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Digswell Hill, Welwyn AL6 9AJ, England
01707 299342
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 42
    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
Super, local and top draw

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!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Jond1975
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

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 NEW 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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 via mobile

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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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was really my treat for my wife the mother of our son on his birthday who lives 100s of miles away. Although very busy on a Saturday night Once served the meal was a delight and the wait was well worth it. We have had several very pleasant lunches in more relaxed conditions and will be happy to go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

On a recent birthday celebration we decided to book the red lion for a group of 6. On arrival we sat in the bar area for a drink and enjoyed the live music which we didn't know they offered which is a shame as we would have arrived a lot earlier and enjoyed this for long had we known, we... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was our first trip to the Red Lion for an early dinner reservation. From the outside it looked lovely and we weren't disappointed when we arrived indoors, lovely decorations, very calm and friendly. We received a warm welcome , which as it was Valentines day and we had a 4 and 5 year old with us we thought was... More 

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Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We waited at the entrance to the dining room for more than 5 minutes whilst we watched the waitress chat but failing to see our arrival. The service from then on was good. Starters were fine. After a long wait the main courses were mostly ok but no better [ 3 out of 4]. The beef pie was poor quality... More 

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Hatfield
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here a few times over the last couple of years. We booked a table for Sunday lunch, with high hopes. Sadly this trip was a bit disappointing, we both had the trio of roasts (pork, beef and chicken), both portions of pork were very fatty, and my piece of chicken consisted of an anorexic... 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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