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 Sunday, 19 January 2020

Fabulous as always Sadly no rice pudding with salsa which is to die for !!!! Great and friendly staff , which DOES make the experience

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

As always excellent food and service, the Sunday roast was superb

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Fantastic food in a great setting. We’ll definitely return.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Good great, big portions and delicious. Glad we booked as busy as expected. Service great to start - helped us change tables as had dog with us. But could have been a little more organised and friendly throughout. Would suggest and come again.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

So glad you still have your famous bubble and squeak on the menu, it was delicious as always. Lovely food in a very comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, always a pleasurable experience to dine here!

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Visited On Monday, 13 January 2020

Still serving wonderful food.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Parking is always difficult. But great atmosphere and good food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

We had a wonderful evening on Christmas Eve. The food was up to the usual high standards. My duck was delicious & we all enjoyed our meals. It was lovely having the carol singers come in at 10 pm & everyone joined in. Great way to start the Christmas festivities. Thanks to everyone at Alford Arms for a memorable evening. We will be back soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

A lovely meal - the service is always professional. The only (minor) thing was that my starter -whilst lovely - was cold on arrival (the Sea Bass). I didn’t complain as I get embarrassed about doing it.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Very welcoming, held parking space for relative with disability. Food as always was lovely - thank you for a good 80th special birthday meal for our family.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

Gteat food, service, staff and knowledge of ingredients

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

As always, 100%

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Really nice meal with excellent service

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

A charming friendly country pub serving delicious food and a good choice of exceptional drinks. The chef and staff make every effort to offer exceptional quality and service.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

Great food as always. Very worth the price. Attentive staff and a nice atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

A really lovely evening. Great food. Lovely service. We will definitely come back. Thanks.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Our favourite pub ever

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Thank you we had a great time. Dinner was delicious as always and service was attentive and charming.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

The mushroom fricassé from the special menu was amazingly good--the simplicity of the cavolo nero was deceptive, as it was truly delicious, and the turnips were cooked to perfection--a dish I will try to imitate at home. My daughter's mac 'n' cheese was truly out of this world, probably the best I've ever tried. The sea bream was accompanied by a very satisfying leek cream. The sticky toffee pudding was utterly scrumptious. The only two slight complaints we had were the crème brûlée and the wine. The crème brûlée was not as creamy as it should have been, and the accompanying polenta shortbread was not as good as I had imagined. My choice of wine, a Greek one, was just not what I was looking for, but also seemed a bit overpriced for what it was. All in all, however, this was a very enjoyable dinner and we will be coming back to the Alford Arms.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Very good food, relaxed setting, very friendly staff, great service. We had a very leisurely lunch and enjoyed just being able to chat without feeling rushed, despite the restaurant being very busy. Wide choice on menu and several good specials. Duck confit was yummy! Will definitely come back.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

We had a brilliant Christmas meal with you and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There were 7 of us and we all had different meals and desserts. Thank you for an excellent night! We’ll book again next December!

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

We always have a great time when we visit the Alford Arms. Great food, great staff. Thank you.

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Excellent all round

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Yet another great meal from the menu. Nothing too much trouble to adapt dishes to liking. Keep up the good work and all the best for the new year. See you again soon.

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