St. Albans (2) Location map
  View of Ye Old Fighting Cocks Inn, Verulamium Park, St. Albans, Hertfordshire,  England   Ye Old Fighting Cocks Inn.

Situated in Abbey Mill Lane adjacent to Verulamium Park and dating back to the 11th Century this is probably the best known pub in Hertfordshire.

The octagonal building was originally a timber framed pigeon house which stood close to St Albans Abbey but after the dissolution of the Abbey, in 1539, it was dismantled and rebuilt on its present site on the banks of the River Ver.


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  View of Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Inn, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England   Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Inn.

It was known as the Round House until the 1800s when it was renamed. Cock fighting was a popular pastime until it was made illegal in 1849.

The foundations on which this building was re-erected actually date from around 793 A.D.


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