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Martins Pond

The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
+44 1442 864318
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a nice afternoon lunch with family some of who had travelled from oz. we all had something different from the lovely menu and not one thing was a miss! The food was yummy, the staff were helpful and very pleasant. Will most...More

Thank Sammy H
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Sammy Perfect! Thank you so much for leaving your comments. This is what we do! Great home cooking with lovely local produce and our lovely front of house team really looking after you. Hope you guys can visit again soon! Take care and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend had driven nearly 200 miles to help me after I had heart surgery. I was treating her to this meal, partly as a delayed celebration of hr 70th birthday, and partly as a thank you. I don't eat out often, but had been...More

3  Thank Barbara M
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Morning Barbara Im so sorry to hear that you did not get the experience you deserved recently. We pride ourselves in our service and food quality and it is very rare for a guest to wait longer than 15 minutes for any dish except for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place so much, amazing food and great service. Often visit with the family! It's a shame few leave bad reviews, do not let them get in the way of the amazing service and outstanding food! I would recommend to anyone who's looking for...More

Thank Olivia T
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Afternoon Olivia So happy you love what we do. 😀 If there are bad reviews,(and there always be in any business),they have been very unfortunate i can tell you because im so proud of our food and service and really loving that you feel the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, terrible service. The manager sat looking at his phone at the bar all night, the waitress sat eating at the bar joking with the manager. Had to ask for menu, once eating had to go up to bar and ask for more drinks....More

1  Thank Lindoslilac
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello I have to mention a few things as its unfair on us otherwise. The manager,(myself),had finished work and i obviously enjoy the pub very much and sometimes stay for a drink. Once finished work i will often choose to look at my phone. Probably...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely family meal. Menu had something to please everyone and food was some of the best pub food we've had. We will be back and recommending you to friends. ThanksMore

Thank carolyn p
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there Carolyn Many thanks for leaving a glowing review of the pub!! Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the experience! What could we have done to get 5 stars out of you though i wonder... Ha! Im intrigued. Hopefully see you again soon and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited this lovely little pub/restaurant with some family members. A few of us had dietary requirements including being vegan + gluten free. There were a food gluten free options but not really any vegan options. Luckily my brother is a chef here so...More

Thank Elliehoyle
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Ellie Thank you ever so much for your review Im so glad we were able to help you receive a dish that suited your requirements. I will obviously pass on your lovely comments to the kitchen team. Dont leave it too long before you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Under new ownership and revamped. Love what they have done here so relaxed and a much better atmosphere. Staff very friendly. Food was excellent and for quality and quantity reasonably priced. Only downfall for us personally was the price of prosecco £32 a bottle something...More

Thank haybren
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

A very good afternoon to you Thank you ever so kindly for your review of the pub. Its so nice to read a review that sums up what we are trying to achieve here. Good honest locally sourced hearty pub grub. Great portions. Reasonably priced....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to give Martins Pond a try, having heard some good reports and knowing it has recently changed ownership. Our table was booked early evening and midweek so the restaurant was not busy. I'm afraid all 4 of us struggled to find anything positive...More

1  Thank jennywiles58
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello there Thank you ever so much for leaving your comments. I am very sorry to hear that you will not be recommending us based on a single visit. We take all feedback very seriously indeed and i share these reviews with the entire team...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The newly refurbed Martin's pond is a must! Total new look to the restaurant & menu! The staff are very accommodating & welcoming.. high quality freshly cooked food & a lovely menu! Can't wait to try more 👌😊More

Thank Inotkroy
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hello there! So glad to hear that you are loving what we are doing. Its still work in progress but feedback for the most part has been great and im thrilled you feel the same! Good news too....We will be growing the menu over the...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped for Sunday lunch as we were in the locality. Shared a starter of salt cod and chorizo scotch egg. Egg soft and runny. Basically well made. No condiments. When we requested them, would have been nice to have been offered a pepper mill. Not...More

1  Thank loopylouLondon
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi there I appreciate the time you have taken to write your review and apologise for your unfortunate experience. All points raised were fed back to the team at the time who,like myself,genuinely feel bad for your experience as it seemed we just couldnt get...More

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27 January 2016|
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Response from JayBaillie | Reviewed this property |
They do offer daily specials and also currently have a special offer on their website. I have always found Martin's Pond an excellent place to eat out and have recommended it to numerous people who have then come back to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 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
  • E-mail
Iain, Chris and the team warmly welcome you to Martins Pond. As valued guests to our lovely country pub,we aim to exceed your expectations from the moment you enter,delivering the friendliest service possible within a relaxed & cozy atmosphere. Being passionate about our business we endeavour to provide the best quality produce and have selected local suppliers to ensure outstanding results. We have extensively refurbished the pub to create a wonderful space for any ocassion, whether it be a leisurely lunch, family dinner, or just a few cheeky drinks!
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