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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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First-rate food by the river

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Beside the river in the village of Welwyn, this 17th-century coaching inn had a full refurbishment in 2016. Owned and run by brothers James and Tom Bainbridge, it’s an inn that oozes charm, from the cosy bar to the flagstoned restaurant with its inglenook fireplace.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Dan Defusto

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 73
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • Starter from: £6
  • Main course from £12
  • Dessert from: £5
  • 2-course lunch from: £15
  • 3-course lunch from: £19
  • 2-course dinner from: £15
  • 3-course dinner from: £19
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Steps for wheelchair: 8
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 44
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 40
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: Car park High Street (100 metres)

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Welwyn North
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