The Red Cow
Chrishall Royston, HERTFORDSHIRE
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT
The perfect English country pub. A thatched roof, a big open fire, log burners and lots of exposed timbers. We serve home made, honest pub food to a high standard. Please take a look at our menus. We have carefully selected wines from a specialist vintner and several beers on draft with regularly changing guest ales. We have a small village shop for daily needs. Positioned mid way on the ancient Icknield Way route it has been used by walkers for 5000 years. We are the highest pub in Essex. We also have 5 beautiful guest rooms so you can extend your stay.
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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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