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The Alford Arms

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Frithsden, Berkhamsted HP1 3DD, England
+44 1442 864480
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“bubble squeak” (13 reviews)
“pudding” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Frithsden, Berkhamsted HP1 3DD, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Twelve of us visited for Sunday Lunch to celebrate our Sons 50th Birthday. No starters were had and the majority of us had the roast beef dinner. The meal was excellent with all plates being cleared which is always a good sign. Only three of...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After a great walk took family to Alford Arms. The good local ale on tap before getting stuck into the food. Children's menu was excellent whilst the gluten free menu was as good as the normal menu. Beef croquettes starter was very tasty all the...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We come here a lot. You know you will always get good fresh home prepared food. My husband says they do the best steaks around. It’s a country pub, so there’s no need to dress up. The only down side is that they allow dogs...More

Thank CH0pps
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch yesterday. Lovely pub with good atmosphere. Service friendly. However food expensive and waited nearly an hour for our main course.

Thank P P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have enjoyed a number of meals here in the past and am encouraged to keep coming back. I took my daughter for a birthday lunch and enjoyed a delicious meal. All of the seating in the restaurant is comfortable and spacious - a welcome...More

Thank Barrie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here many times, simply because the food is excellent. I usually go for the garlic and rusted breads for starters (bit of a garlic fiend), my OH loves the bubble and squeak. The range of mains is always impressive, I have eaten...More

Thank charlovely123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, daughter and I visited the Alford Arms on Saturday evening. The food has always been good here but many years ago we stopped coming on a regular basis because the service was painfully slow. The last few visits have proved to us that...More

Thank Jacquiberg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful evening. Great food, friendly staff and good atmosphere. Starter, mains and desserts all good. Will be back soon.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for Saturday lunch. The whole place was deservedly very busy. The menu is perhaps a bit on the long side but all our food was of excellent quality and well presented. We particularly liked a duck egg starter, and plaice in mussel chowder and...More

Thank albar67
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We hadn't eaten here for more than a couple of years. Imbetween we have tried a number of roast lunches in a variety of other pubs/restaurants. Going back made us realise it's not easy to find a better Sunday lunch anywhere. The dining room is...More

Thank dexterBucks
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Questions & Answers
Baz B
27 April 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
9 October 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
5 February 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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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