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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 Friday, 25 May 2018

Always wonderful tasting food and very good service

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Visited On Thursday, 24 May 2018

Great food and wine served in a cosy pub environment, lacks the pretentious atmosphere of other high end pubs. This has to be the go to place for great pub food.

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Visited On Monday, 21 May 2018

Delightful place, delightful staff, delicious food. What's not to like!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

We loved the menu, local sourcing of food is important to us as a family. Great service was offered even though it was a hot, sunny, busy Sunday. Atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. We couldn’t find anyone to pay at the end of our meal. This was a bit disappointing as we wanted to say thanks and pass on our tip personally

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

Lovely food, great staff - appallingly slow! More than an hour to get our food and 20 mins to get 4 single scoops of ice cream for the kids! Appreciate it was a Sunday but this was not what we were expecting. Food tasty but not good enough to warrant such slow service, sorry!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

We came here on Sunday for my mother in laws birthday. When I made the booking I had requested space for a buggy but when we arrived we were told that because they had a large party next to our table we were now no longer able to fit this in. This was a bit disappointing as my son was a bit small for the high chair which is why we made a point of requesting space for a buggy. When I made the booking they had asked if we were celebrating anyone’s birthday so I was slightly surprised that this wasn’t even acknowledged. I thought the risotto that I had for the main course was slightly overpriced as it was fairly small and only came with a small lead salad. The puddings are also very small for the price. We’ve been to the Alford Arms before and loved it. This time I was left feeling disappointed with the food and service at the beginning. However I have to say the waitress that we had was superb.

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Saturday special of tempura prawns with a bottle of your Spanish rose was just superbe, as always excellent service!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

We've been visiting for a number of years and have never been let down - always a pleasure. Many thanks for a memorable meal and great service -

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Was lovely, service was brilliant. Just a shame they had run out of all their nice cognacs!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Always all round amazing!! My favourite place!

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Visited On Monday, 14 May 2018

Not as good as it used to be unfortunately. Food was okay, service was okay so no need to complain but it’s missing that wow factor it used to have. It used to be my favourite gastricpub. Atmosphere is lovely and relaxed though.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

An outstanding Sunday lunch as expected :) And a delicious pint to boot. Thank you for the warm welcome.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Delightful food and atmosphere. I certainly enjoyed my meal, although I do not think all of my colleagues were equally as satisfied.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

all very good, many thanks, staff/team very helpfull and friendly, will return and look forward to seeing you all again. cheers.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Amazing afternoon spent celebrating my husbands 50th. Thank you so much for making this such a memorable day.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

A waiter or waitress to come to the table to see if we needed anything or to check all was ok would have been nice. We ran out of drinks twice and could barely find a member of staff. However all in all a good experience.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Love the Alford Arms. Never had a bad meal or service. Had a lovely lunch on Friday with a couple of friends. We are able to walk from our house in 15 minutes across country which is definitely a bonus! Thank you :)

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Thanks for a great evening. It was our first visit and I'm sure not our last!

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Thank you for being so brilliant about food allergies!

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

really helpful staff. great venue. never lets me down when I bring guests.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Thank you so much for the fantastic service! It’s always a pleasure to dine at AA!

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

As always a v good meal in very pleasant surroundings.

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Visited On Monday, 07 May 2018

As usual, everything was perfect. Particularly lovely waitress. Only negative is we missed the bubble and squeak - we'd love to see it back on the menu!

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Visited On Monday, 07 May 2018

Will look forward to visiting again

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Very friendly and helpful staff.

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