The Red Lion

The Red Lion

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
Digswell Hill, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9AJ
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Wherever you happen to find yourself in Hertfordshire, from historic St Albans to the riverside tranquillity of Hoddesdon, you're never too far from a Vintage Inn. The Hertfordshire Collection of Vintage Inns has taken the traditions and historic charm of some of the county's oldest inns and sympathetically restored them to their former glory, incorporating all the comfort and contemporary facilities demanded by the 21st-Century patron. But it's not just the settings and surroundings that provide the allure: a whole host of classic pub food, changing blackboard specials and traditional roasts are deliciously executed and served by friendly and professional staff. And to quench your thirst' You'll find a wide variety of fine affordable wines and cask-conditioned ales amongst a broad range of other beverages, so you're bound to find your favourite tipple.

The Crooked Chimney has been serving Lemsford for the past 200 years, and none of the traditions of welcome and warmth have been forgotten. The country setting makes it an ideal base for walkers eager to explore the neighbouring magnificence of the Brocket Hall estate. Freshly prepared food is always the order of the day, and you can tuck into classic gammon steak and eggs, seafood cobb salad, a Sunday lunch with all the trimmings or signature dishes like twice-roasted duck with apricots.

The stately exterior of The Red Lion gives way to an interior of roaring log fires and a cosseting welcome. A few miles northwest of Welwyn Garden City, The Red Lion is popular with a mixture of golfers, tourists, business folk and locals looking for a spot of respite and general rest and relaxation. Visits to the Welwyn Roman Baths or Knebworth House couldn't be better rounded off than with a meal and a drink here. Explore the blackboard specials of fresh fish, tender meat from the hot grill and veggie delights, or indulge in something from the full lunch or dinner menu.

Nestled near the market town of Hitchin, the market of which has been running since the 14th Century, the cottage-like Royal Oak serves up hearty pub fare and country hospitality. Dinner or lunch can be as substantial or light as you like, with Caesar salad or a sandwich of rustic bread crammed with something like hot smoked salmon with cucumber and lemon creme fraiche.

The Three Horseshoes can be found on the road between Hatfield and St Albans, its white-washed facade making it easy to spot. Convenient in its location, it boasts exposed beams and many other traditional features, making it both charming and characterful. The medieval Hatfield Nature Reserve is close by - The Three Horseshoes providing some much needed sustenance after a lengthy walk. So whether for pleasure or a business meeting or lunch, The Three Horseshoes is furlongs ahead of the rest.
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Open: Mon-Sat noon-11pm; Sun noon-10.30pm