The Six Bells

4.3
59 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Cosy
  • Great Beer
  • Casual

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The Six Bells is an old fashioned local pub dating back to the 15th century. It provides great pub grub and a wide selection of real ales. Situated in St Michaels village, close to Verulamium park, it is a great place to visit after a long walk with the dog.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11pm
Friday: 11:30am - midnight
Saturday: 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
01727 856945
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Beer, Wine
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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, service & ambiance

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SS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is extremely cosy, with a fireplace and a picturesque interior and exterior! The ambience is so welcoming and the food is nice.

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l
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Fantastic liver and bacon yum! Will be coming back for more tasty farr

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HG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

A typical old rustic pub. Good for drinks but roast dinner was cold and they ran out of all puddings apart from one.

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BW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Bit noisy, but friendly staff and good food. Close to all tourist points of interest.

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MM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Family reunion with in laws not seen here from US since 2009 so was hoping for a good reliable meal which was what we got! Excellent service and great food... happy to recommend and will definitely return.

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GE
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here for a casual evening meal with drinks. Sadly, Timothy Taylors Landlord was not available on draught so had Bass instead which was just OK.
It was busy on this Friday evening so service was understandably a bit slow.
Big selection of starters & mains from both the blackboard & printed menu so we all had a mix, everything was good & the portions were generous.
Staff were extremely polite & attentive - couldn't have asked for any more from them on such a busy evening.

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A
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A super evening at the six bells. Challenges with service were very visible- and especially given the good weather and the football. If they get this
latter topic right I would have scored a full 5 stars!

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CG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Overcharged or overpriced?
Visited Sunday 17 June at 4.45pm (but not for Father's Day)
£113 for four roast beef dinners (£14.50 each = £58) , one child's ice cream and two rounds of drinks (3 pints morretti, two halves moretti and four ales).
My husband paid the bill, but I should have checked it.
In terms of the food, just two roast potatoes each that tasted like frozen rather than fresh. I don't think the mixed vegetables were fresh, but frozen.
I guess it's too late now to query the bill but maybe it could be looked at by Six Bells?

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SB
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable atmosphere despite being a quiet night. Good choice of mains and puddings although the crumble was more of a solid topping. The chilli was spicy unusual in pubs I find. The fish and chips universally liked. I am sure we will return in the future.

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AE
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six Bells is my favourite St Albans pub. Great service and food and a lovely pub too. Staff are always fab!

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B
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not as good as normal ... !

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely to be near an open fire makes you feel comfortable

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S
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot fault the service and food , very friendly staff and the Sunday roast was perfect lovely and fresh food !! We look forward to go back again soon

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HH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Lovely little country pub. Nice menu for a Sunday roast. Roast was generous but lacked taste. My wife had the fish pie which was also not great. The service was really good and the pub delightful.

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PM
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love this pub, a beautiful 16th century building, open fire, great beers and great food, served by very friendly people

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EW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Simply good food, service and atmosphere...a great venue / pub for a low key / relaxed evening.

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OT
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We had a table in the bar sadly dominated by middle aged men drinking at the bar, watching sport, talking in very loud voices with a lot of swearing! I complained on behalf of a number of diners and the culprits were asked to quiten down and they thankfully did. Fishcakes weren't very fishy! Shant be returning.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good pub grub and great choice of spirits with recommendations from bar staff .
They put up with our group of 10 which wasn't always easy !
By the time we ate some dishes weren't available which was a shame .However
Portions were huge and service was excellent .

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and very friendly staff made for a delightful evening

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j
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for lunch but booking essential for weekend lunchtimes. People who came after us had 40 min wait for food.

Our food was delicious, ample portions & the service was very prompt & cheery! The menu and specials give you a fantastic range of dishes to choose from. We had Wild Boar Sausage & Mash and Chicken Curry for our main courses. We both had Eton Mess cheesecake to finish which was the top dish of the day for me!

The pub had a lot of punters with dogs whilst we were there. Having previously been bitten I am still a little nervous around dogs but they were a fairly docile bunch fortunately!

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M
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attended the six bells with the in laws for Sunday lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday.
The Pub was very busy to begin with but filtered out and by the time we ate at 14.30 it was fine.
The food and the service was excellent and I would certainly return.

Regards

Mick

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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have visited this pub before and never been disappointed. The food is always very good, and the bar staff are very friendly and welcoming. The service is similarly very good - the staff are attentive without being overbearing, so you never feel forgotten and at the same time don't feel you being rushed either. There is a big car park at the Verulamium Museum, so you won't struggle to find parking either.

All-in-all, another very pleasant evening. I would happily recommend this pub to any first-timers.

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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We found the pub friendly and atmospheric and the food yummy.

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OT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our 2nd visit this year and the food was even better than we remembered. A bottle of wine was reasonable and the service was good. Particularly nice for a cold winter's day as there is a large log fire in the main bar.

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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my daughters birthday amazing food attentive staff just all round amazing my daughter said it was the best cod she had ever eaten

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M
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, varied menu, good good and friendly service.

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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely Sunday lunch - good value and plenty of choice. Service was very slow - don't go if you are in a hurry. Very popular pub and it gets crowded.

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JS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good traditional pub grub with good choice of beers and a busy and bustling atmosphere.

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OT
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another lovely meal here - great pub with terrific atmosphere. Staff lovely, nothing too much trouble

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KR
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have dined here on many occasions before and usually had a good experience. This time around it was Fathers day and a very warm day as well. Typically this brought out extra customers and this is where the Six Bells falls short of a 5 * review.
They had a number of tables that were reserved, therefore they had an idea of how much food they would need to get in. The garden was packed obviously with extra customers just coming in off the street. In the past the food has been excellent, cut from the bone, thick sliced. This time it looked more like pre-packed food, the sort you can buy from a local supermarket, presumably because they were running short. We were told there would be a forty minute delay for the food because they were so busy. Again I have to ask why? Our table was booked for 1400 for 6 people, ergo the Six Bells knew there would be 6 diners coming in at 1400.
Too often this has happened in the past, not necessarily this particular venue, but where I have booked a table and they are very busy with extra customers, customers that haven't booked seem to get a priority service. In my opinion this is wrong. The customers that book in advance are more likely to book again. Those coming in off the street could well be just passing through.

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NC
Hertfordshire
16 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Six Bells is a great historic pub in a beautiful area. It's great for just popping info for a drink or having a meal. Whichever you decide to do the staff are always friendly and attentive. Great pub!

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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pub, great food and great service! Definitely return again. Warm and friendly.

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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food but very busy. Staff very friendly and efficient.

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PM
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As ever great Sunday lunch/early dinner, good value, great portions, good choice of beer, very friendly pub

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JS
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this pub. Great food, great service & most importantly, dog friendly

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found that The Six Bells was a lovely, very atmospheric, friendly pub. It's great for lunch when visiting the nearby Roman museum, theatre and park area, as we were. Lunch was served very promptly, looked good and was scrumptious! We highly recommend it!

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PM
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff in this 16th century in

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great ales, great atmosphere, great fun.

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MR
London
77 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The Six Bells is a lovely pub serving nice food with very good service. They have a small dining area separate to the main lounge. Have to say it seemed quite expensive.

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