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Martins Pond

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The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
+44 1442 864318
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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98 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greeted by no available parking. Seated at a table right by the bar - happily we were moved. Ordered drinks. Beer came. Think they went to Pinot to get the Grigio. Eventually it came, and I poured it..... Food excellent. No complaints, but when it came to deserts had to get up to get some service, by which stage my... More 

Thank 200PTC
Hook, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my parents for Sunday lunch with our dog and had a very warm welcome. Great service and lovely food, we are looking to return very soon.

Thank 430kezza14
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife used TripAdviser to locate something new and came across Martins Pond, a pub we have driven past for the past 20 years without going in. We decided to give it a go, and thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service and atmosphere.

Thank michaelstott
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited this wonderful place and the service was as outstanding as the food. Thoroughly recommend a visit. Thank you Mel.

Thank Julie S
Tring, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is well prepared, with good starters and lovely meat. The highlight for me was the local Potten End Squirrel Ale. I had the Hopfest. Superb. Nice range of deserts, a bit on the pricey side, but the speciality ice cream was lovely, certainly a cut above most. Staff are polite and friendly and easy to attract their attention... More 

Thank Moz C
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845 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant family lunch at Martin's Pond. We were seated in the conservatory which is light and airy, but can be noisy when it is full of people talking. The food was well cooked and the portions generous. The desserts are a little pricey, but good.

Thank mouseHerts
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice meal, and excellent service. Warm friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend. Clean comfortable surroundings and nice large conservatory.

Thank Janwoo60
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The expresso and mocha were tasty and hot but sadly there was no hot chocolate available. Lovely environment and very helpful and friendly staff. Good selection of soft drinks a variety of local ales. Did not eat but menu looked very appealing.

Thank jever-01
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a lunchtime slot for me and my partner as I had read so many great reviews! There wasn't much choice on the menu (I am gluten intolerant) but the specials did sound nice! I in fact chose the risotto as my main dish (which was a special of tomato and mozzarella risotto) and my partner chose the honey roasted... More 

Thank LozDunstable
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Last month I wrote a scathing review of Martins Pond and my dissatisfaction with a meal for a large group of people I had booked late 2016. I phoned the proprietor (Mel) to inform her and she said it had been an oversight on her part and she had not transferred the booking into 2017 diary.... She offered my husband... More 

Thank Vancar165
MartinsPond, Owner at Martins Pond, responded to this review

For clarity all tips and in the case of larger parties the service charge are shared amongst the staff that work that day. This money isn't used to top up their wages it is added on as it should be and generally is across the whole restaurant industry Why Mel made the comment is that you effectively asked for us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$65
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Berkhamsted
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 864318
Melanie, Neil, Daniel and the team warmly welcome you to Martins Pond. As valued guests to our home we aim to exceed your expectations in the delivery of everything from the food to the ale, the wine to the service all within a relaxed & informal atmosphere.Being passionate about our business we endeavour to provide the best quality produce and have selected local suppliers to ensure outstanding results.Following the reviews on this website we have also extensively refurbished the bar area as we honestly value our customers experience and listen to constructive criticism

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