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Digswell Hill, Welwyn AL6 9AJ, England
01707 299342
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings,The...
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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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner at the Red Lion

Large restaurant with a comfortable feel, a wide selection of dishes. Good size, tasty portions, served by efficient, friendly waitresses. The decor was tired in places, duck tape on carpet and some cobwebs, this did not spoil our meal but was noted.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
KarenHarry_13
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Hertford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Hertford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Large restaurant with a comfortable feel, a wide selection of dishes. Good size, tasty portions, served by efficient, friendly waitresses. The decor was tired in places, duck tape on carpet and some cobwebs, this did not spoil our meal but was noted.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I went there Saturday 7th March for dinner with a friend and usually eating out is really hit and miss. the first thing you notice is the decor which is modern country but not dark and cramped like some country pubs. there is a great fire place and a large bar area. The restaurant is even bigger and better. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Great decor and ok food but very unfriendly young woman who took my order at the bar. Didn't look up when taking my order. Unfriendly and unwelcoming. Seemed to be in charge but could definitely do with a lesson in customer service.

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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We recently visited The Red Lion, Welwyn to celebrate a family birthday. The staff were very friendly and professional and the menu was very comprehensive catering well for everyone. I would highly recommend this restaurant and we will certainly visit again in the not too distant future.

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UK
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A nice and well-located pub in Welwyn. We found the food to be perfectly nice but not in any way exceptional, and service slow though again very pleasant. The slow service appeared to be because the kitchen was overwhelmed - the place was busy but by no means packed out. We waited some while to be greeted and seated, again... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Eat here regularly since chef Chen and her team started, great specials on offer but I particularly love the steak with red wine sauce. It's amazing how tricky it is to find a decent steak properly cooked. The lion never disappoints!!

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service by a young lady called Farran, will definitely be recommending my friends to this lovely place. Great atmosphere with genuinely nice & knowledgable staff all round.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Was at the Red lion last night for a lovely meal with a friend - we have met up here on more than a dozen times over a period of two years- the service is fantastic with friendly staff, the food is very yummy scrummy and lovely, the atmosphere is busy and cosy, we usually arrive early and have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I had a lovely meal served by a lovely friendly waitress called Farran she gave such good advice on menu choices would definitely go back and hope to be served by Farran again

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had a lovely meal at the Red Lion last week and was served by a lovely and quite funny girl called Farran. It was the best service we've had in a long time. It is a cosy pub with excellent service. I will recommend The Red Lion to my friends

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Digswell Hill, Welwyn AL6 9AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn
  • Phone Number: 01707 299342

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.
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?