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The Red Lion - Welwyn

Digwells Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ +44 1707590903

((((* British
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
  •  - Hertfordshire
Main course: £12
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00

Great bar man, very friendly service. Food excellent. Great atmosphere.

Rusty 15 April 2017
from Welwyn Garden City

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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.

The Red Lion - Welwyn

Digwells Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ

Contact +44 1707299342
Reservations +44 1707590903

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Customer reviews for The Red Lion - Welwyn

4.1 ((((* (based on 41 reviews)
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  • lunch (26)
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  • value (10)
  • romantic (8)
  • private dining (6)
  • child friendly (5)
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  • al fresco (2)
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  • ((((* 12 June 2017 by Gabriele Long from Welwyn Garden City

    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.

  • ((*** 23 May 2017 by Ann Webb from Silsoe

    I complained that the leeks on my meal and the asparagus on my husbands were very tough in fact almost inedible. I needed a gluten and dairy free menu. The book you have that covers all the allergens is very large and cumbersome. I was not impressed with that. The ladies toilets do not appear to be checked very often. There was paper on the floor of each cubicle. Overall they all looked grubby. I did hear the waiter speaking out back to the chef but we had no feedback. Overall I was disappointed.

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Rusty from Welwyn Garden City

    Great bar man, very friendly service. Food excellent. Great atmosphere.

  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Elizabeth Yule from Welwyn Garden City

    The Red Lion suited our group well. Good food, and service by friendly staff. Reasonably priced and no loud music.

  • (((** 10 February 2017 by Cathy Allbrighton from Stevenage

    A friendly and attractive pub/restaurant, good service and atmosphere. A slightly more upmarket restaurant with an interesting menu. For me I felt the food did not deliver on taste so was not value for money with it being a little pricier than the average pub/restaurant. However, would try it again but maybe if there was a promotion and try something different as it could of just been the dish I had.

  • ((((( 1 February 2017 by Belinda Goodey from Welham green

    Fantastic experience. Staff friendly and efficient. Food options good and very tasty recommend duck salad.

  • (**** 31 January 2017 by Doug Bunkell from Burnham Green

    It took ages to get a drink which was only served on 2nd request. We waited along time for food. We were asked would we like to see the desert menu and replied yes but it never appeared Gave up in the end. When we complained the manageress did sort something out. She is working her socks off with very young inexperienced staff and she is drowning. The food was average so won't be rushing back

  • ((((* 20 January 2017 by Paula Lawrence from Welwyn Garden City

    Excellent evening. Very good service, polite and friendly. Food was first class and well presented

  • (**** 2 January 2017 by Lesley Jackson from Welwyn

    Have eaten here before and enjoyed it but not this time. There was obviously a serious understaffing problem so service was slow and harassed. The food was mediocre and the scallops starter overpriced (3 small scallops for £10) and inedible because overcooked and unappealing on the plate. The Wagyu burger was also overcooked. It was very overcrowded with people arriving all the time for bar meals so I think the kitchen was overburdened but I felt there was a lack of good management. This was after all probably the busiest time of the year and should have been better planned for.

  • ((((* 14 December 2016 by Sylvia Hall from Welwyn garden City

    Although the restaurant was busy, the staff were very good. The Christmas Lunch was excellent.

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