St Albans pub prepares to reopen after major refurbishment

Local St Albans pub, The Crown, will create around 3 new full time jobs and 10 new part time jobs, and is on track for its grand reopening on Friday the 28th of August after a £300,000 transformation.

All Our Bars, in partnership with Spirit Pub Group, are behind the refurbishment works, which have taken a number of weeks to complete.

Both the interior and exterior have undergone a complete overhaul. “We cannot wait to unveil our new look, it will herald a whole new era for The Crown” says Paul Wigham, CEO of All Our Bars. “The beer garden has been re-landscaped and extended, the kitchen has been upgraded, new toilets added and the entire pub has been re-floored and redecorated, it’s looking superb!” The more formal dining area will also be available for private functions and meetings.

With an already established reputation for serving great real ales, The Crown will be extending its existing cask ale range and introducing new craft beers and ciders. The offering will also include a wide selection of rare premium spirits and fine wines.

Food will be served daily with emphasis on great quality, locally sourced and seasonal dishes. The pub will also be opening early for cake and coffee mornings, with a selection of freshly baked cakes and pastries, and will be serving up traditional roasts on Sundays from 12 noon to 6pm.

Paul Wigham said: “We really look forward to providing St Albans with the highest quality suburban venue in the area offering great service and great food.”

The Crown is located at 144 – 146 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 4JA. Telephone: 01727 853347.

Deborah Connell