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The North Star

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82 Great North Road | Mardley Hill, Welwyn AL6 0TA, England
+44 1438 714005
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night Food, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Enjoy Seriously Relaxed Dining in Welwyn in this great pub that's been...
Enjoy Seriously Relaxed Dining in Welwyn in this great pub that's been part of the McMullen family since 1936. Dine alfresco when the sun favours or by the fire when it doesn't, share moments in the private dining area or relax in this genteel rural town retreat. We serve daily changing seasonal specials, hand selected and personally tested (a tough day that was!) Fine wines, craft real ales, ethical coffee and Sunday roasts a speciality! The team look forward to seeing you soon. James Manager
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
average

First time for me and I can only say average, not a bad menu selection and the food was cooked well.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Steve C
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

First time for me and I can only say average, not a bad menu selection and the food was cooked well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The food was fab!! The starters was lovely I had the sea bass for the mains. What a lovely dish. The misses had the Sunday lunch they had no beef she was happy to have turkey. Then 15 mins later no turkey so they had only had pork left. It proves that the food was excellent if they have sold... More 

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North S, Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Our roasts were very popular this Sunday, we aim to still offer all roast dinners until 6pm I apologise that this was not the case. I'm glad you enjoyed the Sea Bass. Look forward to seeing you both again soon, maybe you can try our burger next time :) Regards... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nice inside, decor good for a pub. Service pretty good, not fab but perfectly fine. Outside of pub also nice looking, a little road traffic but not offensively so. Food was actually good with a really good flavour. Most of us had the ribeye steak. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed, however I like mine rare but was served medium/rare, personally a little... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We used to come here regularly but had not been for quite a while. We had a lovely meal that was value for money and served with a smile. Very good selection of food and good range of wines and beers. The rose wine I had was really lovely. Well worth a visit the pub is very pleasant and the... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have been to this restaurant a few times and earlier in the year found the food very disappointing. However went on Wednesday and the food was excellent and the service much improved. I was told they were under new management with a new head chef and this was very clear. My gammon was cooked perfectly, nice and juicy. Would... More 

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Hurghada, Al Bahr al Ahmar, Egypt
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Went to dinner with family ,booked very short notice , food was fine ,and the service was really good ,our waitress was Steph ,made recommendations these were really excellent . will go back again .

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North S, Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Alan J thank you for your kind words, I have passed on your comments to Steph & the team. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Regards Daniel Browne Assistant Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Travelling home and decided to stop for pub grub as didn't fancy a takeaway or cooking. Service was very pleasant, decor modern inside but decided to sit outside as the sun was beaming, huge variety on the menu (separate specials) to suit all tastes. Food was very well cooked, plenty of flavour and would highly recommend a visit.

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North S, Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Carl O Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a pleasant review, We hope to see you for another pit stop in future! Regards Daniel Browne Assistant Manager More 

stevenage england
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Stopped off for a light lunch and a drink. As it was a beautiful sunny day we decided to sit outside. Whilst the food was good, the patio furniture is in desperate need of repair/replacement. The tables and benches are all peeling, well worn and uninviting, and it would have been nice if umbrellas had been put out to give... More 

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North S, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Thank you Prahsr for your feedback. We are currently in the process of having the patio area tidied up for the Summer. Unfortunately due to a set back with our wooden sleepers we were un-able to have this done as fast and as smoothly as intended. I am currently in the process of having all that you mentioned fixed and... More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Recently went to this public house for Sunday lunch - never seen a roast dinner served in such a disgusting way everything just in a pile then finished off with the Yorkshire pudding on the top covered (sorry smothered in gravy) resulting to the pudding being soggy. Once the Yorkshire Pudding had been taken off the top the roast dinner... More 

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North S, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good evening Susan, Firstly let me thank you for taking the time to give your feedback regarding your Sunday roast experience. I send my upmost apologies for the lack of quality and standard that we aim to deliver, it was un-acceptable. I can confirm that I became aware of such an issue on the Sunday and put a stop to... More 

Hertfordshire, England
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Unfortunately, this pub was between landlords last time I ate there, and it showed in the quality of the food. I think the meal was supposed to be beef stroganoff but not like you know it! My meal arrived with fusilli pasta, not rice, and was swimming in sauce. I think I counted 3 pieces of meat and a few... More 

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North S, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

JillnAdy, Thank you for taking your time to identify some key issues. Having just taken over the North Star this kind of feedback is extremely valuable to me in my efforts to restore consistency. Having looked into this I found that the dish itself had been previously so popular that we had people asking for the recipe. Unfortunately on the... More 

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Additional Information about The North Star

Address: 82 Great North Road | Mardley Hill, Welwyn AL6 0TA, England
Phone Number: +44 1438 714005
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $23 to $39
Cuisine: English, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82 Great North Road | Mardley Hill, Welwyn AL6 0TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn
  • Phone Number: +44 1438 714005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $23 to $39
  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Description

Enjoy Seriously Relaxed Dining in Welwyn in this great pub that's been part of the McMullen family since 1936. Dine alfresco when the sun favours or by the fire when it doesn't, share moments in the private dining area or relax in this genteel rural town retreat. We serve daily changing seasonal specials, hand selected and personally tested (a tough day that was!) Fine wines, craft real ales, ethical coffee and Sunday roasts a speciality! The team look forward to seeing you soon. James Manager
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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