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Alford Arms, Frithsden

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user reviews of the Alford Arms, Frithsden

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Good food, beers and just about everything here. My only gripe is that the restaurant is booked so far in advance. You can turn up and wait for a table in the bar, but it can be hit and miss...and people bring their dogs in too. But it can't be a bad place if the only fault I can find is its own success.
Bluebayou - 29 Nov 2015 11:48
Great food and atmosphere at this pub, we go regularly.
Staff are friendly and you are welcomed enthusiastically for drinks or for food. Only haven't given a 10 in my review because it's not really large enough for it's popularity and often hard to park - as it isn't close to any form of public transport you really do need to drive to get there.
foodiepubgoer - 1 Aug 2014 11:27
Giving this a high rating as a a restaurant with bar attached rather than as a boozer. Having said that our group (3 adults and a child) were given a very good welcome having arranged a table at the last minute before we made a circular walk in the rain through the woods. The weather forced as back early, wet and muddy and we were liberally treated with high quality nibbles (some of them free) at the bar whilst we waited for our table to be clear. The food was delicious on that night, trying everything from interesting vegetarian food to out-and-out carnivore fodder. The food was amongst the best I've had in a pub in recent years. Red Squirrel "Hopfest" was a well kept draught beer, but it was the friendliness of our treatment that'll take us back again and again.
Arctium_lappa - 24 Feb 2013 23:49
It is a foody place but also seems to make a good stab at the pub role. Decor is a little bright if clean and tidy and the service seems to be friendly. In contrast to one posting below, I thought the mostly local beer range was pretty decent and the beer quality high.
Not a classic but decent nonetheless.
Campanologist - 12 Feb 2012 10:25
Visited this pub recently on my way home. Uncertain as to what the fuss is all about. Good beer, good wine, excellent food. A fine little pub.
BagBilbo - 11 Mar 2011 15:20
Lovely pub with fantastic food, but disappointing beer. A choice of 3 uninspiring beers - Flowers Original, Brakspears Bitter and Sharp's Doom Bar - the Doom Bar was disappointingly bland, but the Brakspears was OK. If visiting again, I'll probably drink wine!
Haywain - 20 Jul 2010 09:28
lovely food in a warm cosy atmosphere, only dropped in on the off chance and had the warmest welcome. highly recommended.
morefood - 29 Apr 2010 08:48
Mouth watering food, and great friendly service, gets packed - but is worth batteling through the crowds to get a seat - perfect for a summer beer or a winter
fouxfox - 22 Apr 2007 19:39
Very very good food and service outstanding a real gem of a place. But you will have to book to get in however the wait is worth waiting.............
Fiona_Green - 12 Nov 2006 18:07
Superb food.

This pub won the publican's "Catering pub of the year" in 2005 and you can see why.
We visited on a sunny weekday lunchtime and the place was packed!! It is worth the trek to go there for lunch.

Very hospitable staff and good ethos - i like the unpretentious way that the staff wear jeans and shirts yet serve FABULOUS food.

Great wine list, good beer.

This is the way that eating should be - relaxed and informal.
beerandfoodlover - 18 Sep 2006 12:51
Superb eating and real ale.

Be sure to book a table as its always busy!
anonymous - 19 Aug 2006 14:49
Situated in the small village of Frithsden, about 2 miles north of Berkhamsted. You won't find any normal pub food on the menu. Instead there is a varied menu of restaurant style dishes. Main courses average at about 11 and range from 9 to 13.

Open all day, 7 days a week. Full menu served 12.00-2.30pm & 7.00- 10.00pm Monday to Saturday and 12.00-3.00pm & 7.00-10.00pm on Sundays.

It's strongly advised to book a table in advance.

Stuart Satterfield - 10 Apr 2005 13:31

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