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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
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 210
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 11
    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
A great local venue, friendly staff, warm atmosphere and good food.

We phoned at the last minute for a 70th Birthday celebration. Not only did they make space on a Saturday night but to add delight, there were balloons, birthday table decorations and a wonderful welcome - good food as well - what more could we want!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
CWPBerkhamsted
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Berkhamsted
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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English first
Berkhamsted
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We phoned at the last minute for a 70th Birthday celebration. Not only did they make space on a Saturday night but to add delight, there were balloons, birthday table decorations and a wonderful welcome - good food as well - what more could we want!!

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went to the reopened Martin's Pond last Monday for the Burger Deal, and it was a pretty pleasant experience. We both had the Scotch Egg starter (although I wanted the Duck Spring Roll, but chef hadn't finished making them yet). The Egg had a runny middle and was served with asparagus wrapped in Ham. It was a very good... More 

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Hemel hempstead
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Visited many times over the last few years. Don't think the food is as good as it used to be. Barnsley chop was tough, fondant potato was grey looking, as though it had been sitting around a while, and Thalso a strange tuna type thing in the plate, which was out of place, very disappointing.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Finished last review by saying "we would happily visit again". Well two and a half years have gone by since then, but news of a major refurbishment and that the previously very limited range of beers had been rectified inspired us to return. The interior feels lighter and airier than before. Still a restaurant first, and a pub second, in... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lovely food in the newly refurbished restaurant. On top of that Mel and the staff make you very welcome. Will definitely be going again soon.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

As a family of five, we visit Martin's Pond regularly. I have reviewed this restaurant before, but feel that it deserves a second review since its refurbishment. The menu has some great new additions while retaining old favourites and the specials are always tempting. Lunch yesterday was a real pleasure: delicious food, excellent service and a friendly welcome as always.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely meal on Saturday night. Food, atmosphere and staff pleasant. It was very busy but never felt neglected. My father had the liver and bacon said it was amazing so give it a try! Will certainly be going back! Also a big thank you to Mel, the owner who kindly gave us a lift home.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Will definitely be returning. Went for dinner tonight with my partner. I had the duck starter off the specials and my partner had the scallops. I was expecting the duck to be pink and served hot so was a little disappointed when it wasn't...though to clarify, there was nothing to suggest it would be it was just what I hoped... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Martins Pond was a real disappointment to us. The Tripadvisor reviews had set our expectations high, but it fell way short. We went for dinner to celebrate a special occasion. We both had the Scotch duck egg to start, with asparagus wrapped in ham and a mound of salad leaves. The egg was cooked nicely but the coating tasted of... More 

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Hemel Hempstead
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had a Saturday night meal with a friend. Atmosphere was lovely, staff friendly and accomodating and the knowledge of gluten free choices excellent. Highly recommens, was a truly scrumptous meal..

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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, Special occasions

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?