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The Boot

The Boot occupies a 15th century building with low ceilings and exposed beams in the heart of St Albans. It has seven changing real ales, a selection of continental lagers, bottled ciders and a large wine list. Hot food is available Tuesday to Saturday. Live music on Tuesday evening and a free cheese club at 6pm every Wednesday (bring an unusual piece of cheese with you).

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  • Address: 4 Market Place
  • Town: St Albans
  • County: Herts
  • Postcode: AL3 5DG
  • Phone: 01727 85753

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Review Overview

Scrumptious, snug pub bang in the centre of St Albans - review by thinkingwoman
The Boot is bang in the centre of bustling St Albans, facing the historic clock tower. We went for lunch having had a look at the menu online and been surprised by the great sounding choices. It has got bags of character (real fire, low ceilings, traditional bar area, lots of tasteful BandW pictures of musicians such as the Beatles on the walls) and seems to appeal to a wide variety of people. From peace-seeking gents sitting having a pint and reading the paper to young and retired couples. The atmosphere and menu make it a good choice for lunch or dinner. There is a daily specials board, regular menu and a soup and sandwich (choice of two) option for just £5 which looked a bargain. I had the smoked haddock with a Welsh rarebit topping on mash with a light and creamy chive sauce (from the specials board) and my husband had the fish pie. Both were freshly made and served with green beans, cauliflower and broccoli (I'm a veg fanatic and can't deal with meal without quality greens). We thought it represented great value for money. The two staff we talked to were friendly, attentive and genuinely keen to know that we were enjoying our meals. I made a passing comment about not having been in for years because I didn’t think they allowed children and was surprised to learn they do and will do smaller portions for them. We’ll be back soon for Sunday lunch with our children. [Feb 13] 16 Feb 13
2013-02-16T08:45:12.0000000+00:00
5
The Boot
Warm and comforting - review by thefsg

Not many pubs are better on the inside than out, but the Boot is. Good range of well-kept beers, fast and efficient service, and a range of food and snacks. Various music offerings at certain times of the week. As more and more pubs in St Albans turn into cafés or restaurants, this is a welcome, quality drinking establishment. [Aug 11]

16 Aug 11
2011-08-16T17:29:28.0000000+01:00
4
The Boot
Good open mic night twice a month - review by poodey

We stumbled across a fun, unpretentious open mic night in the Boot last night (held 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month). We enjoyed the music with a few pints from a well stocked bar of guest ales and ciders. A cracking town centre pub, but be careful if you're tall, the 16th century ceiling isn't. [Nov 09]

18 Nov 09
2009-11-18T14:49:18.0000000+00:00
4
The Boot
local atmosphere and free cheese and biscuits! - review by localgirl

A cosy pub with a traditional feel right next to the clock tower. A big smile from the bar person when we walked in. I had Adnams Explorer which was good. We had a cosy spot with a large armchair, marred slightly by being under the speaker, but we could have moved I guess! There was cheese and biscuits laid out for us to help ourselves which was a lovely touch. I notice they are doing an organic soup kitchen in the day, which sounds great. [Apr 09]

09 Apr 09
2009-04-09T16:04:32.0000000+01:00
3
The Boot

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