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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Green | Potten End, Berkhamsted HP4 2QQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have had many many meals at Martins pond over the last 30yrs all very good but last week a group of 12 went for our Christmas meal and found it very disappointing, It is very difficult to complain when you are in a group...More

2  Thank dianne_brooks46
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good evening We are so sorry to hear, (especially in this way), that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Its really upset everyone here as we usually get very good feedback about the service, and food especially so, but of course we do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a couple we did a little reccy last month and then booked our Lunch Club and they were not disappointed. All 6 of us were delighted at the quality and quantity of our meals - Pork Chops, Lamb and shepherds pie with beetroot rosti,...More

Thank GappyUK
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A very good afternoon to you! Thank you for your review. So glad we were able to give you the experience that we aim to give every single person that comes through our doors. Such a shame we couldnt get the 5 stars that we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this lovely little pub right by the village pond in Potten End is very pleasant. Good food. Nice atmosphere, friendly staffMore

Thank annF4765RC
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

A very good afternoon to you. Just a quick thank you for taking the time to leave these lovely words. So glad to hear that you like what we’re doing and it will give me great pleasure sharing with the team. Looking forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We booked in with the family 8 of us for Sunday lunch and were told we had to take a 12:00 seating time which worked out for our plans. The food was good hubby son and I had the roast beef my youngest had fish...More

Thank MKEverson
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Good afternoon! Thank you very much for your review! It was a pleasure to look after you and look forward to seeing you again soon. Shame we couldnt get a 5 star review. Apologies if there was a bit of a delay. They were starters...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch. Greeted by smiley, welcoming staff who made us feel very much at home. Food was good; dish finger sandwich and terrine. Good portion size and very tasty. Will definitely go again - lovely friendly atmosphere.More

Thank Kimberley-53
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

A very good morning to you. Thank you so much for your lovely review! Absolutely chuffed to bits that we were able to give you a great experience on Saturday. This is what we’re all about. Great home style cooking. Warm genuine service. Friendly and...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Hadn't been here for some years but it's a great pub as always. Slight criticism was a lack of real ales - there was a mild, a light ale and only one "bitter" which was light and slightly citrusy (no traditional tasting bitter). However the...More

Thank RubyBlue77
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hello there! Many thanks for your kind words. Lovely to see you and look forward to looking after you again. Any feedback around products would be greatly appreciated. We are a freehouse so can take on recommendations seriously. I usually have something dark,something lighter or...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

We booked this as the menus was very varied and were not disappointed the food was excellent and we booked it for a 21st birthday meal the staff made a fantastic effort to make it very special I cannot prais the service enough especially Jude...More

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Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Afternoon! Thats so nice of you. So glad you enjoyed your recent experience. It was a pleasure to look after you. Very much hope to see you again. I will pass on to the team and Jude especially will be very happy to read. All...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch. Had an amazing fish finger sandwich - best ever. Jude provided excellent service - very friendly. Would definitely recommend.More

Thank govijula
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Good morning! Thank you so much for your kind words! This makes it all worthwhile. Guests enjoying what we do. Creating great experiences is what we are all about. We like to hear how we can improve but we LOVE to hear how we have...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Returned to Martins' Pond on Sunday (15 October) following an excellent weekend lunch there sometime ago to find it was under new management. The bar dining area is now completely devoid of atmosphere though all tables were occupied by diners. One family had waited an...More

Thank Lee B
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Good morning Im so sorry that you didnt enjoy your recent experience with us. We clearly didnt meet your expectations and i sincerely apologise for this. Please give the pub one more chance. Its so rare that the wait for food goes beyond 20 mins....More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I popped into this lovely pub with my dog for a bite to eat on Saturday. The welcome was friendly and the soup was absolutely delicious. Thank you chef, superb job. I asked your name and hope I spelt it right Xavier. Great food. Really...More

Thank Morf61612
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Hello there Thank you so much for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed our food and service. The guys are very happy to see this! Hope to see more of you in the future. Very warmest regards Chris and the MP team

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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
USD 11 - USD 33
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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