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The North Star

Bar, British, Pub
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82 Great North Road | Mardley Hill, Welwyn AL6 0TA, England
+44 1438 714005
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank HSK2977
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank John M
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Janette B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to go here quite frequently, but had not been now for some years. Not a lot has changed - the main difference is external where the outdoor seating area has been vastly extended and comes right forward across the area shown in the photo. The new outdoor seating is awful with vast tables and benches more suited to... More 

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

John D, Your feedback is very much appreciated and I have passed on you review to my team. It is a great shame that you do not like our new outside furniture as all comments received so far have been positive. With your comparison to sports supporters in relation to our outside seating we do not have televisions or show... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Me and my family go to the North Star two or three times a month but the last two or three times we have been I've not been impressed. I struggle to find something we all like or want on the menu, the evening menu is not very long do if you go often your end up having the same... More 

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

Good evening Emma T, I am sorry that your recent visits have not been to your liking and I appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention. I apologise that the issue was not dealt with at the time. If you would like to contact me at northstar.welwyn@mcmullens.co.uk to discus further I would love the opportunity to rectify recent concerns.... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We have busted this pub twice since we moved to the area in April. I like the style of the pub it's modern without being pretentious and has a good mixture of ages. Pros Good choice of parking Well situated Great outdoor seating area tables are massive and seat large numbers Decor is attractive Food is tasty with good selection... More 

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

Good afternoon Melissa T, Many thanks for your review. All feedback is much appreciated and helps us to develop as a pub. I am curious as to whether or not you were given all of our menus as we offer quite a lot. We have our main menu which has the sharing bundles on and then we have daily changing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch both had gammon ,I had the large which usually comes out two good size cuts of meat .but today very poor, gammon was two little left over pieces,chips wasn't fully cooked ,whole meal very disappointing wasn't its usual sparkle for the price they need to do a lot better otherwise we will be going elseware and not... More 

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

Good afternoon Bryan C, Thank you for bringing this to my attention, I have spoken to the chefs regarding this and they send there sincere apologies. If you would like to contact me on northstar.welwyn@mcmullens.co.uk we can discus further. Once again I apologise and look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards. James More 

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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We had a table for 8 for my Sons 2nd birthday. The table was laid beautifully. The staff were extremely friendly and efficient, the manager is professional and made sure our day was perfect. The food was wonderful. The roast dinners were large and very tasty! The drinks menu is really great and we enjoyed trying some of the more... More 

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

Good evening Catherine L, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We certainly remember your boy and what a treat it was for us to be able to celebrate his special day with him. We look foraward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards. James More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $33
Bar, British, Pub
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
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.



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