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The Waggoners

The Waggoners The WAGGONERS AYOT GREEN Brickwall Close | Ayot Green, Welwyn Garden City AL6 9AA, England
+44 1707 324241
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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French, Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Waggoners The WAGGONERS AYOT GREEN Brickwall Close | Ayot Green, Welwyn Garden City AL6 9AA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch with my son after cycling along the ayot greenway from Wheathampstead. There is the formal restaurant and separately the bar area. We went to the bar area. The service and the food were excellent! Will be back again soon. Highly recommended

Thank stalbans25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is great fillet steak in particular was amazing. The only reason I've given 4 is because there wasn't any bread on the table (my dad could have done with some for his main), the crumble was nice but the top was a bit undercooked....More

Thank chris P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best French meals for a longtime yes we will go again from the staff including the most important of all the chef who often gets forgotten once you have been you will come back even myself who only drinks tomato juice with worster sauce that...More

Thank Malcolm H
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Four of us lunched midweek. Two had the artichoke soup which was very good, two had the charcuterie also good. For mains we had two sea bass fillets and two roast chicken, all good. My wife does not eat potatoes and was served vegetables instead....More

Thank fkw1
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Recently pop in for a diner -it was just amazing . Fabulous menu and very very tasty. Service vise exceptional-very attentive and friendly. Finally I found the place to go and enjoy every aspect of the dinning . Well done guys !!!! Definitely i recommend...More

Thank Jo W
Reviewed April 8, 2018

This was a birthday meal from my in laws and I was a little sceptical of a 5 course menu. Some of the courses were a little odd and there were foods that I would not have chosen myself, but overall the food was tasty...More

Thank 8mrsh8
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

So disappointed today as we were recommend to go here for Sunday lunch, place is cute, staff are friendly but the food quality was shocking. Tough over cooked roast beef, I am sure the Yorkshire pudding was frozen; no green veg just sloppy cauliflower cheese...More

2  Thank Barbara54321
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favourite places for Sunday lunch. Wasn’t as good today as it usually is. Been here on and off over the years. Today’s lunch however was not up to usual standard at all. Aunt Bessie type Yorkshire puddings. Mushy cauliflower cheese....More

1  Thank Nancy F
Reviewed March 29, 2018

French based menu .. 2nd visit nice place, parking can be an issue, busy for a mid week lunch so best book, other wise you could end up (like we did) in the dreaded back room ... and then forgoten, once I'd gone to desk...More

Thank Megadg
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Since my last review in 2015, I am pleased to see that my recommendation for a single steak(filet@£26) has been introduced on the 'Al la Carte'. There is no doubt that the quality and presentation of the food is excellent. However on a weekday lunchtime...More

Thank michaelbird2015
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Laura E
June 15, 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.
December 3, 2016|
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Response from J0hnGibbs | Reviewed this property |
I see no reason why not, unless they are already fully booked.
January 12, 2016|
Response from IOMTTChris | Reviewed this property |
Yes and anything else you desire - they are rather flexible - horses are welcome too
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$53
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Waggoners The WAGGONERS AYOT GREEN 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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