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The Marchmont Arms

££ - £££, British,
Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AT, England
+44 1442 254320
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (13 reviews)
“fish cakes” (10 reviews)
“scallops” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AT, England
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for years and have known it when the food was absolutely delicious. I had heard it had gone downhill and decided to try again only to find that it was below average at best. It's either a new...More

2  Thank Ellie R
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Hello, Thank you for your feedback and we're really sorry that you didn't have a good time. We have recently reviewed our menu, suppliers and the establishment and have decided it's time for a change! On October 3rd we will be closing for a major...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We had our wedding reception here. The staff were helpful and friendly and really accommodated us throughout the whole process. The communication was excellent, the food was lovely. We had our own little section in the conservatory bit so it felt very private. Lovely grounds,...More

Thank Deema A
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you had a great day with us and we was happy to be part of the occasion. Maybe you could come and have your 2 month anniversary with us once we have had...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

I haven't been for a little as it is quite pricey. Lovely atmosphere although it can get very noisy.More

Thank HouseofFun
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Hello, We are glad that you thought the food was great and really appreciate your feedback! From listening to you and other guests that visit, we are trying hard to get the noise level down in the different areas of the business. We have informed...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This place was lovely and I would like to give it 4 stars if only the toilets were cleaner and the outside tables wiped down between customers. If it worked out mobility access to the garden better and even inside as there are a lot...More

Thank None Of Your B
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thank you for your recent response. We thank you for the rating and really want to get higher. We have taken all of your comments as well as other visitors into consideration and have briefed this to our design team who will be carrying out...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

A lovely old building, The menu on display outside is only half of the full menu. The place portrays itself as being upmarket with prices to match. Despite the impression they are trying to create the expectation is that you order at the bar and...More

Thank dinghyking
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Many thanks for your recent review... ...you'll be glad to hear, we're having a makeover! We are sorry that the service was not the greatest on your last visit, but during the closure (3rd-18th Oct) we will be recruiting new and training all the team...More

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Had a get together of eight old friends. I booked the meal so concerned that the meal and venue would be please everyone in our group. I need not have worried as the staff were very attentive but placed in a private area where we...More

Thank Coxy106
General manager A, Manager at The Marchmont Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thanks for the 5! We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself and think you should have another reunion soon! We will be closed from the 3rd-18th October for a £1/2million refurbishment, so we will have a better menu, higher standards and a fantastic new...More

Reviewed 20 August 2016

Let me start by saying - I never mind paying for good food or a good dining experience. The Marchment Arms is overpriced for basic food and very poor service. The waiters do not know their on menu and I was told that the bar...More

Thank amyflynn2
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub derived restaurant. Good service, food served hot and within a reasonable time. Probably not best suited to restless kids as it is quite upmarket but if you can get them to sit fairly still and behave for an hour then it's worth it!...More

Thank Jamo1974
Reviewed 17 August 2016

An enjoyable family gathering with good food and drink. We had a bit of a wait at times but we weren't in a hurry and there was11of us. The service was good but we were disappointed that there was only one rabbit special as two...More

Thank Beverly W
Reviewed 14 August 2016

My husband & I took a friend of ours here for Sunday lunch. We all had lovely starters. I had the Bury black pudding potato cake with poached egg & whisky hollandaise sauce, my husband had the roasted Portobello mushrooms & our friend had the...More

Thank Jill B
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13 August 2017|
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Response from hedleyk | Reviewed this property |
nearby? Hemel is a bit of a desert whem it comes to decent hotels. the nearest I can think of interms of good hotels is Pendley Manor. I have not stayed there but my daughter had her wedding there and said it was good. there... More
22 July 2017|
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Response from Gillingst | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed outside just not inside
Roy M
9 March 2016|
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Response from Tomasz K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Have have separated gluten free guide (MENU)' we use different dishes, boards, knifes. We make sure there is no contact with allergens. Also with nut and other allergies.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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