Review on Alford Arms
The original of a group of four enterprising Home Counties' gastro pubs, the Alford Arms is set in the tiny hamlet of Frithsden, surrounded by Ashridge National Trust Estate.
Local, free-range and organic produce are used to good effect and the seasonal menu divides up into 'small plates' (popular with the ladies who lunch) and 'main meals'. One dish that has stayed on the menu from day one is oak-smoked bacon on bubble 'n' squeak with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce.
Otherwise try a plate of tapas, slow-roast belly pork on sweet potato dauphinoise with cider gravy or grilled hake fillet on Moroccan tagine. Prime ribeye steaks and calf's liver are also big sellers, the specials board changes every session and desserts might include dark chocolate fondant and treacle tart with lemon grass creme fraîche.
The wine list is a well-chosen slate with just about everything offered by the glass. Wine buffs should know that Frithsden Vineyard is just a stroll away from the pub.
This delightful pub, part of the critically acclaimed Salisbury collection, named Pub Group of the Year in the Good Pub Guide 2014, has also picked up the County Dining Pub of the Year gong for Hertfordshire, the ninth time the Alford has won the award since 2003.
Alford Arms is also featured in: Good Food Guide
Restaurant reviewed by Jenny McGregorRate this Restaurant
Gastro pub / Modern British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (3.00pm Sat) (4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Mon-Thu (10.00pm Fri-Sat & 9.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express