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The Boot Inn 1420

Welcome to The Boot, one of St Albans and the UK’s most historically rich pubs, located right in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. Built in 1420, The Boot is one of the oldest pubs in the UK and remains a traditional public house serving a great selection of real ale, fine wines and homemade food.

Located on St Albans famous Market Place, you will find yourself close to some of the finest landmarks St Albans has to offer including The Clock Tower and St Albans Cathedral. The Boot is the first “Battlefield Pub” to be named by The Battlefields Trust.

The Boot would have stood as an observer to the First Battle of St Albans of The War of The Roses as the battle was fought around the Clock Tower and Market Place. A painting of the battle is on the wall of the pub.

Food & Drink


Our Drinks

With a huge selection of ever-changing real ales, craft beers, lager, wines, spirits and soft drinks, there is a brew for everyone.  Grab a drink and sit by our open fire in the winter or an outside table when the sun is shining, taking in the historic surroundings.

We are passionate about serving the best quality and variety of Real Ale.

Our Food

Introducing The Boot Taqueria

We source ingredients from local suppliers and have been working hard over the last year to bring authentic Tacos to St Albans. Our Tacos are homemade from scratch using the highest quality authentic ingredients.

Please keep an eye on our new Instagram for our Taco menu and specials which will be updated daily –

To Book Your Table Call Us on: 01727 857533

Boot Sundays

Our Traditional Sunday Lunch can be booked for an early or late sitting.
Early sittings are 12:00 to 12:30 for 2 hours and later sittings at 14:00-14:30 for 2 hours.
Please help us by ensuring that you leave your table after your booked slot.

To Book Your Table Call Us on: 01727 857533



Your Table

How To


We do not have an online reservation system.

Tables can be reserved by telephone, please help us by informing us of any allergies/intolerances at the time of booking.

Bookings in December will be subject to a deposit and can only be made for food.

Please also let us know the number of adults and children (and those requiring high chairs) whilst making your reservation. 

For our Boot Taqueria menu please follow @theboottaqueria

Please also follow our main instagram @theboot_stalbans

To Book Your Table Call Us on: 01727 857533

Opening Times & Contact

Opening Times & Contact


The Boot,
4 Market Place,
St Albans,
Herts, AL3 5DG

T: (01727) 857533


Opening times

Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 12am (Kitchen Open 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 9pm)

Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 00.45am (Kitchen Open 12pm – 5pm)

Sunday: 12pm – 11.30pm (Kitchen Open 12pm – 4pm) Bookings Highly Advised

Find Us

10 – 15 minute walk from St Albans City Rail Station (Thameslink-London, Brighton, Bedford) 5 minute walk up the hill from St Albans Abbey Station (Watford). Our closest carpark is Christopher Place.