Food and Drink

St Albans is fast becoming a mecca for lovers of food and drink.

Award-winning restaurants, traditional pubs, modern bars, family-friendly cafés, well-stocked delicatessens, independent wine merchants and lively markets… There's something for everyone here.

This website is a celebration of St Albans’ food and drink culture in all its guises, with contributions from the Herts Ad’s regular columnists and information on regular events such as the annual St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival.

Roger Protz Beer column
Wine with Julia column
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Champagne has long been the present of choice on Valentine’s Day and for other special occasions as we trade up to buy this quality gift especially a rose Champagne. However, figures show that the UK now accounts for 75 per cent of Europe’s Prosecco sales and that’s double the volume of Champagne whose sales decreased nearly 13 per cent in 2016.

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