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The Alford Arms

) #6 of 56 Restaurants in Berkhamsted ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
Frithsden, Berkhamsted HP1 3DD, England
+44 1442 864480
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Frithsden, Berkhamsted HP1 3DD, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a gastropub with lovely food. Eating outside on a lovely sunny day was delightful. The dining room inside for less sunny days was very cosy. The food and service were great and we had a great meal there. Worth a visit if you...More

Thank Joan S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our table was booked for 1pm and we were acknowledged the minute we walked into the restaurant. We were asked if we wanted a drink at the bar first but we opted to sit down straight away. The service continued to be first rate. Attentive...More

Thank Noushy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon entering, a friendly atmosphere was evident. Throughout the evening all staff were similarly friendly and helpful. Service was perfect, not too slow and not too fast. Good menu choices and the food was excellent, tasty and hot. Although a Wednesday evening, the restaurant was...More

1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a fablouse English pub in the country near a wine farm . I am new in the UK just settled in Berkhamsted and love waking from Berkhamsted through the farm land through the forest to this lovely pub .. Staff all British and local...More

Thank 404Charmain
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat outside for relaxed feel or book a table in dining room for more formal occasion. Good food and NOT the usual pub nosh at all! Walk the over indulgence off afterwards in beautiful countryside.

1  Thank chrisecart
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at the Alford Arms several times over recent years and the food has always been very good. Yesterday was no exception, but there were too many flies buzzing around to be able to fully enjoy it. The weather was hot so windows...More

2  Thank jennywiles58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Alford Arms today with my family, we were so looking forward to going as it was a special occasion to celebrate my daughters birthday. my husband and I used to go many years ago and loved it, and have been meaning to return...More

1  Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having decided with the hubby that we should take up walking, I had a look online and found this pub was 50 mins walk from Ashridge. On approaching the pub, it looked quaint and pretty with a lovely outdoor garden area. The inside was warm...More

2  Thank Louise C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For various reasons we have not been back since the fire & certainly will not leave it so long in the future. Being a very pleasant Saturday evening the restaurant was packed both inside & out but we preferred to sit inside. Our waitress was...More

1  Thank evieroselily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is tucked away in the middle of nowhere, so you have to know where you're going. It's a micrombrewery so need to try their own! Food excellent, although a bit "fussy", staff friendly and efficient, go often here often!

1  Thank kimatkn
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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
Brunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frithsden, Berkhamsted HP1 3DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Berkhamsted
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 864480
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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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