A St Albans pub has been named the first public inn to be recognised as a Battlefield Pub to commemorate its location during the First Battle of St Albans.

The Boot Inn, in Market Place, was presented with an information panel by The Battlefields Trust.

It was recognised for being near the site of The First Battle of St Albans which took place in May 1455 and parts of the Boot date back to around the time of the battle. However, the beer sold at the time is unknown.

Harvey Watson, chair of the South East Region of the Battlefields Trust, presented the panel to Will Hughes, the pub's landlord.

Frank Baldwin, chairman of the trust, said: "The aims of the Battlefields Trust are to preserve, interpret and present battlefield sites as educational and heritage resources.

"By involving pubs the trust hopes to raise the awareness of battlefield sites within their local community, helping to preserve local battlefield heritage for future generations."

The city’s battle was the opening in the conflict that became known as the Wars of the Roses, fought between the Houses of York and Lancaster.

It resulted in a victory for the Yorkist faction, but the Wars continued for over 30 years, climaxing in 1485 with the defeat and death of the Yorkist King, Richard III, at the Battle of Bosworth, before finally ending at the Battle of Stoke Field in 1487.