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Ye Old Fighting Cocks
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

It’s a pub we often call in to following a Sunday walk around Verulamium Park. It’s quirky and unique and has such a warm feeling to it. You can have such a pleasant, cosy afternoon here.
We tried the Sunday roast recently with family, and it was delicious. Great beef and pork, which was sourced locally. We had a lovely lunch.
It’s also a great place for a few ales in the evening. Everyone is friendly inside, especially the staff.
Highly recommended.

Stayed: October 2017
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Christo T, Owner at Ye Old Fighting Cocks, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you so much for such an amazing review. See you again soon I hope. I owe you a beer. Thank you

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Wonderful to be back in the Cocks. Fabulous atmosphere, the staff, as usual, were brilliant and the food was excellent. We have never been disappointed with the food or the service in this venue, it is a great shame that all pubs are not up to this standard. Every time we are in St Albans we try to eat there.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We popped in last night for a jar
And the beer was better by Farr
We tried to fill up our tums
But they'd run out of buns
Which seems a little bizarre

A word of thanks also to the staff who were really pleasant and friendly

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for years. Perfectly situated for a Sunday stroll around St Albans, the Cathedral and it's surrounding parks. Hearty, tasty Sunday lunch with all the trimmings. Staff are really pleasant and friendly. Recommended!

Stayed: September 2017
Thank Dean G
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Christo T, Owner at Ye Old Fighting Cocks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review Dean

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

What a hot day to visit! Obviously we headed straight for the beer garden but there were few umbrellas so plenty of open unusable tables. We sat under awning which was fine but there were no flowers. Okay. Maybe more of a winter place!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Karen M
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Christo T, Owner at Ye Old Fighting Cocks, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hello Karen
We have thousands of people that visit our garden and believe it or not, not everyone wants an umbrella like you. To say unusable area is not only wrong but completely unreasonable and very misleading. 70% of our garden is covered or has an umbrella. That's for people like you, who like to hide in the sun. Thankfully all our customers are different and we respect all their requirements.
No flowers? Your right, they are not on every one of our 40 tables in the garden but do have flowers and you must have missed the 20 odd hanging baskets.
Everyone in St Albans knows this is a summer pub and feel you may have just been having a bad day and just sounds like moaning for no or very little reason me.
I don't agree with anything you have said.

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