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The Portland Arms

) #62 of 259 Restaurants in St Albans $$ - $$$ British, ,
63 Portland Street | 63 Portland Street, AL3 4RA, St Albans AL3 4RA, England
+44 1727 851463
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Pub, Bar
$$ - $$$
63 Portland Street | 63 Portland Street, AL3 4RA, St Albans AL3 4RA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The Portland is under new management (yet again) and the licensee is working hard to regain its reputation. We were there for a reception and the food was excellent. Very comfortable pub.

Thank ClassicalBoy
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Kaz the landlady has turned this pub around into a truely fab place to drink, dine and be entertained. The food is outstanding with excellent service with a big smile! Sunday Lunch is first class with a fabulous new chef onboard! There is a great...More

1  Thank JeanetteBentley
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely beer, great selection of wine and the ribs are the best in St Albans - you have to try them! 😍

Thank Grace B
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I have eaten at the Portland quite a few times now and would definitely recommend for people to come and try it out, the food has been amazing every time I've been. The new menu has such a variety of choices, there is something for...More

Thank m3li55a95
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

They have a new chef who is pulling out all the stops lovely food great service landlady genuinely friendly will defo return

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Well looked after ales esp ESB although they'd run out on my second visit a couple of days later! Sunday lunch was lush & reasonably priced with plenty of options for vegans & veggies. I had a mixed meat with extra yorkie (at no extra...More

Thank Ivor_Kel
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

What a great local pub , friendly staff , warm welcome , great selection of beers . The new food menu has now started and the new chef is great . A must try for informal dining option. I had Sunday lunch that was great...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Same old operation style as Caz's pervious 19 odd pubs in 15 years. Nice to see nothing much changes. Even the same live music gigs, same food menus and Sunday roast. This place feels like an old friend to me. The beer is good and...More

Thank PottsNick
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This local community pub has a new landlady since November 2016. She is working very hard, and succeeding, to arrest the decline of this great pub. The decor has improved no end, as has the atmosphere, the beer is in great condition and the food...More

Thank PAUL M
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Took my partner and her family, who were visiting from Brazil, to visit a 'typical English pub' for Sunday lunch. Was better than I could have expected, the pub was a delight in itself and the food was amazing. Definitely recommend to anyone.

Thank Jamie B
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16 September 2016|
Response from Martin M | Reviewed this property |
Premier Inn in the town centre ... or St Michaels Manor (different price bracket)!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
British, Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Portland Street | 63 Portland Street, AL3 4RA, St Albans AL3 4RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 851463
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