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“Worst food I've ever eaten”

The Crooked Chimney
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Serving the Lemsford community for more than 200 years, the building was originally a farmhouse called Hornbeam Hall. Its use as an inn dates back to 1756 when it was called The Chequers. In 1777 Searanckes Brewery of Hatfield acquired the building which remained as The Chequers until 1968 when it was renamed The Crooked Chimney after its distinctive crooked brick chimney. The Crooked Chimney in Welwyn Garden is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar. Book a table and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden.
Reviewed 3 May 2011

Passed through Welwyn area and as pub looked nice from the outside we went stopped for a meal - what a mistake! There was hardly a warm welcome as we were asked where we could sit and were told brusquely not to sit at a table as it was reserved albeit not until an hour later, the staff continued to chat and ignore us as we tried to order food and when they did stop chatting offered to serve the guy next to me who had arrived 5 minutes after me!!! Grrrr! When the food arrived its the worst food I have ever seen Overdone turkey, black frazzled stuffing, no saugage and bacon (as we were informed it was not available even though we were one of the first in the restaurant) and bland, cold and black (yes black) carrots and brocolli. Avoid at all costs, dont be deceived by the nice exterior of the pub - english food at its worst and one of the worst dining experiences I have had for a very long time!

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