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Long Arm and Short Arm

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18 Lemsford Village, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7TN, England
+44 1707 322401
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunday lunch for 2 , no long queues and generous meat portions but I have to say that I don't find the staff very friendly and the ambience was more like a somber occasion . A bit of uplifting background music and a happy smile and I think you will have cracked it

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Thank Dean W
Knebworth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here after a family walk in next door brockett hall. It was a cold day so they had the open fire on so it was really cosy. It's kind of old fashioned but in a nice way. Quite big, good for families. I've heard the Sunday roast is good but you have to book. This was a Friday... More 

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Thank robbiepaton2016
welwyn garden city
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal 26 of us booked several tables for a New Year Meal, we have tried many pubs in WGC and Hatfield and have been disappointed, the cider & apple tart was a good start also the prawn cocktail on a skewer looked interesting, I was told it was good. The beef bourguignon was excellent you could... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

May seem like a odd title because this is pub food after all. But this place delivered a great night for me and 11 other family members including a baby. Service was exceptional. When we wanted deserts later in the evening the chef who had clocked off for the night charged back into the kitchen to get them done for... More 

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Thank Malchieb
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say last time I went to the long and short it was diabolical bad food raw veg all round bad meal I walked out despite amazing bar staff apologising vouching to never return ! Well last night knowing it had new staff ! I re visited with a few friends for a b day meal and have... More 

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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 3 December 2016

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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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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 20 November 2016

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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Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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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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, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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?