“Cosy, country pub with modern ideas to keep guests happy” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Disposable gloves & masks are available, cashless site.
Our Inspector's view
A country inn and fine dining restaurant situated in the north Hertfordshire village of Willian. It offers eight individually styled, ‘country-smart’ bedrooms, each attractively decorated and kitted out with contemporary ideas; big comfy beds, walk-in power showers and thoughtful extras ensure guests enjoy their stay. There’s a stylish and relaxing dining room, following in the same modern theme, where an abundance of quality, locally sourced produce features on the menu – breakfast, lunch and dinner is served. Own brewed Brancaster Brewery ales are offered too.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 8
- Family bedrooms: 2
- Bedrooms ground: 5
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Free TV
- Direct Dial
- Lounge without TV
- Open parking
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: f
- Dinner Served
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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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