Quality Hotel St. Albans
234 London Road
St. Albans, EN AL1 1JQ
Phone: (44) 1727 857858
Fax: (44) 1727 855666
Bars & Cafes
The Horn, originally known as the Horn of Plenty was established in the 1970s as a live music venue. Over the years it has gone from being the Horn of Plenty to the Horn Reborn to simply the Horn. What started as a casual hangout spot has evolved into one of the most throbbing nightlife destinations of St. Albans. All international bands of repute have played here and been cheered to the hilt by the enthusiastic crowds. Punk, rock, metal, soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz and other genres of music have found expression in live gigs at the Horn. The Horn is a thrilling venue, to say the least!
Located in a tiny white inn, the Duke of Marlborough may not seem as grand as its name. However, it is a trendy place with great entertainment options. You can listen to good bands, watch your favorite game on ESPN or test your knowledge in quiz games. They serve beers, ales and fruit drinks and a selection of cocktails. On Sundays, you can avail of an appetizing home-cooked roast lunch. You can also hire a room for events and parties.
Located in a quaint red-bricked barn with creepers crawling over the gate and umbrellas in the garden, the Waterend Barn blends luxury with casual dining. The indoor area is lavish with plush flooring and furnishings and a long bar counter. You can enjoy a classic meal with a fine selection of drinks. The pub is renowned for its Sunday carvery meal.
The Mokoko Cocktail Bar & Grill boasts of quaint stone-walled exteriors with period doors, lampshades, and contemporary interiors. You can sip finely crafted cocktails while listening to soft music or lounge in the heated garden area. The menu has a selection of cocktails made from champagne, gin, tequila, whiskey, vodka and rum.
Ye Olde Fighting Cocks dates back to around 793, and holds the Guinness Book of Records title of being the oldest pub in Britain. Set inside the original roundish-octagonal, timber building, with its low ceilings, the pub has maintained its old world charm in spite of the additions made over the years. As the name suggests, the pub was once a venue for cock fighting events, although thankfully this is no longer the case. Setting aside its fascinating history, the pub prides it self in serving a fine selection of traditional English ales and a menu which is characterized by a selection of dishes made from the best produce. The pub hosts a quiz night every Thursday, open mic night every Friday and a live performance every Saturday. The service is friendly and the menu features some really nice vegetarian options as well. It is easy to while away a few hours here, wrapped up in the warm and lively atmosphere of this pub.
The Verulam Arms offers lavish interiors with stylish furniture, ornamental mirrors, potted plants and shimmering chandeliers. Sip on exotic cocktails or choose from their extensive selection of beers. Appetizing meat, cheeses and toast are served in wooden platters. Food at the this pub stands apart from the rest for its gourmet quality and creative preparations. It is a classy venue to host a private party.
The Tudor Arms is an airy pub with contemporary interiors. The menu has a selection of light snacks like burgers, tortillas and dips, and desserts such as jellies and ice creams. A special kids' menu is also available. You can indulge in fine beers while watching entertaining sports or while seated in the outdoor area. Trendy meeting rooms with catering and other facilities are available for hire.
If you want to have a hearty meal along with your drinks, then look no further than The Flag. Located in Waterford, this homely bar serves some delicious pub food as well as traditional British cuisine. The Victorian ambiance coupled with a long list of drinks and cask ale and sure to give you a great experience. Pool tables, chilled beer on tap and dishes like sauce-smothered ribs and katsu chicken curry are something that they are famous for. The kid and family friendly bar also serves some mouth watering delicacies for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This is no doctor's clinic, but an exciting bar with plenty to offer. The ambiance is very easy-going, with a friendly staff and a young clientele. The bar offers a variety of cocktails and beers at reasonable prices. For entertainment, there's DJ music, live bands, pool tables, jukebox, TV screens and lot more.
Indy Jax is a fun and entertaining venue for those interested in live music and comedy nights. Whether its just to relax and unwind with friends over a drink, or dance a night away, or if you want to organize your own private events, this place is just the right spot for you. Check the website, or call for more details.
With its history dating back to the early 1750s, Horns is one of the oldest surviving pub in Watford. Though recent renovation work was carried out in 2003, the pub has retained its oak-styled flooring and its traditional clock. The pub has a seating capacity of around 200, and stages regular themed nights and performances by local bands. Call ahead or check website for their Gig Guide and other details.
Quintessentially Australian, this bar serves some amazing drinks and pub food. Located across United Kingdom, the Walkabout bar chain is famous for its hip ambiance and good quality alcohol. Live screening of sporting events, karaoke nights and other activities keep taking place at this bar to entertain the crowd. Drop by for a relaxed afternoon beer and enjoy the great service on offer.