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Cowper Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
31 Station Road | Digswell, Welwyn Garden City AL6 0EA, England
+44 1438 714080
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (12 reviews)
“sunday roast” (18 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
31 Station Road | Digswell, Welwyn Garden City AL6 0EA, England
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1 - 10 of 324 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just fell in love with this place - it’s modern and spacious and clean and comfortable, the food was excellent,especially the scallops. The service was friendly and welcoming and I can’t wait to go back.

Thank Hollybarn
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at Cowper Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for visiting and for sharing your kind words. I'm really pleased to be your new favourite and glad you enjoyed the food and were well looked after. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Dan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good quality, I think the kitchen team have got it right. It was let down by the waiting staff that was just a bit rubbish. I had to go hunting for a steak knife myself, had beer spilt on my arm and...More

1  Thank John W
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at Cowper Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi John Thank you for leaving a review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the food but sorry to hear that the service wasn't up to the same standard. We aim to always be attentive to the needs of our guests and I'm disappointed that you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We often pop in on a Sunday en famille, but managed an uninterrupted meal tonight without the kids! Everything was great. Food is great, service from the whole team is great and everything is clean and smart but comfy and relaxed at the same time!...More

Thank Roddyboy1
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at Cowper Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for visiting and for sharing your kind words. It's always pleasing to hear nice things from a customer who keeps coming back and I hope that we will see you again soon. Kind regards Dan

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Sunday lunch used to be good here. Today, over cooked chicken & pork with undercooked, non-crispy odd tasting potatoes. French waiter avoided dealing with our complaint, as he watched us settle our bill. Having eaten there many times over eighteen years, will not return.More

1  Thank Samkerrydeacon
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at Cowper Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi I fear this may have been a case of mistaken identity, as there is no French waiter currently at the Cowper Arms. I hope this is not us, as we strive to always offer the highest standards of food and service that we can....More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Wow what a meal, amazing. Can’t believe we haven’t been here before. You will see my r view are based on value for money, plus service etc. This cowper arms is 5 out of 5. Please note, oddly; there are two “Cowper Arms” within a...More

Thank SaintmarkLondon
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at Cowper Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Thanks for visiting and for sharing your kind words. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your first visit to the Cowper so much. It's nice to know that our homemade menu and specials are noticed and appreciated. I look forward to seeing you again soon...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Came in with my husband and was immediately greeted and took to our table by Chloe whom was great and was able to carry a conversation creating a friendly vibe as well as addressing our needs. We also was served by Sophie whom again was...More

Thank lisamay72
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at Cowper Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Lisa Thanks for visiting and for leaving a review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the food here at the Cowper Arms and that you were well looked after by Chloe and Sophie. I have passed on your kind words to them, and they send...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018

We have been visiting the Cowper Arms, Digswell for many years and have always found it to be exceptionally warm and welcoming. I thought I would leave a review of two visits last week. One was a family birthday meal for four in the restaurant,...More

2  Thank Eily N
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at Cowper Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Eily Thanks for taking the time to share your kind words about your last two visits. I have made sure the whole team have seen them. Especially Ruth and Bryony who say thanks. Glad you enjoy the food here at the Cowper and are...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Four meals on a Friday evening. Burger- it’s was a burger Ribs- fat, gristle, generally awful. Tapas sharing- baked goat cheese ok, maple glazed sausages were dry, butterfly prawns cooked from frozen, salt and pepper squid was vile, it’s smelt of rancid fish and made...More

1  Thank Caroline P
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at Cowper Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Caroline Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that on this occasion you found the food disappointing, especially after being impressed in the past.] It's especially disappointing to read such a bad review about some of our most popular items. We have not changed...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018

We arrived late on a Saturday evening but were found seats and served very quickly. It is good gastro-pub food and the surroundings are pleasant. The staff are excellent, polite, patient, calm and friendly. Prices are reasonable.More

Thank fourviolets
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at Cowper Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hi Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to share your kind words. I will pass them onto the whole of the team who looked after you on Saturday evening. I'm glad you had a good time at the Cowper Arms, enjoyed the food...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here a couple of times before but really disappointed on this occasion. Liver over cooked to shoe leather consistency, slow cooked ribs dry with odd taste (were they left over from the day before??). Although the liver was deducted from the bill, the...More

1  Thank cynicalfrog2018
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at Cowper Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hi Thanks for visiting and for leaving a review. I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed by the food on this occasion. Please be assured that all of our food is freshly prepared. In normal circumstances I would have preferred to replace the offending...More

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Hi Chris, We do indeed. It's lovely and cool in here this summer. Hope to see you soon Dan (Assistant Manager)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Station Road | Digswell, Welwyn Garden City AL6 0EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn Garden City
  • Phone Number: +44 1438 714080
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Description
A friendly, welcoming pub in the heart of Digswell. Located right next to Welwyn North train station, offering a range of drinks including McMullen's ales and a selection of wines. And fresh homemade food from our new menu and ever changing specials list - (with roasts on Sundays).
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