With each pub dated to the nearest century, celebrate the historic City of St Albans with this stylish poster dedicated to the humble public house. Enjoy seeing the buildings in detailed miniature, with this bespoke tonal print. Illustrated with The Cock, The Boot, Dylans The Kings Arms, Lower Red Lion, The Six Bells, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, The White Hart, The Goat Inn, and The White Lion.
Time of Shakespeare
A lot of these historic tudor medieval buildings date back to the time of Shakespeare or earlier. He once said: “A Quart of Ale is a Dish for a King’ – and we’ve added this quote to the print.
Love the pub
St Albans is famous for having one very old pub, but it actually has loads of popular very old pubs. So we’ve put them on our new ‘Oldest Pubs in St Albans’ poster so you can tour around town enjoying a bit of history too. Start at St Albans City station and walk up to the top of town and begin your descent through the city from The Cock. Visit 7 more fine pubs before ending up at The White Lion. At this point you can head back to the station you came from. Alternatively you can start and end the crawl at St Albans Abbey station, having made the initial climb up to The Cock to start.
This exclusive fine art poster is printed in full colour on smooth 225gsm Matt Photo Paper. A true multi layered photo grade paper offering the widest colour gamut and very high ink loads & gives an outstanding photographic reproduction. Printed using UV stable solvent inks so they can withstand direct sunlight.
This A2 frame size is surprisingly rare, compared to what you would usually find on the High Street, hence the increased costs involved. However, it looks truly stunning as it neatly ‘hugs’ the print. It’s a lightweight and slimline black aluminium material, with a slight sheen to set off the print perfectly. The front is perspex glass.
The print is delivered to you, carefully rolled in a hard cardboard tube.
With thanks to Jon Mein and the St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society for helping date the buildings. Each is dated by the known age of the building rather than when it may have received an alcohol license. On some, the exact year it was built is known, but we’ve kept it just to the century to keep it more accurate overall.
Kindly note: we are an independent creative company that loves the local pub. We are non-political and are not affiliated to any local groups or causes.