The Farriers Arms claim to fame is that CAMRA was founded here in 1972. However they don't dwell on this fact, so we won't either. Overall, this small, unassuming back-street pub is a pretty good place to get away from modern life for a couple of hours. The decor is pretty old and basic, complete with outside loos and there are elements of the 70s and the 80s showing through. Still, it is cosy and quirky enough to have plenty of charm. As you would hope, the McMullen's beers on offer were very well kept, but the service was pretty miserable, bordering on rude. So much so it almost knocked our rating down by a pint. Still, ignore this fact and you'll have a most pleasant time here. We've heard that it can be a blokey pub when the rugby is on, but during our visit there was a good cross section of punters young and old, newcomers and regulars. Another good pub for St. Albans.
Reviewed by redcat
13 Aug 2009