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The Foragers @ The Verulam Arms

The Verulam Arms, 41 Lower Dagnall Street, St. Albans, United Kingdom, AL3 4QE
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Opening Information

The pub is open at the following times. To make a booking, please click here.

Monday – Thursday 12pm – 11pm
Friday 12pm – 12am
Saturday 12pm – 12am
Sunday 12pm – 7:30pm

Food Opening Times
Lunch Service
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 3pm
Sunday Lunch: 12pm - 4pm

Dinner Service
Monday - Thursday: 6:30pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 6:30pm - 10pm
(No Dinner Service on Sunday)

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Bar

About The Foragers @ The Verulam Arms

The Verulam Arms has been a pub for almost 160 years. The name Verulam is derived from Verulamium – the ancient Roman town which predated St. Albans. Slightly more recently – since 2011 in fact – we’ve been serving Wild Food from the pub. As well as continuing to serve traditional real ale, we’ve been developing a Craft Beer Bar in the pub, which has rapidly grown to offer the largest range of draft beer products in St Albans.

Wild Food
We like our food natural, honest, and with a bit of earth still on it. Ask in our Wild Food Pub, The Verulam Arms, or at one of our mobile or pop-up kitchens, and we can probably tell you who caught the fish on your plate, and in which river, or who picked your mushrooms, and in which wood. There are no convoluted supply chains here, and no air miles, only what’s real and what’s good.

Old Ways
We like to pick things from the ground and put them into our mouths because that’s what hands are for. We believe in hunting and gathering and feeding ourselves. Not so very long ago, human life depended upon a relationship with the natural world that has been almost lost today. We want that skill and knowledge back. We want to keep tradition alive. We want to survive the winter.

Resourcefulness
We like to rummage through the hedgerows like a child in a sweet shop, but we never take too much, and we’re always sure to make the most of what we take. We pickle and preserve. We value the root as much as the bloom. We try to avoid waste in everything we do. We save unwanted furniture and recycle it for our pub.

Spreading the Word
Most of all, we believe in the sheer joy of foraging. Share it with us! Wrap up warm and head into the forest, get mud under your fingernails. With our wild food banquets, walks, talks, demonstrations and expeditions, we want to find the natural forager in everyone.

Cuisine: Locally Sourced, British
Dress Code: Casual,No Beachwear permitted,Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 14 January 2018

Great, as always! And the best sticky toffee pudding, with a proper amount of toffee sauce with it! Delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 January 2018

Great cocktails, wonderful and unusual menu. Nice casual environment.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 January 2018

We are reasonably regular visitors - food was fantastic as ever. Please dont ever take the hog belly off the menu ! 2 courses for less than £20 is really good value. The menu is not your normal pub fare and great because of it. We were there on a midweek lunchtime and bar was pretty much empty apart from us. No real problem as staff were very attentive but it did mean we had to create our own atmosphere. Own brewed beer is as distinctive and good as the food. We will keep coming back.

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Visited On Friday, 22 December 2017

The Foragers provided a great place for 8 of us to celebrate my father's birthday. All found the menu choices intriguing and enjoyed their choices when they arrived.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 January 2018

Food beer and wine were all excellent.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 January 2018

Une de mes meilleures expériences gastronomique. À ne pas manquer.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 December 2017

The service on New Year's eve was exceptional. Please thank Luke & his team.

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Visited On Friday, 29 December 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable!

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Visited On Thursday, 28 December 2017

Fantastic meal, outsanding food and service. We will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 December 2017

Delicious food, inventive menu!

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Loved it

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 December 2017

We had a wonderful relaxed evening with fantastic food including gluten free options and you didn't feel an inconvenience because of dietary needs, it was clear on the menu and the staff were very helpful. Lovely wine too though this was a little pricey but worth it.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 December 2017

Really enjoyed our first visit to this homely bustly pub.Nice menu selection of game & country produce & great ethos.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 December 2017

Great pub; weekday menu can be a little fancy for my tastes but the sunday roasts are always fantastic. Interesting beers on tap and nice staff/atmosphere too.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 December 2017

Flexibility in serving the starters was very good, as, most of the group was late. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the whole evening. Will definitely recommend you to anyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 December 2017

Cost, relaxed venue with a great menu ..fabulous food. I loved my sloe gin salmon and the Cod was amazing. We will be back. This was a late Sunday lunch.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 December 2017

Fabulous pre Christmas lunch with the family. The food was delicious, full of flavour and the sausage rolls and mince pies a brilliant tasty addition. Great food and wine throughout. Thank you. Merry Christmas.

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Visited On Friday, 15 December 2017

what an amazing place ... I've wanted to go for ages. It's like the look and atmosphere of a country pub in the heart of St Albans. The food was delicious and amazing value. Truly great food !!The service was perfect also - loved it all!

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Visited On Friday, 15 December 2017

Excellent night out, delicious food. All staff friendly and courteous.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Splendid food, atmosphere and service. The slow gin was a favourite.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Really enjoyed the pub and thought the staff were excellent and displayed just the right friendly tone. Starters were very tasty. Slight niggle was that my duck and my partners pheasant were over done and I let the staff know about it. They were very understanding and offered to change the dish, but in the end they kindly offered me a dessert on the house. It certainly wouldn't put me off going back as the whole experience was pretty good and these things happen sometimes. Also, had a very reasonably priced bottle of wine from the Douro region of Portugal - very tasty indeed. Keep up the good work Foragers!

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Visited On Monday, 11 December 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere, thanks guys, we'll be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 December 2017

Yet another excellent meal and evening at The Foragers. The knowledge of the food by the waiting staff is second to none and the personal greeting on arrival is very special. we will be back!!

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Visited On Friday, 08 December 2017

Our meals were super scrumdelicious...as always!

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Visited On Friday, 08 December 2017

We had a table of 8 and were sat in the bar area, but it was so noisy it spoiled our evening unfortunately as we couldn’t hear anyone. Food was good as always though.

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