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Martins Pond

The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
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Ranked #2 of 43 restaurants in Berkhamsted
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $16 - $65
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Melanie, Neil, Daniel and the team warmly welcome you to Martins Pond. As valued guests to our home we aim to exceed your expectations in the delivery of everything from the food to the ale, the wine to the service all within a relaxed & informal atmosphere.Being passionate about our business we endeavour to provide the best quality produce and have selected local suppliers to ensure outstanding results.Following the reviews on this website we have also extensively refurbished the bar area as we honestly value our customers experience and listen to constructive criticism
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83% Recommend
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English first
Tring, Hertfordshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I've eaten here many times in many years and always been very satisfied with the service and excellence of the quality of the food. It has proved very good value and my party has never felt rushed in all the years I've been going! I've never eaten in the new conservatory part, always in the bar area (I'm happy with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took my wife for her birthday and we had the best meal in a long time. The starter was lovely the main was excellent the desert well the chocolate brownie!!!!!!! The best I have ever had. The two young members of staff were very helpful and very polite and could not do enough to make sure we were happy. The... More

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Bushey, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I visited Martins Pond recently with two old friends. We had booked at another restaurant but cancelled due to poor reviews. My friend telephoned Martins Pond and instead of the usual response on a Friday evening they could not be more accommodating. Explaining that we needed to be out by 10.00pm they assured us that this could be achieved. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were looking forward to visiting this restaurant after reading some of the reviews here, and were considering this as a possible venue for a 40th birthday celebration. However, after our experience on Friday night we will not be coming back. We had a steak with oven chips, which was fairly average and in no way justified the £22 price... More

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MartinsPond, Owner at Martins Pond, responded to this review

Dear Dan I am obviously offended by this review but you are entitled to you opinion and I don't feel there is much else I can say to yourself other than the overwhelming majority enjoy their experience with us and appreciate the time and effort we put into our product from sourcing to production. I would like to reassure any... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We were given a gift voucher at Christmas for Martins Pond. We finally got around to using it today and took our son and daughter in law for lunch. The service was great as was the food. Very enjoyable and definitely somewhere we will return to. Thank you

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Having read the reviews for Martins Pond I was expecting something better than we discovered. The food here is distinctly average, why do they feel the need to add cheese to 90% of the lunchtime snack menu? Whilst the service was good and the two members of staff (front of house) polite, the venue had no atmosphere whatsoever, we were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We have never eaten here although we have lived locally for years! There was a very welcome from the staff when we arrived. We had the fish cakes & salmon to start & pork belly and sea bass for main, my daughter had sausage & mash followed by the cheesecake for pud. The food was absolutely delicious & couldn't be... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is a really great pub opposite the village green and pond.There is always a warm welcome awaiting you.The staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble.It is comfortable and cosy,with a roaring fire and candles everywhere,which makes a great relaxing atmosphere.The food is superb.The menu is extensive,a changes regularly.The steak and sea-bass are a must,they are mouth wateringly... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We have dined at Martin's Pond several times in recent months with our baby (now 18 months old) & highly recommend it for anyone with children. The team there are extremely welcoming & accommodating for all of your family needs, making the experience less stressful for you. Even when eating there during busy times such as New Years Eve, they... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We have been to Martin's Pond several times over the last couple of years and have eaten superbly every time. Last Saturday was no exception - we took some visiting family and they were also impressed. It's our go to place when we want to be sure everyone will find something on the menu that is beautifully cooked and very... More

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