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“Good pub menu, service outstanding!”

The Woodman Inn & Carvery Restaurant
Ranked #47 of 80 Restaurants in Hatfield
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good pub menu, service outstanding!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a carvery, with wide choice of not only the usual roast turkey, beef, etc, but also home made chicken and steak pies, and fish. Veg are fresh, yorkshire puddings a sensible size, and real comfort puds as well as ice cream sundaes.

It is a traditional pub with beams, fireplaces etc, and a choice of two draught ales. I noticed a well kept, enclosed garden, though it was too cold to sit out.

But what made it stand out, and the reason for this review, was the help from our waitress. She welcomed us with a big smile, produced a spotlessly clean high chair for our grandson, washed his bowl and spoon, brought from home, between courses, and then included his bib in a second wash so we didn't have to take anything dirty home!

Service was very swift, they weren't busy but I have still had to wait in other places when the restaurant has been empty. Good value too, with two courses, including as much as you can eat from the Carvery, for £11.25. You can add on a third course for an extra £2 if you have room!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Barnet, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Only Been for a Drink”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Seems a nice enough pub/restaurant. Pleasant staff behind the bar, nice selection of draft beers and lagers. Menu looks typically pubish and prices seem reasonable.

Drinks wise the beer was cold and far less than some other local pubs, tucked away location makes it a nice spot for a quiet afternoon drink

  • Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Carvery In Herts”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The carvery at the Woodman is excellent, a group of 14 of us went late last year and everyone loved it. Very reasonably priced too.
Can't say anymore other than go!!!! Don't waste your time with that Toby's rubbish

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Nick G
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