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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
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, 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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 205
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Dinner - couple in their 30s

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
JCB1984
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
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316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chesham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
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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Tring, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We booked based on reviews on this site thinking we were in for a Sunny evenings treat with the kids. Everything about the service and food was truly dreadful. The people are perfectly friendly but completely failed to implement any of our very basic requests . We thought, ok at least the food is going to be good, but oh... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
MartinsPond, Owner at Martins Pond, responded to this review

For others guests reference we have spoken to this reviewer by telephone about the specifics of their experience point by point. Several items were agreed were not as expected with regarding the food but acknowledgement was made that some parts were good and that there was some confusion over the parents and children's meals being ordered to be delivered at... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited this great pub at lunchtime on April 14th admittedly the weather was great and we sat on the seats next to the pond opposite the pub in Potten End. The food was really good we had the brie and cranberry ciabatta and the prawn ciabatta with a portion of chips a coke & a lemonade. This came to... More 

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Flamstead, Herts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our first visit to Martins Pond for some time due family reasons. We could not have been more delighted. A Warm welcome for my wife and myself not forgetting our small dog which received a welcome including a bowl of water and biscuits. The Sunday lunch was excellent; tender roast beef and all the other elements superb. Glasses of white... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Hertfordshire
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Food – 2 of the 3 starters were average. The wild mushrooms were ok but the toasted brioche (home made) was extremely dry and I couldn’t eat it. I did point this out and was told they will be switching to ciabatta bread. I must point out that they didn’t charge me for it and this was very nice of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Overpriced for the quality of food. Atmosphere ok and staff pleasant but gastro pub it is not. There's much better value elsewhere.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Three generations of our family celebrated a birthday at The Martin's Pond and all enjoyed fantastic food and great service in really lovely surroundings.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I am happy to say my visit here was yet again very welcoming. Nothing is to much trouble even when very very busy as was today. A little time to wait is nothing when you get such a good welcome and service. Thank you.

Was this review helpful? Yes 7

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