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.
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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!
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!
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
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.
31 December 2018
Nice table in cost area, food and service was great even in a busy day.
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!
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.
23 July 2017
Food is always very good, scallops of the day always my favourite starter ! Good choice for large group, something for everyone
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.
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.