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The Harpenden Arms

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188 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2TR, England
+44 1582 461113
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“thai food” (12 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
“the pub” (36 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
188 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2TR, England
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1 - 10 of 273 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A Fullers pub offering mainly good food. I have had some great meals here and some not so good so choose carefully. I found the Christmas menu expensive and the turkey poo quality.

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit and found this pub to be a pleasant spot for a drink. Clean and tidy, the staff were both friendly and helpful. Prices on the high side but worth a visit.

Thank Eanna57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for Sunday Lunch and was not disappointed. Staff were attentitive. Food was great. Surprisingly it wasn't busy ? But I would definitely return

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s great location whether to town or station. Easy cosy local of ours for a drink with friends or family, plus bar food. Menu changed slightly and some of our favourites gone unfortunately. Sorry but ladies washrooms still needs sorting out, although locks replaced, the...More

Thank amrahseel
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Landlord Rob and his team did a great job for our family party. We hired the upstairs Pullman room which has its own bar. Food was great and we had very attentive service. All our guests were very impressed. Have also enjoyed supper as well...More

Thank Annabel N
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Went into here after the shocking experience in the slug and lettuce. Colleagues great offering to taste different beers ... great experience

Thank Greenster50
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

My friend hired the Pullman room upstairs for her 40th. Beautiful room. The staff were really friendly in the room we were in. Also had a drink in main bar downstairs and staff were great! Couldn't fault this place and the party went off smoothly....More

Thank tlmaid
Reviewed April 25, 2018

One of the larger pubs in Harpenden. Outside freshly painted with a modern look. Inside interior - chic, modern, with the old vintage item...which I really liked. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy a drink. However, bar member who served us did not have...More

Thank SH05059
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely town Harpenden, tried the Harpenden Arms as from outside it looked just the place for us. What a really nice looking bar, wondered why such a nice place was empty. We soon found out, staff not at all friendly or engaging and...More

1  Thank mphome
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

First time eating proper meal here. I had bar food before with a group and it’s been lovely, black pudding scotch eggs still the best! However the squids calamari were soggy, and the salt cod were soggy with a puddle of water. Maybe they were...More

Thank amrahseel
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jodie d
June 16, 2017|
Response from Peter L | Reviewed this property |
No, just the a la carte menu. The server did not tell us there was blackboard with specials.
Caroline D
August 22, 2016|
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Response from Rob C | Property representative |
Hello, Unfortunately no longer. However, if you are in the area, please pop in and have a look at our menu. There may be something to tempt you! Kind Regards Rob
February 1, 2015|
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Response from Wenw00d | Reviewed this property |
Yes, children do go to the restaurant which is separate from the bar area but there is no door in between.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $33
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2TR, England (Formerly The Harpenden Arms Thai Kitchen)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 461113
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An exceptional local in every sense, the Harpenden Arms boasts a commanding spot right on the High Street. Expect to find a great range of Fuller's ales, speciality wines, cocktails and craft beers.
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