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



Your Table

How To


With continued social distancing rules in place due to COVID-19, we are currently have the following restrictions in place:

  • We can’t guarantee the weather, so can only confirm reservations for tables for food inside. If the weather is good and there is availability outside, we will switch you to an outside table, should you prefer. However, we cannot guarantee outside availability.
  • Maximum table size: 6 guests from 2 different households.
  • Walk ins will be allowed for drinks or food – weather depending for outside tables and on a first come first serve basis.
  • All guests’ details will be held on our secure reservations system. We will be asking for one contact from each table for the NHS track and trace system.
  • We are now table service only to keep our bar area free.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the building. Please use this on arrival.
  • Please come in through the front of the building where you will be greeted by our team and shown to your table.
  • We ask all guests to remain at their table for the duration of their stay. Please keep children seated with you at all times. Toilets of course will be available for use!
  • Each table is booked for a maximum of 2 hours for food bookings.
  • Due to our license we cannot have children under 18 years of age in the pub after 8:00pm.

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 12:00 – 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 23.00
Wednesday 12:00 – 23.00
Thursday 12:00 – 23.00
Friday 12:00 – 23.00
Saturday 10:00 – 23.00
Sunday 12:00 – 23.00

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.