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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, 17 February 2019

I don’t want to recommend it to too many people, it just means it’ll be harder to get a reservation !

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

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

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

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!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

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

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

One of our long term favourite places, thank goodness you are ‘round the corner!

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

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.

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Visited On Monday, 11 February 2019

Fantastic food. Staff were friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

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.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Lovely evening, good drink, excellent food, hot log fire, fine service - could want for no more!

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Always nice to return to The Alford Arms reliably consistent with food quality & service

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

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.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

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!

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Excellent lunch. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Bit pricey for what it was plus some items unavailable

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Visited On Monday, 04 February 2019

Lovely food and service as always!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

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..

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Visited On Monday, 04 February 2019

Food as always great . Service a little slow but good overall experience again !! Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Fantastic food, atmosphere and staff - as always. Thank you for a lovely meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Lovely waitress. Restaurant very accommodating re: food intolerances which we really appreciated.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

This pub is such a gem! Amazing food, relaxed atmosphere, we love it!

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

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.

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Visited On Monday, 28 January 2019

Been visiting you all for years. Love your seasonal menu. Food always consistently good.

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Visited On Monday, 28 January 2019

Never disappointed at The Alford Arms. Such quality food at reasonable prices with great staff. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Positive experience, although no-one noticed it was my birthday....would have been a nice touch.

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