The Lytton Arms

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Sunday Lunch
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The Lytton Arms is situated in the beautiful village of Old Knebworth.
With stunning views across the countryside from the front and rear of the pub, you are in for a treat following the pubs stunning restoration.
Our fresh food menu is traditional pub fare with modern twists as well as an exciting daily chaining specials menu prepared by our head chef, Zee.
Our Mushroom & Cauliflower Biryani is fast gaining legendary status, as well as tried and tested classics such as beer-battered cod with hand cut chips.
The conservatory to the rear of the pub is a stunning setting and the garden is arguably the best in the area.
What 57 People Are Saying
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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food! best Sunday roast I have genuinely ever had. Service wasn’t amazing but it was good enough 😀

M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for a Sunday Roast, private party in which added to the ambience as they had live music. Roast good value for money. Would have been nice to see some traditional puds with custard otherwise cannot fault

OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Thai lunch in the Conservatory. The refurbishment (in and out) has been spectacular! Super-Friendly staff, Nina was very efficient. Looking forward to a return visit.

HR
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 2service 1ambience 5

The menu on the web page looked small but enough but when I was given menu there was one vegiterian meal and just 4 main meal I ask if there was a special board there was only thing on it was soup of the day at this point we left and had a meal at another pub very disappointed as this was a birthday meal

GN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent lunch / dinner spot. The staff were all young, friendly and professional and the food was great.

AE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, lovely pub! Oscar is an asset to the place!

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great roast dinner- the lamb was particularly delicious.

Lovely atmosphere, would definitely recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely the best roast dinner by far around Stevenage. Great quality, big portions and outstanding service. Will be returning very soon.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dog friendly pub with good food and good selection of beers.

r
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great beer pub that has created a great menu, and produces probably the best Sunday roast in the area!

CB
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely veggie roast, makes a nice change from an ordinary nutroast

The Lytton Arms
Responded on 26 August 2019

So glad you enjoyed your Sunday roast with us at the Lytton! We hope to see you again soon.

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H
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have been to the Lytton Arms many times. It is always good. Went on Sunday and had a Sunday roast. Perfect, apart from not enough vegetables. What's the issue with the cost of vegetables? Would have scored it five if it wasn't for this.

The Lytton Arms
Responded on 26 August 2019

Hi Harry, Thank you for the review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your roast and apologise for their not being enough veggies. We will feed this back to the chefs as we value your feedback and continuously want to improve. Hope to see you again soon.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is a lovely place to spend and evening with friends or family.

The Lytton Arms
Responded on 26 August 2019

Thank you for the review. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Lovely food and great space and ambience but very confusing service. We had booked a table which was great for confidence of meeting friends. Waiter asked for drinks order at table but then no further service, other tables around us were asked for orders by waiters but not us. Sign on wall said order food at bar, so we did. Ended up feeling very disjointed and confusing and would rather have clarity on approach - rather than feeling forgotten about

The Lytton Arms
Responded on 13 August 2019

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we apologise for the lack of clarity with regards to ordering, and will pass your feedback onto the team to ensure the quality of service provided is clear and consistent with every customer. We hope we can welcome you back again soon.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

I would recommend as it’s a lovely pub in a lovely area and the food is generally good. However, booked through ‘open table’ on a Sunday for 17:45, our friends hadn’t arrived and we were asked to order as the kitchen was going to close. Obviously very disappointed and went elsewhere.

A
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, good company and overall a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon :-)

D
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Light and pleasant surroundings, friendly staff, better than average pub grub. Went on a Friday evening which was music night which we didn't know about as we wanted to speak with friends but there are other rooms and tables outside. Would go again.

JC
Hertfordshire
72 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very impressed. Good choice of food friendly service and pleasant surroundings. Dogs allowed in all areas

AP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new Lytton just gets better and better. Really superb Father's Day lunch. We had lamb, beef and an amazing turbot among our choices and all were of really top quality. Great service too, in a lovely conservatory with great country views. We love the Lytton!

ST
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly and efficient service. The food was a bit slow to arrive but it was the busiest time, we weren't in a hurry and it was worth the wait. Their hand-cut chips are the best (we walked 2 miles just for those), the burger was very good, the salad a bit dull but perfectly acceptable. The range of beers is excellent and the lager/pale cross, Abbeydale's Heretic No. 3, was very good. We moved from the noisy conservatory to sit in the quieter window of the pub, watching the rabbits and deer in the parkland opposite as the sun set - bliss!

ME
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great choice of beers. Food was good, but one starter had to be returned (limp lettuce - 1st world problems I know).

We were in the conservatory - so sharing with families. It's a dog-friendly pub, so there were dogs in that area of the pub as well. This meant it was very noisy. But we knew that when booking, so not complaining.

The conservatory adjoins the outside garden area. this meant cigarette smoke from outside was drifting into the conservatory and was unpleasant at times. Maybe the outside smoking area needs to be relocated further away from the conservatory entrance.

AW
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice meal & service in nice surroundings
Staff attentative. The round metal table nit particularly comfortable tho7gh

A
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great choice of beers and cider. Booked again ! 😊

r
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

great tasting food, friendly staff, lovely location, just a little expensive.

SM
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had lunch with old friends. Service and food were very good. Lovely calm, laid back atmosphere. Might need a few fans in the conservatory if we get Summer! We were rather warm but not a real problem. The food was very good with quality ingredients especially the sausages. Our waitress was very obliging nothing was a problem for her. We find this is almost always the case in hospitality with staff from Europe. They are happy and proud to serve as is the case in the far east. So glad you picked up this business and have made a success of it like all your other ventures.

r
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I must admit our lunch was made by having great company! Good food attentive waiting staff, what wasnt to like!

G
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good meal at the Lytton Arms. Fish and chips were excellent. Waited a very long time for the food, especially as the restaurant was empty.

S
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good but not excellent. Had to keep looking for staff to get a drink, order and pay for food.

S
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We popped in on good Friday. Although quite busy we were served quickly. A great selection of beers,ales and cider's. A good menu reasonably priced. We had sandwiches which were lovely and the most amazing scotch egg. I will be coming back 👍

AG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best roast dinner I have had in a pub/restaurant for many a year.

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely food- very high standard. Good Service but not much atmosphere. Surrounded by empty tables which was very annoying as we had asked earlier in the week whether we could add an unexpected guest to our booking.

JJ
London
13 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great. We went for an early Mother’s Day lunch so we ranged in age from 4 to 78 but there really was something for everyone. Menu was great and so was the service. Highly recommend - the garden will be great in the summer. All that it needs now is a bit for kids to play and we’d stay even longer!

CP
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am gluten free vegetarian and whilst there isn’t an option on the menu I’ve spoken to the waiting staff and the chef has prepared me a meal. This has happened each time I’ve eaten at the Lytton Arms.
Staff are very friendly and efficient, toilets are clean which is important to me.
Great for families too.

A
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a fantastic Sunday lunch, which had used fresh ingredients, in the pub's conservatory. Not only was the food excellent we were able to look out over the rolling countryside while eating and received great service from the team.

Many thanks.

AM
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had our Sunday lunch here with the family. The service was great and the atmosphere very relaxed- the children were made to feel very welcome!

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and lovely friendly service. Good to see things seem sorted after a rather hectic and chaotic reopening last year. Shall be back for sure.

VS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Was a nice meal but they have a limited menu and the furnishings are very uncomfortable. It may be my personal preference but I hate sitting at patio furniture when in a restaurant. Great atmosphere in the pub but less so in the small restaurant.

FC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely Sunday lunch - roasts and trimmings very near perfect...with fabulous (non gloopy) gravy. Only issue was first table assigned was near doorway between pub and conservatory...not a good spot...especially when that coffee machine starts up...so noisy and busy....but no trouble being reseated. Also, the piped music was right in in our ear in (our new!) seat near window....was pretty annoying....but food and service great!

SK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A family birthday treat for our son-in-law and daughter. Great food, lovely dining area in the large conservatory and a dream for a lover of ales !! Excellent service too and we left very happy and will return with a smile :)

P
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is outstanding value.

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