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The Akeman

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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9 Akeman Street, Tring, England
+44 1442 826027
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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St Albans
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having decided to do my annual visit to the Museum of Natural History's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition before it ends in a fortnight, I took the opportunity of making a reservation for Sunday Lunch. I booked a table for 12:30( a two hour slot). The process of booking online was extremely simple and completed in minutes, confirmation being... More 

1 Thank Snorbenite
Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When this restaurant opened several years ago under the management of Rafael it was far and away the best restaurant in Tring, but for the past few years it has gone from good to mediocre to bad and back to mediocre but never quite back to good. Either the food is OK but the service is awful, or the service... More 

Thank Alves99
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went first time was great second time day after New Year's Eve - wasn't as good as before Felt a bit left over with what was served, the quality didn't seem to be there or the presentation Will probably return as it's close to home, however disappointed standards had slipped between the 2 visits

Thank Bottomle
Tring, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the feel of this place, and I have reviewed it positively before, but my last visit has prompted another review - this time less positive. Ambience is lovely, service is also good - but the food is not good enough. One of our starters was £14 - for something that was very disappointing, that I honestly could have done... More 

Thank Roger M
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to start the New Year and joint Birthday celebrations 🎉 We were in a party of 22. We pre ordered our food some time before Christmas 🎄 as it's still a very busy time of the year. The starters were fabulous, from bread with oil and balsamic vinegar to the salami, Parma ham, roasted vegetables and... More 

1 Thank Grimsby247
Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on NYE (lunchtime). We were sat next to a party of 10 so I asked if we could be sat elsewhere (there was only two of us and fancied something quiet); staff obliged and found us a table elsewhere. We ordered two starters: Scotch Egg and Calamari. Unfortunately both were pretty dire for the money paid (£7 each).... More 

Thank MosslaneGavin
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked here for a meal as we had heard good reviews. We was seated at our table and given menus which we looked at ready to ordered only then told there was a few things off the menu. Not enough staff on Then my husband had to sent his starter back as it had sat on the side for about... More 

Thank sylviawalker2016
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub/ restaurant with my fiancée. We walked to the restaurant area and were then told to get a drink from the bar and return in 10 minutes by a member of staff. We happily obliged. Upon my return to the restaurant I was the greeted rudely and therefore decided to sit in the pub area- we were never... More 

Thank Charlie G
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delighted with the food and the service. Lots of places where you are able to sit and have a work-based chat. Seems to be well used by a lot of members of the community. Nice to see some older folks treated really well; not in any patronizing manner at all just helped out as they had zimmer frames so could... More 

1 Thank Quakervalues
Saint Mawgan, Cornwall, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in today (New Years eve) with a friend en route to the brilliant museum up the road. Food arrived quickly, friendly service and great presentation as shown in the photos. Sadly the latte and the fudge cake were flavourless and very overpriced. We stayed another 20 minutes to finish our pints (which were good) and nobody came to take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Akeman Street, Tring, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Tring
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 826027

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?