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 Dairy 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

Roast Bucksum beetroot and chilli mozzarella
with pickled local elderflower (v) £6.75

Chiltern Charcuterie bresaola with rocket, parmesan
and English mustard mayonnaise £8.75

Ham hock and parsley terrine with broad bean and spring onion salad
and sourdough toast £7.00

Confit duck egg yolk with truffled potato salad and Bucksum land cress (v) £6.75

Red mullet and Frithsden nettle escabeche with brown bread rouille £7.25

Bubble and squeak with oak smoked bacon, free range poached egg
and hollandaise sauce £6.75/£11.75

Big Plates

Warm tabbouleh with roast globe artichokes, pomegranate
and dukkah yoghurt (nv) £12.75

Braised English spring lamb shoulder croquette with imam bayildi,
new potato jackets and pine nut jus (n) £18.75

Baked hake fillet with dill rösti, asparagus and local wood sorrel butter sauce £15.75

Maple glazed pork fillet with barley, baked apple purée,
pickled red cabbage and sage jus £16.75

Crispy halloumi with sweetcorn and coriander spelt blinis
and pickled heritage carrots (v) £11.25

Char-grilled spatchcock poussin with puy lentils, broccoli, chilli, almonds
and watercress mayonnaise (n) £17.25

Today’s locally made free range sausages (please see specials board) £11.75

Grilled sea bream fillet with roast fennel, cauliflower couscous
and orange butter sauce £16.75

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

Side Orders

Buttered seasonal vegetables £3.50

Rocket, fennel and parmesan salad £3.75

Cumin and chilli roast cauliflower £3.75

Courgette fries with honeyed yoghurt £3.75

House salad £3.50

Skinny chips, rosemary salted hand-cut chips or mashed potatoes £3.25


Dark chocolate and lemon delice with Earl Grey tea prunes
and frosted hazelnuts (n) £7.25

Red wine poached pear with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon crumb £5.75

Vanilla crème brûlée with shortbread £6.25

Nougat parfait with mango and basil sauce (n) £6.75

Orange and poppy seed polenta cake with cardamom crème fraîche £6.25

Homemade ice cream (banana, chocolate, toffee) £5.50

Homemade sorbets (rhubarb, yoghurt, lime) £5.00

British cheese plate with wafers 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