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A “proper country pub” in a “lovely setting” that’s “back to its best after being closed due to fire” for six months in 2016; “the foods interesting without overdoing the inventiveness” and there’s a “buzzy atmosphere” (“best in the bar area”).
Following a fire and a six-month refurbishment, this “proper country pub” reopened its doors in August 2016; fans hope it “will be back to the usual standard” before long (ratings shown), serving “accomplished” and “interesting” food.
“There’s a high standard of food, and always a very warm welcome” at this “sophisticated pub in a lovely rural setting”. If there’s a downside it’s that it’s immensely popular, and at peak times it’s “rammed”.
A reputation as “a great country pub” precedes this “perfect local gastroboozer”, which generates many reports; indeed, there’s some feeling that “it’a bit too well-known nowadays”, and perhaps “not quite as good as they think it is”.
The Alford Arms Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Consistently good food in a lovely country setting"
Frithsden, HP1 3DD
lunch noon - 2.30 pm Sun 4 pm, dinner 7 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm, Fri & Sat 10 pm, Sun 9 pm