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Martins Pond

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British, Pub, Gastropub
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The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
+44 1442 864318
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Melanie, Neil, Daniel and the team warmly welcome you to Martins Pond. As...
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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Good for:
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 191
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great food but staff let it down

went for dinner on a Saturday night - when we arrived no one approached us to welcome us - found a member of staff who showed us to our table . We waited 10 minutes and then had to ask for a menu - staff were very young and obviously not experienced at all . We ordered a bottle of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
wendyc28
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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295 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

went for dinner on a Saturday night - when we arrived no one approached us to welcome us - found a member of staff who showed us to our table . We waited 10 minutes and then had to ask for a menu - staff were very young and obviously not experienced at all . We ordered a bottle of... More 

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MartinsPond, Owner at Martins Pond, responded to this review

Hi Wendy Many thanks for your compliments regarding our food. Apologies that you were left unattended and that it wasn't made clear that we have only just reopened after being closed for 6 weeks for refurbishment and that we are still ironing out a few bits and pieces. Our official launch night is Saturday the 7th March We performed this... More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We were very pleased when we phoned up on Sunday afternoon to find they were able to fit us in. The restaurant was very busy with a nice bubbly atmosphere, and the staff were very friendly. We each had a starter, main and pud, and the food was really tasty with generous portion sizes. The prices are not unreasonable, but... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

i think gastro pub is not quite right as there is no pub here or not on Saturday nights, just a great restaurant. We felt welcome the moment we walked through the door and the service remained good all night, all of the staff were discreet, helpful and seemed genuinely interested in helping us make the right food choices. Many... More 

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My family and I have just returned from Martins Pond and we had a wonderful night! We all eat out often and have found ourselves recently saying how difficult it is to find somewhere that scores well on all points. Either it's the food or the service that lets a place down. You can't say that with Martins Pond the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I do not mind admitting how much I have missed the Pond. Back open today, superb new selection of red squirrel brewery beers,the "legally blonde" my favourite. Food for today was as great as every,welcome back x

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Martins Pond is easily the best in the area, much better than the sea of Mediterranean mediocrity in Berkhamsted itself.

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London
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We enjoyed an excellent New Year's Eve here with friends. The food was superb, the atmosphere was great and the service was friendly and first class in every way. Three of us had the panfried sea bass with chilli and ginger mash, curry salted parsnip crisps and creamy coconut and cashew source, which is a speciality of the chef. This... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Christmas day lunch was superb!! superb food, superb service and superb atmosphere! (as always!!) Martins Pond is a great little pub/ restaurant, the food is of a very high standard, always cooked and presented superbly. The owners and staff are friendly and give an excellent service. We have dined here on many occasions, and always had a great time whether... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We've had many lunches and evening meals here, and just had our second Christmas lunch. The atmosphere, staff and food are always superb, 3 children asked for a starter which was not on the menu and Mel was happy to accommodate. We are always made to feel welcome and never rushed. The food is made fresh, not microwaved so you... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Thank you again for another good afternoon meal. This time though we asked you fit 8 of us in at very short notice. This of cause was not a problem. It was nice to know beforehand that things may be slow as you were busy. Unlike most, we can deal with that by spending time with our family that little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Berkhamsted
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 864318

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 65
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?