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The Yard, St. Albans, Hertfordshire

The Yard

4.6
4.6
61 Reviews
£25 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Gin, Cocktails, Craft Beer, Wine and street food From the people that brought you The Bishop's Cave, The Yard (formerly The Gin Cave) is our newly laid out cocktail cave, now with outside seating and rotating street food vendors. We have an exclusive cocktail menu that includes some classics and some interesting creations of our own, selection of small batch gins, interesting beers on tap, a curated wine list available by the bottle or by the glass. ​

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 17:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    01727 861546

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • St. Albans

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  1. F

    Foodgloriousfood

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting with great drinks and wide and varied menu
  2. WW

    WilliamW

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Limited food menu with with a number of items out of stock
  3. B

    Benji

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute, cosy, chick. A quiet nook for end of evening drinks or a special date.
  4. L

    Lisa

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely venue and great service. Lots of nice drinks to choose from. Would definitely go back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place, staff were friendly and helpful. Just disappointed that the choice of cocktails was so limited…we expected more as it’s a cocktail bar!
  6. GR

    GeorgeR

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue, good selection of cocktails, amazing service & knowledge from staff. Will defo be going back.
  7. A

    Anonymoss

    Norfolk

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cosy, amazing cocktails and great service. Would definitely recommend
  8. RP

    RachaelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails 🍹 great service, a wonderful little place highly recommended
  9. CD

    CharlotteD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely little place tucked away. The step by the window needs something to alert u to it as myself and my friend both fell down it. Lovely atmosphere, great drinks, lovely setting and the staff were nice too. Would defo go back but wouldn’t sit in the same place u
  10. S

    Srk1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The yard is a small cocktail bar on Holywell Hill and is next to the more frequented and popular Bishops Cave. The Yard serves cocktails which are quite often unique to them and I know that recently, the barman had reached the finals for the National Cocktail competition. We tried a couple of his signature concoctions and they were delicious. This place is a real gem in St Albans.
  11. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myself and my partner adore The Yard for the ever changing menu of delicious cocktails. Go and support this gem of a local business in St Albans
  12. SM

    SeanM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice little bar in a decent building. Cosy atmosphere, decent cocktails.
  13. JS

    JasonS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great little bar and some top quality cocktails.
  14. FT

    FriarTuck

    Hertfordshire

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A nice quiet bar to have drinks with friends and catchup. Not too noisy and a great cocktail and gin list
  15. N

    Nataliee

    London

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Nice ambience but very limited food options available
  16. JB

    JuliaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue and delicious cocktails Will definitely return
  17. l

    lesleyb

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They offered us a table inside and was pleasantly surprised how lovely it was in there lovely atmosphere music cocktails and above all service Can’t wait to go back
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husbands bday
  19. JT

    JayTea

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great venue, with a good atmosphere. Only complaint was the QR code menu that requires you to scan and stare at your phone for a considerable about of time while you find what you want to order.
  20. A

    Angela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening in a beautiful setting of such an old building with great character. Lovely knowledgable waitress who encouraged me to try the local sparkling wine rather than Prosecco - what a revelation! Delicious. Music was also great - not too loud but enjoyable non the less! A great evening was had by all so much so that I chose to leave my car and have another glass of the English Sparkling wine instead!
  21. H

    Helen

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful drinks and cheeseboard! Service was great too, looking forward to going back soon!
  22. B

    deBl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic intimate bar, with extensive cocktail menu and great selection of craft beers. Would highly recommend
  23. EW

    EmmylouW

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious cocktails with first class Malaysian street food at their pop up. Excellent friendly service and a beautiful setting. Can’t fault this place!
  24. CC

    CurryClub

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and nice relax ambience!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous wine, food, service and atmosphere. A perfect midweek treat!
  26. SA

    SARAHE

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and friendly staff, will be coming again
  27. LC

    LouiseC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely venue for weekend drinks/cocktails. Attentive staff with excellent table service
  28. KD

    KimD

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We just went for drinks and really enjoyed it. However the only Criticism I could make is I thought I read online that other cocktails not on the small list were also available. I wanted a Pornstar martini but was told that you could only order from the list, then I overheard the next table asking for a Pornstar Martini and were told the same. So maybe a few more cocktails on the list would be good. Overall nice place with friendly staff.
  29. OG

    OliviaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambient spot with outdoor seating. Attentive staff and delicious cocktails. Thanks for a great Hen Do evening!
  30. SM

    SoniaM

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    Good evening spent. Didn’t order food so can’t rate this but but will def go back and eat there in the future. Thank you.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great little place tucked away on the hill … great selection of gins and cocktails !
  32. C

    Champignon

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for cocktails and people watching and attentive staff.
  33. CC

    CurryClub

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely place with a great selection of drinks, and good cheese and meat options from next door. The place is cosy and the services is attentive. Highly recommend and shall definitely be returning.
  34. C

    Champignon

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, cheese and wine and great service
  35. RD

    RichardD

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service the young lady who served our table went above to accommodate our wine choice (we requested one from the Bishops Cave menu which wasn’t on the Yards)
  36. NH

    NigelH

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great cocktails - white wine list is very poor - all perfumed or slightly sweet - needs a pinot grigio / gavi / albarino.
  37. S

    Scouser

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely little Cocktail and Gin bar, food selection is limited but you're not really there for that and what they do serve, cheese, is very tasty and filling! A great start to a night out in St Albans!
  38. GM

    GeorgiaM

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, really helpful and friendly staff and the outside area is covered and has heaters!
  39. SA

    StAlbans

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great drinks in a covered walkway with heaters. Bit noisy from the road
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening of cocktails, wine and cheese. What could be better!

FAQs

The Yard is rated 4.6 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Yard

21 Holywell Hill St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1EZ

Additional information

  • Area

    St. Albans

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 17:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

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