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Martins Pond

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
+44 1442 864318
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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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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Thank Vancar165
Dorset
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156 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank poolehornet
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took 2 members of family for a festive meal at Martin's Pond. Very good evening; good food & service & nicely presented. Reasonable price for what we had! R M R

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Thank Ridoutrm
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in the same village and Martins Pond has been our "go to" restaurant for some years now. Whether for a slap-up lunch, for an evening away from the kitchen, or for a special Christmas Day, it has never let us down yet. All this, and the staff are always cheerful and welcoming. And a special word of praise... More 

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Thank mjc773
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Melanie, thank you to you and the team for an amazing meal on Christmas Day. We had a 16 people in total and we are a picky bunch! One Gluten Free and One vegetarian to boot! The food, service and hospitality were all fantastic. We will be sure to visit again and thank you for making this special day a... More 

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Thank Matthew P
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying I really love Christmas Day. Everything about it is wonderful... the presents... the drink... the food... in fact, probably the worst thing about it is the washing up. Oh, and the fact that it's also my wife's birthday - which makes her feel like every year she has missed out on a special birthday experience.... More 

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1 Thank Dave W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch at Martins Pond and we would thoroughly recommend the pub. We went for a walk at the Ashridge Estate and the pub was a short distance away. The staff were very welcoming to us and our dog Coco! We sat by a roaring fire and the food was fantastic. I mentioned that it was my... More 

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1 Thank Alison O
Rickmansworth
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I together with my son, daughter in law and 2 grandchildren had the most fabulous lunch this Christmas day. Nothing was too much trouble for them as my wife is vegetarian and my grandson has a life threatening allergy to wheat. They cam up trumps in all departments and I cannot recommend it too highly. We all... More 

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1 Thank Z4969XAmichaelw
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 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 

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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 November 16, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $65
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?