Delicious spring dining

We know it’s not just chocolate that can tickle the taste buds in spring. What about new potatoes, roast lamb with all the trimmings, fresh young herbs and vegetables?

This weekend wave goodbye to the stress of cooking up a feast at home, and instead head out to enjoy quality time and quality food with friends and family at one of our top local suggestions…

The Alford Arms

Step over the threshold of this award-winning pub, nestled in the secluded wooded valley of Frithsden! Perfect after a springtime stroll in your wellies, settle down in front of the roaring open fire, and browse The Alford Arms’ mouthwatering menu of fresh, local food. For Easter weekend, why not opt for their roast ‘Chiltern Hills’ leg of lamb with onion sauce and all the trimmings? Delicious!

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The Akeman

Make the most of the long weekend and indulge at The Akeman in Tring this Easter. Perfect with a glass of Rioja or Malbec, The Akeman’s Rump of Lamb special served with arancini puts a Mediterranean twist on a classic Easter dish for those looking to impress friends and family with something truly special. And for those with a sweet tooth? Finish your meal with an enticing chocolate panna cotta served with strawberry ice cream…

Old Chequers Pub

The Old Chequers, burrowed within the picturesque and historic Gaddesden Estate, is the perfect spot to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon, serving up traditional roast dinners every week. This independent, family run pub surrounded by the stunning Hertfordshire countryside welcomes friends, families and even four-legged friends to enjoy a long and lazy Easter lunch in good company.

Shendish Manor Hotel & Golf Course

This Easter Sunday hop along to splendid Shendish manor Hotel & Golf Course where you’ll enjoy a special three course lunch in the Orangery Restaurant, overlooking the beautifully manicured Dutch Garden and grounds of the estate. What’s more, whilst you’re enjoying the beautiful views and fantastic food, little ones will be kept busy exploring the gardens themselves whilst on the hunt for an abundance of chocolatey treats!

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The perfect accompaniment…

Whether you’re staying in or dining out, there’s no better way to toast a long weekend than with a glass of something local! For the gin lovers out there, a glass of Campfire Gin from Puddingstone Distillery is bound to go down well. Alternatively, why not raise a glass of Mad Squirrel ale with friends and family as part of your Easter celebrations?