Tuesday: 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 Wednesday and Thursday evenings for larger groups until September when we go back to full opening. Please contact the restaurant directly
Tuesday is Quiz night from 8pm. Food is served all evening.
Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 12am
Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 1am
Sunday: 12pm - 12am
- 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
About Great Northern Pub and Kitchen
We are an independent restaurant and pub 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.
Our menu consists of a selection of small plates which enables you to enjoy lighter bites, combine into a 2 or 3 course meal or create 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 Saturday lunchtimes between 12pm-3pm.
Our Sunday menu, including roasts, is available from 12pm to 5pm.
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.
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.
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.
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
Lovely meal very pleased
Dessert menu particularly disappointing , strange choice ice cream carrot cake or cinnamon toast
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.
I have emailed you separately regarding the poor choice of vegetarian options/ lack of menu changes. Otherwise, great pub
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.
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.
Fantastic food and very attentive service
Excellent everything thank you again!!
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.
On a bitterly cold evening we received a very warm welcome and enjoyed a lovely pre-cinema dinner!
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!
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
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?
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.
Very friendly and helpful.
What a surprise!! First place in St Albans where we had fantastic service, brilliantly cooked food and great atmosphere. Thank you.
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.
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
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.
Great place to eat before going to the cinema. Good food - very nicely presented; attentive service; tasteful decor. Highly recommend.
Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!