Please click the link for the opening hours over the festive period..
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Here’s our opening hours for the festive season with kitchen hours in brackets if different….
23rd All Day
24th All Day
25th 12-2 (Kitchen Closed)
Boxing Day 7-11, quiz from 9pm (Kitchen Closed)
27th All Day
28th All Day
29th All Day
30th All Day
New Years Eve All Day, 7-close (regulars only after 7pm) (Kitchen 12-2.30pm)
New Years Day 7-11 (Kitchen Closed)
The WHT has made the shortlist of 6 for the Best Pub in St Albans as part of the St Albans Food & Drink Festival 2012.
So get voting for us now at:
As the keener eyed among you may have noticed work has been gone on the outside of the WHT. Over the next few weeks the outside of the pub will be painted and new signage added to give our lovely pub a little facelift!
Disruption should be at a minimum as the works are carried out but bear with us while the works are completed.
In the interests of transparency we thought we would announce a price increase across our keg and cask products. This increase has been forced upon us by the brewers increasing their costs to Punch Taverns who subsequently have increased their prices to us. In order for us to merely maintain our existing margins we have had to increase our prices across the range of keg and cask products we stock.
We will make one promise though and that, subject to the worst budget in history, this will be the only price increase on the keg and cask products this year.
Apologies to be the bearer of bad news but we wanted to be open about the price change.
Thank you for your custom.
Steve & Andrew
Well it’s been nearly two months since the new pub cats moved in and gradually they are becoming more comfortable in their new surroundings, so I thought it was the right time to write a little introductory piece on their behalf.
As with most introductions let’s start with their names, Paddy, a black and white male cat and Nitty, a female tabby kitten. Paddy was a rescue cat from Ireland who shares his birthday with St Patrick, hence his name! Paddy has no ears after he had to have them removed due to skin cancer 5 years ago, he can hear perfectly well though!! Nitty is only 18 months old and is a playful cat with very distinctive markings.
They can usually be found near the fire, as in this picture. Both are very friendly and will happily be stroked.
While the cats are still settling in I would like to ask all customers to not feed the cats (despite how cute they may be) and keep any dogs on leads. Thank you.
The WHT started tweeting properly about the middle of 2011 since then we have over 300 followers, not bad for a little back street pub in St Albans.
Twitter has given the pub an interesting and fun way to communicate with customers, offering a closer social media relationship with your customers.
Last night saw this relationship grow even further when the St Albans Diocese had a “Tweet Up” in the WHT. We have had the occasional Tweet Up in the pub before but this one is a bit of a game changer, eye opener or other generic phrase which inspired this blog!! Last night the bishop of Hertford as well as the SubDean of St Albans Cathedral attended the Tweet Up, as well as other members of the clergy from St Albans and the local area. On its own members of the St Albans Diocese meeting for a drink would not be newsworthy but to me it proved that social media and especially Twitter are now being embraced by all, including the Church! (well in St Albans anyway).
As a pub we use Twitter to communicate what’s happening at the pub as well as to have a bit of fun and tweet pictures and other nonsense to engage our customers when they are not in the Tap. We have taken bookings for Fish & Chips, made contact with numerous other pubs, breweries and other businesses in the trade as well as participate in the Tweet Ups.
From Joey Barton trying to make footballers sound intelligent by quoting philosophy in his tweets to the bishop of St Albans sending an Audioboo to one of my followers last night, Twitter is changing the way in which we communicate, the trick now is to make sure we do it properly.
This along with many other Twitter based topics will be no doubt discussed at the St Albans Tweet Up which is being held at the WHT on Thursday 23rd February. Why not come along and see what the fuss is all about. Free WiFi is available. Worst case scenario, its still a pub and you can just have a beer if that’s all you want!
Follow this lot on Twitter to find out more about the Tweet Ups above: