- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
We also have a daily safety champion to promote and monitor our cleaning standards. We have also created a mask changeover process.
FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT
At Dobbies’, we offer deliciously good value for breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea in our restaurants. We present a range of classics, healthy options and seasonal produce across all our menus, with gluten free and vegan options available. There is a range of popular meat-free and plant-based dishes. Dobbies’ coffee is a bespoke blend and exclusive to us. We also have a dedicated kids’ menu, with less salt, and plenty of flavour. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in specific areas.
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About the area
As Hertfordshire is so close to London, many of its towns have become commuter havens. St Albans, less than 19 miles (30km) from the capital, has retained its distinctive character, along with many historic remains. The Roman city of Verulamium is situated in a nearby park, and excavations have revealed an amphitheatre, a temple, parts of the city walls and some house foundations. There are also some amazing mosaic pavements.
The abbey church at St Albans is thought to have been built on the same site where St Alban met his martyrdom in the 3rd century. The abbey was founded in 793 by King Offa of Mercia, and contains the saint’s shrine, made of Purbeck marble. Lost for years, it was discovered in the 19th century, in pieces, and restored by the designer of the red telephone box, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The abbey also contains some wonderful medieval wall paintings. Nicholas Breakspear was born in St Albans, the son of an abbey tenant. In 1154 he took the name Adrian IV, and became the first, and so far only, English pope. Another famous son of Hertfordshire was Sir Francis Bacon, Elizabethan scholar and Lord High Chancellor, born in Hemel Hempstead in 1561.
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