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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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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a mid week meal with a friend. We found the staff to be very warm and friendly, the young lady who served us was exceptionally attentive. We had the 2-1 meal which was served quickly and was very tasty. The Pub itself had a cosy atmosphere. Will certainly be returning again.

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Thank Christine H
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Able to have all three meats and a good selection of vegetables.Always a bowl of crackling!, There is a vegetarian option.Staff very friendly and helpful.Can get very busy.Advicable to book.

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Thank Brenda C
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was really disappointed with Sunday's carvery. We arrived at 12noon as we had a table booked, to find out that the turkey wasn't ready. Not a huge problem but if you are expecting customers you should be prepared. The turkey was then served pink , the pink turkey is not necessarily the issue, it needed further cooking, but I was... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booked the day before for a Sunday carvery, was informed we could be seated at 12.00 but must be finished at the table by 13.00. On arrival, we were the first customers and approached the bar for a coffee, a sparkling water and 4 diet pepsi's, they were only able to serve two pepsi's as the gas required changing, it... More 

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2 Thank Anne S
Knebworth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 7 January 2017

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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Thank STEPHEN782
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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 4 January 2017

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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Thank Nat588
Codicote, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?