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The Alford Arms

Certificate of Excellence
British, Gastropub
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Frithsden, Berkhamsted HP1 3DD, England
+44 1442 864480
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a really lovely evening. The food was excellent. The staff are really friendly and attentive. Although it has been completely refurbished it felt really similar and welcoming as before the fire. Thank you

Thank Wilstone
Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located out in the sticks this has to be one of the finest food venues around the area. Portion sizes are large for starters so beware if you want to have a dessert after mains!! Would imagine the gardens are a beautiful place to sit in the Summer and eat n' drink. Shame we only found this late in our... More 

Thank robbyroo
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just happened to by out walking the dog and passed the Alford Arms which looked really busy but it was a Sunday afternoon. As a table was free outside we chose to have a pint but this led to reading the extensive menu. We took a risk ( as it was looking very busy) and ordered and was pleasantly... More 

Thank Phozbot
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal with friends this weekend at this recently reopened GastroPub. Good to see this Stalwart back up and running, and as busy as it ever was - although that can be a bit of a pain too (parking / negotiating your way to the table etc). My pigeon was lovely, but my rabbit was wonderful - I'm not allowed... More 

Thank GandCtripper
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat outside for a midweek lunch with the family in glorious sunshine. Just like old times, the formula is great, the food flavoursome, the staff friendly. A treat not to be rushed and it wasn't. Great to have you back and with on-line booking, Bliss..........

Thank Robert75869
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are old hands at the Alford but were a bit disappointed with our lunch today. Although the restaurant was not full the wait time for food was excessive and portions smaller than we remembered. The pressure was obviously on the kitchen as my wife's starter arrived with a key missing. This was sorted immediately and profuse apologies given. Food... More 

Thank R3425KODavid
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit following the fire. It is as if nothing has changed. Wonderful careful refurbishment/restoration. Food Excellent. Service excellent. Rating excellent...nothing less.

Thank JEM5001
Linslade, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect Saturday night, Beautiful food, Bubble and Squeak is a must! Wife said the Rabbit was the best main course she's ever had, can't wait to come back, service was spot on, lovely waitresses, booking is essential as it gets booked up very quickly, would love to know where they get their bacon from.

Thank scottyj10
Mentmore, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked here from Berkhamsted station through the golf club. We arrived at 1.15 asking if there would be a table available for 2.15 as we wanted to pop round the corner first and have some wine at Frithsden Vineyard. Friendly staff told us that the restaurant was fully booked inside - indeed it was heaving - but they would... More 

Thank Amanda L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a 90 minute walk with four dogs to the pub arriving at 1.15 pm we found a table outside for lunch with plenty of room for the dogs to settle .We all decided to have starters and main courses sadly the squid starter of the day had sold out . We opted for the pig cheeks , pigeon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Gastropub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
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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