The Saint & Sinner pub at the former Nationwide branch in St Albans is finally set to open this week.

The new watering hole on St Peter's Street will open its doors to the public on Wednesday (June 14), despite an original opening date of late 2022.

Herts Advertiser: The pub was originally set to open in late 2022.The pub was originally set to open in late 2022. (Image: Alan Davies)

"Building concerns" had been cited as the reason for an initial delay, whilst some planning details were still awaiting sign-off from St Albans City & District Council.


However, the McMullen & Sons pub has overcome these hurdles, and will open its doors this week.

In April, a spokesperson for McMullen & Sons confirmed that the establishment would be opening in June, and told The Herts Advertiser: "We have consulted with the various local authority teams to ensure that this beautiful, historic building is preserved whilst being brought back into use including with it’s private party room, cocktail lounge and central bar for those livelier evenings when the lights will go down and the music will go up.

Herts Advertiser: The pub will open on Wednesday.The pub will open on Wednesday. (Image: Alan Davies)

"We are recruiting additional team members to join the family and work alongside those that have been training in our venues for some time.


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"Very soon, over 50 people will be on site, training with craft beer, fresh cocktails, fine wine, credible ethical coffee, and a team of chefs will be preparing phenomenal food, available from brunch to lunch and into the evening."

Herts Advertiser: The Saint & Sinner is located in a former Nationwide branch.The Saint & Sinner is located in a former Nationwide branch. (Image: Alan Davies)