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Speckled Hen

(formerly Bunch of Cherries, until 14 September 2005)

395 Hatfield Road
St. Albans

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Thu noon - 10pm
Fri noon - 11pm
Sat noon - 10pm
Sun 11am - 11pm


Greene King

About the Pub

Large, family-friendly community local offering a wide selection of good value pub food. The interior is divided into a number of different areas, featuring a mixture of comfy bar seating and tables for dining. The pub also boasts a garden area and large car park, plus good disabled access and facilities. The pub hosts regular events including a Monday evening quiz and Wednesday evening open mic. A 10% discount on cask ales is available for card-carrying CAMRA members.

Historic Interest

Following various other developments nearby, London brewer Whitbread received a public house licence to serve the Oaklands area in 1948. It chose a unique name among English pubs: the Bunch of Cherries, after the cherry orchard which was behind the plot and lined Winches Farm Drive. However, building licences were not available in 1948, which prompted Whitbread to purchase a pair of timber building site huts, which were remodelled into two inter-connected bars albeit with a proper cellar having been excavated first. The current building was erected behind the temporary pub in 1963 (on what was originally its car park) and the huts were removed for further use as local Scout headquarters huts. In 2005, the pub was sold to Suffolk brewer Greene King which, following a refurbishment, rebranded the pub The Speckled Hen - a name with no particular local connotations. Credit:

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Greene King Abbot

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers generally from the Greene King stable.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% discount.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Speckled Hen

395 Hatfield Road
St. Albans

Sat Nav Reference

51.752270, -0.297070

OS Reference



  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

300/1, 304/5, 330, 601, 602, 657, 658

Closest Station (2100m)

St Albans City


From city centre along Hatfield Road for about 2 miles

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Speckled Hen at St Albans

Speckled Hen

395 Hatfield Road
St. Albans

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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