Food is a big part of The Alford Arms – Classics and twists abound on the menu, bashed up with hints of far-flung places and the taste of Empire. Head chef Mark and his team blend a light touch and great skills with knockout flavours. From field to farm, hedgerow to forest, the sound of the sea and the thrill of the hunt, food is their passion. The menu moves with the seasons and the daily Specials on the chalkboard speak of a passion for freshness and invention. The team at The Alford are firm believers in using local produce wherever possible, always fresh, ethically sourced and handled with care. Food with a smile on its face! The kitchen delivers old English favourites rescued from their graves and brought to life with a twist or two. 'Modern', 'Contemporary', 'Eclectic' ... these are just terms. What The Alford bring to the table is fabulous food, constructed with care and packed with flavour. Beer is the backbone of any pub and The Alford carries three real ales at all times including brews from the award-winning Red Squirrel brewery just up the hill in Potten End and Tring Brewery just down the road. Just like the food, they also like to keep the wines close. The list is a little bit like the pub – off the beaten track - but if you have a sense of adventure and you love great wine, ask for a taster and enjoy the journey. The Alford Arms was named Hertfordshire Dining Pub of the Year in the GOOD PUB GUIDE 2014 – the ninth time they have been awarded this honour since 2003, and also made the Top 20 Gastropubs list in The Times... So rest assure you will be in good hands.