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

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

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

Free range pork and black pudding Scotch egg with apple
and cider chutney £7.50

Honey roast figs with labneh, pickled celery and crispy shallots (v) £7.75

Crispy devilled mackerel fillet with cucumber linguine,
crème fraîche and dill dressing £7.25

Thyme roast Jerusalem artichokes with orange, radicchio, pistachio and
Wobbly Bottom goats’ cheese dressing (nv) £6.75

Pan-roast local pigeon breast with English bean cassoulet and parsnip crisps £8.75

Bubble and squeak with oak smoked bacon, free range poached egg
and hollandaise sauce £7.50/£13.75

Big Plates

Grilled Cornish hake fillet with dill crust, roast carrots and haricot bean broth £19.25

Ham hock and chestnut mushroom pie with Alford beer mustard mash
and cooking liquor £16.50

Moroccan sweet potato and chickpea stew with honeyed yoghurt
and roast garlic flatbread (v) £13.75

Maple glazed confit duck leg with winter roots, cavolo nero
and puy lentil jus £18.75

Red Leicester mac ’n cheese with slow-roast garlic crunch (nv) £13.50
…..add crayfish or crispy chorizo £2.50

Pan-roast bream fillet with creamed leeks, sautéed new potatoes and sauce vierge £18.50

Today’s locally made free range pork sausages (please see specials menu) £12.75

Roast celeriac, parsnip and cheddar cottage pie with sticky red cabbage (v) £13.50

Char-grilled aged 10oz English rib-eye steak with beef dripping and chive butter,
rocket and skinny chips £26.75

Side Orders

Buttered seasonal vegetables £3.75

Truffle chilli leeks and peas with puy lentils £4.50

Classic cauliflower cheese £4.25

Courgette fries with honeyed yoghurt £4.25

House salad £3.75

Skinny chips or mashed potatoes £3.50

Thyme salted hand-cut chips £3.75


Dark chocolate delice with honeycomb and crème fraîche £7.75

Vanilla and blackberry crème brûlée with polenta shortbread £7.25

Red wine poached pear with orange parfait and toasted oats (n) £6.50

Cinnamon spiced apple crumble with White Heath Farm cream £6.75

Warm sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream (n) £7.50

Homemade ice cream (espresso, pecan & maple syrup, banana) (n) £6.00

Homemade sorbets (strawberry, coconut, blood orange) £5.75

British cheese plate with seeded crackers and fennel and orange chutney (n) £9.25

Affogato espresso and vanilla ice cream £4.75

Please note menu items may be subject to change.

Please ask for help with any allergies