2 Best Restaurants in St. Albans, The Thames Valley

Waffle House


Indoors or out, you can enjoy a great budget meal at the 16th-century Kingsbury Watermill, near the Verulamium Museum. The organic flour for the sweet-and-savory Belgian waffles comes from Redbournbury Watermill, north of the city. In the main dining room, you can see the wheel churn the water of the River Ver. It's also open for early dinners until 7 pm Thursday through Saturday.

St. Michael's St., St. Albans, AL3 4SJ, England
Known For
  • Delicious waffles, sweet or savory
  • Organic ingredients
  • Lovely watermill setting
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: No dinner Sun.–Thurs.

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks


Some claim this is England's oldest pub, but it should come as no surprise that the title is hotly contested. Still, this octagonal building certainly looks suitably aged and makes a cozy stop for a pint and good home-cooked food. The building was moved to this location in the 16th century, but the foundations date back 800 years before that. Be prepared for crowds.

16 Abbey Mill La., St. Albans, AL3 4HE, England
Known For
  • Extremely old and atmospheric pub
  • Good pub food
  • Lots of summer crowds
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: No dinner Sun.