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Martins Pond

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
+44 1442 864318
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is a favourite, because my husband loves the beer choices and the food is great. However, we don't eat meat or shellfish (we do eat other fish). The menu has not changed in at least a year, if not more. I adore the food, but won't go again until they change the menu for fish and veggies. The... More 

Thank violinistgal
MartinsPond, Owner at Martins Pond, responded to this review

Hi Violinistgirl, Firstly thank you for your lovely review and we're thank you for recommending us to your friends. To be fair the menu has changed several times this year but the Sea Bass dish as you have pointed out has stayed because it has been that popular and is pretty much our signature dish. That said we did change... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can honestly say I have never tasted chips like it - Triple cooked Scallops were a sensation and fish cakes to die for Never disappoints but this time surpassed itself Fantastic staff XX

Thank zillah p
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked online the week before this was very easy. We arrived in good time for our lunch Time booking. The table was set with balloons and birthday confetti. The staff were exceptional and we along to take our order. My daughter and I had steak and my husband and friend had the haddock and chips. They tasted fantastic nothing... More 

Thank Jane T
Chipperfield, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first visit to this country pub and we enjoyed a traditional Sunday roast dinner. I had pork and my husband had lamb and both dinners were well cooked, with large (but crispy) roast potatoes and dishes of veg on the side. We shared a delicious starter of black pudding Scotch egg and enjoyed a dessert of pear... More 

Thank Ann2shoes1
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Great Sunday roast - I had the lamb which was lovely and my friend had beef which she thought was cooked beautifully and very tasty. Very popular, so book in advance. Serves Red Squirrell craft beer.

Thank Mike S
Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Very nice pub in a peaceful location. Well maintained with excellent service. Looks like it was redone inside so modern but still holds the traditional pub feel.

Thank ga22johnston
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We went here for Sunday lunch to celebrate our son's 3rd birthday. We had heard good things about the place so this helped us to decide to go there. Prices seemed a little expensive when looking at the menu but the food certainly did not disappoint. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and it was well worth paying the little... More 

1 Thank Smellie_7
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

This repeat visit to Martins Pond was, for me, the best yet. The range and quality of the starters and main course was exceptional. The quality of service matches the food. If I lived closer I would be there much more.

2 Thank MT1239
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

I had my 70th birthday celebration lunch at Martins Pond on Thursday 15th September and couldn't rate it highly enough. The food and service were exceptionally good and the prices were very reasonable. We had the exclusive use of the Garden Room for 27 of us. Fortunately the weather was also very good which meant that we could use the... More 

4 Thank David F
Watford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

I love this restaurant. Staff. Service fab. Food to die for. My sea bass meal was sublime and I always keep my fingers crossed that this dish will not be remonved from the menu on a whim ! I've had it 4 times now and have NEVER been disappointed. No wonder this pub won their award. Well done you !

2 Thank Jo B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $65
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Berkhamsted
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 864318
Melanie, Neil, Daniel and the team warmly welcome you to Martins Pond. As valued guests to our home we aim to exceed your expectations in the delivery of everything from the food to the ale, the wine to the service all within a relaxed & informal atmosphere.Being passionate about our business we endeavour to provide the best quality produce and have selected local suppliers to ensure outstanding results.Following the reviews on this website we have also extensively refurbished the bar area as we honestly value our customers experience and listen to constructive criticism

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