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Great Northern Pub and Kitchen

Great Northern, 172 London Rd, St Albans, United Kingdom, AL1 1PQ
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Opening Information

Food:
Tuesday: 5pm - 9.30pm
Wednesday: 5pm - 9.30pm
Thursday: 5pm - 9.30pm
Friday: 12pm - 2.30pm | 5pm - 9.30pm
Saturday: 12pm - 2.30pm | 5pm -9.30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4.30pm

*Arrangements can be made for weekday lunches/private events. Please contact the restaurant directly
Tuesday is Quiz night from 8pm. Food is served all evening.

Bar:
Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 11.30pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 12.30am
Sunday: 12pm - 10.30pm

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Bar
  • Business Lunch

About Great Northern Pub and Kitchen

We are an independent pub and restaurant serving home-cooked food made with fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.

On our regularly rotating menu we have a mix of hearty comfort food classics, such as burgers, wings and ribs, along with a selection of salads, fish and antipasti sharing plates.

We have a bar and also a separate restaurant area for a bit more tranquillity!

We have an extensive selection of wine and spirits to complement the range of real ales, craft beer and cider.

Our restaurant is open Tuesdays to Sundays.

We are also open Friday and Saturday lunchtimes between 12pm-2:30pm.

Our Sunday menu, including roasts, is available from 12pm to 4.30pm.

Quiz night from 8pm on Tuesdays, with food service.

** Pre-Cinema Deal**
We offer a special pre-cinema discount of 20% off food for diners having 2 courses, booking between 5pm and 6.45pm Tuesday to Saturday and holding a valid cinema ticket for that evening's performance!

We look forward to seeing you!

Please note that we only accept bookings of up to 8 people on-line. We can accommodate larger parties and events - please call for reservations.

Bookings of over 6 people must now be supported by the retention of credit card details. Your card details will be kept securely and we reserve the right to charge your card a ‘no-show’ fee of £10 per person if the entire party fails to turn up without giving at least two hours’ notice of cancellation.
This will not affect your ability amend or cancel your booking at any point before then.

Cuisine: European, Gastro Pub
Dress Code: Casual,Smart Casual
Price point:
£ £ £ £ £

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

We enjoyed the main courses we had but found the dessert choices slightly strange and therefore didn't have any. Would have liked to see a crumble or pie or traditional pudding with custard.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Fab Sunday roast with a great wine list and incredibly friendly service. My rare roast beef was delicious and the trimmings were all nicely cooked with great flavour. First time visitor but will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

We felt menu was a bit limited. We don’t eat meat and were hoping to get the fish cakes which we had seen on the online menu but they weren’t on that night. However, the food we ordered was very tasty and the chips were fab. Service was a bit slow at the beginning but improved and the waitresses were both very friendly. It was very convenient location for the cinema and with the 20% discount it was good value for money.

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

It was nice to see that the Great Northern has not closed down or turned into something else. The food was good the service was very good but the surroundings let it down. The garden is s little scruffy and the toilets could do with some attention although very clean.

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

Great place to go pre or post cinema or on way back from station - done such a good job on refurb many thanks to all excellent service

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Lovely meal very pleased

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

Dessert menu particularly disappointing , strange choice ice cream carrot cake or cinnamon toast

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Visited On Friday, 25 May 2018

We often come for a meal before the cinema and we always have a great meal. The menu is short but always includes a burger. There are gluten free options.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 May 2018

I have emailed you separately regarding the poor choice of vegetarian options/ lack of menu changes. Otherwise, great pub

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

Sunday lunch - roast beef and lamb very nice, best-cooked carrots I've ever eaten, cauliflower cheese rather bland (was the cheese forgotten?!). Chocolate ganache - rather strange dish and not value for money. Excellent choice of beers, well kept and presented. Very friendly and efficient service. Bit chilly where we were sitting - maybe turn the heating on a little earlier on cold days.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

Food was really simple, and not tasty with regret. We went for a Sunday roast and the beef tasted like the pans it had been cooked in had just been washed with strong chemical cleaner which came through on the beef. I couldn't eat it. Other members of the party had chicken which was dry and very small portion. There was one lady who was serving everyone who I felt for as she did need some assistance. The cost was £145 for 4 adults, 4 small children. we had 2 drinks only and only 4 starters (which were terrible). Extremely overpriced - no quality as the site had outlined.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 March 2018

Fantastic food and very attentive service

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Visited On Saturday, 03 March 2018

Excellent everything thank you again!!

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Visited On Friday, 02 March 2018

A lovely welcoming pub with a restaurant space that feels part of it and serves good fresh food, lovely real ale and a strong wine list.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 February 2018

On a bitterly cold evening we received a very warm welcome and enjoyed a lovely pre-cinema dinner!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 February 2018

We really enjoyed our roast dinner and the service was friendly. There was quite a wait for food and there was a mix-up between our order and someone else's which was a shame. We did have the price of desserts taken off the bill which I think was a fair compensation. I would return and hope that we just got unlucky on this occasion!

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 February 2018

Nice meal, we love the pre cinema deal. Ran out of the veggie option, and whilst the ad hoc alternative was very nice, it would definitely be good to see some more vegetarian variety on the menu. It never seems to change from being gnocchi. Other local pubs are currently offering a whole vegan menu. Just a thought, we enjoyed the meal

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Unfortunately I cannot comment on the food as I never got any!Ordered Chicken and was brought fish in error, then too late to wait for the correct dish to be cooked, Whilst the waitress was very pleasant, there were only 2 of us so not quite sure how chicken became fish?

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Visited On Friday, 26 January 2018

Delicious food!

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Visited On Friday, 12 January 2018

Really enjoyed my first meal here. Food was fantastic as was the service. My only criticism was that we were given the fixed price menu and ordered from that but the bill proved all the items individually. I wonder if there are more choices we weren't aware of. Didn't matter because the food we had was so good.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 January 2018

Very friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Friday, 01 December 2017

What a surprise!! First place in St Albans where we had fantastic service, brilliantly cooked food and great atmosphere. Thank you.

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Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled that you had such a positive first visit and hope to see you again in the near future! All the best.

Responded On Thursday, 07 December 2017
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Visited On Saturday, 25 November 2017

Unfortunately when we visited there were not many people in the pub and those that were dining were spread between pub and restaurant so there was not much atmosphere. the service and food were excellent. Although my portion was a little bit on the small size the others in the party had good portions. The chef came out to enquire if everything was satisfactory which I thought was a nice touch and the waitress couldn't have been more helpful

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us, despite it being a quiet lunch time! We are pleased you enjoyed your meal and service and hope to see you again soon! I will forward your kind comments to the waitress. All the best.

Responded On Thursday, 07 December 2017
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Visited On Friday, 24 November 2017

Great place to eat before going to the cinema. Good food - very nicely presented; attentive service; tasteful decor. Highly recommend.

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Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Responded On Wednesday, 06 December 2017
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