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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.

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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 amazing surroundings.

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

Our Food

We love food!  We source ingredients from local suppliers and all our food is 100% homemade.  We like serving seriously good traditional fayre, with an ever changing menu, grab our famous totally loaded ploughman’s, enjoy proper pub fish and chips or indulge in our serious Sunday lunch.

On Tuesdays, ‘See you next Tuesday’ our incredible Mexican inspired pop up comes to town.  This is one not to be missed if burritos, wings and tacos are your thing.  Vegans – we’ve got you covered with a range of options including our famous cauliflower wings.  

To Book Your Table Call Us on: 01727 857533



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Due to Government Restrictions we are sadly closed.

We will hopefully be reopening in Spring 2021.

Please follow our instagram @theboot_stalbans for information on re-opening and bookings.

Really looking forward to getting through this and we wish all of our customers all the best.

Have a Safe Christmas!

Stay Home & Stay Safe

The Hughes Family & Boot Team xXx

Opening Times & Contact

Opening Times & Contact


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

T: (01727) 857533


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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 NCP Christopher Place. Due to current COVID restrictions The Market Place high street is currently closed.