Frithsden, Nr. Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 3DD
01442 86 44 80
the alford arms


We know that not everyone has the same tastes and as well as our menu below we have specific menus for those that require VeganDairy Free or Gluten Free menus. We also have a comprehensive Allergen menu, which uses FSA numbering. You can see these menus by clicking on the links in the text or forward them by pressing the EMAIL button below.

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Small Plates

Rustic breads with slow-roast garlic, Chiltern rapeseed oil and balsamico (nv) £4.75

Today’s soup with crusty bread (nv) £5.75

Crispy duck egg with puy lentils, chicory and honey mustard dressing (v) £6.50

Salt and Szechuan pepper squid with sweet chilli sauce £7.50

Wobbly Bottom goats’ cheese fondant with red onion chutney and toasted focaccia (v) £6.75

Grilled Cornish mackerel fillet with roast Bucksum beetroot and wasabi mayonnaise £7.25

Beef shin croquettes with pickled cauliflower and Alford Arms brown sauce £7.50

Bubble and squeak with oak smoked bacon, free range poached egg
and hollandaise sauce £7.25/£13.75

Big Plates

Ox cheek and roast marrowbone suet pudding with braised sticky red cabbage
and roast shallots £16.75

Smoked haddock mornay with chive new potato cake and spring greens £15.50

Char-grilled thyme and garlic pork chop with boulangère potatoes,
kale and red wine jus £17.50

Moroccan sweet potato and chickpea stew with tahini yoghurt
and roast garlic flatbread (v) £13.25

Potash Farm free range coq au vin with tarragon dumplings
and honey glazed parsnips £17.25

Baked plaice fillet with mussel chowder and saffron potatoes £16.50

Today’s locally made free range sausages (please see specials menu) £12.25

Butternut squash and courgette lasagne with garlic bread and rocket salad (nv) £12.75

Char-grilled aged 10oz rib-eye steak with stilton butter and skinny chips £24.50

Side Orders

Buttered seasonal vegetables £3.50

Parsnip and celeriac gratin £4.25

Buttered sprouts and bacon £4.00    

Courgette fries with honeyed yoghurt £3.75

House salad £3.50

Skinny chips, rosemary salted hand-cut chips or mashed potatoes £3.50


Warm chocolate brownie with frosted pecans and vanilla ice cream (n) £6.75

Toffee panna cotta with salted popcorn and chocolate ice cream £6.50

Poached English rhubarb with yoghurt sorbet and pumpkin seed and pistachio granola (n) £6.25

Warm ginger cake with candied orange and muscovado ice cream £6.50

Apple and rum caramel crumble with Chantilly cream £5.75

Homemade ice cream (muscovado, coffee, orange ripple) £5.75

Homemade sorbets (blackberry, dark chocolate, yoghurt) £5.00

British cheese plate with toasted seed crackers and red onion chutney (n) £8.50

Affogato espresso and vanilla ice cream £4.25

Please note menu items may be subject to change.
Please ask for help with any allergies