134 London Road, St.Albans, Herts. AL1 1PQ (tel: 01727 860535)
The Farmer's Boy is a tastefully refurbished bay-windowed pub with its own brewery, continental bottled beers, log fire, and a back open kitchen doing bar lunches. It has BTSport and is one of the few pubs where live rugby at any level can be watched.
Add to this a lovely suntrap terraced garden with a barbeque menu in the summer at the back and the fact that it's open all day and you'll begin to understand why this pub is so popular.