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, 10 November 2019

Food good but not "amazing", it needs to be slightly better for price or drop price 10%. Staff and service great. Love the location though parking is hit or miss at this busy pub. Had my birthday celebration there but no acknowledgement of this by staff , could have done a candle on dessert or free drink ...etc just constructive critique to make a memorable evening for others.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Completely brilliant and created a special menu to cater for food allergies - couldn’t ask for more.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Another excellent meal at the Alford Arms! Staff are wonderful and the quality of cooking is unrivalled in the area

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Overall --- excellent . On our last two visits our guests were very impressed .

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

A lovely pub with good atmosphere and very good waiting staff with lovely personality and very sociable Definitely a regular pub to go to

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Generally a place for Bon Vivant!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Great service. Lovely food

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

A real treat to be back in the area and to visit our favourite pub. We moved to Wiltshire 2 years ago and love to visit The Alford Arms with old friends when in the area. We haven't found your equal in Wiltshire yet! Keep going. Service was 1st Class.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Lovely place

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Fab meal as always ....very loud group sitting close by !

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

Brilliant as ever I had a brilliant birthday lunch Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

AA continues to be venue of choice for a friendly business lunch or a meeting of friends at lunch or dinner time.Service is very good, present but not in your face or disruptive as it sometimes can be when you're in the midst of a conversation. Menu always has something you fancy, is not pretentious and fit for purpose. Overall, well done.

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

We had to return a vegetable dish to the kitchen as it looked tired and unappetising. Although this was replaced with apologies, it really shouldn’t have come to the table. The food was ok but not as special as it used to be. A pleasant ambiance and helpful staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Delicious Sunday lunch in cosy, traditional English pub. Polite and efficient service. A firm family favourite.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Lovely food and good service .

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Beautiful traditional setting, great service, and amazing food.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Food fabulous as always. Only two criticisms are that drinks can be a bit pricy and the dining area can get noisy when seated next to a large group. Yesterday we were on a table near a group of 6 and at times it was hard to hear my friend talking!

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Oh my goodness the food was just delicious and possibly the best crime brûlée I have ever eaten. The Alford Arms is a complete gem. Thank you x

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Delicious food and great service

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Great food and excellent service

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Visited On Monday, 21 October 2019

One of the best meals I have had. Being a Monday night not too busy and service timely.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Lovely atmosphere, staff helpful as always and food really lovely. Always a pleasure Alford Arms! Was for a 90th birthday and you were very helpful with cake and giving us candles.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Exceptional service and food. Bit noisy due to several larger groups. Got very stuffy but when mentioned staff were quick to open window.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Amazing extra dairy free menu. Lovely setting.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 October 2019

As always we had a delicious lunch served by friendly and attentive staff. The food here is just wonderful, the new menu had just been launched so we got to try out some new tastes, everyone’s plate was clean when we’d finished. The portions are generous, I can never manage more than 2 courses but always hanker after 3 x 10/10

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