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The Red Lion

Digswell Hill, Welwyn AL6 9AJ, England
01707 299342
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Ranked #9 of 15 Restaurants in Welwyn
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings,The Red Lion - Welwyn serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Went today for the second time. Enjoyed the most amazing fish finger sandwich. Absolutely perfect and lovely service. Looking forward to a return visit :)

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59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

12 of us came for our works Christmas meal. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and the food was excellent. As it was so good a friend and I visited a few days later to eat from the main menu. We both chose the homemade burgers which didn't disappoint as they were delicious. My only criticism and it's very small is that... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had lunch here with friends as a pre Christmas get together. This is a large restaurant which manages to feel cosy and intimate. It was very busy with office Christmas parties but the four of us had a very enjoyable meal and the service was as efficient as you would expect on a very busy day. The menu is... More 

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Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A cold, frosty, sunny December day. We wanted a tasty, not too large, bar snack - not so easy to find these days. The welcome was good, the bar was clean and bright. We didn't want a full restaurant lunch as we had things to do in the afternoon. Choosing from a range of bar snacks we had the British... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stopped here on speck for lunch. Although car park was full, there was still room inside, and we had no difficulty in finding a table. Where we were ordering for drinks and food was done at the bar. waiting times were short and service fast and friendly. Food was very good, with large portion size. Well cooked and served hot.... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We went for Sunday Lunch. Easy parking. Warm welcome, obvious people use as their local for a drink, as well as restaurant. Lovely open fire, with Christmas feel, but tasteful. The food on the menu really sounded lovely, but we all had Sunday Roast, We enjoyed very much, very tasty and presented well. Desserts all sounded yummy, it was hard... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We've been here several times before either for Sunday lunch as a family or as a couple for evening meals and we've always found it to be welcoming with a good choice of food. I just wanted to submit a review on this occasion because I felt they got everything right - the staff were friendly and service was prompt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My father and I are regulars at The Red Lion so it was an obvious choice for a family celebration. As always the food was excellent, service brilliant and ambiance great. The pub was exceptionally busy that particular day and the service rather slow. However this did not detract from our enjoyment. The staff were courteous as always! Thanks Shaz... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On my wife's birthday we stopped here en route to our weekend destination in Huntingdon. Conveniently placed just off the A1 this pub was a regular haunt when I worked in the area in the 80s and 90s but I had not had the opportunity to visit for a few years. Since then it has been tastefully re-fitted. On arrival... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went to the Red Lion for the first time on the 1st of November for my birthday. Had an amazing evening. The staff were all great, particularly Polly who was our waitress for the evening. Evening started perfectly with the best Gin and Tonic I have had in a very long time. The food was superb! Between us we had... More 

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Additional Information about The Red Lion

Address: Digswell Hill, Welwyn AL6 9AJ, England
Phone Number: 01707 299342
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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