The Alford Arms

Frithsden, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, HP1 3DD
Restaurant info
Opening Information

BAR:
We are open all day, every day from 11am to 11pm
KITCHEN:
Lunch:
12:00-2:30pm Monday to Thursday and 12:00-3:00pm Friday & Saturday
Dinner
6:30-9:30pm Monday to Thursday and 6:00-10:00pm Friday & Saturday
Sunday
12:00-9:00pm (All day)

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Business Lunch

About The Alford Arms

True to the traditions of a great British Pub, the Alford is a real hidden gem that has become a local institution over the last 17 years.

Whilst often described as a gastro-pub, it sits more comfortably in the classic pub mould, that just happens to do 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 and foraged produce wherever possible. Happy to cater for any requirements we are past winners of the national ‘FreeFrom Food’ Eating Out award.
There’s a fab terrace for sunny days and historic Ashridge Forest is right on our doorstep. Ramblers, dog walkers, bluebell admirers, mushroom foragers and cyclists regularly emerge from the surrounding countryside ready to combine their activities with a refreshing stop at the Alford Arms.

Dogs, children and muddy boots welcome!

Cuisine: Gastro Pub
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 25 June 2019

First class! I was really impressed by the service - helpful, knowledgeable and easy to catch but without being intrusive - outstanding. The food was really good. One thing that would have made the experience even better for the four of us would have been a round table (but I recognise that might be space-inefficient).

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

Good food, good service and good value for money

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

We had roast dinner. Most had the sirloin beef with a few having the pork. Beef was cooked nicely with a little pink. Red cabbage in red wine was the best I've ever had. Roast potatoes were tasty. Yorkshire's were crispy and could be cut easily with a butter knife. All around nice meal and good value for around £16.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 June 2019

We had a fantastic experience at the Alford Arms! The service was impeccable and the food delicious. Thank you for looking after our group, including a colleague with severe allergies (nut, egg, shellfish), so well!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Great meal as always, service was good, efficient and friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

We had a wonderful family Sunday lunch. Huge portions for kids which was excellent value for money. Found the adult mains a little expensive although delicious. Service was excellent. Overall very happy and will definitely return!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Excellent service food atmosphere pub, we loved it thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Wonderful food and pub. First time we've visited since the fire - even better than before :)

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Always have an amazing meal at the Alford, guaranteed 10 out of 10 every time 👍

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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

My guests and I are never disappointed when we visit The Alford Arms. Lovely fresh, local produce which is prepared beatuifully.

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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

The food was lovely but we thought the portion sizes of the main meals were a little small for the prices charged.

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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

Lovely meal and friendly service

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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

Waited over 1 hr before anyone acknowledged us for drink or food. Had to ask someone to take finished starter plates away. Did not have any aperol, any pump working for lemonade/coke and no rose blush. Took off 3 coffees as goodwill. Disappointed as it was booked for my son and daughters birthdays. Looked like not a bough staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Fantastic Fathers’ Day dinner, we were very well looked after by the waiting staff and the food, as usual, was exceptional.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Great service, super helpful to my mum who has a number of allergies.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Noisy, expensive, struggled to find something on menu we liked.

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Visited On Monday, 17 June 2019

Great pub!

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Visited On Monday, 17 June 2019

The staff were delightful and easily accommodated our wish to move tables. The food was delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Always delicious food and a warm, friendly genuine service

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

We love the food! every time we’ve been it has been fantastic and the value it’s very good for the great food you get. The atmosphere is so chilled and welcoming also the staff has always been friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Another very fine meal. Never tire of this place.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Had a lovely lunch with family Great service, great food, great wine Very much appreciated Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Really nice place. Good food, Excellent friendly staff.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

A friendly welcoming pub in a lovely setting. The food, though not exceptional, is reliably good. We’ve been many times before and will definitely return many times more.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Terrific as it always is

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