The Red Lion - Welwyn

Digwells Hill, Welwyn, Herts., AL6 9AJ
British

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Average

Main course: £12
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00.

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
4.1
(based on 45 reviews)

89%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • large parties (13)
  • luxury (5)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • lunch (30)
  • private dining (6)
  • value (11)
  • views (1)
  • al fresco (2)
  • trendy (4)
  • romantic (8)
  • dinner (35)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (8)
  • 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.

  • By Ann W from Silsoe
    21 May 2017

    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.

  • By Rusty H from Welwyn Garden City
    14 April 2017

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

  • By Elizabeth Y from Welwyn Garden City
    24 February 2017

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

  • By Cathy A from Stevenage
    8 February 2017

    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.

  • By Belinda G from Welham green
    31 January 2017

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

Restaurant Location Map
The Red Lion - Welwyn
Digwells Hill, Welwyn, Herts., AL6 9AJ

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