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Long Arm and Short Arm

€€ - €€€, British,
18 Lemsford Village, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7TN, England
+44 1707 322401
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (16 reviews)
“pork” (12 reviews)
“parsnips” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
18 Lemsford Village, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7TN, England
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have given poor reviews on this restaurant in the past but I am pleased to say the new owners have made significant improvements. The food was good and hot . The staff smiley and friendly . It’s local for us and we will definitely...More

Thank chaderoonie
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The food here is part of the chain standard fare, but reliably prepared and presented with care and to good standard. Salad is fresh and comes with a yummy dressing, meat is cooked well (including crispy bacon!). The staff are brilliant! No bland employees going...More

Thank Xony7997
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Table of 7 sat down to a sunday lunch in the bar area. The roast here is still fantastic-everything is fresh and there is so much choice. Very pleased as other negative reviews had put us off eating there since the owners changed.More

Thank Rachel G
Ian B, General Manager at Long Arm and Short Arm, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for you very kind review. Sundays are a big day for us and it is inevitable that we get it right and from this review it looks like we have hit the jackpot once again. We pride ourselves on our carvery and will...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018

really good Sunday lunch good value with very friendly attentive staff nice bars and atmosphere lots of food and great dessertsMore

Thank skylane72
Ian B, General Manager at Long Arm and Short Arm, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for your kind review. My staff will for ever try and create the most welcoming and comfortable atmosphere on our very busy Sundays. We pride ourselves highly on what we accomplish every Sunday and it is worth every effort when we have customers...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

After a bracing walk round the countryside surrounding Lemsford I would recommend stopping for a pit stop at the Long Arm & Short Arm. Based on their twitter feed their carvery is supposed to be very good but I was there on a Saturday so...More

Thank therichastill
Ian B, General Manager at Long Arm and Short Arm, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We aim to create a comfortable environment for all passers-by providing a wide selection of ales, lagers etc and also a menu that is very good value for money. When you are next passing please do not hesitate to...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Never thought much of this place but we started our pub crawl here and ended up staying for 4 pints Don't normally like McMullens beer but the pints I had we nice Pub was quiet as we were first in Will definitely be going back...More

Thank Marcus P
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I booked online ( very easy ) - its a must to book as its very popular. I think there are 4 sittings each Sunday with each allocated 1 and 1/2 hours.We were seated very quickly , its pay at the bar , grab a...More

Thank Baldgolfer
Ian B, General Manager at Long Arm and Short Arm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for you lovely feedback. We strive to provide the very best service, even more so on a Sunday. Positive reviews like this make the long hours worth it. We are glad you will return and would recommend.

Reviewed 29 November 2017

All I can say about this Sunday carvery was - everything positive! We were taken through to our table straight away by a lovely tall bar man and were offered drinks almost instantly which was great. Were taken through what we needed to do at...More

Thank LauraBarwick95
Ian B, General Manager at Long Arm and Short Arm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for your feedback. With this sort of feedback it makes the long hours on a Sunday worth it. We still have room to improve but if people enjoy what we do so far then we can only get even better. Many Thanks

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We came here a couple of weeks ago and they were fully booked so went else where. So tried again without booking and they accommodate us. Lovely roast dinner I would recommend this restaurant/pub without a doubt. Manager Ian was lovely as we're the staff...More

Thank Traceyjones123
Ian B, General Manager at Long Arm and Short Arm, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Hi Tracey, Many thanks for your lovely review of the Long Arm Short Arm. It was a pleasure looking after you guys and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. Feedback like this makes the long hours worth it. We will try everything we can...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We chose this pub/restaurant as mid way between our two houses not having eaten here before. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. However, on receiving our meals one of the steaks ordered was hard to cut and not at all chewable. However on pointing...More

Thank MiniMum33
Ian B, General Manager at Long Arm and Short Arm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for you review. My staff will always try to go above and beyond for all our customers and I am glad they tried to resolve your meal as well as they did. I can only apologise about the steak. On a 2-4-1 menu...More

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sansitburrun
1 November 2017|
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Vanesa M
20 December 2016|
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Response from alan d | Reviewed this property |
i didn't see any but if you ring them up iam sure they would sort you out with a meal they are a lovely couple who runs the pub
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bruce a
17 January 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Lemsford Village, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7TN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn Garden City
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 322401
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