside area. It has a good range of gins and craft beers and you can get wine by the glass or by the bottle at a reasonable price. There are television screens in most of the rooms...More

Thank William N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144-146 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 4JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 853347
  • E-mail
Beautiful, charming pub with real character and a warm welcome for locals and visitors alike, offering an extensive selection of rare premium spirits, real ales, new craft beers and fine wines. Our dishes are freshly prepared and our homemade burgers are a "must try". Don't forget our traditional homemade Sunday roasts, served with all the trimmings, and our cake & coffee mornings for those looking for something a little sweeter. Take a break and relax in our gorgeous new beer garden or enjoy our beautifully decorated dining area, which is also available for private hire. We hope too see you soon!
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