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 and balsamico (nv) £4.75

Smoked paprika braised octopus with red pepper piperade £8.75

House sourdough flatbread with imam bayildi and crispy halloumi (v) £7.25

Crispy pigs’ cheeks with confit apple, Oxford Blue, celery and apple sauce £8.50

Wobbly Bottom goats’ feta, broccoli and spinach strudel
with shallot chutney (v) £6.75

St. Ives smoked haddock kedgeree arancini with pickled egg, curried aïoli
and watercress salad £7.50

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

Big Plates

Ale-braised English beef rib and bone marrow suet pudding with honey roast parsnips
and king cabbage £17.25

Pan-roast bream fillet with pea and chervil boxty potato cake, purple sprouting broccoli
and tartare hollandaise sauce £17.75

Cumin spiced sweet potato hash with fried free range hen’s egg, braised chicory
and red wine sauce (v) £13.50

Confit free range pork belly with smoked ham hock and
Toulouse sausage cassoulet £16.75

Mac ’n cheese with smoked Applewood cheddar and shaved fennel salad (v) £11.75

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

Pan-roast Devon hake fillet with parsley and lemon mash, rainbow chard
and caper butter sauce £19.25

Roast butternut squash and barley risotto with truffled goats’ cheese mousse (v) £13.25
..…..add chorizo £1.00

Char-grilled aged 10oz rib-eye steak with roast garlic butter,
rocket and skinny chips £26.25

Side Orders

Buttered seasonal vegetables £3.75

Roast squash with toasted almonds and cranberry vinaigrette (n) £4.50

Cauliflower cheese with parsley crumb (n) £4.25

Courgette fries with honeyed yoghurt £4.25

House salad £3.75

Skinny chips or mashed potatoes £3.50

Smoked paprika salted hand-cut chips £3.75


Char-grilled pineapple with rum glaze and mascarpone £6.75

Classic treacle tart with Whiteheath Farm milk ice cream (n) £7.25

Matcha green tea and yoghurt panna cotta with toasted white chocolate
and lime granita £6.75

Dark chocolate and sea salt delice with orange caramel and crème fraîche £7.50

Warm spiced banana cake with toffee sauce and banana mousse £6.50

Homemade ice cream (vanilla, strawberry, chocolate) £6.00

Homemade sorbets (lemon, ginger, apple) £5.75

British cheese plate with toasted seed crackers and red onion 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