The multi-award winning Mermaid is a pub that's well worth a visit any time, but its ale and cider festivals are absolutely not to be missed.

An independent free house run by beer enthusiasts Mark and John, visitors over these few days can expect a fine selection of guest ales and real ciders and perries, over and above the great range usually offered here.

And if you haven't visited the Mermaid in recent months, you'll see some changes. A recently-expanded and covered garden has transformed the exterior of the pub, complementing its charming interior decorated with historic breweriana.

Contact info

98 Hatfield Road
St Albans