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The Waggoners

Brickwall Close | Ayot Green, Welwyn Garden City AL6 9AA, England
+44 1707 324241
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tasting menu” (32 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 yesterday

Just had to drop a line to say how wonderful our visit was today to the Waggoners, superb food, ambiance and service and WHAT VALUE FOR MONEY, the set sunday lunch menu was amazing as was the food. A real find and a pleasure will...More

Thank martinesanger16
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came down on a week night to try the tasting menu at £30 per head!for 5 course which I thought was a fantastic offer! Wine flight was an optional extra for just £14 more. Menu was well cooked and generally well balanced The same garnish...More

Thank Writingreviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After hearing that The Waggoners was in the Michelin Restaurant Guide we decided to try it out. We were expecting great things of things meal but we were sorely disappointed. We were seated and given the wine and food menus. Tap water was poured at...More

1  Thank sara t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for Sunday lunch. Good main course - nice roast beef and good Yorkshire pudding. We had a french sausage starter which we enjoyed. The Peach Melba pudding was a bit odd coming as a kind of Sundae which made it really difficult to...More

Thank stargazy2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another fantastic visit to this restaurant, always great food and great service. There were 12 of us who visited for a 50th birthday and could not fault a single thing. I would certainly recommend this place if your in the area.

Thank Keith A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch today, it was great! Highly recommend. I booked a table here at the very last minute. It has 1 AA rosette and it is in the Michelin guide. Just off the A1M down a winding road you approach an unassuming pub, doesn't...More

Thank LondonLady28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a warm welcome from the owner who haf a great sence of humour. 5 for Birthday lunch plus baby, nothing too much trouble. They movrd us obto a better table with more room for buggy. Service was first class. Sunday lunch delicious. Really lovely...More

Thank June B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit to restaurant. First one last year was good so I recommended my family take me here for my 40th birthday lunch. Wish I hadn't. Menu was ok (maybe a little pretentious) and food was fine. But service was dreadful in the sense it...More

3  Thank bdsjon271
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in after a five mile walk in the local countryside. Generous portions beautifully presented. I had a tuna nicoise salad and my companions had sandwiches. We all left clean plates. Recommended.

Thank breweruk
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This pub has a 'fine dining' restaurant included within it, yet retains the feeling of an old-fashioned country pub - the kind of place I always hope to find in rural areas. It is now run by a French couple. If you want to try...More

1  Thank barklyeast
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Can we book for the new years eve night? Thanks!
3 December 2016|
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Response from J0hnGibbs | Reviewed this property |
I see no reason why not, unless they are already fully booked.
Coming for Sunday lunch after a walk, can we bring our dog?
12 January 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$51
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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.