Bricklayers Arms

4.6
1461 reviews
£26 to £40
British
NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1461 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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rac007
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and still a great experience with safety measures in place. But it's the food that is truly outstanding here, it never disappoints!

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MIna
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal in good atmosphere and relaxed setting.
Always consistent good value meals.

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Greatbrit
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful safe dining experience with friends just before close of business before Lockdown no. 2. Good luck Alvin and team and hope to see you bouncing back in December!

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Holssss
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, pie was the best. Service was great!

MP
vipMaryP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely birthday meal with family

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FrancesT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food but service quite slow. Luckily we weren’t in a rush otherwise would have been more frustrating. Great wine list and cozy atmosphere.

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PeterC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good atmosphere with excellent food and brilliant service.

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Superblue
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food - venison pie and duck. Great service. A bit pricy but there you go.

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Birthday
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, highly recommended

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Stempy
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food and very good dairy free/vegan options! Highly recommend for a cosy meal.

JS
JanetS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, staff, food, atmosphere, we have always enjoyed good food there over recent years, its excellence continues.

Just so sad that due to the November firebreak that they will have to close again. They have done an excellent job of getting back on their feet so successfully after lockdown.

Hopefully they will open again soon, we will certainly look forward to returning.

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DavidW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

All started well and food and drink all fine, got a bit forgotten about at end so went to bar to ask for bill, moaned a bit about poor service, cancelled coffee, paid a rather frosty faced manager and left. Would revisit as any one can have an off day.

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ianS
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service in convivial surroundings

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday roast is delicious. This time we had dessert, which was equally yummy. Would highly recommend.

This is a favourite of ours and have returned a few times in recent months.

This time was very busy at 4.30pm and the tables next to us were very loud and we could just about hear each other at one point.

TK
TimmyK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Lovely looking pub and pretty location with good walks nearby. Service was excellent, but food was so-so and we were unfortunate enough to be dining next to a very loud table containing some quite obnoxious characters! Nevermind. Thought more could have been done to ask them to quieten down.

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Gunner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal in very pleasant surroundings. We felt very safe and the only downside was a noisy table close by. That said they were just enjoying themselves but rather noisily at times.

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Gilly
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here on any occasion & they do a wonderful Sunday lunch with a great choice of roasts.

SG
SteveG
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Found the vegetables on the roast dinner to be under cooked and the price was expensive as it was nothing exceptionall

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vipChristiehh65
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very lovely afternoon pleasant atmosphere good food nice wine and excellent service.

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Amanda
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish cake to start, which was lovely, and then the mushrooms which is my favourite, loved it all.

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Peter
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal great service just a shame we could not have a pudding due to the government’s 10.00 kick out.

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PollyK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, looking forward to a return visit. They were great at helping out with getting a taxi as phone reception isn't great in the area.

MW
MarilynW
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband was celebrating his 60th birthday and having looked at several venues we decided to book the Bricklayers Arms.
We were not disappointed. The food was first class, beautifully presented and tasted delicious!
The overall service was excellent.
Our waitress Kristy was really helpful, attentive and professional and really helped make our evening such a wonderful experience.
We will definitely be returning.

AN
ANDREWK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the Bricklayers and again they did no disappoint. First class food and the wine list is also a highlight.

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Russell
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent mains - the duck and tender shoulder of pork were excellently cooked and tasted magnificent. The starters and puddings also first class.

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jessicaM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for lunch on our wedding anniversary and it could not have been better. The food choice and quality, the service, honestly just the best. We felt very safe in terms of COVID too (it was a Tuesday lunch and it was reasonably busy), other customers were spread out well.

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Love2eatout
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service.
Definitely recommend.

SR
SianRyan
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Sunday lunch. All staff really friendly & accommodating and food delicious. Great atmosphere.

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TerryB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday Roast
Very attentive service and good value for money

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Lawrence
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food in a lovely pub. It's covid-secure too. All staff wear face masks or face visas, there's hand gel on entry into the pub etc.

GT
GillianT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best Sunday lunch I have had in a long time. Generous portions, perfectly cooked veg, and crispy roasties. Confit duck leg as good as any I have had in France, and am still dreaming about the triple chocolate mousse with salted caramel icecream.

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Tuzy
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t recommend enough, lots of soft furnishings so keep noise level down, waitress extremely helpful and pleasant and food was delicious.

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EliseF
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with plenty of menu option. Really good service and a great wine list, would definitely recommend and looking forward to returning

GC
GeorgeC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our friends enjoyed a meal here twice in a month so we took their recommendation. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience, though was surprised not to be asked to ‘check in’.