The Red Lion - Welwyn

(50 Reviews)
Digwells Hill, Welwyn, East of England, AL6 9AJ
British

Top offer

Sundays: The Great British Roast from £12.50 per person

What better way to enjoy a Sunday than in a cosy country pub with a great selection of British roasts starting from £12.50 – served all day and evening on Sundays using the freshest seasonal ingredients.

Average

Main course: £12
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday to Tuesday: 12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

On the edge of the protected Sherradspark Wood and within reach of Welwyn Garden City centre, The Red Lion – Welwyn is a homey gastro pub. Though spacious, its fireplaces, cushioned wicker chairs, exposed brick wall accents and soft armchairs, give it the air of a cosy country-style pub.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Red Lion - Welwyn menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest seasonal ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include Mediterranean mezze, seared chicken breast with sweet potato rosti & buttered British beans, and spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar at The Red Lion - Welwyn restaurant showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at the bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and eclectic sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

The Red Lion - Welwyn in Hertfordshire is a 7-minute drive from Welwyn Garden City Railway Station.

Customer reviews for The Red Lion - Welwyn
4.0
(based on 50 reviews)

88%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (9)
  • dinner (37)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (14)
  • lunch (33)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (9)
  • trendy (4)
  • value (12)
  • views (1)
  • By Andrew R from Welwyn garden city
    14 December 2019

    Recently refurbished, decor now lovely and cosy and service was good, but food still average( just!), new menu needed with higher standard of cooking, it’s all a bit bland and feels a bit bought in and warmed up!

  • By Sheila M from Cheshunt
    9 November 2019

    It was a total disappointment as half of the menu was not available due to restaurant shutting for refurb. I had booked as a special dinner & left feeling upset about the experience I booked on line but at no point was I told that there could be an issue with food/ menu availability!

  • By David K from Hertford
    3 August 2019

    Was disappointed Main course arrived before starter crockery cleared young waitress just stood there did not know what to do so we had to call another waitress to clear table ,then wrong potatoes were served ,we were never asked whether we wanted more drinks + (We did) We were asked if we wanted desert then they never gave us menu Was so different to first visit

  • By Susan D from Milton Keynes
    11 May 2019

    Service was very good, choice of dishes was excellent including plenty of vegetarian options. Restaurant is a comfortable and relaxing place to eat.

  • By Chris S from Welwyn
    31 December 2018

    Nice table in cost area, food and service was great even in a busy day.

  • By Holly Anne O from Hertfordshire
    7 October 2018

    Roast was good. Highly recommend the lamb option but those who had chicken said it was too dry. Could have done with some more potatoes (which tasted fab) and some gravy for the table!

  • By Carol W from stevenage
    1 September 2017

    We dined on an exceptionally quiet evening. There were only 2 other diners in the restaurant. Service was very good. The meal was very good. Our table was not secluded but we had it been busy we wouldn't have been in the middle of everything, a bonus.

  • By Richard P from Welwyn Garden City
    23 July 2017

    Food is always very good, scallops of the day always my favourite starter ! Good choice for large group, something for everyone

  • By Ladan G from Welwyn
    22 July 2017

    We could talk together. I was with elderly parents and they also love the greenary around the place. Food was great too.

  • By Gabriele L from Welwyn Garden City
    10 June 2017

    Lovely evening with friends. We wanted to find out about your Wagyu Burger (I am not sure about the spelling), so we all ordered the same meal. The burgers were very tasty, much tastier than the ordinary burger. The girls who looked after us were very attentive and friendly. One thing I'd like to mention though. Our table was in the dark recess on the right side, near the steps leading back to the bar. There was a definite musty smell, which was not very pleasant. Maybe the smell came from the cellar, as the staff opened the cellar door a couple of times while we were eating.

Restaurant Location Map
The Red Lion - Welwyn
Digwells Hill, Welwyn, East of England, AL6 9AJ

Available offers

  • Sundays: The Great British Roast from £12.50 per person
  • Sundays: The Great British Mini Roast from £6.95 per person

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