The Prae Wood Arms

St Albans

Welcome

It's hard to believe that when it was built for Lady Frances Cooke Grimston in 1838 she referred to it as a 'little cottage'. This beautiful building has been lovingly transformed into our 'little pub'.

The stone terrace has been extended to become the perfect spot for Al Fresco dining, overlooking the lawns that gently slope down towards the River Ver at the bottom of the gardens. (Although we say so ourselves) we feel we offer a gorgeous environment to dine in, either in spacious light rooms or tucked away into the cosier nooks and crannies.

Our menus are created daily from fresh, local produce, dreamt up by our talented team of chefs who cater for lighter appetites as well as those wanting hearty British pub classics. Equally it's a great place for a drink, with the bar sitting at the heart of all things, offering a haven for those who want to try a myriad of fine whiskies, gins and real ales.

We look forward to welcoming you,
The Prae Wood Arms team


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Music on the Lawn Friday's - August and September 2024

Save The Dates!  For a third year running we will have  live music to serenade you in our garden...

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Father's Day - Sunday 16th June

Sunday 16th June

If you have a  fantastic Father  figure in your life then treat them to a  pint  and a  Sunday Roast  fit for a King!  We will be serving ...

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Meet the Brewer Dog Walk - Wednesday 17th July

Wednesday 17th July

Join us for a  dog walk with a difference!  On Wednesday 17th July , we'll have the wonderful folks from  Three Brewers Brewery  at hand for a cracking&n...

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Menus

Our passion lies in finding quality fresh ingredients and preparing, cooking and presenting them in a modern but unpretentious way. Our menus have a spine of classic British dishes complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world. We upload them to our web site each day so that you may peruse them at your leisure.

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Recommendations

Thanks to our customers recommending us, you'll find us in the:

2023 Good Pub Guide


  • Good Pub Guide2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Love pubs? Like walking? Read on...

AllTrails have kindly created a circular walk from the pub to help you work up that thirst/appetite. You can view the walk details via any of the routes below. (varying levels of tech savviness required -Ed)

The Prae Wood Arms and Verulamium Park an AllTrails walk

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