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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tasting menu” (41 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (15 reviews)
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French, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Waggoners The WAGGONERS AYOT GREEN Brickwall Close | Ayot Green, Welwyn Garden City AL6 9AA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We moved to Welwyn Garden City in the summer and have eaten here a couple of times. This is a proper restaurant with a kitchen that clearly cares about the food they serve and with pleasant and friendly staff front of house. The wine list...More

Thank Ian14_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

owner French dont try and speak french unless you are fluent otherwise he laughs at mistakes. however great food and service.

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This regular haunt never ceases to fail! Welcoming, familiar faces greet you as you enter this traditional cosy pub. Bar food great .... I had the ‘special’ steak sandwich. My friend, who is a vegetarian, struggled to find an option, but they went out of...More

Thank Laura Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of really said it all in the title. We came here for Sunday lunch and everything was great. Attentive, courteous and welcoming staff. Everyone enjoyed their meal and we could converse without having to raise our voices. Couldn’t ask for more!

Thank nicktubby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent foie gras, perfectly cooked steak with fries and a delicious bottle of St Emilion. The Waggoners has perfected no airs and graces quality cuisine. It’s the French country restaurant in your home town, it’s the local pub friendly to dogs, it’s a classy night...More

Thank Canoekidz
Reviewed 23 September 2018

With friends, who had booked, four of us had dinner and whilst the surroundings were pleasant, if a little noisy when full as they were, we were not as impressed as in a past visit. Menu choices seemed limited and pricey, service whilst friendly was...More

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We had a midweek meal for two. Crab starter was too cold and you could only taste the celery, asparagus starter was lovely. Chateaubriand was perfect but I was away from the table for a moment and they didn't wait to carve until my return....More

2  Thank BigT2410
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Have just returned from a Sunday lunch at the Waggoners. We shall not return. The pork belly was dry, very difficult to achieve for this cut of meat. The beef was cooked OK but lacked any real taste. The roast potatoes could quite easily be...More

2  Thank hardcore53
laurent b, Owner at The Waggoners, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Dear Hardcore 53, Very disappointed by your review especially when we cook the chicken especially for your girlfriend (following her guidance) who cannot eat dairy product gluten and 10 other things she can't have so yes the chicken had no sauce and was probably a...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Groupon offer to try this pub restaurant for the first time on evening in July. Really, really was impressed by their steak. Cooked to melt in the mouth. Serving staff were friendly and efficient. Quaint pretty location. Can not fault this pub...More

Thank EEDWgc
Reviewed 3 September 2018

A pub with fine dining. Externally it looks like a country pub but inside offers an excellent menu with a French flavour. Set around several smaller rooms providing separate areas for discrete dining. We booked late for a special family meal and were delighted with...More

Thank Stephen B
laurent b, Owner at The Waggoners, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Dear Stephen, We are so happy you had a good time with us on Saturday I will pass on your message to all the staff Many thanks and we hope to see you again soon

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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.
12 January 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
USD 13 - USD 52
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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