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 Friday, 20 March 2020

Perfect

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

I'm not sure where / when I heard about you, but was certainly not disappointed after a superb Sunday lunch. It was all excellent - no complaints! Can't wait to re-visit, perhaps to celebrate after this terrible health scare. Great time, thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

rib main coure not very nice, left most of it. As usual didn't complain didn't want to spoil other two diner's meal as they liked the pollock.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Excellent service, wonderful food and wine.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Haven't been for a while and was pleased to see that the menu had new dishes on that were much more appealing, than before. The food was very good. My coq au vin was a little salty but not enough to ruin the meal! Great service as ever. Will be coming more often.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Excellent as always!😊 Thank you to all of you who make the excellence happen from kitchen to table, time and time again. 👏

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Absolutely excellent food, especially for a pub. Great staff also make the experience excellent.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 March 2020

Lovely meal in a lovely relaxed atmosphere

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Visited On Monday, 02 March 2020

Waitress was very helpful but also pleasingly discreet. Excellent food and service. Good atmosphere and although fairly full, the restaurant was not too noisy which meant we could enjoy conversation. Great evening out.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

It was quite busy when we arrived and it took a long time to work out who to speak to, to find our table. But the food was amazing as always and such good value.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

We love this pub. The food and service are tremendous. But after many many weeks of arriving for Sunday dinner this week we were kept waiting for quite some time on a reservation when bikers were occupying our table. Waiting around defeats the purpose of a reservation. Let’s hope it’s a one-off.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

We were very well looked after

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Disappointing food which seems to have gone 'down-hill' since we were last here. I had the 'Cornish pollock' with kale and potatoes. Both the fish and the potatoes were dry and overcooked. Other meals not brilliant either. As this was a meal to celebrate my Birthday I was disappointed. We did leave a tip of over 10% but no word of thanks from the waiting staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Awesome as always at the AA! Thanks

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 February 2020

It was lovely to be able o to have a relaxed lunch without the staff trying to jivvy us along because they wanted the table for the next diners. Food was excellent as usual. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Food complemented by great service and atmosphere and setting. We come regularly and are never disappointed.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

As good as ever.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

We had a lovely time.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

Great as always thankyou

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Could not get WiFi signal from the table otherwise excellent evening

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Really great experience!

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

Have been eating at Alford Arms for many years and it really is consistently good in quality of food and service. Never disappointed.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

A bit noisy. A large table in the middle of mothers and children were too loud an impinging on the atmosphere. Disruptive to quiet chat. Disappointing. Please ask noisy groups to respect the peace others have come to expect at Alford Arms.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

The food and service was generally very good but for two things: 1) I booked the table a month ago for 1445 and arrived at around 1440. The table needed to be setup and we had to wait a few minutes at the bar when the pub did not seem particularly busy. This was disappointing. 2) One would have thought that in this day and age when specialised diets are so widely publicised that ingredients would be listed on the menu. I ordered the lamb suet pudding and my partner order the Chicken. On the menu, neither of these mentioned that they had bacon as one of their constituent ingredients which was not listed on the menu. This was very disappointing and inconvenient. This being said, the overall quality of food and experience was pretty good but the above issues certainly put a dampener on the experience.

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