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The Crooked Chimney

Cromer Hyde Lane, Lemsford, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7XE

((((* British
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Very friendly food and service was excitement

Brian 26 August 2017
from Stevenage

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Surrounded by the picturesque countryside, particularly Brocket Park, The Crooked Chimney was previously a charming farmhouse with a distinguishing crooked chimney atop its roof, which remains. Its pastoral heart continues though, through traditional British pub meals, its welcoming hearth-fire and the appealing oak and cobbled brick design.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Crooked Chimney menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Crooked Chimney ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

In the village of Lemsford, The Crooked Chimney is just 7 minutes’ drive from Welwyn Garden City Train Station.

The Crooked Chimney

Cromer Hyde Lane, Lemsford, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7XE

Contact +44 1707397021

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Customer reviews for The Crooked Chimney

3.9 ((((* (based on 47 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (28)
  • dinner (25)
  • value (16)
  • child friendly (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • business (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • (**** 17 December 2018 by Jean from Royston

    We had an early booking of 11.30am, and although we were the first customers we had to wait an hour for our food, which was only sandwiches!! The restaurant was fully booked with 3 very large parties, which arrived after us. A group of 3 people walked out disgusted with the food and the long wait. We heard the conversation of the large party sitting behind us having a vote whether to leave and not have the meal as they had waited so long. Our food was not good nor was it very warm. There was only two waitresses serving and I imagine not enough staff in the kitchen to accommodate the large amount of customers. As it was just pre booked customers the Restaurant knew how many diners they were expecting and should have arranged enough staff to cover. In the past I have been to the Crooked Chimney on quite a few occasions, but over the last year the food and service has deteriorated so much that I will not be going to this venue in the future, which is a shame because it is a lovely old building.

  • (**** 2 April 2018 by Anita from St albans

    Not a very good experience, I ordered Sea Bass and it was only luke warm, my husband ordered one of the pies from the special pie menu, game suet pudding, very disappointed as hardly any meat in the pie. wouldn't go again

  • (((** 22 February 2018 by Ann from Harpenden

    Food was of very good standard. Service was slow on main courses.

  • ((((( 26 August 2017 by Brian from Stevenage

    Very friendly food and service was excitement

  • ((((( 14 July 2017 by Richard from Guernsey

    2nd visit in 9 days. We went first for a lunch time meal with friends, the reception and service was excellent, really made us welcome. There was a good choice on the menu, with piazza's, burgers, traditional favourites and also a la carte on offer as well as the lunch time three course choice. Our choices were well presented, ample portions and freshly cooked with a good selection of vegetables included in the price. Overall we were all very satisfied with everything, and would we go back, Yes, and we did, this time with family on our recommendation. This time we went in the evening and everything was as good as the first visit and I was relieved the family was very impressed as well. Really good value for money. Although it would need a drive to get there it is in a good location with plenty of parking and well worth the effort, but book up first as it is very popular.

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Scott from Welwyn Garden City

    Nice experience

  • (**** 19 April 2017 by Amit from Harpenden

    Burnt Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes. Very disappointed

  • ((((* 18 April 2017 by Lena from Welwyn Garden City

    Much improved since last visit a few years ago.

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Barrie from Abbots Langley

    Very nice indeed

  • ((((* 14 April 2017 by Jean from Hatfield

    2 items on the menu all gone by 7.30 but my alternative choice was very nice. Staff very helpfulll & friendly.

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