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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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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A change for the better

I first started going to the North Star back in 2010 when it was a pretty much run of the mill pub with food. The sort of place you went because it's convenient rather than a gourmet delight. Well, after a break of a couple of years I returned to find they have gone up market. I won't say it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Blackpool
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Blackpool
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I first started going to the North Star back in 2010 when it was a pretty much run of the mill pub with food. The sort of place you went because it's convenient rather than a gourmet delight. Well, after a break of a couple of years I returned to find they have gone up market. I won't say it... More 

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

SilverSloth, Thank you for your review on Trip advisor. I am glad that you have seen improvements in our pub and I look forward to you joining us again in the future to what will be an even better experience. Kind Regards, James More 

Harpenden, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Five of us visited for a birthday meal and we were impressed with the standard of good and the service! We had nachos, flatbread and burgers - all were fab!

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

missusher3, Thank you for choosing us to pop in and celebrate a birthday. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we all look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards. James More 

Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice looking place but the food leaves a lot to be desired. Went on Sunday and had a turkey roast which for £10.95 I would expect proper carved pieces of meat not precut. The Yorkshire puddings were very oily plus there weren't much of it. Would have been better off in a weatherspoons at least I would got a beer... More 

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

Mrlacey, Thank you for your recent Trip Advisor review on our pub The North Star. I apologise that you did not enjoy your roast and would love to discuss further. As you can see by some of our other reviews our roast dinner's are usually a real hit. I am so sorry that this was not the case during your... More 

Hertfordshire
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

In the end of the day they are a pub serving pub grub and should remember that instead of trying to provide table service (badly) and extend the menu with a big list of 'specials' not all of which are done well. My partner had steamed sea bass served with boiled new potatoes and opted for vegetables....the sea bass was... More 

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

CityLover60 thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip advisor. I have passed your comments forward to my chef and his team. They send there apologies for failing to deliver on your visit. If you would like to contact me at northstar.welwyn@mcmullens.co.uk I would love to discus further. Thank you again for bringing this to my attention... More 

Hurghada, Al Bahr al Ahmar, Egypt
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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Family birthday , made a visit for my wife birthday ,with some of our family ,and again the food was very good , service was excellent with Sophie as our waitress , all the food was very good ,the rib eye steaks were excellent . We live 30 miles away so only go on occasions ,but worth a visit ,... More 

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

Alan J, We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the North Star. It is a shame that you can't come more often. Thank you for your review, I have passed your comments on to Sophie and she was most pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. James More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Had a lovely meal with my partner here. We ate in the beer garden which was lovely however, I think the waiting staff forgot about us a lot as service was fairly slow. Although was still a lovely meal and would definitely return.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I apologise if it felt like you were forgotten and I assure you it was not our intention. It is great feedback for us to continue to develop as we build toward the future. Thank you again and we look forward to having you join us again soon.... More 

Hertfordshire England
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I met a girlfriend here as it was halfway between where we both lived. Although it is a pub and restaurant (and probably very busy at night and weekends), we popped in for an afternoon. We had coffee and deserts and it was all very nice. Good service and nice selection, even though we only wanted something small. The menu... More 

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

Cathyt93, Thank you for leaving a review on your recent visit to The North Star. I am very pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and I will pass your comments on to my team. We look forward to looking after you on your next visit. Kind Regards. James More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I've visited this pub restaurant a few times with family. It's fine for a drink and some average reheat style food. The staff can't make a good cocktail even though they are on the menu- the mojito we received was nothing of the sort. This pub ought to stick to the basics. The food is average and feels like frozen... More 

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

Mark B, we appreciate you taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Wasps can be a nuisance during our summer period and we do all that we can to control the issue. I am sorry that you have not enjoyed a meal during your previous visits. I have passed your comments on the chef and he sends his... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. We shared a bundle of 4 starters - well presented and very tasty. Our 2nd experience was equally enjoyable. Loved the beef lasagne - the beschamel sauce was really tasty, a stand-out. Must try! The apple pie with vanilla ice-cream is another winner too. Staff were friendly & welcoming. Sophie & Rochelle... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing us here at The North Star. I have passed on your comments to Rochelle, Sophie and the rest of the team. They were very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards. James More 

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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Called in on way home from work choice of 4 dishes from 10 could not make up our minds in the end paid extra and had 5 really good now have to go back with more people so we can try all 10. staff happy helpful and very attentive without being overbearing desert menu somewhat limited but what they do... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing our Pub. We all work really hard here to deliver the best possible experience that we can offer. It is wonderful to read that you have experienced this. We all look forward to seeing you again soon. James More 

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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 - 38
  • Cuisine: British, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?