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Main dining room in Acres  - ACRES at Ashridge House, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

ACRES at Ashridge House

4.2
4.2
114 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Acres sits in a magnificent heritage room at the historic Ashridge House, where the original dining hall has been lovingly restored to create an enchanting restaurant. The seasonal menus are expertly curated by our resident Head Chef, Paul Patterson. His cuisine reflects the rich history of Ashridge House with dishes inspired by locally grown heritage foods, served up with a modern flourish.

Drinks for Acres are supplied by the Vault, our new beer, wine, & cocktail bar located in Ashridge House’s former Evidence Room. With a warm and intimate atmosphere infused with history, the Vault is the perfect spot to enjoy fine wines, hand-crafted spirits, elegant cocktails and local beers. Singer Alex Jones joins us in The Vault every Sunday in February and March to perform live jazz music, perfect to enjoy after Sunday Lunch and relax into the afternoon.

Images and menus are only for reference as we regularly change our dishes according to seasonal availability.
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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Vegetarian / Vegan, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01442 841424
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We offer on-site catering for events, conferences, and meetings, where our passion for fine dining has earned us an unrivalled reputation for using the very finest produce to create innovative and sumptuous menus.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it's an elegant rehearsal dinner before the big wedding day, a celebratory anniversary, birthday party, or date night out, you can book private space in Acres to dine in style.
  • Area
    Berkhamsted
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Berkhamsted station is a 10 minute drive from Acres at Ashridge House.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Lunch - 2 Course

    £39.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for a 2-course Sunday lunch! The mouth-watering menu at our restaurant has been expertly curated by our resident Head Chef, Paul Patterson. His cuisine reflects the rich history of Ashridge House with dishes inspired by locally grown heritage foods, served with a modern flourish.
    Sunday Lunch - 2 Course photo
  • Sunday Lunch - 3 Course

    £49.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for 3-course Sunday Lunch! The mouth-watering menu at our restaurant has been expertly curated by our resident Head Chef, Paul Patterson. His cuisine reflects the rich history of Ashridge House with dishes inspired by locally grown heritage foods, served up with a modern flourish.
    Sunday Lunch - 3 Course photo

What 114 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Good for business meals

  • Hertfordshire

    Good for business meals

  • Hertfordshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Hertfordshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Hertfordshire

    Romantic

  • Hertfordshire

    Good for special occasions

114 Reviews
  1. LenP

    Isle of Wight

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a friend who was not well at the restaurant the staff could not have been more helpful big thanks for that but a terrific place to come and have Sunday lunch.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Very disappointing. We’ve had the roast beef on several occasions and it has always been good. However, last Sundays was mostly inedible and the meal was not very hot. Also bowl of kale was a bit of an insult. We were told there was a different chef on who was a lower grade. Not sure that we will go back which is rather sad but they must be consistent.

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  3. DanielO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for my partners birthday for the very first time. We enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. Its a shame its so quiet it could to be advertised more locally and in the cafe on site to attract more customers. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We will be returning at a later date.

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  4. MichaelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a quiet midweek night with the dining area almost to ourselves and what felt like a private waiter who did everything he could to ensure we enjoyed the meal. Steak was perfectly cooked to my request so an excellent chef and waiter went out of his way to retrieve the desired drinks from elsewhere in the building. Soft music in the background and mellow lighting added to the surprise Happy Birthday plate served at no extra cost. Great value for money and I certainly recommend a visit anytime especially midweek.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 8 November 2023

    Dear MichaelP, Thank you very much for such positive comments and valued feedback. Its lovely to read how we have exceeded your service expectations and delivered a memorable evening and great value. Best regards, Acres team.

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  5. Geoff

    London

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Food quality and presentation were good. Service was sporadic and they need more training. Decor is cold and disappointing. Prices are far too high.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 8 November 2023

    Dear Geoff, Thank you very much for your comments and valued feedback. We are sorry you haven't enjoyed all aspects of our evening. We will review your comments internally and thank you for bringing them to our attention. Best regards, Acres team.

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  6. Trish

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way,delicious food, meat perfectly cooked,lots of lovely vegetables,the best roast potatoes,a very light Yorkshire pudding. Service very good. Have booked again We took friends out to thank them and we all enjoyed it very much.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 8 November 2023

    Dear Trish, Thank you very much for such positive comments and valued feedback. We are delighted to receive such a great review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Acres team.

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  7. AndreaL

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous Food and lovely surroundings. The waiter was exceptional- especially as he was the only person serving the whole room. Would highly recommend and we will be returning soon.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 8 November 2023

    Dear AndreaL, Thank you very much for such positive comments and valued feedback. We will pass your comments onto the team members. Best regards, Acres team.

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  8. SueW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    The food was not cooked to an acceptable standard.Very disappointingThe room was cold.

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  9. susiep

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely wonderful a hidden gem, evidenced by us being the only pair dining. But the food and service was incredible. More people need to find this one.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 8 November 2023

    Dear susiep, Thank you very much for such positive comments and valued feedback. We are delighted to receive such a great review. Best regards, Acres team.

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  10. HB1994

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Came to Acres on a Sunday lunch for a birthday. Menu was extremely limited, particularly main courses. Service was dreadful - took 3 attempts to get the right beer served, and a long wait time in general for everything. Nowhere for guests to hang coats so they’re on the backs of chairs and falling on the floor - how is there no cloakroom at such a large venue? Food was okay, not somewhere I’d recommend but maybe a better experience would be had on a Friday or Saturday night rather than Sunday lunch service. Overall v disappointing and overpriced for what you get. Will stick with the Bakehouse at Ashridge in future!

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  11. Johnboy

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely superb food and service - roast beef succulent and tasty, ganache to die for and both gluten free, a massive bonus for my wife who is a coeliac The first of many planned future visits

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 26 October 2023

    Dear Johnboy, Thank you very much for such positive comments and valued feedback. We are delighted to receive such a great review. Best regards, Acres team.

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  12. CarrieB

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch at Acres, would highly recommend

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 26 October 2023

    Dear CarrieB, Thank you very much for such positive comments and valued feedback, we are delighted you would recommend us. Best regards, Acres team.

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  13. johns

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Starter Smoked Haddock rare bit more chowder no spoon Lamb very good roast veg terrible.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 26 October 2023

    Dear johns, Thank you very much for your constructive comments and valued feedback. Best regards, Acres team.

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  14. VikkiB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We live in little Gaddesden but have never been to either The Vault or Acres so we’re really excited to come with friends. We had such a lovely evening, but it didn’t get off to the best start. We met for dinks in The Vault, my husband knocked a lamp on our arrival and the barman that dealt with it was actually a bit rude and made quite a big deal of it, definitely not very understanding. When we got to the restaurant the staff were lovely, really efficient our only criticism would be is that the lighting was too bright, which meant that it felt like a dining hall instead of a nice restaurant but other than that it was lovely and we had a great evening.

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  15. IsabelR

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was a fantastic evening, very good service and ambience, and always a pleasure coming back.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 8 November 2023

    Dear IsabelR, Thank you very much for such positive comments and valued feedback. We are delighted to receive such a great review. Best regards, Acres team.

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  16. Joyce

    Hertfordshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Lovely welcoming staff Bent over backwards to accommodate my Garlic and Onion intolerance Food amazing Alcohol choice amazing too..

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 26 October 2023

    Dear Joyce, Thank you very much for such positive comments and valued feedback. We are delighted to receive such a great review. Best regards, Acres team.

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  17. JaneH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Dreadful experience !!! The bar was dead despite being told there would be a regular live band on a Friday when we attended the garden party. The barman was clearly stressed by the large booking elsewhere in the hotel. We then went for dinner again avery disappointing experience there was a huge table of people and babies crying . There was no ambience the lights were too bright. We waited 50 mi utes for a starter and gave up cancelled our order and left. The only good thing about that night was the head waiter he was so apologetic but it was clear guests in the restaurant were not important. Not sure why they have a restaurant if all they care about are big functions. We won’t be back which is a shame given we are local.

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  18. PamN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    service and food was good but as there weren’t many people there the ambience was disappointing. No doubt once it gets busier and more well known this will improve.

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  19. clairel

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Absolutely recommend and will return.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 26 October 2023

    Dear clairel, Thank you very much for such positive comments and valued feedback. We are delighted you will recommend us. Best regards, Acres team.

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  20. adventurous

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    THE AMBIENCE WAS NON EXISTENCE. LARGE AREA NOT FILLED. ONLY THREE TABLES FOR SUNDAY LUNCH. SERVICE WAS SLOW CONSIDERING ONLY A FEW TABLES. GREETING WAS POOR.

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  21. Magpies

    Hertfordshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely meal again at Acres. Delicious food and great service!!

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 15 September 2023

    Dear Magpies, Thank you very much for such positive comments and valued feedback. We are delighted to receive such a great review. Best regards, Acres team.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was amazing as the Guinness!! We had a seat next to the window which was nice but in our ‘half’ of the restaurant we were the only ones in. The other half was busy later and we felt a little isolated. Lighting was too bright.

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  23. HazelC

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything we order met our expectations . A very enjoyable evening.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 15 September 2023

    Dear Hazel C, Thank you very much for your positive comments and valued feedback. We a so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Best regards, Acres team.

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  24. Bill

    London

    46 reviews

    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Maybe Sunday lunchtime is not representative, but we were disappointed with what was an expensive lunch. There was only one waiter and he seemed overloaded, so things happened pretty slowly. The food was perfectly OK, but not what you'd expect at this price point.

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  25. locallady

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely venue for our birthday celebration with friends. Food was very good especially the deserts, the baked alaska a highlight. Steak and Lamb options also went down well. Would be good to have options for traditional sauces to go with the steak (peppercorn, bernaise etc.) and a range of mustards available if requested. Service was attentive but not intrusive and friendly. Enjoyed The Vault bar before and after dinner, would be nice to have coffee served in The Vault after dinner as an option. Overall we love the venue and very much enjoyed our evening.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 22 August 2023

    Dear locallady, Thank you very much for your positive comments and valued feedback on your overall experience. Best regards, Acres team.

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  26. BarbaraJ

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Lovely place. Service fine, friendly. Food well presented but plaice a little dry and lamb unremarkable.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 22 August 2023

    Dear BarbaraJ, Thank you very much for your positive comments and valued feedback. Best regards, Acres team.

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  27. Lesleywelwyn

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely food. Lots of choice. Great service. Nice wine. Great view. Had Saturday evening dinner thought the restaurant had more of a daytime feel. Lights quite bright. Food was really good though.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 22 August 2023

    Dear Lesleywelwyn, Thank you very much for your positive comments and feedback. Best regards, Acres team.

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  28. okdokietiger

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond impressive. The staff were incredibly attentive, the venue was beautiful and the food. Oh boy the food was absolutely superb. I highly recommend the oxtail croquette to start, the belly of lamb for main and the dark chocolate ganache to finish. And all at incredibly fantastic value. We'll be back again in the autumn.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 22 August 2023

    Dear okdokietiger, Thank you very much for your positive comments and feedback. I have passed these onto the team who will be delighted to read them. Best regards, Acres team.

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  29. Northampton

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    A very disappointing experience. Took my mother in-law for her birthday, arrived to no-one really ready to welcome us. Cutlery and tables pretty dirty. The gentleman waiting on us was very friendly and gave good service. First course was good. Main course for my mother in-law and husband was lamb which was tough and inedible. They both left most of the meat and whilst the waiter apologised and advised the head chef was on leave, when the bill came we were charged in full. Such a shame as the location had so much promise.

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  30. SusanB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The menu offered reasonable prices; however, the exorbitant cost of the wines significantly impacted the overall expense, rendering it a venue I would hesitate to select without careful consideration.

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  31. CatherineO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was lovely,beautifully presented and service was impeccable!

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  32. LisaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely evening at Acres. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Great value for money too. The only negative was that it was quiet... we must get more people here as its a wonderful addition to Ashridge House so we don't want to lose it! Will return often.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful place, delicious food and great service!

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  34. MrsP

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Despite booking 3 months previously for a birthday celebration Ashridge House cancelled less than 2 weeks before. I received a confirmation text and booking the day before, left 2 messages but no one got back to me. Total disappointment for the prices they are aspiring to very poor service.

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  35. CazM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was lovely although small portions. They did kindly give me a bespoke dessert.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 8 July 2023

    Dear CazM, Thank you very much for your positive comments and valued feedback. Best regards, Acres team.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service was appallingly slow. We were seated and completely ignored for 15 minutes and I had to get up and walk over to entrance to ask if drinks order could be taken, or even be offered water on such hot day. Still waited until waiter came. Both times brought food out for 3 of party and then 5 minute gap before our 4th which each time was for our 6 year old daughter. The food is good so it’s a shame the restaurant front of house is not run properly. 2nd time here but not good Father’s Day lunch and won’t be back anytime soon or recommend it to any friends who live locally.

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  37. JillD

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very special evening was spent at Acres restaurant.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 20 June 2023

    Dear JillD, Thank you very much for such positive comments. We are delighted you spent your special evening with us! Best regards, Acres team.

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  38. AkshinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent would visit again and already recommended to a friends.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 20 June 2023

    Dear AkshinK, Thank you very much for such positive comments. We are delighted to read your your 5* review! Please do recommend us. Best regards, Acres team.

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  39. BarbaraW

    Buckinghamshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very pleasant evening, although very quiet sadly. Staff very good. Food was good but menu limited, more variety for main course would be great, or a daily special option more like The Greyhound in Old Beaconsfield where food is exceptional or like The Brasserie of Light style in Selfridges but this restaurant is close and good value, lovely to have Ashridge House and it’s facilities nearby.

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 13 June 2023

    Dear BarbaraW, Thank you very much for your review of your experience here at Acres. We appreciate your positive comments and valued feedback. Best regards, Acres team.

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  40. Frankyb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent evening all round. Slightly cold in room but not restuarant's fault. Weather turned extremely cold for May 31st

    ACRES at Ashridge HouseResponded on 13 June 2023

    Dear Frankyb, Thank you very much for your positive comments and feedback. Best regards, Acres team.

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ACRES at Ashridge House is rated 4.2 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for ACRES at Ashridge House

Ashridge House, Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1NS

Additional information

  • Area
    Berkhamsted
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Vegetarian / Vegan, British
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Berkhamsted station is a 10 minute drive from Acres at Ashridge House.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01442 841424
  • Catering
    We offer on-site catering for events, conferences, and meetings, where our passion for fine dining has earned us an unrivalled reputation for using the very finest produce to create innovative and sumptuous menus.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it's an elegant rehearsal dinner before the big wedding day, a celebratory anniversary, birthday party, or date night out, you can book private space in Acres to dine in style.
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