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The North Star

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Bar, British, Pub
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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An off the cuff stop at the North Star pub gave us a wonderful evening out and a nice meal, staff were excellent attentive when needed. The staff always had an eye on us just in case we needed something Well recommended

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Thank Otanronic
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday lunch we arrived around 4pm we started with a Chicken Pate that we shared as we find this starter too big for one person. We then both had a Sunday roast ... Beef / Turkey they offer three sizes small medium and large we ordered small and it was more than enough food . The service... More 

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Thank Twizz T
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We live locally and have been going to the North Star for years. On this occasion we went with friends and had to wait ages for the food to arrive and the quality varied a lot between the meals with some being over-cooked. We may have hit a bad day without the usual kitchen staff. The pub wasn't even full... More 

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Thank DaiBell
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good evening DaiBell, Thank you for bringing this to my attention & I apologise for your most recent experience. If you would like to email me on northstar.welwyn@mcmullens.co.uk so that we could discus further it would be much appreciated. Kind Regards, James More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely pub restaurant. My family and I visited for Sunday lunch, it was beautifully quiet and relaxed inside, not like some restaurants where you have to shout to have a conversation around the table. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the food was lovely. The goats cheese risotto is always especially perfect.

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Thank Hannah H
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good evening Hannah H, Thank you for your lovely review of us. We love those "quiet spots" in our pub and were pleased you do too. We look forward to seeing you again soon. James More 

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived near the North Star for about 15 years and it's so much better now than it ever was. They have a great beer garden out front, which welcomes dogs and children. Great on a sunny day. Friendly staff and even have a gluten free menu! It was so nice to be able to order a gluten free burger... More 

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Thank Shreeya P
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good morning Shreeya P, We are so glad that you have been enjoying the use of our pub. If only we had more sunny days to make better use, but such is the great British summer. Thank you for reviewing us and we look forward to seeing you again soon :) James More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Went here as we were passing by. Both me and my wife ordered fish and chips. The fish was fried too much and the batter was rock hard!! It was so hard that after my first bite (which almost took my tooth off!), I had to peel off the batter and eat just the fish.

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Thank HSK2977
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good afternoon HSK2977, Thank you for bringing this to our attention and I apologise that on this occasion our food was not up to our usual standard. If you would like to contact me on northstar.welwyn@mcmullens.co.uk I would like to opportunity to discus further. Thank you once again for your time. Kind regards. James More 

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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I took my wife and sister out for a drive last week with a hope (but not expectation) of finding somewhere to have a good lunch. We drove from Stevenage towards Hatfield on the old Great North Road and I was just giving up hope when we came across the North Star. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and... More 

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Thank John M
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Hi John M, It's always a pleasure to read such fantastic feedback as we always strive to deliver the highest standard possible. I have passed on your comments to our team. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. James More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is very good pub grub at reasonable prices. It has a large outside area with courteous and helpful staff.

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Thank Janette B
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Hi Janette B, Thank you for your review. We are all very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. James More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I have driven passed this restaurant so many times but have never been in. I went in today with my partner and ordered the lasagne. It was delicious! Many thanks for the staff for being so welcoming also! I will definitely be going back. Well done

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

Good afternoon Julie S, Thank you for reviewing us. We love to hear from our guests and I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. James More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

After being recommended to check out the North Star we booked for a Saturday evening and overall we all were impressed! Plenty of parking, the decor is very nice feel inside and the menu, although slightly limited, was great - the sharing platters and desserts especially, but a good choice for main courses too! Would definitely revisit again, especially in... More 

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Thank Steve B
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good evening Steve B, Thank you for your kind review of us. It is always great to hear when someone has been recommended to visit us and has been impressed upon doing so. We look forward to seeing you here again. James More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $33
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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
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
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

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