|Real Ales ||London Pride|
|Food ||Served all day until 9pm|
|Outside ||Two or three tables, Car Park|
|Facilities ||Pool Table, dartboard|
|Age Group ||All ages||
|Real Ale ||3|
|Overall ||5 / 10|
The Blackberry Jack is located two and a half miles north of St Albans city centre in the Jersey Farm estate. It was built in the 1970's soon after all the surrounding houses were built.
This is quite a large pub with a conservatory to one side and a few outside tables. The conservatory appears to be used mainly as a dining area and had around eight tables in it.
On the other side of the pub is a raised area that hosts a pool table and a dartboard.
The pub is part of the Sizzling Pub Company chain of pubs owned by Mitchells and Butlers. The steaks are excellent and good value - I had an 8oz sirloin steak with chips for less than £7.
Unfortunately the only real ale normally available, London Pride, was temporarily unavailable at the time of the review so I had to settle for a pint of Stella. London Pride is a regular ale at the Blackberry Jack as I have drunk it before on previous visits.
Considering the visit was fairly early in the evening the pub was reasonably busy (I waited quite a while before getting served) with a good mix of people. Typical of an estate pub most people seemed to know each other.
The Blackberry Jack is a modern pub with a smart interior and good value food. Atmosphere is quite friendly with most drinkers walking from the local Jersey Farm estate.
Review date: 11th Oct 2007
To enter a pub review or feedback on this website please follow this link: Guest Review.