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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 Sunday, 14 October 2018

Delicious treacle tart.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Ive been drinking the same wine (pecorino) here for years. Now its suddenly £26 a bottle ! Too expensive

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

We were a party of five and every one of us raved about the food, whether it was old favourites like Bubble & Squeak or new (for us anyway), like the Beetroot Capaccio. Seriously good. The atmosphere was lovely, convivial but not rowdy. We could still hear ourselves talk. Responsive friendly service.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Fantastic evening as always

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Very very expensive for small portions!

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Outstanding as usual from the AA team. Only bit of critique this time round was how cramped the tables were in the back part of the restaurant. Fine for us as we were first seated but other diners and wait stuff struggled to get in and out and deliver food. 5 stars across the board regardless. W

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Sunday lunch at the Alford Arms - first time and certainly will not be the last. Great food, good portions, great service and very friendly!

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

It’s been some years since we ate at the Alford Arms. My husband has just got a new car and wanted to give it a good run - we live in North London - so decided to dine there again. We had an absolutely delicious dinner. We’re sorry we haven’t been for such a long time but will visit again in the near future.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

We had very mixed feelings about the Alford Arms due to one simple fact: your portion sizes are way too small. We dine from time to time in Michelin starred restaurants in London such as Galvin La Chapelle and we never leave feeling hungry and can eat a 3 course fixed menu for £38 for one. Your cooking (of the venison in our case) was excellent and menu selection good but we just felt the vegetable accompaniments to our meals were almost non-existent, therefore, pushing the diner to order extra side dishes simply to have a reasonable amount to eat. This is a shame as you would not be 'eating' into your margins to add extra vegetables such as sweet potato puree or mash on the plate as this is not where the cost of the plate should be weighted. Your cooking is approaching excellent standards, your welcome and service is very good but your lack of generosity on food quantity lets you down and makes you look overpriced. We shall therefore, review you accordingly on our blog and hope that when we revisit you next year, our comments have been taken into account and our reflected in the food served.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

I booked via the website but upon arrival the restaurant had no booking for us. The website says dogs welcome but when I walked in with our dog I was immediately told that we had to remain in the bar.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

No beef or lamb for our Sunday roast. Service very slow and we had 5 different staff members at our table, which did not help. No drinks order taken until food orders were taken. Starter plates still in front of us when mains arrived. Very disappointing, especially as it was a celebration lunch for my wife's birthday..

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Lovely food, although a little pricey

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

I found it strange that having a table booked on a Sunday at 2.30 that you had run out of roast dinners! Very disappointing as that is what you want for Sunday lunch!

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Another exceptional Sunday lunch at the Alford Arms. Brilliant food and great staff. Thanks again. 👍

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Great food, extremely well presented. Pleasant and friendly staff. Good drinks menu!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Great food, great country pub

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Well fed, good choice, great relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. All made a perfect evening, well done to all the staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Welcoming and helpful on arrival. Good food served by an attentive team. Recommend The Alford Arms as pleasant relaxing place to meet friends

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Engaging and personable yet professional service from great staff. Keep doing what you do and the way you do it to All at the Alford Arms - from front of house to chef.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Come frequently and food and presentation of food always excellent

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

We enjoyed a great lunchtime thank you .

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Visited On Monday, 01 October 2018

Slowish service in that ordering dessert and then coffee meant me finding the server as opposed to then me. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our lunch and will return.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

First time visitors and am already looking forward to going back.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

We travel miles for Sunday lunch here. Great service and the food is superb and justifies the awards the pub has received

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