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Boot The Boot

4 Market Place
01727 857533



Real Ales Youngs Bitter/Special, D IPA + up to 5 guests
Food Lunchtimes Only, not Mon
Outside Small drinking area at front
Facilities Real fire, Newspapers, Live music
Age Group All ages but mainly twenties to middle-aged
Real Ale 8
Character 8
Atmosphere 7
Trendy 7
Overall 7.5 / 10


The Boot in St Albans is a great old fashioned character pub with an excellent selection of beer.
It normally has Youngs Special and Deuchars IPA available as well as four or five unusual guest ales. The selection of wines and continental lagers is also good.
With its low ceiling this pub can get very smoky although this will be resolved when the smoking ban comes in this summer. There are a few tables to the front and sides of the pub but during the evenings the pub gets busy and many drinkers stand.
The Boot doesn't have a jukebox or games machines but it does have a great atmosphere. Good 80's music on a Saturday evening but often there is no background music, which is not a bad thing.
The pub has exposed beams with a wood floor and dates back many centuries; a detailed history of the Boot can be found at
Quiz nights are held on Mondays and occasionally there are live music nights .It has late opening on most nights.

Date reviewed Jan 31st 2007

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