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The Waggoners

Brickwall Close | Ayot Green, Welwyn Garden City AL6 9AA, England
+44 1707 324241
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting menu” (35 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (16 reviews)
“frog legs” (14 reviews)
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French, Bar, European, Pub, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Brickwall Close | Ayot Green, Welwyn Garden City AL6 9AA, England
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Reviewed today

I was lead to believe that this was a very good restaurant, but I am afraid that I was disappointed. On the occasion of my visit, I am afraid that it was but average. In fairness, it is known, locally, more as a pub with...More

Thank J P S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had booked this restaurant based on the online menu . I was disappointed upon visit that the menu is not as extensive and all the French classics have been deleted altogether. The manager and staff were pleasant and apologetic but we left without dining......we...More

Thank Jennifercbl65
Reviewed 6 days ago

After a walk nearby we were lucky to find a table at The Waggoners (which had been recommended by a friend locally). It's a very pretty pub with a few small dining areas and a bar. This means it is cosy and the noise levels...More

Thank iloveabruzzo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Waggoners offered goid value for a fixed price Sunday lunch. When nothing in the main course section of the menu took my fancy, our server was very willing to provide a double portion of one of the starters instead. My partner's roast lunch was...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first return visit to The Waggoners since I had Christmas lunch there in 2016. This time there was no set menu but the experience was similar, in that there was a buzzing 'family' atmosphere thanks to the large tables of big families,...More

Thank sarayvetteclark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've always enjoyed this restaurant. The staff are pleasant and understated. The food choices are frequently changed and always delicious Lovely hidden away location. A real teat.

Thank Rosemary5757
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Top notch and top value. Had the two-course, £10 set bar lunch - sirloin steak salad followed by pineapple with coconut ice cream. Mum had the fish n chips, rated v highly. Nice Pimms, too. Pub is nicely hidden away. Will return soon to try...More

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Instead of chips I asked if I could have something different with my burger. The boys in the kitchen told me not to worry and they would conjure something up. They went the whole hog, were very funny and brought my burger with a selection...More

Thank will t
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I don't get over to The Waggoners as often as I should, as a serial restaurant visitor I like to try different places but it means I miss out on the great food here. Seventeen of us met up for Sunday lunch with lots of...More

Thank Nidgehammer
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Perfect for our wedding anniversary, will visit again for the sampler menu. We visited the restaurant intending to have the tasting menu but were so bowled over by the a la carte we changed our minds. Need to return now to try the sampling menu....More

Thank Heather L
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Laura E
16 June 2017|
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Response from derekmcl2015 | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with the other answers. Not being a vegetarian of any degree, I have not enquired. However, the staff have been extremely helpful when my guest did have a dietary restriction.
4 December 2016|
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Response from J0hnGibbs | Reviewed this property |
I see no reason why not, unless they are already fully booked.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$52
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brickwall Close | Ayot Green, Welwyn Garden City AL6 9AA, England
  • Public Transportation: Welwyn garden city train station 2.5 miles.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn Garden City
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 324241
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Idyllically set between pretty houses and cottages around a beautiful English green, The Waggoners is a refurbished 17th century coaching inn serving unique and beautifully presented French cuisine, infused with international influences. Situated in Ayot Green near Welwyn Garden City, The Waggoners is run by Aude and Laurent Brydniak who have a wealth of experience and have been behind a number of successful restaurants over the last 16 years. As you enter the cosy homely atmosphere, with its dark red walls and stylish pictures, you will be greeted by the friendly French staff, who will show you to your table and help make your dining experience as delightful and pleasant as possible. Let the head chef tantalise your taste buds while you drink some of the best handpicked wines from around the world and for a more informal meal, there is also a great bar menu available.
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