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The Bearded Man, St Albans - pub details

Address: 230 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4LW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 42898) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations St Albans (0.6 miles), St Albans Abbey (1.5 miles), Park Street (2.4 miles)

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On offer: 10 various milds (well it was May, ffs!) and 50,000 "real ciders".
"Wot about something pale and hoppy?", I enquire. "Don't think he's in today", came the reply.
Whatever happened to the campaign for real ALE?
Hopsucker - 5 Jun 2015 12:29
Have to say I get increasingly frustrated with the behaviour of some of the locals whenever I pop in nowadays..
When discussing some of the other great ale pubs to be enjoyed in the Hertfordshire area, its clearly obvious that some of them have fixed oppinions that they cannot be moved from and turn a complete blind ear to an establishment if it is not one of their personal favourites.
And god forbid you make the same mistake I made last time and mention that you quite liked one of the beer offerings coming from the craft brewers like Meantime.
This sent several of the gnome like creatures referred to below into a complete quandry with some spinning in a clockwise direction shouting yes yes !! and the others into a anti-clockwise frenzy shouting No No !! until they run off into the maze of rooms at the back of this establishment.
As Hopsucker says, this establishment is in danger of disappearing up its own arse with its self importance, which would be a great shame considering the bastion of choice it once was ...
Gann - 22 Apr 2014 12:57
A strange place with lots of committee rooms. Once met the landlord, a strange gnome-like creature, who when I asked for more hops in my pint, told me the matter would have to be referred to "The Committee" and waddled off in search of a pint of McFullers Boring Brown Bitter (Well, Not Too Bitter).
10/10 for past effort but not really relevant these days.
Hopsucker - 14 Apr 2014 17:19
Erratic opening hours and availability of real ale, which is why its not in the Beer Guide. Didn't seem interested in craft keg, which has yet to spread from N1 to St Albans.
mtaylor40 - 20 Feb 2014 07:57
Tattoed arms, Long facial hair, huge beer guts, and thats just the women..
Reminded me of a scene from Deliverance the first time I visited, but as long as you're not drinking Lager then they are, in general, a friendly bunch.
But got talking to a few who frequent this place and can't fault their knowledge about Ale.
What they don't know about a pint of Old Scrotums Scratchings from the Uncle Tom Cobley Brewery isn't worth knowing.
A definate 10 for me as well.
jimshoppenus - 18 Feb 2014 17:03

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