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The Boot (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Jack BlackExcellent1
Vale - Red Kite (superseded by 4.3% version)Excellent1
Signature Brew - Red WedgeExcellent1
Tring - MoonGazerExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Oak Nouveau 2013Excellent1
Hop Back - Summer LightningExcellent1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterGood1
XT Brewing - No. 1 BlondeGood1
XT Brewing - No. 13 Pacific Red AleGood1
Marston's - BassGood1
St Austell - Dartmoor Best Bitter (previously 3.9%)Acceptable1
Ambridge - "Just Jane"Poor1
Harviestoun - SchiehallionNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - SunchaserNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Tring - Squadron Scramble Not Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Tring - BlondNot Tried0
Bays - Up 'n' UnderNot Tried0
Oakham - Dolphin DanceNot Tried0
St Austell - Ruck & RollNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)Not Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestNot Tried0
Tring - Little Miss MuffetNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Tring - Bring Me SunshineNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - KohaNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Boot, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Visits Details

23 May 2018 (ChrisE)
Market Day in St. Albans so this pub was predictably busy. Good and friendly service at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Bass4.40Good
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Tring - Bring Me Sunshine4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Koha4.60Not Tried
03 Oct 2015 (ChrisE)
A busy Saturday afternoon. I have not listed all of the beers that were on offer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Good
XT Brewing - No. 1 Blonde4.20Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
01 May 2014 (HSB)
13:45 First time here for me. Excellent pub, good atmosphere. Very welcoming.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Jack Black4.80Excellent
Signature Brew - Red Wedge4.70ExcellentSummit Cascade Custer Magnum
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Not Tried
Tring - Little Miss Muffet4.50Not Tried
25 Jan 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Saturday is market day in St Albans, so it is busy in here at lunchtime ahead of the forecast storms.
BeerABVScoreNotes
XT Brewing - No. 13 Pacific Red Ale4.50GoodI enjoyed this red ale with US hops.
Ambridge - "Just Jane"3.90PoorVery pale gold in colour. Distinctly odd. Medicinal/chemical taste. Tainted.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Tring - Blond4.00Not Tried
Bays - Up 'n' Under4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Dolphin Dance3.70Not Tried
St Austell - Ruck & Roll4.00Not Tried
12 Oct 2013 (thebrewingman)
Busy Saturday lunchtime with the market in full flow outside. Staff were very efficient at serving and clearing tables. CAMRA discount for real ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Vale - Red Kite (superseded by 4.3% version)4.00ExcellentA malty red brew.
Tring - MoonGazer4.30ExcellentAn excellent hoppy beer.
Mighty Oak - Oak Nouveau 20134.00ExcellentA good green hop beer. On a par with some of the best Kent ones.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Tring - Squadron Scramble 4.00Not Tried
07 Jul 2007 (Ian)
Late Saturday afternoon. Busy with shoppers, tourists and locals. I thought that it may have had a bit of a refurbishment recently as I could still smell fresh paint. OK pub, lovely from the outside, bit cold inside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Dartmoor Best Bitter (previously 3.9%)3.50AcceptableFairly standard bitter, bit more deep malty fruit than most. OK hop on end. Some dryness. Dull, but fruit is ok.
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
30 Sep 2006 (Andrew)
Popped in after we'd finished at the St Alban's beer festival. It was busy especially with the market on outside and felt like a market pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00ExcellentAggresively bitter just like it was 15 yars ago.
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sunchaser4.00Not Tried

About The Boot

The pub sign. The Boot, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent6
Good4
Acceptable1
Poor1

The pub is found in St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5DG.

Single roomed horse-shoe shaped pub with a ceiling that slopes rather a lot. Real ale discount for card carrying CAMRA members.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 34 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AL3 5DG