The Bricklayers Arms, Absolutely Food Review


An award-winning experience in Flaunden

The Bricklayers Arms has been nominated for ‘Hertfordshire Dining Pub of the year again’ by The Good Pub Guide – and on our visit, it’s a little wonder why.

The pub is set in beautiful countryside, with nearby country walks over the rolling hills of the Chess Valley. The outside may be great, but stepping inside was an experience like going back in time to a period pub, one that is tastefully furnished throughout.

Chess Valley

The lovely atmosphere pervades every corner of The Bricklayers Arms. It’s a place that will put a smile on your face. There is also a lovely dining area outside to enjoy your meal.

On our visit, we had beautifully cooked food from their award winning chef. The menu is extensive and exciting and full of delicious dishes. The wines, bar and gin menu (a must try) are exemplary for a countryside pub.

For starters I opted for the Devonshire white crab meat, home cured salmon, chive cream, brioche. I followed this with grilled pork tenderloin, chorizo rub, sticky ribs, apple cider jus, Dauphinoise potatoes, and fresh buttered vegetables. For dessert I had dark chocolate mousse, sea salt caramel with peanuts, whipped chocolate ganache, crispy chocolate sprinkles, with micro mint leaves.


My guest had pan fried scallops, parsnip and white chocolate puree, pickled vegetables, and beurre blanc. For the mains they went for grilled halibut, samphire, grilled prawns, gremolata, chardonnay cream, with Dauphinoise potatoes and fresh buttered vegetables. For dessert, they loved their summer pavlova, basil cream, strawberries, strawberry fluid gel, raspberry & champagne coulis, with coconut sorbet.


The meal was accompanied with a beautiful Pouilly Fuisse wine. All in all, it was a wonderful experience in a delightful place, with delicious food and wine. The service was excellent by the very attentive staff. No question was too tricky, and they were only too happy to suggest what dishes to plump for, as well as the wine to accompany our food.

Absolutely fully expects to hear about another award win very soon.


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