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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.
Wednesday night is steak night! Buy two steaks and get £10 off any bottle of wine!
Thursday night is burger night - Buy one, get one half price!

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.
Wednesday night is steak night. Buy two steaks and get £10 off any bottle of wine!
Thursday night is burger night - Buy one, get one half price!

** 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 5 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 £5 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 Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Good food, great staff, good prices - and perfect place for a pre cinema bite to eat. What's not to like?!

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Fantastic pub. Great choice of beers, lovely food, friendly and welcoming service. Reservation was booked for my mum’s birthday and we were made to feel like the only people in there despite it being very busy. I’ve been recommending the great northern to anyone and everyone!

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

Lovely pre cinema meal. Food and service could not have been better. We had Scampi and Burgers. House red wine was relatively cheap and to die for.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Great food and super friendly service. They even let us in a few minutes early so we didn't have to wait outside in the cold! Will definitely be back. Thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

I would love to be able to send a good review but sadly our experience was terrible. The waitress was run off her feet and the tables were crammed so closely together we could not get out from our table without disturbing others and we were party to the next table’s conversation without wishing to be. We ordred two vegan spinach and falafel burgers, dressed with hummus, one with a gluten free bun. This is important as my husband cannot eat wheat or dairy. We were served two cauliflower and cheese burgers, dressed with salsa, and when we questioned this, the waitress was told by the chef that the burgers were spinach and falafel (they were not, I tried one), he had just put the wrong dressing on them. We were not able to wait for a correct order to be served as we were eating pre-cinema. We were not charged for these orders, but even so, it is imperative that the pub takes food intolerances seriously and is correct with the food served.

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Thank you for your feedback. I can only apologise unreservedly for such a mistake. There was a genuine breakdown in communication between front of house staff and the kitchen during a very busy service. As rightly pointed out, vegetarian burgers were served in place of the vegan burgers you had ordered. We take all allergies and intolerances extremely seriously. We are proud to hold a 5 star hygiene rating can can cater for numerous dietary requirements on request. I have spoken to staff and implemented additional checks and training where necessary. Again, sincere apologies. If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact me on 01727 730867 or via email at [email protected] Yours sincerely, Sheri

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Food was delicious but the wait for Sunday lunch was way too long. It took 1.5 hours for the roast to be served after ordering. The staff was lovely but you could tell they were stressed due to being short staffed.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

Emma and Sheri are fantastic hosts, delicious food as always. David really aloved the parsnips x

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

Excellent as always

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Visited On Friday, 21 December 2018

Loved it Would definitely go back

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Service was fantastic but menu a little uninspiring, although quality was good

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

We had our family Christmas get together at the Great Northern. Food was fantastic along with the service. Although it was a Saturday night and the pub was full, we were seated in the snug away from the hustle and bustle. The atmosphere was excellent and we ended up staying a lot longer than we anticipated! Highly recommended!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

Excellent food. Facilities need a bit of a refurb but food and service excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Our turkey Sunday lunch was excellent as was the Marstons Pedigree. Will definitely come again 😀👍

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Worth the day out from London. Very kind to my elderly Mum.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

We were made so welcome we have booked our next meal there. Perfect for pre cinema as The Odyssey is next door. See you soon Great Northern!

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

We had a delicious Sunday lunch here with extended family, food was great, service was excellent. We will be back soon.

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Brilliant pre-cinema burger!! All the food is good but we think the house cheeseburger is the best - homemade and not over cooked. Excellent and very friendly service as well.

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

What a find! superb burgers and a really good wine list - and great service too - really friendly atmosphere. We will definitely come again and we have been spreading the word!

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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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