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Digswell Hill, Welwyn AL6 9AJ, England
01707 299342
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 19
    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
Just the job after a pleasant walk though the woods

We found the Red Lion by chance on a walk through the woods on the outskirts of Welwyn with our son. It was getting near lunch time - so thought 'Why Not'. We had a great light lunch - just soup and a sandwich - but from what we could see at other tables, the rest of the menu lokked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
shieldslad
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Leyland, Lancs
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What has happened to this much loved by us, restaurant. Such a favourite as we can walk there in 15 mins! - but this is now the second time we have come away with that 'oh dear' feeling. To begin this was a really fab, as customers we felt welcomed & valued....yes the little extras were appreciated pre meal &... More 

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Sharon C, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Vicki Thank You for your Feedback, Sorry to hear we have let you down on the last 2 occasions you have visited us. We value all our guests and we are always striving to better our selves so that we can give the best service. We have just undergone some small renervations last week where all our toilets have... More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Beautiful pub, delicious food, and the hot chocolate brownie was amazing. It's got a nice relaxed atmosphere and great for a special occasion.

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Leyland, Lancs
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We found the Red Lion by chance on a walk through the woods on the outskirts of Welwyn with our son. It was getting near lunch time - so thought 'Why Not'. We had a great light lunch - just soup and a sandwich - but from what we could see at other tables, the rest of the menu lokked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went with my parents and partner for my Dad's birthday. It was their first time but I'm sure we will all be going back. The restaurant was busy yet you never felt like it was overcrowded or that the staff were rushed off their feet. They were incredibly attentive and patient. We all enjoyed our meals and the deserts were... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

we went to the Red Lion today for Sunday lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary, the setting was very nice and the staff were very efficient, the menu was varied, for starters i had the Scallops, and to be honest at £9,95 i thought overpriced for the dish, whcih was 3 small scallops served in a small pan in a... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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22 reviews 22 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
178 reviews 178 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?