survey result

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “genuine country pub”, surprisingly close to London in a beautiful Chilterns village, wins consistently solid ratings for its “good food, indoors and outside”, and “excellent local Tring Brewery beer”.

Summary

£47
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a discovery, hidden away in the beautiful Chilterns!” in “a remote rural setting far from the madding crowd” – this “very characterful family-run pub” is highly rated for its “well-presented and slightly unusual cooking”. “You feel like you’re a million miles from anywhere, when in reality it’s only a 40-minute drive from London”.

Summary

£47
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a discovery, hidden away in the beautiful Chilterns!” in “a remote rural setting far from the madding crowd” – this “very characterful family-run pub” is highly rated for its “well-presented and slightly unusual cooking”. “You feel like you’re a million miles from anywhere, when in reality it’s only a 40-minute drive from London”.

Summary

£45
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “really great country gastropub”, in a hamlet in a secluded wooded valley, offers “carefully cooked food, much of it locally sourced, and a good atmosphere”. Only one complaint: “it’s difficult to get a table” – although drop-ins are always welcome, and the management insists nobody will go hungry.

For 31 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at The Alford Arms?

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
No dress code
68

The Alford Arms Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Alford Arms Restaurant in HP1, Frithsden by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Alford Arms restaurant.
Paul B
Food, service and atmosphere just perfect. ...
Reviewed 7 months, 19 days ago

"Food, service and atmosphere just perfect. Recommended "

Report this comment
Have you eaten at The Alford Arms?
Post your own review of The Alford Arms and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.50 £17.00 £4.25 £7.75
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.50
Filter Coffee £3.25
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Frithsden, HP1 3DD
Opening hours
Not Set

Best British, Modern restaurants nearby

Crocker’s Table
British, Modern restaurant in Tring
£52
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
The Silver Cup
British, Modern restaurant in Harpenden
£64
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
Dylans Kings Arms
British, Modern restaurant in St Albans
£51
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Zaza
Italian restaurant in Berkhamsted
£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
Crocker’s Table
British, Modern restaurant in Tring
£52
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
Dylans Kings Arms
British, Modern restaurant in St Albans
£51
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good