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.

Food and Drink news
Yesterday, 08:30

I was sad when The Bakehouse in St Albans closed as I loved the location and cakes! I have been keeping an eye on the site since then and I am delighted to be able to tell you about its reincarnation as No Moo Moo. The name refers to the fact that everything on the menu, from the milk to the main courses, is plant-based, and I think this is a welcome addition to our city. Plant-based (vegan) cafés are pretty much the norm in Brighton and Bristol so it’s about time we caught up!

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Roger Protz Beer column
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

London’s St Pancras is no stranger to people living in St Albans and they can follow the station’s fascinating history and its close links to beer and brewing as the Grade I-listed Gothic building celebrates its 150th anniversary.

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Wine with Julia column
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Crisp early mornings, warm Indian summer days – autumn is nearly here together with a chill that is especially noticeable after our long hot summer. Time to check out the deep ripe fruity wines happily left forgotten on the wine rack, and the Rhone Valley wines fit neatly into this slot.

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