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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 today

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

Thank annF4765RC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank ian_lennon22
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent little friendly pub in Potten End,Herts. Food is always excellent and staff friendly. Decor nice and it’s nice escape from London. Highly recommend

Thank Joanne W
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Hello Joanne Thank you ever so much for your lovely little review. Glad to hear you love what we do. 😀 Look forward to seeing you again very soon. Warmest Chris and the MP team

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Just a bit disappointing really. We came down for Sunday Lunch and although the mushrooms on toast was seriously good the roast was a bit naff. Before I get to that though.... We had booked for 4 people and a baby and made them aware...More

Thank Michael O
Chris B, Manager at Martins Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Afternoon Michael Thanks for leaving your comments. Really sorry we didnt manage to get it right for you but i sincerely hope you decide to return as i usually eat a roast at the pub every Sunday and its delicious! Feedback from others is generally...More

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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
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  • 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, 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
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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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