Do you know how hard it is to find a place serving roasts in St Albans at 4.30pm on Sunday afternoon? Almost impossible it seems, if my recent experience is anything to go by.
The stylist, out for a visit from the big smoke, really wanted Sunday dinner so off we went in search of food. We first tried The Cock, to be met with a very rude man (maybe the restaurant manager on the day) who looked at us with absolute disdain and answered a very curt no when we asked if they were still serving food. He didn’t even bother to answer our question about where might still have dinner. But The Cock was saved by a very, very nice barmaid, who, realising the guy was being an idiot, quickly suggested about four or five other places.
So next we ventured to Bar 62, which was so busy we couldn’t get the attention of staff to find out if they still had food, and then to The Boot, which wasn’t serving dinner any longer.
Finally, we went to The Peahen, a rather beautiful-looking pub/bar, and got us some roasts. Both of us had chicken – the best bit was the braised red cabbage, which was amazing. The rest was good enough, but nothing special. Came to about £30 for two mains and some cokes.