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Long Arm and Short Arm

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$$ - $$$
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18 Lemsford Village, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7TN, England
+44 1707 322401
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Codicote, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no doubt the lunch deal is really good value The landlady is so friendly and helpful and the place is always busy

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Thank suedance2016
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basic decor but very clean and cosy. Open fire place in the bar with tables either side. Best to pre book as gets busy and lots of tables with reserved signs on. Their menu is identical to another local pub but the way it is cooked and presented is much better. I can highly recommend the gammon,pineapple, egg,chips, peas and... More 

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Thank millymolly672015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I, often come here for Sunday lunch. How ever I am sad to say, for the last 2 wks the food has slipped as far as the verge is concerned. The verge is very hard, today we had broccoli, sprouts. Carrots, and parsnips.All very hard in middle, to hard intact , meat is cooked very nice and... More 

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Thank Steve H
Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my mum and dad here for Sunday roast after not being here for over a year. We walked in and was quite surprised how empty the place was which Is the total opposite to how it was when we use to come here in previous years. I understand its under new management as I over heard one of the... More 

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1 Thank Scott B
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A leisurely ladies lunch was the order of the day. There is plenty of parking either side of the pub. There are two parts of the pub, one side is a bar where it appeared just drinks were available and if you carry on through the door, the second area is laid out for meals. A roaring log fire was... More 

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Thank Anne R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Here's the thing! If you put your prices up then the quality has to be the same or better than before as a minimum. We hadn't been to the Long and Short Arm for a while and managed to get a table (when we really wouldn't have before) - no wonder! The quality has taken a serious nose-dive at so... More 

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Thank garyphilpott
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A very good lunch with friends. I was concerned that the high quality of service and food may have dropped under new management and with a new chef, but it didn't disappoint and I couldn't tell the difference. Well done and this will stay a regular for my family and friends.

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Thank Derek W
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Have just been for dinner and yet again it never disappoints. Despite there being 4 big parties the food was brought out very quickly and was really tasty. The service and food can't be faulted and the staff were all really helpful and friendly. Will definitely be visiting again soon

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1 Thank Katiebev78
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed with our last visit, we go there often and this is the first time we have been disappointed. There was 14 of us and we had booked but our table was given to a smaller party and as they couldn't find a table big enough we ended up on 2 different tables with no apologies. The beef ran... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Booked for a Sunday Carvery 5 days in advance, was asked if we could come slightly earlier than requested to 'help them out' which was fine (3:30pm). When we went up to choose our Carvery they had run out of meat?!? The so called manager only offered excuses "I've only been here 2 weeks", "I've never run a Carvery before"!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?