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All 46 Berkhamsted Restaurants

Martins Pond

The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
01442864318
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Ranked #5 of 46 Restaurants in Berkhamsted
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Homely from the outside but fairly nondescript inside. Warm welcome. Service slightly slow. Food was absolutely top notch though. Well deserved 5 stars for the food and service. Kicked off with broccoli and feta soup. Warm, fresh mini baguette. Clearly promising. Deeply flavoured sauce for the pork belly with loads of crisp glazed parsnips and a black pudding something or... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Popped in for lunch with my other half, no booking. This place doesn't try to be something it isn't . It serves simple food, correctly! Not over priced and the service isn't the best I have had, but it's adequate. The staff all have a smile, and the landlady is genuinely happy to accommodate and make sure everyone is well... More

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

As a chef its very difficult to find places to eat out where you are not too critical. Thank goodness Ive found somewhere lovely right on my doorstep. The food was excellent (especially the pork belly and chocolate cheesecake) and the service warm, friendly and attentive. And the prices reasonable and good value for money. I shall be a regular!... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went there for a Sunday Roast, well not me but I would've if they had a Vegi Roast. I was only got to go for a main but had the Warm Spiced Carrot Cake starter as its sounded interesting. I found that quite nice. For Main I had the Mushroom Risotto which was very good. The other vegi option... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Had sunday lunch here never again . Meal in a cold and a noisy conservatory .5 tables one with 10 loud people on it. Came out with my 90 year old dad for a family meal and could not hear any us of talking. Service was slow and drink was missed of our order ( 2 drinks ordered ). Food... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Met up with 5 old friends here on a Tuesday eve & am already looking forward for a reason for another treat here. :) We were greeted by a friendly welcome & led to our table in the conservatory. That was the start to a very nice evening waited on by attentive staff. The menu wasn't huge but offered a... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an amazing pub/restaurant,a real find.I had a late Sunday Lunch there recently and from the moment we arrived we were treated superbly. The lovely setting helps as it is in the centre of Potton End with open countryside and pond .Ask for a map which contains local walks ranging from 30 ,45 and 60 mins depending on how... More

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Martins Pond is situated in a sleepy little spot opposite a village green. We booked late on a Sunday for lunch and our first impression upon arriving was one of noise. This was because there was a children's birthday party going on in the conservatory. This did not affect us in the main bar /eating area and certainly didn't affect... More

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Better than average for pub grub, had a sunday lunch here some months ago and only just got around to doing the review. I would advise booking on a sunday as it is a small area set up with tables and lots of people just pop in so good to book ahead.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We have been here with the family a number of times, often in big groups. The large groups are so well managed. We have a couple of people with various food allergies and Martins Pond could not be more fantastic with this. Overall the food and wine is super and it's a very family friendly pub. Can't wait to get... More

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