Reviews & Awards


It’s very easy to shout about yourself from the rooftops, but it’s not our kind of thing. Fortunately, there are customers who are happy to do it for us…. so a big thanks to all our supporters! To see what folk say, just click on the logos below to read the full review.

We were properly blown away in June ’23 when we were bestowed the Best Destination Pub in Herts and Beds by Muddy Stilettos.

We are pretty chuffed to have just been awarded the Hertfordshire Dining Pub of the Year for the 12th time for 2021 from the GOOD PUB GUIDE.

Another award we are very proud of was the pub restaurant gong at the inaugural FREEFROM EATING OUT Awards way back in 2014. Plus we can’t ignore the great users of RESTAURANT GURU who have given us their ‘blessing’ for great food and also our wonderful outdoor seating!

Safe to say, your ongoing support has helped us to this recognition and we will continue to work tirelessly to deserve your affection.

July 2024

“I highly recommend the Alford Arms! We were greeted like old friends and enjoyed excellent service and a very tasty meal . The Alford Arms is one of the best Gastro-pubs in the area and a lovely walk from Berkhamsted to boot…what’s not to like?”

Peter, ResDiary Feedback


July 2024

“Once again, a fabulous and relaxed lunch at the Alford Arms. As always the food and vino were fantastic and really impressed my friends. Friendly and efficient service with a relaxed buzz, makes the Alford Arms one of my favourite eateries.”

George, ResDiary Feedback


June 2024

“We all love the Alford Arms as we know we’ll get amazing service with an incredible meal. The team go above and beyond to ensure our meal is a special one. We will be back soon!”

Lisa, ResDiary Feedback


March 2024

“Idyllic location, a warm, inviting pub, locally produced and beautifully cooked fare – and very attentive, personable service – the perfect package!”

Janet, ResDiary Feedback


March 2024

“I really liked that they had space for my baby’s pram and we were comfortable enough to enjoy our lunch. The food was tasty. I want to thank our lovely waiter who was so kind and helpful and he was smiling as well! The serving was brilliant! I also loved the warm fireplace and the cozy atmosphere!”

Lila, Google Review

“An indulgent choice of wines accompanies small plates and main meals - imagine mulled rosé sorbet on a sun-drenched terrace in the summer.”
“A perfect pit stop on a ramble around Ashridge, you’ll feel as at home here in your muddy walking boots as you will dressed up for dinner. Expect a warm welcome, friendly banter, and the odd pooch snuggled up by the bar."
“An attractive Victorian pub beside the village green. The menu follows the seasons and offers a broad array of dishes, so alongside British classics you’ll find dishes with more global leanings such as imam bayildi."
“Creative food with an emphasis on local suppliers and a changing menu that includes bubble and squeak with oak-smoked bacon, poached egg and hollandaise sauce, local goats cheese with roast beetroot, tomato panzanella salad with chargrilled courgette and king prawn linguine with smoked bacon."
“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.”
"This place is a Michelin selection and it has been awarded 1 black knife-and-fork symbol: according to the inspectors' opinion, this spot keeps quite warm atmosphere."