A nice, un-tarted-up pub down the hill from the abbey. It has a very local feel but was nevertheless quite welcoming. Thereís a large working fireplace with horse brasses on the lintel and a raised area partially separated from the main bar by thin black beams like the ribs of a carcass in the desert. There are six hand pumps with a reasonable choice of beers.
(Visited 13 January 2014).
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
Voluptuous two-roomed pub not far from the Cathedral, the Lower Red Lion eschews piped music for conversation and mead hall atmosphere. Five reasonably interesting beers on: Oakham, Tring and XT are represented. Not the best Stubbins has to offer but still worth a stop.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
downender (323) Bristol, England | August 30, 2007| Updated February 13, 2010
This is my favourite pub in St Albans. The Alehouse beers are always worth trying as is the Oakham JHB. The Belgian bottled beer selection isnít bad either. Set in a picturesque street, this is a friendly pub with good service.
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A classic old pub on a winding old street leaving the city centre (itís a fair trek back uphill!) this is probably the cityís best scooping bar with up to ten real ales on offer, some from the associated Alehouse brewery situated behind the Farmerís Boy pub, and others guests which will probably be quite rare. Also does accommodation which can be handy! Well worth a visit for the atmosphere alone - although the good beer helps too.