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“Good value but intrusive music”
Review of Gardeners Arms - CLOSED

Gardeners Arms
Price range: $7 - $20
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are proud to be the first Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery in Hertfordshire!!! Serving freshly prepared Carvery roasts daily, along with Burgers, and fresh hand rolled Pizzas every day, we cannot wait for you to join us. In fact, we serve Breakfast from 8am daily, so why not set your day up with an unlimited Breakfast for £4.29?!!!
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is part of the Crown Carveries group. As others have said, the experience of the food depends largely on when you arrive and how long it has been lying under the heated lights. We were lucky as fresh turkey and roast potatoes arrived as we were being served. They were excellent. Conversely, the beef had been there a while and it wasn't all that good.

Subject to the above, value for money is excellent. This venue was reasonably clean too.

One problem we found was the muzak. For some reason this restaurant, in common with many others, wants to impose the sound on you whether you like it or not. Why don't they provide a quiet room for those of us who like to talk?

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Thank einfahrt
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Been here a few times. . My experience is as follows:. Carvery food ranges from average to good. Depending on what time you visit. And how long it has sat under the heat lamps.. Prices good. . Service and general customer care average to poor.. On last visit we sat in bar area on raised platform area. We were there for over an hour and 2 tables around us were not cleared of dishes, cups etc. . I also wanted two fundamental questions answered regarding food . I asked to speak to a manager. Was told wasnt avaliable. So asked bar staff. Although polite. . Had no answers to 2 very basic questions. Impressions of nobody with any knowledge in charge. That is poor management and not customer focused . So my overall view is decent priced food for food which may be decent or it may not. Pot luck.. Dont expect much regarding front of house management and knowledgable mature staff. There isnt any.

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Thank Rokitothemoon
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The Gardeners Arms is great value for money, you can enjoy a no hassle roast lunch. The food is hot (but depends on the time you visit) as it is served carvery style. There is a good choice of meats and sides, which you can help yourself to, this was very popular with my children. My son with aspergers enjoys eating here because there are quite places to sit, away from to much noise and activity. There will be no one fussing over you, but the staff are helpful when approached.

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Thank H M
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

I have been a couple of times on a Sunday for a quick and cheap roast dinner. Not the most amazing food you could eat but a fairly good roast for a cheap price.

Thank Charlotte M
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Visited at 7pm on a week night. The carvery was poor to say the least. Turkey was pretty much inedible, veg was poor and clearly not fresh. This was the second poor meal in as many weeks. You could argue for £4.69 you can't complain too much. Standard seems to have gone down of late and price gone up.

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1  Thank Mike D
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