Bricklayers Arms

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1035 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Sunday Lunch
The Good Pub Guide, Hertfordshire's "Dining Pub of the Year" Tourist Board 'Herts Pub of The Year" With beautiful surrounding countryside and nearby country walks over the rolling hills of the Chess Valley it's hard to believe that the Bricklayers Arms is within such easy reach. A warm welcome awaits you in this beautiful grade II listed, 18th century pub by the Michaels family and their friendly and knowledgeable staff. Enjoy the cosy atmosphere when you step inside the rustic low oak beam interior full of character with its brick bar and real log fire. In Summer enjoy lunch in the garden surrounded by green pastures. Enjoy the food by Michelin trained Chef Claude Paillet and his team who have transformed the Bricklayers Arms into an multi award winning gastro pub restaurant. Perfect for those seeking a treat in Hertfordshire's beautiful countryside.

Special Offers

2 courses £22 & 3 courses £27

From the midweek week fixed price menu. Please note the menu changes weekly as this restaurant uses fresh local produce.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 17 September 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-14:30 18:30-21:30
Fri 12:00-14:30

What 1035 People Are Saying
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SK
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best roast we have had by far. Highly recommend the place for food.

MM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great atmosphere. Service was 5/5

CD
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely meal as always, bit noisy this time.
And very busy

AV
London
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely food at this gorgeous old pub. Friendly service too. Great, interesting menu and choices.

AM
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Been a few times but this time was awful. Nothing special. Ordered 2 deserts and they only bought 1 out as she forgot. Service was bad, feel they didn't care much as we didn't order wine (that's where they make their money). Used to be amazing food. Pork belly was not as it should be, the fat was removed for some reason. My risotto was like stodge and had no flavour. Side of veg was nothing special either....

a
Buckinghamshire
206 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, would go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food and very polite service. One disappointment is from the beginning we felt we were being rushed and this proved to be correct when we were asked to move table before our coffees. We ended up asking for the bill and leaving earlier than we would have. The manager/owner handled it very well and explained it was a particularly busy afternoon and also reduced our bill. It did however impact on the overall enjoyment of the afternoon. Hope this helps!

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very good experience overall. Excellent service and very good food, without being exceptional. The greens in particular could be a little more imaginative.

JR
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a gem of a place, the food is incredible and on par with top restaurants in London. The atmosphere in the evenings can be more low key than sunny days, when the pub is heaving.

This is definitely 5 star dining in my opinion. Can’t think of a better place to go for great food.

The only niggling issue I have is the price of the nicer wines - seems a little steep in some cases at three or four times more expensive than the retail price. Maybe it’s just to reflect the level of food. Saying that, there are plenty of options on the wine list so you don’t have to go for a pricey option.

Service was very good and friendly.

Highly recommend this place for any time of day.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at the Bricklayers for the past 17 years where the food and service have been consistently excellent during this time. We can heartily recommend this delightful country pub.

AC
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch as always would definitely recommend We will be back soon

PB
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A delighted place to enjoy a very high quality meal and high quality wine. The Bricklayers Arms has a terrific ambience with a friendly and welcoming host and staff.

N
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming here for years but never for a Sunday roast.... shouldn’t have expected anything different... it was fantastic. Beautifully tender beef and lamb with veg and yorkies just like home. We will be back!

EH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service and friendly atmosphere.

DW
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great and it’s a really nice pub lots of charm would def go again as the beef melted in your mouth

P
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fabulous, the Bricklayers never disappoints. Sunday Roast was superb. The only challenge is leaving enough room for their amazing desserts

OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Love this restaurant. We’ve never had a bad meal. It is our go to for absolutely fabulous food, service and a beautiful location.

DL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and wine both excellent. Staff and atmosphere great. Fully recommend

ND
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Always a nice evening but has there been a change of chef? The food is fine-ish but nowhere near to where it was 10 or 12 months ago.

LC
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a quiet midweek lunch. Went with a friend and thoroughly enjoyed the set menu. Service was friendly and attentive, but not not overly so and it is a lovely venue. Look forwards to going back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Exceptional service and food. We have visited a few times over the years mostly to celebrate a special occasion, they have always provide a warm atmosphere and ensured we have had a good time. The food and menu is always seasonal but offers such amazing choices and they are happy to help with the drinks menu to find the perfect fit.
I would highly recommend this restaurant with its secluded and romantic location.

MG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very well presented food; flavoursome and enjoyable. Delay in service from the kitchen let the meal down.

RS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great beer and wine selection and friendly, attentive service. We love the Bricklayers.

j
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As per stars, all was mostly excellent. We were a bit cramped, on the table for 6. Unfortunately sat right next to a couple, who the man had to read out the whole menu, to the woman, loudly. Plenty of other tables for the regular couple of complainants to be seated.

KT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very Poor
Chicken & Roast Potatoes very dry, no flavour, no red cabbage, no new potatoes and service awful.
"Please can I have a pint of Coke Zero", answer "NO"! Practically shouted at us.
Over priced paid £91 for a very poor dinner for 2 adults and 2 children

KC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Went for a sunday roast! Best one i have had out! Beautiful place and garden, was so busy that service was a little slow but understandable with the amount of people there! Definitely recommend

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service in a lovely country location. Good for families, couples and groups for a get together

DO
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We have been to Bricklayers Arms a few times before and found its food and ambiance really good, so we decided to go again to celebrate our wedding anniversary, but we all left dissapointed. Not anymore the beautiful food and service, the food was more than rushed, the roast potatoes hardly roasted, more like mashed potatoes, the duck`s skin not crispy at all, little to no gravy and to top it all, we had to wait for soooo long for our food to be served. Really, what happened Bricklayers arms? Did the fame got to your head? Not going back to soon, such a pity as it used to be our pub to go and travelling for more than an hour by car to get to this pub, not worth it anymore!

R
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our first visit met with all expectations except that our table for four had a mix of chairs, one comfortable, leather-based one and three traditional wooden, kitchen-style chairs. I appreciate the old-world, rustic character of the gastropub, although the brickwork in the restaurant looked decidedly 1980's, but with prices at the level they are, comfortable seats should be part of the experience. Cushionless wooden seats are certainly not.

GT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Booked last minute and sat at a table in the garden on a very sunny September Sunday. We ordered Roast Lamb and Beef - gorgeous, staff friendly and very attentive - would happily recommend the Bricklayers Arms

i
London
28 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Bit disappointed. Service was much too rushed. Previously when I have dined there whole experience was much better. At the prices for the diner the whole dining experience should be much better and not so much pub grub style.
Food I had was very nice but the lemon sole ate by another guest very ordinary

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food excellent service. Enjoyable lunchtime

SP
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place to eat! Delicious puddings and brilliant service. Only thing that would make it better for me would be to see more veggie options on the main meals. (We went on a Sunday) We will definitely go back.

AF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional. The exterior charm of the pub was consistent with the lovely ambience of the interior decor. Service is on par with 5-star hotels. Impressive.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Nice new items on menu. We will be back again!

TY
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely place to visit but found the dishes we had could have been nicer

w
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good choice of dishes and specials. Particularly like fish dishes. Had the steamed cod with nori crust which was delicious. Great puddings too so leave room for them too. Good range of wines and real ales.

OT
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always wonderful food, service and ambience.

SB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service with attentive staff.

It was rather noisy as tables are quite close together.

Delicious food

S
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable will definitely go again

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