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82 Great North Road | Mardley Hill, Welwyn AL6 0TA, England
+44 1438 714005
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Welwyn
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148 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a pretty relaxed and comfortable feel about this pub. Service is usually good but, unfortunately, this time our complimentary bread arrived after our main course. I decided to have chicken stroganoff which was not entirely as I would have liked. This dish, to my mind should always have a conspicuous quantity of cream to make a reasonably liquid and... More 

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

Good afternoon puttingitright, Thank you for your feedback. I apologise that our Chicken Stroganoff was not up to standard, I have passed on your comments to our head chef, he sends his apologies and he is looking into this. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and apologise that parts of the meal were not up to standard. If... More 

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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Place! Love the new decor clean and nice atmosphere! Nice selection on menu and good prices! Friendly and attentive staff! Great for families and couples alike!

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

Good afternoon Charles S, Thank you for reviewing us. I am pleased that you love our new look. We do too! We look forward to seeing you again soon. James More 

Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times over the past couple of years, it has become our first choice when in the area. Yesterday the choice was tuna for me and a prawn, avocado and bacon salad for my husband, both of which were on the specials menu. Both were presented well and in my case the tuna cooked perfectly. The... More 

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

Good afternoon jakegsd, Thank you so much for your recent review of us. We do our best to ensure that all our guests have a fantastic experience when visiting. As always we look forward to seeing you again soon. James More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It's puzzling that the service and food in McMullens chain pubs varies so much. I had lunch with my wife and another couple and was dismayed that the service was so slow and the staff so disengaged with the customers. The food's OK but nothing special and the whole experience was off putting.

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2 Thank Derek W
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good evening Derek W, I am so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your recent visit. If you would be so kind as to email me northstar.welwyn@McMullens.co.uk I would love to discus some more and get to the bottom of what happened during your visit. I appreciate you bringinig this to my attention and I look forward to hearing... More 

Knebworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had a family meal here last night and had a pleasant experience. We were greeted by cheerful staff and quickly shown to our table. Our waitress was friendly and helpful, the food was lovely and service was at just the right pace. The only downside was that they didn't have any of the dessert left that I wanted but... More 

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Thank Tracey S
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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313 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Called in here recently. Nicely decorated pub with plenty of car parking. Staff were friendly and helpful. We were here for an event with a buffet provided. The food was varied, fresh and tasty. Plenty of outdoor tables and chairs for when the weather is nice.

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Thank JamesK1975
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good afternoon JamesK1975, Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed our pub. Hopefully we will be seeing some more of you soon. Not long until sunshine now. Many thanks, James More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Newly refurbished, this is a very pleasant, spacious and friendly pub/restaurant with a good choice from the menu and a great chef. There is plenty of parking and a large outdoor area. The staff are welcoming and nothing seemed too much trouble during our visit (table of 4). Our waiter, Fletcher was patient and very attentive to out individual needs.

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

Good afternoon David G, I am glad that you liked our newly refurbished pub. We want everyone to enjoy their visit and it always makes a welcome read when our guests tell us so. I have passed on your feed back to Fletcher and the rest of our team & we all look forward to seeing you again soon. Many... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Nice warm welcome as we walked in, good friendly service, nothing was too much trouble. Nice atmosphere and the whole place was really nice and clean. Food was really good. Very nice place.

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

Good afternoon Susan H, Thank you for your recent review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, James More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely place with very friendly helpful staff, great food and excellent service. Will definitely return.

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Thank YP1996
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good evening YP1996, Thank you for your recent review. I am very pleased that you have enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards. James More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Went here last Saturday evening with me and my husband. Excellent greeting at the door and sat straight away. Drinks order within 1 minute! We ordered food ( 2 mains) Beef pie and hunters chicken off the chef specials. Food came within 15 minutes and it was fantastic! The service was brilliant by a young lady and will be returning... More 

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Thank l4ld
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good evening l4ld, Thank you for your recent review. We love hearing about our guest experiences. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, James More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Brunch
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
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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