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The North Star

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Bar, British, Pub
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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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St Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Helpful?
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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Geneva, Switzerland
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love going here when we are back in the U.K., it's always a pleasure. Great range of food and free champagne on your birthday. Save room for dessert!

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Thank Couchsurfer07
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good evening Couchsurfer07, It's great to read that you enjoy visiting us when you're back in the UK. Thank you for taking the time to review us & we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, James More 

1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went out for a family meal for a 25th birthday, there was only two more tables with people on eating and they were both nearly finished, When we walked in we was greeted by noone and had to ask at the bar were our reserved table was, We then sat down with no menus so I collected them for... More 

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

Good evening Wayne, I am so sorry that such an experience occurred and sincerely apologise. If you would be so kind as to contact me northstar.welwyn@mcmullens.co.uk I would love to find out some more information so that I can look into the occurrences that took place with my team during your visit. Once again I apologise and hope that you... More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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414 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We have previously visited for lunch and service was slow, but after a while thought we would give it another try for dinner. It would appear that service is always slow, because at dinner it was just the same. Whilst we were with friends the conversation covered the gaps between service, but when you have to get up from the... More 

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1 Thank Escape-overseas
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good morning Escape-overseas, Thank you for bringing these issues to my attention. I apologise for the slower than usual service that you experienced. If you would like to contact me on northstar.welwyn@mcmullens.co.uk I would love the opportunity to find out more and rectify this issue. Once more I thank you for informing me & apologise that this was not resolved... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I rang on the Thurs to book for 2 rang on the fri at 5.30 to change it to a table of 4, all approved. When we turned up no record of us coming in for dinner. Sat down at 7.30 didn't get our starters until 8.30 Stake we ordered med-rare was well done No one asked if our meals... More 

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

Good evening Ryanperrin, I sincerely apologise for our unusual service last night. I am unsure as to why your reservation was not in our diary and sorry for the inconvenience caused upon arrival. Unfortunately last night we had a team member who could not make it in for their shift which left us short for a period of the evening.... More 

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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went here 3 times this week for dinner so I think that says alot. My favourite is the blade beef and Rioja pie with mash n veg -£12,a reasonable price. Calamari starter is lovely too with an oriental twist 👌, big portion £6.95 Very cosy had dinner by the log fire 🔥 Service is good not had an issue! Great... More 

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

Good afternoon Flowerpowerme, 3 times in a week! Wow, thank you for such a lovely review to read. I am pleased that you enjoy our food and service. I am with you on your fine choice with the blade of beef and Rioja pie, it is a fantastic and hearty dish for this cold weather. Are you going to go... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We sat at the back of the restaurant and the windows were closed but it was really drafty, the fire was burning but didn't warm the cold air coming in. It was a nice clean and tidy pub and the staff were helpful and the food and drink were fine although my steak seamed a bit greasy.

Helpful?
Thank Dan C
NorthStarWelwyn, General Manager at The North Star, responded to this review

Good afternoon Dan, thank you for your review. Apologies if you felt a cold draft, we would have happily moved you or done all we could to accommodate. We do have our heating on full, fires lit and our doorway heater on to battle the cold. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, James More 

hertford
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We booked a family Christmas lunch here as regular diners , the staff were excellent and the food lovely. Well done North Star.

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

Good afternoon julesHertford, Thank you so much for your review. We love feedback and I will pass your comments on to our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, James More 

Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here with my daughter on our way to Luton Airport. As it was a Monday lunch time we didn't book a table, and had no trouble getting a table. We were warmly welcomed and shown to a table and given the menus, the waitress explained the set menu and main menu. As vegetarians we were delighted to... More 

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

Good evening Cath R, Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad that you decided to pop in and that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. 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$31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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