A BBQ joint was just what St Albans was missing, and my, this is a good 'un. The Pudding Stop, 6 The Colonnade, Verulam Rd, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4DD | 01727 830357 Hop off the train at St Albans station on a weeknight, and you might spot a little van outside the back entrance.
They cook all the meat daily in their smoker (which they imported specially from the US) and have a huge, extensive menu full of everything that is wonderful - ribs, brisket, fried chicken - but also some pretty tasty veggie options, too. There's a nice beer garden, and the large selection of craft beers means that it's a great place to pop into for a drink (although why wouldn't you stay for a meal? That's The Pudmobile, set up by an ex-GBBO contestant who thought that commuters might like to pick up a dessert on their way home.
However, news that biology teacher Rosie Gulliver has split from her boyfriend only serves to distract him as he becomes fixated with securing a date with her.
It seems like the majority of my Twitter buds are London based, but every now and then I spot one taking a day trip out of the city to visit my hometown of St Albans.
"A wonderful day - really enjoyable, friendly, making learning easy and interesting.
The class has given me lots of ideas for both simple evening dinners and also dinner parties.
You can also discover the story below stairs, in the recently restored kitchen, as the staff prepared for Queen Victoria’s visit and banquet in 1846.
Picture perfect gardens dating from the early 17th century, a 25-acre farm and a visit to the exclusive range of Stable Yard shops completes a perfect day out, together with morning coffee or light lunch in the Coach House Restaurant.
I took Matt there on our first date, actually - he was sold when I said they only sold puddings, wine and cheese. I adore TPS because it offers something that nothing else in St Albans does and feels like a truly independent business. Tabure, 6 Spencer Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 5EG | 01727 569068 I've already reviewed Tabure as I went to their preview night, but I'm delighted to discover that it's doing really well.It's 20 minutes from St Pancras, and super well connected to the M25 and M1, too - the ideal spot to explore for a weekend, especially now there's a Premier Inn in the town centre. We have a cathedral and Roman ruins and markets and the oldest pub in the UK (and reportedly more pubs per square mile than anywhere else in this country). I'm always being asked to recommend places to visit here, and I figured that if my buddies are asking me, then maybe some of you guys are wondering too. My ultimate list of the 15 best eateries in St Albans, Hertfordshire (in no particular order). Hatch, The Maltings Shopping Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3HL | 01727 730621 If you're not looking for it, you might miss Hatch, which is just that - a hatch in the wall, near the bandstand in The Maltings. If you're in St Albans on a nice day, then I highly recommend grabbing one of their pulled pork baps and taking it to eat in the park. Lussmanns, Waxhouse Gate, High St, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4EW | 01727 851941 This is one of my mum's favourite restaurants, and with good reason.And if the weather's not so great, but I've made you really fancy a pulled pork bap now, head to Canteen, their newer residence which lets you sit down and eat in. It's great quality, beautifully cooked food - their steaks are wonderful - and while a little on the expensive side, absolutely worth it for a special occasion. Craft & Cleaver, 62 Catherine St, St Albans AL3 5BU | 01727 568300 My love of this new smokehouse is pretty well documented by now.It stars Jack Whitehall as young teacher Alfie Wickers – "the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system" – at the fictional Abbey Grove School, in Hertfordshire.The third series of Bad Education began transmission on 16 September 2014.As one of the premier golf clubs in Hertfordshire, Hanbury Manor also offers an extensive range of golfing items and clothing for gifts and prizes to complete your day.