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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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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: Lunch, Drinks, 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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  • 15
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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
Super Sunday lunch with happy, attentive staff.

Ate on spur of moment and pleasantly surprised with our experience. Good sized, tasty portions with staff who wanted to go extra mile. Will definitely be visiting again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Ate on spur of moment and pleasantly surprised with our experience. Good sized, tasty portions with staff who wanted to go extra mile. Will definitely be visiting again.

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

Thank you for your recent review on your visit to The North Star. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your experience and we all look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards. James More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

On entering the premises we were immediately greeted by the staff and shown to a table. Our waitress was Chloe who was very friendly and helpful with both drinks and the food menu. There was a large selection of dishes to choose from, something to suit everyone and it was all served up piping hot. I would certainly not hesitate... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We work hard to deliver the best service we can here at The North Star and I am pleased that you got to experience this during your recent visit. I have passed on your kind words to our waitress Chloe and she was very pleased, Thank you. We... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited with friends after having a previous good experience. Food was lovely, hot, well cooked and really couldn't fault it (apart from the salad but who cares about side salad??) That's about all we had to say that was positive. Service was shocking. All started well with taking the order but then our table seemed to be forgotten about on... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to bring this to my attention. I am so sorry that you experienced un-acceptable service. I would love to speak with yourself in order to fix these problems for the future. Again I am so sorry and would love to hear from you. Please contact me on northstar.welwyn@mcmullens.co.uk with a contact number and I... More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited The North Star earlier this week and were delighted with the menu choice, service and decor. I understand that The North Star has relatively recently changed hands. James Lee is the new manager and I wish him and his staff every success - they deserve it.

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

It’s so nice to receive positive feedback and I am really pleased that you had a nice time. It is exactly what we aim for every day. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon. James General Manager More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Having driven past this pub / restaurant for years we finally stopped for a late lunch drawn by the generally attractive external setting. The staff were friendly and since the restaurant was almost empty we were able to choose where we wanted to be seated. Being quiet at that time we were readily accommodated, the internal design with exposed beams... More 

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

I am glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to The North Star. I do apologise for the lack of service and I am looking into this as it is un-acceptable. I look forward to your return. Kind Regards, James General Manager More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 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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North S, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our page. We aim to do all that we can to excel and deliver the best experience we can offer. If you would like to contact myself at northstar.welwyn@mcmullens.co.uk and leave a number I will contact to discuss. Your feedback is valuable to us and will help to rectify any issues for... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Pub. We work hard to provide the best that we can deliver and I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again. James 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: British, 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: 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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