Frithsden, Nr. Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 3DD
01442 86 44 80
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Food is a big part of The Alford – it’s where we started and where we’ll always be.

Classics and twists abound on the menu, bashed up with hints of far-flung places and the taste of Empire. Head chef Jamie blends a light touch and great skills with knockout flavours brilliantly assisted by acting sous, Tom. From field to farm, hedgerow to forest, the sound of the sea and the thrill of the hunt, food is their passion.

We move with the seasons and the daily Specials on the chalkboard speak of a passion for freshness and invention. Embrace your rampant carnivore or channel your inner veggie – we bring both to the table with equal flair. We are firm believers in using local produce wherever possible, always fresh, ethically sourced and handled with care. Food with a smile on its face! 

We take care of the food miles, while you take care of the taste. Free range chickens from Potash Farm, Tring taste just like chickens used to and glorious goats' cheese from Wobbly Bottom Farm near Hitchin pitches up in both savoury and sweet concoctions, while local venison, pheasant and partridge are fresh as can be and from forest to plate in no time at all.

We bake a fair amount of bread ourselves, but award-winning Rex Bakery in Little Chalfont and Berko's very own Darvells fill in the gaps. Milk and cream come direct from the farm in Harefield. Even our leaves, orchard fruit, roots and greens, from Bucksum near Thame, have less miles to travel than the average lettuce.

Finally, there's quite a bit of foraging going on in and around our beautiful Chilterns' Beech woods: think wild garlic and jack by the hedge in Spring right through to hedgerow fruits and nuts come Autumn, plus some cheeky bartering with our local gardeners and allotment holders. Huge thanks must go to local resident Janet, who has been a never ending source of fabulous quinces this autumn!

Our kitchen delivers the kind of tucker you'd wish your mother had made. Old English faves rescued from their graves and brought to life with a twist or two. 'Modern', 'Contemporary', 'Eclectic' ... these are just terms. What our pubs bring to the table is fabulous food, constructed with care and packed with flavour.

Smaller plates for smaller people and
great “roasts” on Sundays!
Please ask for our dairy and gluten free menus
Free WiFi and Newspapers
Open all day, every day with food served:

12:00 - 2:30pm & 6:30 - 9:30pm Monday to Thursday
12:00 - 3:00pm & 6:00 - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday
12:00 - 9:00pm Sunday (All Day)