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Martins Pond

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The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
+44 1442 864318
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, 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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  • 66
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 20
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  • 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
Excellent taster menu

We went last night with friends to celebrate my birthday and had the taster menu, which is only available on Tuesdays. We have eaten here many times before but it was the first time we had chosen this option and were not sure what to expect. We had 'taster' portions of soup, scallops and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
JayBaillie
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St Albans
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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St Albans
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went last night with friends to celebrate my birthday and had the taster menu, which is only available on Tuesdays. We have eaten here many times before but it was the first time we had chosen this option and were not sure what to expect. We had 'taster' portions of soup, scallops and chorizo, sorbet, sea bass, chicken and... More 

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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Was here for my mum's birthday, we had an issue that some of the party were running late but were very accommodating, excellent service and lovely food, this was our first time here but will certainly be going back. Well done!

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Hertfordshire, UK
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We lunched at Martins Pond, a pub just outside Hemel Hempstead. It was mid-week and we hadn't been there since it was renovated. It is now what I described as contemporary dining. Not a porcelain plate in sight let alone any table linen. In my opinion the lunchtime menu offered was generally over priced, as was a glass of Merlot!... More 

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MartinsPond, Owner at Martins Pond, responded to this review

Thank you for your review As owners we appreciate feedback and read every new review each day even though we don't always comment to see what we can do to improve our guests experience. To be honest not a lot I think we can improve upon based upon your comments Martins Pond Home Made Burger with Hand Made Triple cooked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great food plenty of it perhaps a little cramped if you had a rowdy table next to you it would certainly impact your evening or you could be noisier then it wouldn't matter -

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very impressed with the outstanding food at Martin's Pond. All 3 courses were scumptious, well presented and enoyed by all the family from scallops, delicious Sea Bass and 'lick our lips' mint chocolate chocolate cheese cake. We you will enjoy it more with a walk around the lovely countryside first! Definately on the list to go again.

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London, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Why do we have to have our food served on pieces of slate?? Trendy apparently but does nothing for me I am afraid. I hope they are sterilized? Burger was very tasty but modestly sized and not cheap at £11.45. Skinny chips so well cooked that they were virtually rather tough crisps and some colleagues did not finish theirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We arrived to find out we had missed food service but were amazed when the landlady offered to cook for us! We had the sea bass which was utterly devine! The service was exceptional ensuring the food was just right and that our glasses didn't go empty. Despite the restaurant emptying as it got late we were told not to... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A very good Sunday lunch was had by all. Plenty of well cooked beef with a good selection of seasonal vegetables. The roast potatoes and Yorkshire puds where excellent. Considering how busy the place was service was good. They allow dogs into some parts of the pub and he was very impressed with his biscuits. We will return.

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really enjoyed our meal here. Have driven past on numerous occasions but never made it in through the door. Sat in the main restaurant area which is cosy but atmospheric. I chose the Pan Fried Sea Bass with Chilli and Ginger Mash, Curry Salted Parsnip Crisps and a Creamy Coconut & Cashew Sauce. It really is an amazing main, full... More 

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Hertfordshire UK
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had a very good meal at Martins Pond. I explained on the phone when booking that we were celebrating my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary and they kindly decorated our table which was a lovely touch. We all enjoyed our individual meals which were presented very well and the service was good.

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Additional Information about Martins Pond

Address: The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1442 864318
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Berkhamsted
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 65
Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub

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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: Special occasions, 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?