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“Nice Location, Good Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Martins Pond

Martins Pond
Ranked #5 of 69 Restaurants in Berkhamsted
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $65
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice Location, Good Service”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

A pleasant pub, with excellent food and good service. We found it a little expensive, but they do have special offers, which softens the blow! Car park opposite next to the pond, overlooking the Potten End village green. Farm shop nearby and you can drive or walk through the woods.

Visited October 2012
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English first
London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Understated excellence”
Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere local for a meal for our wedding anniversary, trip advisor had scored this very highly and hasn't let me down so far so we booked!

The decor is modern and attractive, well lit and well arranged.

The menu is not extensive, which always reassures me that the chef actually knows what s/he is doing and the choices cover most tastes.

I had scallops followed by duck, both of which were perfectly cooked and seasoned and my husband had pâté and slow roast pork belly, again beautiful. I don't really enjoy pork, but I tried a piece and it was exceptional - taste, texture all working together as they should.

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Berkhamsted
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“80th Birthday party went with a swing”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

I arranged for the whole family to head to Martins Pond for my Mums birthday and from the moment we made the booking, there was nothing that was too much trouble for them. We had a party of 18, yet the food was served hot and quickly, which is an effort in itself. However, the three course meal we had was excellent quality, with everybody saying how impressed they were. (My Mum especially said that the Sea Bass was excellent).

My daughter is Gluton free, so they organised both a Guton free roll with the soup and Gluton free gravy with her roast.

The table was decorated superbly for my Mums birthday and all in all, it was an excellent event. Well done, Martins Pond.

  • Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Always Excellent Service and Food”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

I have been coming to Martins Pond for years now, and have always found the food and the staff of top calibre.

Great Sunday lunches, the roast beef is out of this world, food always being served fresh and hot. Staff are friendly making a great personal service the moment you walk through the door.

We booked Christmas lunch at Martins Pond about 4 years ago, having the table for over 5 hours, never feeling rushed to leave. Brilliant Management.

Happily keep coming back.

  • Visited October 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Another great lunch at MP. Have the roast beef on a Sunday as its served slightly pink and rare. Have some local beer from Potten End where the pub restaurant is in. Great staff.

  • Visited October 2012
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