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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: Dinner, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night Food, 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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  • 31
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  • 9
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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
Happy family celebration

This is our local pub which is much changed (and improved) over the years we have lived nearby. It is convenient to celebrate family occasions. Good range of food and wine. Food fresh and well prepared. Staff are friendly. Would be nice to have some guest ales in addition to McMullens' (and not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
RMartinL101
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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English first
Hertfordshire, England
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is our local pub which is much changed (and improved) over the years we have lived nearby. It is convenient to celebrate family occasions. Good range of food and wine. Food fresh and well prepared. Staff are friendly. Would be nice to have some guest ales in addition to McMullens' (and not even all their special brews). Why have... More 

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

RMartinL101 , Thank you for your positive review. Guest ales are a possibility for the future and something that I will definitely take into consideration. We look forward to seeing you again soon. James Lee General Manager More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A simple item like a burger can be something that is talked about amongst friends, 'oh you should try the burger at xyz', or just straight out of the cash and carry box. Unfortunately at the North Star it is the latter.

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McMullens1827, Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Dear ChrisJ, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your burger at The North Star. We pride ourselves on serving great dishes and want everyone to enjoy, every time. Please accept my apologies on failing at this during your recent visit. If you would be so kind as to email me at northstar.welwyn@mcmullens.co.uk I would love to... More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Oh the delights of a pie, the unctuous combination of a butter shortcrust pastry encasing a cornucopia of slow cooked ingredients in a rich gravy. Yet these days we often are served a brick on a plate or a pie in an enamel dish. Bring back real pies and plates I say such as this fine example at the North... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Booked in for Easter Sunday lunch, was made to feel very welcome staff and service was excellent. Went straight for the mains plenty of choice for us all. The food was hot and plentiful and the staff were keen to see that everything was ok. It was my first visit and I would recommend it and visit again. Dan and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came in for a late lunch, the pub was busy but we were shown to our table by Megan, who quickly took our order. Starters came quickly as did our mains. We were slightly unhappy with our food but Dan sorted the issue quickly. Megan,Josh and Dan were all keen to see that we were happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We popped into The Norh Star, probably about our sixth visit, and once again, we were not disappointed. We were greeted by Megan, who was very friendly with a lovely warm smile. Our orders were taken quickly, and when our food arrived, it was nice and hot, plenty of it, and very tasty. As always, very enjoyable, and we will... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

VIsited here with my boyfriend the other week, we very much enjoyed our visit to the North Star! Food was excellent and very yummy and had a lot to choose from! Staff was very helpful and welcoming and always asked us if everything is ok with our meal! we have been to this pub a couple of times and it... More 

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We visited the North Star on a Thursday evening, was very busy but it didn't effect our experience at all!! Friendly staff, lovely table, very nice food all round. All the family left very happy. Defiantly worth a visit again!!

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Have eaten here several times but in the last 2 visits (lunch & then dinner) they are clearly suffering from a shortage of staff. On the lunch visit we were almost 3 hours but had time to kill so just waited. However on the latest visit for dinner it took almost an hour to be served our meals, one diner... 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 - 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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