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Rats Castle

246 Hatfield Road
St. Albans
AL1 4UN

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Opening Times

Regular

Monday11.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday11.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday11.00 am - Midnight
Thursday11.00 am - Midnight
Friday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday11.00 am - 1.00 am
SundayNoon - Midnight

Operator

Punch Taverns

About the Pub

Large and lively community local in a traditional saloon bar style. With a friendly welcome, several TV screens, pool table, dart board, juke box and fruit machines, this is very much an old-style drinkers' pub and is particularly popular with tradesmen at the end of the working day. Children are welcome until 7pm and the pub often has a more family atmosphere on Sunday afternoons when a meat raffle is held. The building is Edwardian with a later extension and internally it is decorated with photographs of old St Albans. There is a small patio at the rear for outdoor drinking in warmer weather. Located next to a large Morrisons supermarket, the pub is handy for a quick pint while waiting for a bus from the well-served stop just outside.

Historic Interest

The pub's unique name is thought to derive from a turnpike toll house which stood on the site and fell into rat-infested disrepair in the late 19th century. Briefly renamed the "Castle" in the 1960s by its then owner Ind Coope, the pub name was restored after a campaign by locals. A more detailed pub history can be found at https://www.stalbansowneastend.org.uk.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Tring Ridgeway

Changing ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Usually only the one ale on but guest beers make an appearance occasionally.

Source: National

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Regular ale from Hertfordshire-based Tring Brewery.

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Pool, Darts, Backgammon club.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Friday Nights.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Sky, focus on horse racing.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Rats Castle

246 Hatfield Road
St. Albans
AL1 4UN

Sat Nav Reference

51.751845, -0.310315

OS Reference

TL167072

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

230, 300/1, 304/5, 330, 601, 602, 653, 724

Closest Station (1200m)

St Albans City

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The Rats Castle, St Albans

Rats Castle

246 Hatfield Road
St. Albans
AL1 4UN

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Disabled Access
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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