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 Saturday, 15 May 2021

Fantastic food & service - great to be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Great allergen menu! Lovely venue

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

We really enjoyed our first visit to the Alford Arms and combined with the fabulous circular walk it made for a great birthday treat. The weather was atrocious - no fault of the pub's! - and we were so thankful for the copious gazebos, heaters and fluffy sheepskins on the terrace to keep us warm and dry. Staff were friendly and obliging and we thoroughly enjoyed our food. The roasted pumpkin mac and cheese was delicious. We hope to visit again and enjoy the delights of the pub's garden on a warmer and sunnier day!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Great as always, heaters and excellent umbrellas for the downpours. Fab food, service quite slow.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Been many times but service yesterday was exceptionally slow - we were seated over 25 mins before receiving our drinks order. Had to repeatedly ask for water to be refilled and in the end gave up and stayed thirsty. Shame as food is good and service normally same

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

We were delighted to finally make it back to The Alford Arms yesterday. The team has done a great job in creating a safe, warm and dry space. Thanks to everyone for making us feel so welcome, treating our dog to many tasty snacks and for continuing to serve delicious food.

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

Great food, great service and lovely to be out.

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

Always beautifully presented food and a great atmosphere & friendly staff. I'd come more often if there were more gluten free and vegan options, as well as more interesting non-alcoholic drinks.

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

We have been eating at The Alford Arms for years and always celebrate our birthdays here. It consistently serves good locally sourced food. We were so pleased to have got a table albeit out of doors under canvas. Nevertheless it was comfortable and the heaters helped to keep us warm! We will be coming again in the next few weeks.

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

The most fantastic chicken special And choc browny was the best desert I’ve tasted Would you ever do a white chocolate mouse? Really lovely service Quality quality quality

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Outdoors felt very comfortable and service attentive

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

Would love a cocktail menu pls

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

Absolutely fabulous. So glad to have visited fir my husbands birthday and pleased to have moved to a well covered heated area! Food was fab but the service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

Nice lunch.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

The food is always fantastic, and despite having to sit outdoors during a torrential downpour we managed to remain warm and dry. A lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Outstanding evening both food and service- thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Just perfect

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

My first choice always. Very welcoming, friendly and efficient staff. Food is always amazing with a great unique menu. In such a lovely location. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Excellent as always! Had to wait quite a while to order drinks but otherwise very good.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Well Run Pub

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Excellent all round and a lovely relaxed experience with high quality food and service

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

A generally pleasant lunch. Menu choice was a little limited with a large number of pork dishes.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

As good as ever, excellent food and friendly service.

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

Amazing stuff lovely atmosphere

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

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