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The Spotted Dog, Flamstead - pub details

Spotted Dog
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Address: 8, High St, Flamstead, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 8BS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21364) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Harpenden (3.9 miles), Luton Airport Parkway (4.3 miles), Luton (4.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.6/10 (rated by 14 users)
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user reviews of the Spotted Dog, Flamstead

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we were in town for the scarecrow festival so popped in as they had a beer festival on ,beers were very good and served by volunteers outside but the regular staff inside the pub seemed slow and easily confused by any request.
THUNFAN007 - 19 Aug 2012 10:06
Strange pub. Old worn-out settees in the main bar. I didn't try them - I don't think I would have got back up.
Slight smell of dog wafted across the room now and again, (might have had something to do with the resident 'Great Dane').
Beer from Tring; Brock Bitter and Yorkshire's Yorkshire Terrier.
fugglehops - 22 Aug 2011 21:44
It is open once again.

If in the area, a visit to the Rose and Crown, in the adjacent hamlet of Trowley Bottom, is well recommended; it's one of those should-see-it-once places.

HERTFORDSHIRE - Trowley Bottom, Rose & Crown

East Anglian Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors

, Trowley Bottom, AL3 8DP

(Near Flamstead)

Tel: 01582 840564

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 5.30 to 11; Sat, Sun 8.30 to 11

Draught Beer & Cider: Real Ales

Pub Food: No food

Listed Status: Grade II

A rural gem of a pub which time has passed-by. The sheer minuteness of this pub makes it a significant survival. There is a small public and a minuscule lounge – the door between them has been removed but the opening has not been enlarged. The copious veneered panelling; bar counter on the left; bar back shelves and the brick fireplace all look to date from the 1950s. Mrs Wilding is in her 80s and very frail so the pub is run by a band of locals / friends. As a result, it has rather limited opening hours, best to ring first to check.

suggestion_tryAnewBEER - 6 Mar 2011 17:33
Currently closed for repairs following a fire I believe. It’s covered in scaffolding, half the roof is off and there’s a notice on the door advising that the site is unsafe to enter. There doesn’t appear to be much structural damage so hopefully they can get it open again soon.

Millay - 7 Oct 2009 09:37
Is Scarecrow Festival the only time people come here ? The good point - there was a mini beer festival on... had a pint of Harveys that was nice even if it was in a plastic 'glass'. The bad - had some of the Paella that was supposedly cooking in a big pan outside... it was tepid and awful. Would expect better considering it was Scarecrow Festival and the turnover of food should be higher than normal. Doesn't bode well for anyone eating at less busy times.
Snarling_Mallard - 22 Aug 2009 19:59

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