Join us for an exclusive evening of suave glamour in the Greene Room, and immerse yourself in the finest James Bond experience.
Enjoy a three-course dinner specially created by our Head Chef, an after-dinner Martini, followed by a casino, themed music and dancing.
An unmissable evening of Bond glamour, come dressed to kill!
Arrival 7pm for 7.30pm dinner, casino 10pm - midnight.
Tickets £50 from the Kings Arms.
The Paralympic torch is coming through Berkhamsted on Tuesday 28th August and we are going to celebrate by throwing a party!
We're holding some excellent live music from 9-11pm to kickstart the evening, and we're also holding a BBQ with our lovely burgers outside in the courtyard area, so you can grab some tasty food before you head off to watch the torchbearers in all their glory.
It's going to be a big night so don't miss this momentous opportunity!
The Greene Note is back with another night of live music talent in the Greene Room, on Thursday 6th September, with Billy Lockett, Justin Saltmeris and Jess Purdy.
Hailing from Northampton, Billy Lockett's uniquely soulful voice leaves crowds muttering choruses into the night... Justin Saltmeris bring his unique brand of folk to seduce and envelop us into his own beautifully deep dark world. To open up the evening we have local Jess Purdy, an emergin talent on the Herts music scene.
Advance tickets £7 (£8 on the night), concessions £5 (£6 on the night). Doors 8.15pm
Tickets are available from the Kings Arms or online at: www.wegottickets.com/event/177836
The Greene Note is back with another night of live music talent in the Greene Room, on Thursday 6th September, with Billy Lockett, Justin Saltmeris and Jess Purdy.
We're throwing a party to mark the end of Summer (hopefully not actually the end, but the end of the holiday season at least!). The Greene Room will be donning a dancefloor and a late bar, as well as a live DJ who'll be playing the hottest Summer hits.
If you don't want to pay for a taxi home, we're also offering special rates on our rooms. Enquire with a member of staff on the night.
Our Summer party is kicking off from 9pm, all you need to do is turn up and enjoy!
Our coffee festival is coming to Berkhamsted! This is your opportunity to try a range of different speciality coffees with our tasting sessions, coffee masterclasses, coffee pudding specials and sweet treats, as well as learning some interesting coffee facts - always good to acquire random bits of knowledge.
With three different speciality espresso roasts and two filter roasts for you to try, with different beans in each, you can brush up on your discerning coffee taste. All our coffees will also be available to take away if you have to rush off!
We'll be offering free tastings of our filter coffee at 8.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am with tasting cards to help you identify different flavours as well as an inspiring talk by our connoisseur and Coffee Development Manager, Tom.
There will be some indulgent coffee puddings specially created by our Head Chef, as well as a range of cakes, biscuits and tray bakes to compliment your coffee. Learn some fascinating facts about coffee and get involved in the coffee culture!
This year, British Food Fortnight which traditionally takes place during the Autumn, runs at the same time as the Olympics under the title ‘Love British Food 2012’ (27th July to 12th August 2012).
With excitement building across Britain as the Olympics draws nearer, the stage is set for a huge showcase of British food when the eyes of the world are upon us.
To mark this momentous occasion we'll be offering a range of delicious British specials created by our Head Chef, as a daily changing menu. Featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients we'll be showcasing what British food has to offer.
BerkoFest 2012 is Berkhamsted's hottest event of the year, celebrating the 2012 festival season with a bang. This brand new music and comedy festival is taking place at Berkhamsted Sports Club on Saturday 15th September, 10am-11pm, and it's going to be huge!
If you haven't heard about Berkofest already, you certainly will do, because it's going to be big. To get you in the mood, the team behind Berkofest have organised a Berkofest taster, or 'alfresco busk', right here in the Kings Arms courtyard on Saturday 7th July, 1pm-6pm.
Headlined by Shane Lamont, aka 'the warrior of light who brings soul into your life', the event will be a busk open mic type session and there will be a whole host of other musicians playing, predominantly those who are appearing at Berkofest. The line up is to include Henry Parker, Jonpaul Palombo, Charlie Goodall and more.
Such a display of raw talent is unmissable, and coupled with charismatic entertainers, the event promises to bring an abundance of fun and entertainment to the audience.
Join us for this great free form musical afternoon and get in the Berkofest spirit!
The Chroma Ensemble is back with another fantastic evening of Midsummer Music, live in The Greene Room on Sunday 1st July.
Transfigured Night will promise an evening of sublime music with string sextet intertwined with poetry and storytelling, featuring Schönberg’s extraordinary romantic musical realisation of Richard Dehmel’s poem Transfigured Night (Verklärte Nacht), Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece Souvenir de Florence, and more.
We're offering a special pre-concert two course dinner for ticket holders only, for £20 per person. Book directly at the Kings Arms on 01442 866595.
The concert will commence at 7pm. Tickets are £15/£10 concessions. Email email@example.com or call Clare O'Connell on 01442 862953.
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Berkhamsted's original live music night is back, with JonPaul Palombo live in the Greene Room on the 7th June, presented by The Greene Note.
Also featuring Gideon Conn and My Pet Shadow, the evening is guaranteed to offer a fantastic set of raw live music talent in the heart of the town.
JonPaul Palombo's catchy, heartfelt tunes are demanding attention from an ever growing audience, Gideon Conn brings us his melodic humour while My Pet Shadow play some of their own brand of "acoustafunk"...
Doors 7.45pm. Entry is £7, concessions £5. Tickets available from www.wegottickets.com/event/166676
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The Kings Arms is proud to announce that it is one of the main sponsors of the Pitch Perfect concert, an evening of light opera and jazz on Sunday 24th June at Berkhamsted Cricket Club.
Organised by Berkhamsted Cricket Club and held in the club grounds, the concert is in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and features headline opera singers Phillip Brown and Kathryn Jenkin, supported by dancers and other acts, and the duo will also present a version of the three tenors show.
The Kings Arms will have its own champagne, wine and mojito bar as well as a stall serving our famous Kings Arms burgers and Portobello mushroom burgers.
The evening promises to be a fantastic family event, with doors opening at 3.30pm and the main show commencing at 5pm. Carriages are at 7.30pm. Proceeds go to Great Ormond Street Hospital and BCC.
Tickets are £15 and free for under 16s. Tickets are available to buy in the Kings Arms, cash only.
Two of the hottest new names in food literature are coming to the Greene Room in Berkhamsted to talk about their latest recipe books in an evening of food, drink and recipe inspiration on Wednesday 13th June.
William Sitwell, editor of Waitrose Kitchen magazine and co-host of the BBC2 series ‘A Question of Taste’, who has just launched his first book, A History of Food in 100 Recipes, will be joined by Tom Moggach, who will talk about his new release The Urban Kitchen Gardener: Growing & Cooking in the City.
During the evening, Kings Arms chefs will be cooking up a selection of tasting platters using recipes from both books, as well as a welcome cocktail made using one of the published cocktail recipes from Tom Moggach’s book, providing culinary inspiration for guests.
William Sitwell’s A History of Food in 100 Recipes tells the definitive story of the people, ingredients and techniques that have shaped our love of food, with sharp observational wit of a fascinating journey of the culinary landscape.
He has already been acclaimed by The Independent for his originality: “There is no shortage of food histories and even less of recipe books, but a hybrid of the two is something new. William Sitwell tackles this mammoth project with energy and wit.” Marco Pierre White also stated that “Sitwell is without doubt one of the great food writers of our day. Every serious cook should read this book at least once.”
Tom Moggach is a gardener, food writer and teacher, and has written for publications including the Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Financial Times. In The Urban Kitchen Gardener, he provides a unique insight into growing your own produce in the city, with some imaginative recipes featuring unusual ingredients. He selects the top edible plants for city plots, from chillies and strawberries to the less familiar Japanese shiso and Mexican mouse melons.
This event is a must for all foodies with the opportunity to hear about the inspiration and gastronomic poetry behind two of Britain’s most acclaimed food writers. Signed copies of both books will also be available to purchase on the evening.
Entry is ticket only – complimentary tickets are available from the Kings Arms in advance with limited availability. Arrival is at 7pm for 7.30pm start.
Get ready for The Comedy Clinic's next hilarious live act, featuring huge Scottish talent Dougie Dunlop and his support acts on Thursday 10th May in the Greene Room.
Noted for "charming punters with his blend of mimicry and observational humour" by The Scotsman, Dougie Dunlop performs at all the major comedy venues in the UK and overseas, and has also been known for some TV and radio appearances.
Tickets are £10 in advance from www.wegottickets.com/event/160476 or £12 on the door, limited availability. Doors open 7.45pm.
Father's Day is all about food and drink, let's be honest. Start the day as you mean to go on with a man-sized brreakfast - our famed traditional English. Or you could book lunch or dinner in the restaurant and try some of our favorurites, including premium quality steaks, pork belly and mash, or our signature homemade steak burger.
We'll also be offering some hearty specials, so all you need is a pint of local real ale and it could be the perfect day.
Our customers have helped us raise £1213.50 for commendable charity Help for Heroes, simply by tucking into our delicious cottage pie. Since our Spring menu launch last year, our signature dish, the 'Help for Heroes' cottage pie, has donated 50p for every dish sold to the worthy cause, building to a substantial sum over the past year.
General Manager of the Kings Arms Liz Blundell handed over a giant cheque to Help for Heroes county volunteer Heather Waterfield, who was delighted to receive the donation on behalf of the charity.
In just a year of running this scheme, 2,427 cottage pie dishes have been sold, and the substantial sum raised will prove a valuable donation towards the eminent charity which supports wounded Servicement and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Join celebrated authors Thomas Penn and S J Parris for our very first literary lunch on Wednesday 2nd May in the Greene Room.
Thomas Penn will be talking about his latest book, Winter King, The Dawn of Tudor England, which was recently hailed Book of the Year by the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Times Literary Supplement, the Guardian, Daily Mail and Sunday Telegraph.
S J Parris will be discussing her brand new historical thriller, Sacrilege, the third in a major new series published by HarperCollins. The pre-release has already received considerable praise by The Times and the Daily Telegraph.
We're getting a bit patriotic for St George's Day with a pie contest (no, not that kind). Vote for your favourite pie filling on our Facebook page and we will feature the winners on our St George's Day specials menu.
Choose from steak and Tring Brewery ale, Scottish salmon, smoked haddock and baby prawn, pork shoulder and scrumpy cider, chicken and portobello mushroom, or slow brased beef shin and stilton.
Perfectly accompanied with a pint of English local real ale. Vote now!
Easter isn't just about chocolate eggs and hot cross buns, it also marks the real start of Spring. The break provides the perfect opportunity to spend some time with the family during the school holidays, and let's not forget the extra bank holidays - what better excuse for some chilled out food and drink and a catch up with friends?
Join us for a delicious, traditional roast on Easter Sunday, with succulent 100% British meat from Aubrey Allen, crispy roast potatoes, colourful vegetables and light Yorkshire puddings with plenty of gravy. Let us do all the hard work and make your Easter lunch or dinner special.
If the weather is on our side, chill out in our courtyard area with some refreshing drinks and make the most of the days off work. We'll also be serving up our usual tasty breakfasts and champagne breakfast if you fancied something a little different.
Original live music in the heart of Berkhamsted! We are partial to a great night out, and luckily, there is now a fantastic opportunity to bare witness to some excellent local and national musicians and performers on the acoustic scene.
Organised by The Greene Note, there is an exciting calendar of live music events coming up in the Greene Room, so check it out!
March 8th - Annie Dressner, Billy Lockett, Jackons & Presley www.wegottickets.com/event/151458
April 5th - Fiona Bevan, Ely Plains, Caesar Goddard www.wegottickets.com/event/151460
May 3rd - Indigo Earth, Charlie Goodall, Parka Club www.wegottickets.com/event/151462
Entry £7, concessions £5. Doors open 7.45pm.
Treat your mother this year with a tasty champagne breakfast at the Kings Arms, available until 11am. A full traditional breakfast accompanied with a glass of Henriot Brut, the perfect way to start the day.
Delicious specials and Sunday lunch will also be available for lunch or dinner, alongside our usual menu, but book early to avoid disappointment.
If you're looking for something more casual, then pop in for afternoon tea and cake, some chilled champagne, or just a few celebratory cocktails. Relax by the fire and we'll do the rest.
Valentine's Day: love it or love it not... but we are embracing the sentiment anyway. If you want to chill out in the bar for drinks with friends, revel in a romantic dinner, or watch a classical concert, we have it sorted.
Chilled champagne, candlelit tables, delicious food.... Valentine's Day is coming to the Kings Arms, and we want to make your occasion special. Indulge in a romantic four course dinner specially created by our Head Chef. £35 per person.
You can view our menu online here: http://kingsarmshotel.com/uploads/KA_Valentines_day.pdf
If you're after something a little bit different then see a Valentine's Concert in the Greene Room, presented by the ever-popular Chroma Chamber Ensemble. 'From Russia with Love' will feature two of the most romantic string quartets, poetry and storytelling in an intimate setting.
Starting at 8pm, tickets are £15/Concessions £10. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Clare O'Connell 01442 862953
For concert ticket holders only, we are also offering a special two course dinner in the Kings Arms beforehand for only £20 per person, booking essential.
A thrilling evening of mystery and murder is coming to Berkhamsted... We are hosting a thrilling 1920s murder mystery dinner in The Greene Room in conjunction with Tring Pendley Theatre, on Saturday 31st March. The evening will involve a spine-tingling murder mystery play set in 1928, a three course dinner and a glass of Prosecco.
With three different acts and supper courses between the acts, guests will be invited to guess the murderer as the play progresses. Edge-of-your-seat drama...
The evening starts at 7.30pm, and 1920s dress is encouraged. Tickets are £30, available at the Kings Arms.
We now have 7 tickets available due to a cancellation - please get in touch!
An evening of glamour in the Greene Room awaits.... Our Ratpack Evening is one glamorous black-tie affair, with exquisite food and drink, live jazz music and a casino.
With Prosecco on arrival, the evening also comprises a four course dinner, specially created by our Head Chef, followed by a live music act and casino games. Black tie dress code applies, and the evening commences at 7pm, carriages at 1am.
Tickets are available to buy at the Kings Arms for £45 per person.
Berkhamsted is kicking up the live music scene again, with The Dufflefolks, presented by The Greene Note, who will be playing live in the Greene Room at the Kings Arms on 2nd February. A support act will also be playing, so get involved for a great night of fine local talent!
Doors open at 7.45pm, entry is £7 (£5 concessions). Tickets are available to buy here:
The Greene Note have organised a line up of exciting acts to play in the Greene Room over the next few months, so watch this space!
It's the Berkhamsted Festival of Light on Sunday 4th December, from 3.30-6.30pm, and we're getting all festive! Visit our stall outside the front of the Kings Arms, where we'll be serving warm, spicy glasses of mulled wine, hot steak and pork baguettes, and even our famous homemade Kings Arms burgers. We'll also be doing some festive cookie making and decorating for the kids!