Name: The Goat Inn

Address: 37 Sopwell Lane, St Albans AL1 1RN

Telephone: 01727 833934

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The Goat Inn public house is a historic and important pub and former coaching inn situated in the old centre of St Albans providing quality real ale, home cooked food, and bed & breakfast. We can be found only a few minutes walk from the world famous St Albans Cathedral and Abbey, and just a short walk from the ancient ruins of Roman Verulamium.

In addition to good home-made food the Goat Inn offers a selection of real ale, fine wine, spirits, and a good selection of 'top-shelf' whiskies. We also have a selection of free parlour games at your disposal, as well as an olde english favourite - a bar billiards table. In the summer months you can enjoy your experience further by relaxing in our beer garden. And, if after a day exploring this ancient and beautiful city, you feel the need for further mental stimulation why not join us for the Sunday evening quiz, St Albans' formost pub-quiz nights.

Whatever your reason for visiting St Albans, The Goat Inn will provide the comfort, quality food, and warm welcome that a thirsty traveller needs.

So, offering good food and quality drinks in traditional yet elegant and family-friendly surroundings, it is the ideal place to relax whilst exploring all that St Albans has to offer.

Bed & Breakfast

If you're visiting St Albans for a day or two and you're looking for a central location from which to explore the city, why not stay at The Goat Inn? We offer Bed & Breakfast at very competitive rates.

Each room is made up daily and has a fridge stocked with continental breakfast (fruit, cereal, croissants), a television set, kettle, tea, coffee, milk etc. There is a convenient shower room, and, not forgetting that just downstairs is the bar, so you'll be able to relax with a real ale and good food before bedtime!

The price of Bed & Breakfast at The Goat Inn is:

£55.00 per night Double occupancy.

£45.00 per night single occupancy.

£65.00 per night (Incl. 3rd person supplement) for the family room.

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The land lord/lady must have been away, I hope they read this...we had one night b&b, the music/party/fighting downstairs kept us up all night, my husband had a flight to catch and had to be up at 4.00 but no one would let him out, so he used the fire escape, i had to leave at 7.30, still no one up, i had to use the fire escape also which had a muddy end, i will soon write for a refund


Came across this pub because it was recommended by another local pub that couldn't accommodate a party as big as ours. had a great time and the staff were brilliant even with short notice.

Ale Seeker

I strongly recommend that, if looking for somewhere to stay, you look elsewhere. My experiences were very poor. Most of what was wrong did not become obvious until during the night and as I had to leave by 8:30 am I had paid up front on arrival and there was no one about in the morning. First of all, for £45 I expected an en -suite room. I discovered that this was not the case immediately but as it appeared that there was no alternative, there was no point going down to ask for a change of room. There was an empty crisp packet on one side of the bed head and an empty electronic smoking refills pack packet, on the floor on the other side. The pillows were untidy and the top one at the window side smelled unwashed. The sheet was crumpled and I lifted the duvet at the bottom corner nearest the door to look and saw several hairs. All this coupled with the long hairs and dust on the mantelpiece suggested to me that the room hadn't been cleaned and the linen changed after the last occupant. It was late and I was dressed for bed when I noticed this so I decided to sleep in the single bed, which did look fresh and tidy, with clean linen. This proved to be a bad decision as it was very lumpy and uncomfortable, as well as sloping sideways, so that I kept being unable to lie centrally. I slept badly and only fitfully. I was also disappointed that the wifi was too weak, when connected, to be able to use. In the morning, it was bitingly cold in the room, with no heating on and I would have loved a hot drink but there was no mug, coffee or milk. Even black tea with sugar would have been welcome but there was nothing to drink from. I looked in the fridge to make sure they weren't in there, and being thirsty, I might have enjoyed the bottle of water in there but for the fact that it had obviously been opened and drunk from. No breakfast available either - but no pro-rata reduction.. I looked forward to a hot shower to take the chill off me. However the bathroom was unheated and, like the water in the shower, was also icy cold. The shower controls were very complex with 5-6 knobs with no instructions as to what each does. Only the temperature was obvious. I prefer to get in only when warm water is running so I put one arm in and tried turning one. As the shower head was pointing at the open part of the doors, I got an icy full -front drenching and a soaking floor before slamming the door shut with the water of full force. I tried again, going for the temperature control this time, and got another icy blast. Not nice! Miserably , I decided to wash at the sink. There wasn't even a bath mat to stand on. When travelling with my husband, we would not have stayed anywhere at £45 each (£90 per room) with no en-suite (which I did not know) and no breakfast (which I knew). I think the price was far too high - it led me to expect more than I got. It was very poor value for money. I have emailed twice but there has been no response. An apology would have been nice; a refund better.