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Martins Pond

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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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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Last month I wrote a scathing review of Martins Pond and my dissatisfaction with a meal for a large group of people I had booked late 2016. I phoned the proprietor (Mel) to inform her and she said it had been an oversight on her part and she had not transferred the booking into 2017 diary.... She offered my husband... More 

Thank Vancar165
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We haven't been to Martin's Pond for a while but once again we were extremely impressed with the food and service. All three courses were very well presented and the taste combinations were perfect. The main course steak was probably the best I have ever had, it tasted great and was so tender without being "bloody". Mel and team, thanks... More 

Thank Phil S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for an early evening drink on Christmas Eve. The atmosphere was very good and everybody is friendly. Nibbles are provided with some bowls of chips. The drinks are very expensive but that is comparing with the prices we would pay up north. A very enjoyable couple of hours for an early start to Christmas.

Thank Keith H
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My local village, food has been good in the last few years, but the owner is selling up, hope she selects someone good to keep their reputation the atmosphere was even good at my mothers wake, which my mum would have been pleased at, at a wake earlier in the year they were good as well, so good for private... More 

Thank nick b
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we were treated to a meal here by family on a recent visit and from start to finish the experience was excellent. very freindley customer service . had mushrooms to start and they were great. fish and chips excellent .. no dessert as full from the meal but I am sure they would have been excellent. If I lived locally... More 

Thank Susan S
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an exceptional meal here. This is the second time my partner and I have eaten at Martin's Pond and on both occasions the food has been delicious. The menu is limited but what is on offer is divine. It is a real shame that more people aren't aware of this place as the restaurant become very quiet post 9... More 

Thank Klo9
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Saturday night and had a table booked for 7.30. When we arrived the greeting was friendly and shown to a nice table. Martins Pond was nice and busy ( I never feel at ease in a restaurant/[pub that's empty or nearly empty) . We ordered two starters, My partner loved the goats cheese and I had chicken... More 

Thank Chris H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been reading alot of reviews about Roast Dinners in Berkhamsted and Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire. I decided judging on the reviews and pictures of Martins Pond to go there. I phoned Sunday morning to ask if I could book book a table for a roast dinner lunch at half past twelve, I believe I'd spoken to the owner who then told me... More 

1 Thank James K
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

I booked Martins Pond late last year for a 70th birthday. I had heard excellent reports to I thought it should be really good. The morning of the meal (19 people) I decided to phone just to make sure they were expecting us..... The man who answered the phone (pause) informed me we were 'not in his diary' , but... More 

3 Thank Vancar165
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164 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

This pub has changed over the years from being the local pub on the green to what it is now. Is it a Gourmet pub or a pub that serves good grub. I think the latter,it is not your average country pub but more of a kind of Gastro pub,I think it needs to define itself. Overall though good food... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
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?