We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ye Old Fighting Cocks

84 reviews
Traveller (12)
Dining (2)
Room & Suite (1)
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“oldest pub”(3 reviews)
“great beer”(3 reviews)
Pets Allowed
4.0 Star Hotel
All hotel details
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (84)Write a Review
There are newer reviews for Ye Old Fighting Cocks
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
83 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsoldest pubgreat beersausage and mashbrilliant foodbeer gardenlovely pubciderpubsfarralescathedralcharacterbeamsvenue
Updating list...
11 - 15 of 83 reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2017

They claim to be the oldest pub in England. Unsure on legitimacy, but was a cool experience. The portobello burger was really good. I took a star off because I asked the bartender whether the cider was sweet or dry, she said sweet, but in...More

1  Thank rubymoose
Response from Christo T, Owner at Ye Old Fighting CocksResponded 20 June 2017

Hello Rubymoose, Thank you for you kind and honest review. We have now trained all part time staff on our new cider. I also accept that you must have got your cider at the end of a barrel. As it's a natural product it will...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

So we went to the Cocks tonight and this is a great drinking pub. Maybe the pizza in the outside oven is good for a summer evening but just DONT bother to eat in. The new menu needs bedding in and testing and I hope...More

2  Thank NDB7
Response from Christo T, Owner at Ye Old Fighting CocksResponded 12 June 2017

Turns out a few thousand other people don't agree with you. Thankfully. Hope to see you again and hope to help you think better of us next time. Always trying to do or best. Thanks for visiting

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Only come here for a drink. Lovely for a few drinks - the location is perfect, right next to the park and the pub garden makes it a perfect place for early evening summer drinks. However, don't order food here. I have tried to eat...More

5  Thank RachaelGillman
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We got there during our short trip to St Albans for one pint of beer and cider, but were very happy that we decided to pop in. Cloudy cider my wife had was close to perfection and my pint of golden ale tasted good in...More

Thank Jacek U
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We had been looking forward to visiting this pub, with its great history and beautiful location. Unfortunately we were left a bit disappointed with both the service and the food. We had burgers - which were average. The staff were far from smiling, and they...More

2  Thank Tor R
View more reviews
Top amenities
Things to do
Hotel class
Hotel class
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (12)
Dining (2)
Room & Suite (1)
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ye Old Fighting Cocks staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"Not a hotel"
Read review
"the table by the bar by the indoor fireplace - mainly for service and fun."
Read review
"If you don't drink I wouldn't try it out and avoid outside if you don't smoke."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing