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The Marchmont Arms

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AT, England
+44 1442 254320
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended The Marchmont Arms for a birthday celebration. Staff were very welcoming. The menu choice was varied and there was a choice of a set menu for 2 people on that particular evening, which 2 members of our group had. I need a gluten free menu and a seperate menu was available to help me choose my meal. Excellent food... More 

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Thank hellieb66
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your comments. We are glad you had a good time and enjoyed the food and service. You don't need to wait until another birthday, come back and see us soon. Many thanks The Marchmont Arms More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a Saturday night family party. The pub had only just been re-furbished and was not open to the public until the following week and was only occupied by a wedding reception and our family birthday party. The pub had been refurbished to a very high standard and had a great atmosphere. The staff were also very helpful... More 

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Thank baz383
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your comments. So you got the super early preview of the place after the remodel. We are glad you like what we have done to the place and had a great evening. sending our best wishes to your grandparent. Hope to see you again soon. The Marchmont Arms More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After leaving a poor review this summer we decided to visit the Marchmont Arms again as it has recently been refurbished and the menu changed etc. Tonight we made an impromptu visit and had a meal there, the service was very good and the food was also very good. So hopefully they've turned a corner and I hope they keep... More 

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Thank Ellie R
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hi Ellie, Thank you for your comments. Glad you notice we had done the place up and made some significant changes to menu and service. A lot of things have changed behind the scenes too, meaning we won't be going backwards in the future. Once again thanks for your comments, and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, The... More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overcharged nearly £400 for a large family booking. Duplicates of both food and drinks. Took ages and several visits back to management to put right. Spoilt a lovely evening.

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2 Thank Becky G
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hi Becky, Thank you for your comments. Once again we do apologies for the isolated technical error that occurred only with your booking on the evening you and your party joined us for dinner. As was explained on the evening, we had no knowledge of how the system could duplicate all items on one bill and we'd never seen this... More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for 7 for a birthday Sunday lunch. Shown to our tables quickly and politely. All the staff were polite and attentive. It was very cold due to all 3 doors (one after the other) between the entrance and the restaurant being held open, seemingly a permanent feature there. It took a long time for drinks to... More 

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1 Thank Family1251
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your comments. We are really sorry that the ambience and the food did not come up to yours or our standards. We have spoken to the kitchen team and made changes to ensure that this doesn't happen again. In regards to the crumble, we have not had these comments before, so we're looking at the recipe... More 

HARPENDEN
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took lunch today at the Marchmont and was truly delighted with the food and exceptional service from Claire. The food cooked by chef imi was exceptional. Thank you Marchmont

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Thank Harry C
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Harry, Thank you for your kind comments. Claire and Imi have both been told about your exceptional visit and really appreciate the recognition. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Many thanks The Marchmont Arms More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Newly re furbished and very tastefully done. Very good food. Staff friendly. Only negative-it was quite cold. Could have done with a nice open fire!

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1 Thank Sandra C
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hi Sandra, Great to here that you love what we have done with the place. Sorry that there was a bit of a chill where you were sitting. Please, please, please let us know next time and we will sort it out straight away for you. The building may be old, but she's got a brilliant heating system under those... More 

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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just dropped in for lunch, as we are booked in for a family Christmas meal next month. Had the crab, prawn and chorizo linguine which was bloody brilliant. If this is an indication of their fare I think we're in for a good time next month.

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Thank MitcheCA
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

WOW! Thank for the brilliant comments! We are really glad you enjoyed your meal and visit to us, and I don't want to jinx your festive visit, but the menu is A-MAZ-ING! We look forward to welcoming you and the rest of your guests at the festive time of year and envisage another blooming great experience. Once again, thanks for... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bouncers were aggressive and rude will never visit again! If I were you I would do the same and avoid like the plague. It would be better if they painted a Red Cross on the door to let you know it was that bad.

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1 Thank Tom W
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thank you for your comments. We hand selected our security team due to their polite, professional manner and have had nothing but great things being said by numerous guests about feeling welcomed and safe once in our venue. Therefore your comments have come as quite a shock and I would really like to speak to you in regards... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up to a leaving do to be told that I wasn't allowed entry in as I had jeans on and to be ushered out the door by two bouncers. We only looking to be in there for 15 mins to say goodbye. Bit of a contrast to being invited along to the opening and bringing six colleagues. Also was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 254320

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hemel hempstead
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?