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“Quintessentially English Hotel Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
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Salisbury Arms Hotel
Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1BZ, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Hertford
Hertford UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Quintessentially English Hotel Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is our “local” hotel & we have eaten in their restaurant many times & particularly enjoy taking visitors from the US who marvel at this 500 year old establishment which epitomises their idea of England.
There has recently been some refurbishment which has improved the dining room making it look much larger and lighter.
The food never fails to come up to standard & the big bonus is the helpful friendly staff.
There are set price menus at lunchtime which are of great value & the wine list is very reasonable.
Although they have their own private car park it is rather small & of course the hotel guests have priority so it is best to park in the nearby multi-storey car park only 5 minutes walk away & this is free from 6.30pm.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

If you are looking for a decent meal at a decent price in olde worlde surroundings, then look no further than the salisbury arms in old hertford town. Bar or restaurant - both good deals - and 'specials' every day. Table service which is good. An excellent place to unwind after shopping or prior to a theatre visit at hertford theatre. The ham, eggs and chips are to die for!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Stayed Sunday night where they had a special offer, ready to work in Hertford the next day. A classy establishment with everything just as I like it. Comfortable bed, very good breakfast, lovely furnishings, perfect. I think it is more expensive during the week but I can rarely find a hotel such good value... I will be back if I am working in the area again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hotel in middel of little old english town. Completly refurbished. Bar and restaurant lovely old style. Rooms slightly small but brand new and fresh and clean. Nearly 500 years old with creaky wooden stairscase and steps ghoing up and down everyware. First rate breakfast in modern restaurant with silver and waiters and all for 60 pounds incl breakfast!!!

Fantastic!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I stopped here for bed and breakfast more than once. Both twin and double rooms are beautiful and the whole hotel is clean and full of old charm. We were cold in one room and mentioned it at reception, they soon arrived with a portable heater and extra blankets.
We used room service for jam and warm scones many times! They were fabulous!
The breakfasts were good with plenty of choice. For an evening meal you can use the pub or restaurant, food was good in both but there was a big difference in prices.
Overall we had a nice stay each time and the staff are very friendly and accomodating.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The staff of The SalisburyArms Hotel were friendly and helpful. They found a quiet room on the ground floor which suited the less mobile member of my party. The room was a good size and clean The cooked breakfast was tasty with plenty of choice.The hotel might be a bit noisy for some because it is in the middle of Hertford which has clubs and restaurants.Felt that there could have been more teabags and milk provided in the room in case you did not drink coffee.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We went for dinner last night.
Traditional style dinning room with linen napkins, table clothes and silver service.
Food was lovely and beautifully presented.
Wait staff were attentive and charming.
Bill for two starters and two main courses and four glasses wine was £48.
Highly recommend!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1BZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Hertford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Hertford
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