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The Portland Arms

$$ - $$$British, ,
63 Portland Street | 63 Portland Street, AL3 4RA, St Albans AL3 4RA, England
+44 1727 851463
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
“pie” (4 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
British, Pub, Bar
$$ - $$$
63 Portland Street | 63 Portland Street, AL3 4RA, St Albans AL3 4RA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this place must have changed since the rave reviews of the Sunday roast lunch were last written. I had the slow roast lamb. My wife had the pork. Neither were of what I would call acceptable quality. Both were overcooked. The meat was...More

Thank Devin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can highly recommend the steak pie, very tasty. Nice atmosphere, friendly, welcoming traditional local boozer. Friendly and helpful staff. Only criticism was the narrow range of fullers ales on tap, just esb and pride as I recall would have been good to see an...More

Thank TomP2013
Reviewed 25 January 2018

It was a great no nonsense pub Sunday lunch, the service was friendly, the food was great, you couldn't have asked for more. Lovely side dish of cauliflower cheese too which was particularly tasty.

Thank Bruciebouns
Reviewed 16 January 2018

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxGreat Sunday Roast, Good Wine, fire lit and great selection of board games. Perfect Sunday afternoon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1  Thank Andyangela_0
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Having been to the carol concert at The Abbey we really wanted a pub lunch.Tried a few other pubs & all too packed but after a walk through Verulamium we decided to try this pub out.A little treasure & we had a fealty nice lunch.I...More

Thank PhilMerridan
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Previous owners of the Portland have struggled with creating the balance of a local pub and a food offering to drive essential revenue. The current landlady Caz appears to have cracked it. On the one hand, it is the perfect place for a couple of...More

Thank joehames
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We sampled the beef and lamb roast lunches; they were both excellent - hot, good quantity, good quality, swift service, reasonable price.

1  Thank ClassicalBoy
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Firstly it will start with a negative although the beer is ok I have had better keep Fuller's beers. know for the positive the food was exceptional, the choice was not extensive, but the quality and presentation was up there with a top restaurants.

1  Thank mark c
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Made a booking online. No confirmation by return email so phoned them up and found out the booking hadn't gone through. Managed to make a new booking and enjoyed a nice Sunday roast. A few days later, received an apology-email from the owner, which explained...More

2  Thank Naomi1962
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Went to The Portland Arms for a Sunday roast for four. Two lamb, one beef, one pork. Cauliflower cheese and pork and sage stuffing as sides. Outstanding meal. Tasty and generous. Great atmosphere.and hospitality. Friendly staff. Recommended.

Thank John W
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16 September 2016|
Response from Martin M | Reviewed this property |
Premier Inn in the town centre ... or St Michaels Manor (different price bracket)!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
British, Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Portland Street | 63 Portland Street, AL3 4RA, St Albans AL3 4RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 851463
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