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Digswell Hill, Welwyn AL6 9AJ, England
+44 1707 299342
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ali and I haven't been here for a while. Popped in today for a late Sunday Lunch. Carly is amazing. Very friendly and ultra efficient. The food and ambience is fantastic. We will most certainly return. Dog friendly as well so ticks ALL the boxes. Kind regards Mark

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Thank scoobyACZ
Russ C, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Mark, WOW! back to you, Thank you so much for writing such lovely feedback, Carly will be thrilled. We pride ourselves on treating our guests like an extension of our family. The team hopes to welcome you back for those long summer evenings. Warm Wishes The Red Lion Management More 

Herts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent quality roast - especially the Yorkshire pudding and cauliflower cheese. Incredibly helpful staff. Will definitely be back :)

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Thank Anon2008Herts
Russ C, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Anon2008herts Thank you for leaving us such positive feedback, we too agree our roast dinners are delicious , next time try one of our daily specials they really exceed expectation. hoping to welcome you back soon. Warm Wishes The Red Lion Management More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the date was the 14th of March (3.14) it was pi day, so we popped out to have a pie. The current pie on the menu was steak and ale so we ordered one each. The barman had a chat to us about the latest beers that he had available and he gave us some samples to try. The... More 

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Thank Colin T
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Colin, Wow! Thank you for leaving such lovely feedback, I take pride in making sure my team are educated in what casks we have on, I shall pass your kind comments on to our team and hope to welcome you back soon, may I recommend one of our Sunday roasts next time. Booking in advance is a must though.... More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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544 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd heard good things about the Red Lion (well our friends had), it was Friday lunchtime and none of us were working so we managed to get a late booking at what is clearly a busy pub restaurant. The fixed price lunch menu didn't float any of our boats so we all chose from the a la carte menu -... More 

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Thank Nidgehammer
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Nidgehammer Firstly I Sorry you feel our food was not worthy of the cost. I remember your party well, if you would of addressed your issues on the day , I would of done what I could to rectify the situation. We pride ourselves on our dishes and fresh ingredients, this is what is reflected in our price and... More 

Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dining area is spacious and comfortable and the food is of a reasonable price and standard. The service however is at best casual and at worst poor. Having waited at the bar for a good 5minutes whilst the bar staff member walked past me on the other side at least 3 times without making eye contact or verbal contact... More 

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Thank Richard C
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Richard C Firstly let myself apologise on behalf of the team about the experience you had with us on this occasion, this is not our usual standard. We suggest sitting in the Restaurant area for full table service. I shall make sure my team is given some refresher training on their welcoming skills. Regards The Red Lion Management More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of the several restaurants in this chain that we have around us, we far prefer this one. The biggest reason is because the noise doesn't carry as it does in the others, because there are large pillars breaking up the area. The pillars also lend themselves to a more intimate and cosy environment rather than one large open area. The... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Bakerpat, Wow! What lovely feedback to respond to. We are very proud of our amazing chefs here at The Red Lion, as well as our team out front. We are thrilled that we are your preferred choice. We love our cosy little country pub too. Hoping to welcome you and your friends back very soon. Warm Wishes The Red... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of food to choose from and a lovely well presented dining area. Champagne by the glass is a bonus!

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Thank 163anon
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear 163anon Thank you for leaving us feedback. We really do appreciate it. I believe I remember your party—a girly catch up with champagne and lobster! Good Choice. The Team hopes to welcome you back soon, until then warm wishes. The Red Lion Management More 

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with some friends for a weekday lunch at this gastropub. Very pleasant decor and welcoming staff, our waitress was Olivia who was very patient and friendly with a bunch of chatting women!!! Reasonably busy for a Monday lunchtime but we weren't hurried at all. Interesting and varied menu with enjoyable tasty food, nicely presented. Will visit again for... More 

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Thank Tigz70
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback, we really appreciate it. On behalf of the Red Lion team we want to let you know how thrilled we are with the experience you had with us. Hoping we see your return shortly. Warm Wishes The Red Lion Management More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked on line, but when turned up no staff came over to see if we had booked not even the bar man who could see us. Looked like they were under staff, but if take that look to even get us to our table would be even longer to get food. Lot of customers didn't look happy, lady had to... More 

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Thank Nikki S
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Nikki, I am sorry to hear you experienced this substandard service, I can assure you this is not the impression we wish to give. I hope you return in the future so we can prove The Red Lion is not one to be disappointed with. We have very talented chefs and front of house. Warm Wishes The Red Lion... More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many thanks to the staff at the Red Lion. We'd been disappointed somewhere else which had changed their opening hours and I'd heard good things about this place. They fit us in for a meal with 4 adults and 2 under 10s at 5pm on a Saturday evening. The menu is extensive and interesting and the children's menu was just... More 

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Thank Andrea W
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Andrea, Wow, on Behalf of the team here at The Red Lion we would like to say Thank you for leaving such wonderful feedback, we are really happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us, the linguini is one of our most popular dishes, hope you return to us soon, I highly recommend a Sunday roast but booking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Digswell Hill, Welwyn AL6 9AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 299342
Description
An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings,The Red Lion - Welwyn serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?