We are open all day, every day from 11am to 11pm
12:00-2:30pm Monday to Thursday and 12:00-3:00pm Friday & Saturday
6:30-9:30pm Monday to Thursday and 6:00-10:00pm Friday & Saturday
12:00-9:00pm (All day)
- 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!
I don’t want to recommend it to too many people, it just means it’ll be harder to get a reservation !
We Love the Alford, The staff, under Darren's leadership are brilliant and the food from the Kitchen is Delicious.... If you haven't been -----Book and GO.... Cheers Matt
I was very pleased to return to the Alford Arms after many years and to find it was just as good as I remembered. I was also happy to find such good dog walking nearby - I will definitely be back soon!
A good menu with something for everyone. Expert cooking and well presented. The beer is good and wine is good yet affordable. Service is polite and attentive, but not intrusive. Well worth a visit
One of our long term favourite places, thank goodness you are ‘round the corner!
Draughty spit but heater provided when I complained. Asked to make another booking on another date while I was there and was initially asked to phone in to do so as it was busy! After stating that was unacceptable the manager took my booking.
Fantastic food. Staff were friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back!
Everything about the meal was perfect, except an over-cooked steak. Ordered medium-rare and came a tough as old boots. Unusual for a place with such a reputation. I would perhaps err on the french side of steak cooking to be safe.
Lovely evening, good drink, excellent food, hot log fire, fine service - could want for no more!
Always nice to return to The Alford Arms reliably consistent with food quality & service
Cauliflower cheese needed more cheese and bechamel/mornay sauce. Even a dollop of English mustard in the sauce, an allergen I know but gives it a lift. Everything else was great. Malbec wine was great to ! Both of us enjoyed are evening.
First time all four of us had eaten there and it was a very enjoyable evening. All the staff were friendly. courteous and efficient. The menu provided plenty of choice and the food was well presented. We will certainly be coming back!
Excellent lunch. Thank you
Bit pricey for what it was plus some items unavailable
Lovely food and service as always!
The menu is really quite refreshing: seasonal, no chilli in every dish, and extremely well cooked for all four of us!! Highly recommend it!. We are 40 minutes away, but will definitely be going back..
Food as always great . Service a little slow but good overall experience again !! Thank you
Fantastic food, atmosphere and staff - as always. Thank you for a lovely meal.
Lovely waitress. Restaurant very accommodating re: food intolerances which we really appreciated.
This pub is such a gem! Amazing food, relaxed atmosphere, we love it!
Sadly we found the food overwhelming and expensive. The pork cheeks very dry, although the cheese crisps and dressing was lovely. My duck was dry and my mums fish overcooked. Such a shame as we came from quite a way away especially as heard good things. The service was good and bar lady delightful.
Been visiting you all for years. Love your seasonal menu. Food always consistently good.
Never disappointed at The Alford Arms. Such quality food at reasonable prices with great staff. Looking forward to our next visit.
I love this place and have been here multiple time but twice with family. Sunday was for my fathers 70th birthday who is in a wheelchair. I did make it known at booking that we need easy access which was accommodated at the table. What I did not expect was for there to be no disabled toilets. Initially my dad was told to use the gents, but after asking people to move his wheelchair wouldn’t fit. Unfortunately this was the start of the meal... and put a dampener on the event. You should notify people if they refer to a disabled booking that you are not set up for disabled facilities. Unfortunately as a family we cannot return.
Positive experience, although no-one noticed it was my birthday....would have been a nice touch.