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Rats Castle

246 Hatfield Road
St Albans

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Opening Times

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
SundayMidday - Midnight

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 and fruit machines, this is very much a drinkers' pub. The building is Edwardian with a later extension and internally it is decorated with photographs of old St Albans. The unusual 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

Meal times:

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Caledonian Edinburgh Castle 80/-

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Generally from big brands.

Source: National

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Rats Castle, St Albans


  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • 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

Sat Nav Reference

51.751845, -0.310315

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  • <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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