Great Northern Pub and Kitchen

Great Northern, 172 London Rd, St Albans, United Kingdom, AL1 1PQ
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Food:
Tuesday: 5pm - 9.00pm
Wednesday: 12pm - 2.30pm | 5pm - 9.00pm
Thursday: 12pm - 2.30pm | 5pm - 9.00pm
Friday: 12pm - 2.30pm | 5pm - 9.00pm
Saturday: 12pm - 2.30pm | 5pm -9.00pm
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 - Tuesday: 4pm - 11.30pm
Wednesday - Thursday 12pm - 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

**NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH WEDS-SUNDAY!**

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 Wednesday to 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
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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Lovely welcome, great pub food, lovely service and good beer

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

As always, fabulous food and made our daughters birthday party perfect. Thank you very much. Steven & Fiona

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

I would thoroughly recommend the meat and the vegetarian roast. The meals were very tasty indeed, as well as very appealing looking. Our only regret was that because the roast dinner was so delicious and there was so much of it, we could not manage a pudding! Perhaps next time!

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Good quality pub food in a decent local pub. Couldn’t really ask for more.

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Visited On Thursday, 23 May 2019

GN's burgers are the best!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Lovely lunch with a lovely team of staff who made us feel very welcome on a Sunday afternoon with friends. Would definitely recommend and will visit again.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Excellent food and service as always.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Great food and service. Brilliant venue if attending the Odyssey cinema as 20% off. advertised as pre-dinner, but we went to a 5pm show and ate after and still got discount. Best to check on booking.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

We had a delicious meal in the cosy snug. The service was just the right level of attentive. Thanks for the pre-cinema discount. We’ll definitely be back

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

very good pub grub

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Great friendly attentive service, good value food, excellent pre cinema venue

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Great food at a great price. Good selection of beer and very friendly service

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

Very convenient for the cinema 20% off your food if you produce your cinema ticket is a great idea too!

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Went here last Wednesday with another couple for our husbands birthdays. We were greeted by a lovely young lady who then brought four glasses of bubbly to celebrate the birthdays! Such a lovely surprise, the food was brilliant and our waitress fantastic! We will be back soon.

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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

Responded On Sunday, 20 January 2019
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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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