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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (12 reviews)
“the pub” (35 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
188 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2TR, England
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1 - 10 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had some drinks and food here which were great platters, choice of beer, ale, gins, you name it. We watched some football World Cup too upstairs but shame it was lacking some atmosphere. Too business like!

Thank amrahseel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this pub for the first time in many years and found the the menu was rather Spainish. We settled on Tandori chicken and I on a Charcuterie plata. Our drinks came but were not as we ordered but this was soon sorted. Unfortunately...More

Thank John H
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Good meal & good service. The staff were very good and the food excellent. It was quite quiet on a Sunday evening but when walking past later in the week it ws obviously very busy

1  Thank davidwpercival
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Superb hospitality, superb food & beverages and a great location. Thanks for going the extra mile to make our event memorable. We will be visiting again soon. Thanks, from all the CRM Team at Express Vending.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited here for the first time. Found it attractive and clean. Ideal place for a few drinks by the station, or to move on along the high street. Would return and recommend.

Thank Cathinski
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Popped in for an early dinner with my family and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Food was excellent and a special mention to Gareth who went the extra mile

Thank Richard B
Reviewed July 27, 2018

I visited this pub for a meal with my husband recently. It's a lovely light and airy venue, as well as being really clean and tidy. The staff were very friendly and attentive and we had a lovely meal. The prices were standard for Harpenden...More

Thank GeraldineS284
Reviewed July 4, 2018

We had a family gathering on Saturday 12th of May in the lovely organgery room. Rob and his team were very attentive to our needs, providing a great service and the food was fantastic. Great flexibility for room layout, food for the children etc... We...More

Thank Véronique P
Rob C, General Manager at The Harpenden Arms, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

Hi Veronique, It was a pleasure having you and your family here,, I am so glad you enjoyed our Orangery. Its such a special room to hold an event. Let us know when you want to come back as it would great to host your...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

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.More

Thank Craig T
Rob C, General Manager at The Harpenden Arms, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

HI Craig, Thank you for your review, we always take pride in our food, as its freshly cooked to order and using only the best of Fullers suppliers. We are about to launch our Christmas offer and will make a note of the Turkey and...More

Reviewed June 7, 2018 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.More

Thank Eanna57
Rob C, General Manager at The Harpenden Arms, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

HI, Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed your visit and our pub was clean and tidy, I think a tidy pub always means a happy pub. We are aware that are prices are a little high and have passed this on...More

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Questions & Answers
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, Private Dining, 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
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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
  • E-mail
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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