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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, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: Enjoy Seriously Relaxed Dining in Welwyn in this great pub that's been part...
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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 14
    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
Needed a quick lunch with friends after a funeral

Lovely friendly staff - great service. Best chicken sandwich I have ever had. We all enjoyed the food. This cheered us up after a sad morning.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mary E
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely friendly staff - great service. Best chicken sandwich I have ever had. We all enjoyed the food. This cheered us up after a sad morning.

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

I am very sorry for your loss. Thank you for visiting us and I am very pleased to hear that my team was able to help in what little way that we could, on what I am sure was a very difficult day. Kind Regards. James More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We popped into the North Star on the way back from a day trip for late Sunday lunch. Despite not having a booking we got a table and enjoyed our food very much. Would return for lunch again.

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

Thank you for visiting us on Sunday and for taking the time to review us. Although we recommend booking we will always try to accommodate a walk-in as fast as possible. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards. James More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I revisited this pub a year after our first visit. We were both disappointed by the lack of value for money compared with other pubs in the area. My friend had scampi (8 pieces) and chips with a green salad which did not cover the separate kidney bowl. I had a special which was hunter chicken and... More 

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

Good evening Matsudana, I am very sorry to hear about your recent visit and I apologise for what appears to be a terrible experience and way below the level of service we strive to deliver. If you would like to contact myself at the pub on northstar.welwyn@mcmullens.co.uk I am happy to discuss further. Thank you for taking the time to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the North Star so many times and never once had a problem with my food In fact I raved about it! But I had soup which was less than half full shame because it was lovely, I had lasagne which I have had ever time I've never been and it was just mince pasta with some cheese... More 

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

Good afternoon, thank you for your review on Trip advisor. If you would like to discus your recent visit further please contact me at Northstar.welwyn@mcmullens.co.uk Kind Regards, James More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table for six for Sunday lunch and were met by friendly staff and shown to our table. The menu was varied - we had two seven year olds (one of whom eats more than I do!) who had a good choice. The food came quickly and was very tasty.

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

Good afternoon Alison, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip advisor. We appreciate you kind words and we're all very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards. James More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The food was mediocre at best most times we visited. It is a tied pub so the draught beer is Mucmullens. Long Service times Visit again possibly

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

Good afternoon Steve, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you have not enjoyed your visit. If you would like to discus further please contact me at Northstar.welwyn@mcmullens.co.uk Many kind regards, James More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We booked a table for four in the week before Christmas. They had a party of 18 and a party of 22 and it was a Friday. We arrived a 12.00 and a table for four was prepared for us. Our drinks arrived as we checked through the comprehensive pub menu. We had a wine cooler which had been pre-chilled,... More 

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

Good afternoon David F, Thank you for reviewing us. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit. We all appreciate you taking the time to let us know how it went. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards. James More 

Hertfordshire
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

In the summer of 2015, I was critical of my experiences at the North Star but have recently revisited on 2 occasions and was impressed by the improvement. The food was good and the service attentive and efficient. Well done ....keep it up.

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Thank Citylover60
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good Evening Citylover60, I appreciate your feedback as it is what helps to make changes that hopefully can benefit all. As is the case here, I am very pleased that we have delivered and I look forward to continuing to improve and welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards. James More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

staff very freindly, and very good regarding service,place very clean ,for lunch i had the cajun chicken ,very nice meal,hot and well presented,my wife had the hunters chicken, and again the same, laid out on the plate and looked so good and i can say taisted it as well .its nice to go for lunch to a place where they... More 

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Thank bryancoope
welwyn
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

we booked a large table for a birthday meal on Saturday evening, I have eaten here before so I knew what to expect. we got a warm welcome from everyone and the waitress was very attentive. drinks orders were taken and arrived quickly. food was ok, reasonable quality for the price but not in anyway disappointing. excellent choice on all... More 

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

Good afternoon, Thank you so much for reviewing us on Trip advisor. We value all feedback and your review helps us to know that were doing it right. Thank you again & we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind Regards. 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 22 - 36
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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