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The Alford Arms

Frithsden, Berkhamsted HP1 3DD, England
01442 864480
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Ranked #4 of 45 restaurants in Berkhamsted
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went to the Alford for business lunch yesterday and was , as usual , very impressed. Our Waitress had been through the menu with the chef and helped us choose from a menu that we could have eaten all of ! Had a great bottle of Viognier and tried a taster glass of new chilled red between us . All... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

As I had been given a Good Pubs Guide , I thought I would try one of the recommendations.. The Alford Arms at Frithsden. Its one of those places that unless you know its there you would drive past it .. It's just off the Leighton Buzzard Road near Water End, on the outskirts of Hemel Hempsted. We arrived at... More

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have had lunch on Wednesday, 16th July outside in the garden. The wine list and selection of beer is good, and we were looking forward to a good meal. The starters were disappointing, squid too salty, potted duck not potted but just flaked off confit with kohlrabi & carrot slaw which didn't taste right and didn't work with the duck.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I visited The Alford Arms on a Friday lunchtime. It was very busy (in a good way!) but they managed to squeeze us in without a booking. However I would make the effort and book ahead next time as we were lucky that someone else hadn't shown up for their table. Parking is limited; that said I still managed to... More

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lovely country pub with good outside seating.Good quality food at sensible prices. Good range of beers and wines.Highly Recommended by us and The Times.Fristhen English vineyard just 100 yards around the corner is worth a visit.

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Popular place, with a small car park. Claiming your parking space early is highly advisable. But it's well worth the effort and you'll need to book anyway. Small and noisy, but cosy, comfortable and friendly. Our starters included very tasty duck goujons and my own bubble & squeak, with bacon, duck egg and hollandaise, which was mouth-watering. The mains were... More

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Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Nice meal in a stunning location ,food very good ,served by pleasant knowledgable staff .only down point was stone cold plates and advertising children are welcome and only 2 choices of meal available .the main menu is defiantly not to the taste of a youngsters palate .that said a very pleasant meal .

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Green Cove Springs
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Down a series of bucolic country lanes you find this quintessential pub,all hanging baskets and tumbling fushias. An elegant menu, good choice of interest'ng specials at reasonable prices. Well presented by friendly and efficient staff. Definitely a place to return to.

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Hertfordshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Returned from holiday and needed lunch, so back to the Alford for umpteenth time. Hot day so under the umblelers on the terrace. Great quick lunch. Local bangers and mash. Local wine from the vineyard behind the pub. Lucky to have such a great place so close.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I had visited one of their other pubs, The Swan in Denham, and noticed a lot of the nice touches there are carried through here. I say `pubs` but these are really eating houses that serve beer though they do it really well. Everything was good but I didn't get the thing of serving veg separately as we ended up... More

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