The Alford Arms

Frithsden, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, HP1 3DD
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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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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 Thursday, 10 December 2020

Absolutely LOVED visiting you for my first time this year. I booked an outside space for 6 people, and we all loved being there. Food was great quality and the service was fantastic. The twinkly lights, lanterns, snuggly sheepskin mats and the heaters all made it feel like we were in a Scandi Winter Wonderland, which was magical - I hope that you continue to do this through winter! We drank lots too. Thank you - I hope to be back visiting you again soon, once we're able to :-)

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Absolutely fabulous as always, the food is fantastic and the service is excellent. The staff are very attentive and not too intrusive, and the timings between courses is perfect. I would suggest reducing portion sizes slightly, as after a starter and main we were completely stuffed! Would definitely recommend and once this COVID nonsense is over, will be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Wonderful food and excellent service.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Lovely, as always. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

F***ing brilliant!!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

continues to be our favourite destination. thank you

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

We had a fabulous night on Friday at the Alford Arms! Sitting outside in December was great with the umbrellas and heaters! Food was amazing as always and we will be be back as soon as you re-open!

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

All round excellent as always

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Great food and lovely service.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Friendly staff...great service

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Brilliant response to the COVID-19 problems

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

You made a fantastic outdoor setting and even when it rained, quite heavily, we stayed dry and cosy with sheepskins, shawls and a heater!

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Second night in a row would have been the third tomorrow. We will miss you! Utterly brilliant in every single way!

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

In view of the current restrictions, we had a delightful evening, delicious food and felt safe. Social distancing was in place and we did not feel compromised. Many thanks for all of your efforts into making our evening feel special. Looking forward to returning as soon as we can.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Loved it, great atmosphere, food and service. Thank you for making a very rare opportunity to eat out so amazing.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

even sitting outside for dinner in mid December we were comfortable and the service every bit as good as inside

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Just lovely, welcome, ambiance, food, Covid safe - go there !

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Best steak I've eaten in ages and a brilliantly friendly, open atmosphere. We have found our new, favourite place to eat. Save our pubs!

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Such a lovely place with a fabulous festive outdoor dinging experience which enabled us to have a much appreciated meet up with friends. The menu is great and the apple pie was divine. Reluctant to find any fault at all but the sausage cassoulet was a teeny bit bland but otherwise the entire meal was fabulous and the staff are A1. Tiny bit pricey but on balance well worth it. Thank you!

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Lovely food and great service!

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

You’re outside area is very well set up. Lovely. The small things make such a difference - lighting and fence for example.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Excellent as usual. The only problem was that I wanted almost everything on the menu.

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2020

Ate in the garden under canvas as COVID restrictions apply. Benches made soft and warm but I needed my scarf and coat! Food as always was fabulous. Usually eat here several times a year but due to restrictions, first time we were able to get together, so a special treat! well done for keeping going. We will be back soon.

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2020

We could have done with a more normal selection of main courses but otherwise everything was great. Thank you.

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2020

Great service and atmosphere. I'm going through the menu to find my favourite!

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