The Red Lion Welwyn

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£26 to £40
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Gastro Pub

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Casual
Sunday Lunch
With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The Red Lion (Welwyn) is a classic meets modern pub, a perfect setting for any occasion. Our chefs take pride in preparing fresh, delicious tasting food using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes include spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit, slow cooked pork belly with seared scallops, salmon supreme served with thyme-roasted butternut squash, and our home-made British beef burger. For a lighter bite, our spiralised carrot salad and Mediterranean mezze are both delectable, or for some sweet indulgence our melting golden chocolate bomb with caramel ice cream is sure to please!
You’ll also find a range of daily-changing specials and a carefully selected drinks list, including beautiful wines, ales and lagers, cocktails, and bubbles. So, whether it’s for a drink at the bar with family and friends, a special dining experience or a relaxed afternoon with great food – you can sit back and unwind, and we’ll take care of
What 17 People Are Saying
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WB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very disappointed with our evening meal. Overall we felt that the staff were more interested in serving a large birthday table and we had to wait 45minutes for our main course which considering the price was nothing special. The various waitresses gave us each others main courses, pudding and coffee so felt they had not paid any attention to us at all. We ask for slimline tonics and they brought just tonics. The drinks glasses were dull and not sparkling. We were place in a dingy corner with no atmosphere what so ever.

Not impressed at all.

JW
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely but my booking through Open Table was not recognised the establishment says they no longer except bookings from Open Table so waited a long time to be seated, they were very good and clearly not their fault.

A
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a Bistro Pub we have frequented for many years. We keep returning because of its character backed up by helpful and engaging staff. Just recently we enjoyed our regular steak dish which was outstanding! There have been changes in staff and this can have an effect on service but for us it is up there with some of the best experiences in Herts.

CJ
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Meal was cancelled by Red Lion due to power cut therefore my review is of little use

JM
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food with plenty of choice, great menu for the little ones as well. The service was seconds to none

BG
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food , nice staff, and lovely open fires. Excellent in Winter time. Haven't visited at other times of year.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Having had good experiences here in the past I booked for my birthday with the family, whilst we had a nice evening the food on this occasion was decidedly average and we were quite disappointed

ME
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, we'll cooked. Good menu choices, including on daily set menu. Have also eaten Sunday lunch there before, which was very good quality and a reasonable price. Service always pleasant and unobtrusive. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked two tables and was for a birthday celebration. When we arrived at The Red Lion we were treated like second class citizens because we had used this booking service. They had no notification of our bookings and kept repeating that they don't recognise OpenTable as a booking service. This was appalling, seeing as we had a guest that had come down to celebrate their birthday and it was ruined by this whole experience. Don't book through OpenTable because you will not get your 'Table'.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Such a nice gastro pub... the warm fire and the lovely food both complement the super kind staff... I love this place

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good family restaurant with excellent Sunday lunch.

RH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

When I arrived there was nothing booked in from you thanks

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have been eating here for many years through different owners, different management, different menus - we will return

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday lunch with friends would definitely recommend, nice G &T choice

JW
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Comfortable and laid back, good food well cooked and presented, lovely staff and spot on service

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Easy to book through the app. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and the food is excellent.

G
Jersey
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Restaurant did a great job fitting us in as there was no record of our Opentable booking on their system. Apparently this has happened before but Opentable has not done anything about. We were lucky that the restaurant was able to fit us in. Service was very good, helpful and friendly. Menu is good and the specials were very nice. Have eaten here before many times mainly for Sunday lunch and would go back and no hesitation in recommending. Book online directly with the pub though not via Opentable is my recommendation!