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Long Arm and Short Arm

) #22 of 67 Restaurants in Welwyn Garden City $$ - $$$ , British,
18 Lemsford Village, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7TN, England
+44 1707 322401
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (12 reviews)
“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“gammon” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Lemsford Village, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7TN, England
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Reviews (206)
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1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

avoid eating here food is awful. both of us didn't eat or food and we left. will not be returning here. such a shame as it used to be really nice.

Thank Derri7
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I had a bacon and cheese burger which was a bit bland.Wife had ham egg and chips.Ham was tasteless.Still 241 menue you get what you pay for i suppose.wont be eating there again anytime soon.Shame because its a nice pub and the staff are friendly.

Thank billherts
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Popped in to this pub for lunch twice in April. We had a great curry which could not be faulted. The service was also good. However it was the food-grubby salts and peppers on both occasions which have stopped me giving the pub an "excellent"...More

Thank Matsudana
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Visited here on a Sunday afternoon for the Carvery. The food was very good. There was a choice of four meats, and you could have a bit of each of them. The vegetables were good - the only thing missing, for me, was mashed potato!!...More

Thank Dominic B
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

The staff were very friendly, nice atmosphere. But for me the food was very poor, the mash was microwaved and solid, gravy thin and watery. I wouldn't come here to eat again.

Thank Luke W
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

The staff where friendly enough, the service was ok. The food was not very good, mash potato was solid and the whole meal was a let down . I know this is an inexpensive place to eat but it still represented poor value for money...More

Thank Dean W
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Our friends requested another visit as we've never been dissappointed here, and we had another very good lunch. The service was very good in pleasant surroundings and we'll certainly be returning. We had 4 meals from the 2-4-1 menue, and including drinks and desserts, the...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

An attractive family pub in a nice village setting close to original 'Nelly Dene' mill. I was interested to see that the pub still has a public bar where the beer is slightly cheaper. The Sunday roasts are superb but I had to book early...More

1  Thank richard j
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The landlord greeted our friends (who are regulars there) with friendly,polite banter which is always a good sign of a great pub. Seated at their usual table we were left to chat and look at the menu. No rush to order as you have to...More

Thank barb4775
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Regularly enjoy a drink and meal at this public house , staff friendly and food ample particularly the Sunday lunches

Thank 360lorraine
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Vanesa M
do you have any Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free options on the menu?
19 December 2016|
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Response from alan d | Reviewed this property |
i didn't see any but if you ring them up iam sure they would sort you out with a meal they are a lovely couple who runs the pub
Vicky G
Where are Mandy & Jose as they were the best managers there for a very long time
7 September 2016|
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Response from Paul K | Reviewed this property |
Apparently they were suspended and later asked to leave. There was an incident involving a young female member of staff, some stairs and a dog. We haven't spoken to Joe or Mandy for a while but we'll be in touch with them... More
bruce a
who is manager at the long arm and short arm at lemsford
17 January 2016|
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Response from Paul K | Reviewed this property |
Jose & Mandy Ferriera-Cabrita
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Lemsford Village, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7TN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Welwyn Garden City
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 322401
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