Berkhamsted pub rises from the ashes to be voted best County Dining Pub of the Year

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A village pub near Berkhamsted has been voted the ‘best’ in the county for its dining – despite a devastating fire two years ago.

The Alford Arms, in Frithsden, won the Good Pub Guide’s County Dining Pub of the year in Hertfordshire.

Just two years ago the pub was almost completely destroyed by a fire, and saw the business close for six months.

Becky Salisbury, co-owner of The Alford Arms, said: “We are made up to win the Good Pub Guide award and whilst we have been fortunate enough to have now won this award 11 times in the 19 years since we opened – this one feels so very special.

“After the fire we have continued to be amazed at the support we have enjoyed from pub goers locally and those coming from further afield.”

The Alford arms was praised by The Pub Guide 2019 as “exceptional” for its seasonal menu, daily specials and their selection of wine.

Becky added: “When we first opened the doors, we felt pub food should be as good as any restaurant could offer.

“We are proud of the fact that many of our suppliers are from the local community from meat to the gin.

“This award is as much for the great produce they provide as it for the entire team and the customers.”