Reviews & Awards


It’s very easy to shout about yourself from the rooftops, but it’s not our kind of thing. Fortunately, there are a few people 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 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 back in 2014. The mystery judge enthused: “As someone with multiple serious allergies, I have NEVER been so well fed and cared for!” Of course, then going on to win gold awards again jointly with sister pub The Royal Oak in 2016/17 & 18 is also pretty special.

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!

Thanks as well to all the Muddy Stilettos (@muddyhertsbeds) fans who voted us the best Destination Pub in Hertfordshire for 2018 and 2019.

Last May (2019) saw us win the county award for Herts from PUB & BAR Magazine and TRIPADVISOR welcomed us to their Hall of Fame for 5 successive Certificates of Excellence in a row.

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


July 2022

“Brilliant food, service and ambiance. My wife who is a Coeliac has no fear of cross contamination at the Alford Arms so can relax and enjoy the beautifully presented and tasty food at our favourite restaurant. Always of the highest quality, never disappoints.”

J, ResDiary Feedback

July 2022

“We had a fabulous lunch – great food, engaged and helpful staff, lovely atmosphere and cool in the heat. Perfect.”

L, ResDiary Feedback

June 2022

“Had a fabulous meal – honest, fresh, tasty food, great friendly service, terrific setting. Will be back soon for sure.”


May 2022

“Why go anywhere else??! Always friendly & welcoming, always excellent service, always delicious & tasty food. We love it!!”


May 2022

“I visited twice in 1 week and twice I had the ‘double bubble’ – it was THAT good!!! I cannot wait to return, consider trying something different but probably have the same again!!”


“An indulgent choice of wines accompanies small plates and main meals - imagine mulled rosé sorbet on a sun-drenched terrace in the summer.”
“What a discovery, hidden away in the beautiful Chilterns! You feel like you’re a million miles from anywhere, when in reality it’s only a 40-minute drive from London"
“A pleasant garden overlooks the village garden and the traditional menu has a strong British stamp which follows the seasons closely."
“Thriving dining pub with a chic interior, good food from imaginative menu, and a thoughtful wine list."
“WINNER of Best Destination Pub 2019 for Herts & Beds - The Alford Arms."
"The terrific staff work hard, stay positive and makes this place great."