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North Orbital Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL2 1DH
Best nursery around, very large so has almost anything you could want. We asked for a recommendation for a front edge and they recommended, ordered and supplied 'whips' which were almost sticks. The hedge is now grown and wonderful. Always helpful staff. Can be a little expensive but value for money when you consider the quality.
Large car park with an overflow section.
21 Warrengate Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TT
Haven't eaten here but the restaurant is always busy so I presume it's good. I've been many times to the front section that is more of a pub. It's a Greene King pub so serves Abbot and IPA. The beer on a cold winter evening is well kept but freezing! It's also fairly expensive for the area it's in. We miss the Maypole that is almost next door but now closed down.
It is staffed by Eastern Europeans who are always very jolly and attentive but add to the impression that everything is being done on the cheap. The toilets are clean but stink half the pub out with uninal tablets, the hand dryer has been broken for a few years and you need to be a body builder to get a dribble of cold water from the tap. The ladies has soap apparently.
When it has warned up a bit though, the Abbot is very good.
115 London Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1LR
Solid and popular Indian that I've been to many times. Nothing exciting but sometimes when you just want a curry, especially after a night in the pub, you don't need exciting. If it was a car it would be a 2 year old Honda Civic.
Pio X nº 5, 03730 Jávea
This hotel is a 2 star hotel (not to be confused with my 4 star rating!). For a 2 star hotel it is very good. We had a double bedroom and our 3 boys stayed in a triple room. Both were a good size. I made good use of the free WiFi and we booked with breakfast which was a continental style. Fresh bread, coussants, bacon, scrambled eggs, ham, salami, cheese, coffee, chocolate, cakes, toast, fruit salad, fruit, jams, 2 fruit juices but best of all the view! The restaurant is on the 5th floor and is 'posher' than the hotel. Friends who stayed in the same hotel but hadn't booked the inclusive breakfast said that it was expensive to order it daily so do what we did and get it included in the price.
One day the shower head came apart and with the high pressure water it was quite a shock. I told reception as we left in the morning and it was replaced by the time we were back late afternoon. Also the shower door didn't completely shut and one of the door strips was loose but considering this is a 2 star hotel and how friendly and helpful the staff were I have no hesitation in recommending it and would go back again.
The port area is right next to the hotel and makes an interesting walk. The beach near the hotel has bright, white round pebbles. It is about a 1.5 mile walk south to the big sandy beach in Javea but it's a very pleasant walk along the sea front.
We parked up the hill behind the hotel. It is paid parking along the sea front but we heard that the fine is only €3 so it seems people just park there and pay the fine if caught. Check this! It's also worth driving up the steep hill behind the hotel as there are some wonderful views over Javea and along the coast.
Judges Hill, Northaw, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 4NL
You can see from the other review here exactly what we found. The staff are overworked, the prices are high - but then this is a pricey area - but the place was packed and with reason. We didn't eat but I had the best pint I've had all year. The food looked great. I waited standing at the bar for about 15 minutes. After 10 mins the barman acknowledged I was there but just kept skidding up and down the bar. So self-important! I suppose he was the owner. I quite believe that the food is very good but I wouldn't take anyone I liked there. If you are going to try it I suggest going at a quiet time and not expect too much. You could be very pleasantly surprised.
By the way we gave up waiting after the 15 mins and went to the pub along the road which is a very average pub but at least they served us.
Hatfield Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0XG
Good straight forward pub with decent meals. I went to the quiz night on Monday night with friends and we enjoyed it. There were 3 real ale hand pumps - one was completely off, the St Edmunds went off as I got there and it took most of the evening to get back on and the IPA was on all evening. It's a fairly large pub with sofas at the front, relaxed areas, bar areas and cubby holes so something for everyone. It's the wrong time of year for the garden but there are quite a few tables at the front. Personally I don't like the name change - I much prefer the Bunch of Cherries. Their menu says it was the only pub in the country to be called that. Now, there are no pubs and presumably a few called Speckled Hen. Anyway, a good night and willl definitely go there again.
89 Bradmore Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7QT
This is my favourite take away in the whole world! I love the dansak. Generous portions and generally on the hot side with quick delivery and all very friendly. The lamb is normally perfect, I recommend that. I'm not going to say more: just try it!
403 Alexandra Avenue, Rayners Lane, London HA2 9SG
Don't know the restaurant but it is definitely not in London Colney, St Albans! The Rayners Lane address looks right. Hope that helps someone.
Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7HD
Called in for a pint while passing and was impressed with the range of real ale. It's not often you see barrels on the bar. The beer was good but unfortunately was driving so had to stop at one. There was an extensive menu on the blackboards inclding curries and other interesting looking dishes but we didn't stop to eat. The pub is a real country pub with loads of 'stuff' inside including a thatched roof over the bar. I'd certainly like to go back and investigate further.
185 Ringwood Road St Leonards, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 2NP
Friendly staff and pleasant building. One Ringwood Brewery beer on tap which was quite good. We had a meal for a big group and were in one of the separate rooms. The food was mediocre: not particularly hot and not much difference between the beef and the pork. There were plenty of people eating in the bar area so I think they got better food than we did. There is a very large garden area with tables and a climbing arrangement for children. Would be nice in the summer. I would say that it's more a place to go for a drink and maybe bar snacks than to go to eat. I didn't stay so I can't say anything about the hotel. The price was about £15 for the meal which was about average though I think someone got charged for coffee even though it was supposed to be included. One of the bar staff, a young lady with piercings, was a bit off - didn't listen to the order and got a few things wrong. Otherwise the staff were very nice. Parking is very easy and it's on the A31 so very easy to get to.