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The Alford Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Frithsden, Berkhamsted HP1 3DD, England
+44 1442 864480
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Frithsden, Berkhamsted HP1 3DD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What could be nicer on these hot summer days than sitting on the front terrace, in sunshine or shade,enjoying a cool glass of white or a refreshing glass of red wine, in anticipation of some delicious food? I did and I really enjoyed the atmosphere,...More

Thank Richard595
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch with a business associate and the food was very good , the settings were fantastic since we were able to sit outside thanks to the great weather we had in England.

Thank zabala2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff very friendly and the food was of a good standard. Have not been here since it reopened but will most definitely return.

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday lunchtime. It was very crowded outside but we had booked so no problem with a spacious table in the restaurant area. More difficult is the parking, the car park is small and we, along with many others, were squashed at the...More

Thank PLowndes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have wanted to go to the Alford Arms for ages but it was always so busy we could never get in. Finally made it... will never go back. It was a hot Friday night, it was busy. There was only one waiter serving in...More

Thank mjk_foody
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Alford Arms is the perfect country pub. Always nice and clean. Great, friendly staff. Drinks always served well. Coffee very good. (You get little shot glass of chocs) Food very good. Sometimes on Saturday evening can be tricky to get seat in bar, as...More

Thank beachcomber542018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Alford Arms is a wonderful place to come to. Dogs are welcome in the front bar and outside too. There is ample seating outside and with parasols. Parking is very limited, should you want to eat inside I suggest you book in advance to...More

Thank Grimsby247
Reviewed June 13, 2018

I would like to thank David and his staff for a fantastic afternoon, the food was outstanding, the service exceptional. Thanks again, we will return

Thank William D
Reviewed June 11, 2018

The pub is set in the heart of Frithsden and very pretty to look at. It is a popular pub with a packed out car park and local country roads adjacent to it...this drew us in to see what all the fuss was about!! We...More

Thank Barry F
Reviewed June 11, 2018

4 of us went for a late sunday (2pm) lunch and arrived early. Had drinks at the bar, table ready 15 mins early all fine. Drinks served on time, try the house white very crisp and nice! Then it all went wrong! Starters 45mins after...More

Thank Ilconto
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Questions & Answers
Baz B
April 26, 2016|
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Response from JW1000M | Property representative |
Hi, the fire was very serious and the current estimate is that the Alford Arms will re-open at the end of August 2016 after a complete refurbishment of the trading floor and rebuild of the living accommodation - which is... More
October 9, 2015|
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Response from Cheryl G | Reviewed this property |
The Alford Arms is one of the most popular Sunday Lunch destinations and booking is essential. The dining room is appropriately sized to ensure customers who have made reservations are properly attended to. And they are... More
Alison W
February 4, 2015|
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Response from Cliff T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I do believe they do a vegetarian option on Sundays. There would be something on the menu for you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frithsden, Berkhamsted HP1 3DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Berkhamsted
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 864480
  • E-mail
A warm and welcoming country dining pub with open fire and muddy boots and dog friendly. People often describe the Alford as a gastro-pub, but we're not really comfortable with that tag. The term sounds too restauranty and cheffy. We've always wanted the Alford to be a great pub, where you just happen to be able to get great food. So tables in the dining room are available to book, but there's also the bar for drinkers with tables available on a first come, first served basis. The seasonal menu and daily specials balance originality with more traditional fare and we are firm believers in using local produce wherever possible. Hanging baskets and window boxes adorn the terrace and provide an alfresco dining area. Alongside is the village green and historic Ashridge Estate is right on our doorstep. Ramblers, dog walkers, bluebell admirers, mushroom foragers and cyclists regularly emerge from the surrounding countryside ready to combine their activity with a refreshing stop at the Alford Arms.
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