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The Marchmont Arms

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AT, England
+44 1442 254320
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Bedfordshire
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner last night, the meal was mediocre at best and the manager and some wait staff have limited customer service skills at best.

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Thank Beds1970
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having heard that they spent alot on the referb I had high expectations. Bar area is alot better. But why did they not get rid of the rickety tables and chairs. They are still mismatched. Tables are too high chairs are too low. Why did you not change this. Unfortunately not on my list of places to go for lunch... More 

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Thank Mark D
Chatteris, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Decided to visit for lunch - the place is nicely decorated - pleasant and helpful staff. The waitress put a pot of what looked like very thin potato skin pieces on our table for us to nibble at - these were in fact parsnip crisps and were delicious. Three of us had the line caught cod and chips - whilst... More 

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Thank JillVS
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hi Jill, Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you liked our new decor' and that the staff were pleasant and happy to help you and your friends. We have taken on boards your comments in regards to your main courses. We will be looking into each area that you raised and ensure to rectify it immediately. Thank... More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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451 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Marchmont Arms is just to the north of the town and clearly caters for big numbers in the warmer weather judging by the number of outside tables. In January everyone ate inside where there was plenty of space in several dining rooms. Main menu was extensive supplement by shorter Daily Specials list Non-alcoholic beer was available, service was prompt... More 

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Thank Bobbio
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hi Bob, Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your recent visit with us and are really happy that you were impressed with the service and the menu. You are correct, during the summer months we do become very popular with our outdoor area, but as you saw we have enough room for everyone. As we... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended the Casino Royale event on New Years Eve. Whilst food was good, service very slow due to the number of guests in the restaurant and not enough staff. The main gripe I have is that the New Year was rung in with all the bells at whistles at 11pm whilst most guests were still on their main course, when... More 

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1 Thank Deborah W
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hi Deborah, Thank you for your comments. We are grateful for your good comments about the food. Service was planned to be slightly slower than normal enabling guests to pop backwards and forward to the casino tables between courses due to there only being a restricted time that the tables could stay. With reference to the background music, we do... More 

Hertfordshire UK
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently went to the Marchmont Arms for lunch. The food was pretty good. I had a crab meat started and it was really tasty. For my main course I had a house Burger which was well cooked and the accompanying chips were delicious. The pub has had a makeover since I was last there and I think it looks... More 

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Thank AnneG63
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hi Anne, Thank you for your comments. We are really glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to us. Thank you for your comments in regards to the food and the new décor. It's great that you will be visiting us again so you can sample something different from the menu and maybe even a cocktail (or two). We look... More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times during 2016 and always enjoyed both the food and the ambience but our visit on Friday was very disappointing. The service at the bar was slow (despite staff gathered around the glass washer in the back) and when it did arrive proved painful, leaving us with the impression that the young lady was inexperienced... More 

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2 Thank Margaret D
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hi Margaret, Thank you for your comments. I believe the duty manager on the day spoke to you in regards to your feedback, therefore will not go back over our comments. Kind regards The Marchmont Arms More 

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well what a night we went here for New Year's Eve we had booked a table the food was excellent the service was first class Thee was also a disco & Casino tables. The whole night was fantastic

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1 Thank Shadyneil
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your comments. We are really glad that you enjoyed your night with us on New Year Eve. I have passed on your comments to the team in regards to "first class" service and excellent food. Wishing you all the best for the New Year and we will hopefully see you again soon. Many thanks The Marchmont... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely location and setting. Food is alright, but It is clearly the same menu as the Fishery and other local pubs owned by the same chain. Bit disappointed not to be able to get something different. Also, was sat in garden and had to go into the pub to get more drinks because the waitress couldn't/wouldn't serve to the table.

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1 Thank William A
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hi William, Thank you for your comments. You are correct we are a chain pub, therefore we (as a management team) have no power over changing the menu, however your comments have been passed on to our menu design team. Full table service is only provided in the dining areas, meaning your server was just informing you on what they... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the Marchmont a few times and have always found it a pleasant experience. It's just been renovated and so looks quite fresh, however I find the food bland and overpriced. Overall, a good place for work / social drinks especially outside in the summer.

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1 Thank SebLuchi
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your comments. Thank you for your comments in regards to our refurbishment. As there is not much detail in regards to the food you are talking about it is hard to look into this with much detail, however the comments have been passed on and the chefs will review he menu and reciepes. We hope you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 254320

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London, United Kingdom
hemel hempstead
over a year ago

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?