The Wellington at Welwyn

Christmas 2021 at The Wellington



Take a look at our amazingly delicious and superb value Menu of the Day

Monday to Saturday 12-6pm – a different 3 course menu available each day from only £19.95

Pick your favourite menu and book your table for that day – sit back, relax and enjoy.


Congratulations to our NEW Head Chef - Matt

Matts new exciting menu is coming live next Friday 27th August

We are so very excited to launch Matts new menu next week so get your table booked now and come join us.

Matt was first trained in France in a private chateau in the dordogne. He came back to the UK wanting a new environment. Worked his way up through rosetted and high end restaurants in hertfordshire. Newly promoted from sous chef here with us at The Wellington, he wants to go with a new direction with a more upmarket style of street food, mixed with a few classics and fresh, vibrant dishes.

Live Music - Every Sunday 5pm-7pm

Join us every Sunday afternoon with Live Music from 5pm-7pm

Sunday 12th September – Reeday Music

Sunday 19th September – Steve Young

Sunday 26th September – Lucy Layton

Sunday 03rd October – Roxy Searle

Sunday 10th October – Steph Scott

Sunday 17th October – Steve Young

Sunday 24th October – Lawrence Hill

Sunday 31st October – Dave Foster

Sunday 07th November – Zoe Phillips

Lunch & Early Special - Monday to Friday 12-6pm

Book your table now…

2 Courses £25

3 Courses £30

Including Wine & Coffee

Takeaway is for any day...
Go on treat yourself


This is our go to place good food great Sauvignon Wine and nice atmosphere look forward to going and never disappointed Thanks for such great service. I chose off the Main Menu, friend chose of the Specials – both happy with our choices

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A powerful marriage of old and new

The Wellington at Welwyn (commonly known as ‘The Welly’) offers a powerful marriage of old and new, tradition and contemporary, proper and fresh. This is evident in the architecture, the food, the drink and the service. The setting is rustic & the service without pretension and of the highest standard.

Enjoy alfresco dining on our rustic and charming sun terrace in our riverside garden, with beautiful views over Welwyn village and St Mary’s Church grounds. Then retire inside in the evening to enjoy a real open fire, in our warm and welcoming candle lit restaurant.

Something really special...

We are so proud of our Chef’s Specials menu.  Take a look at what we are offering this month >>

Sundays are for Relaxing!

Whether it’s a delicious breakfast and fresh coffee to start you up, a Sumptuous Sunday roast with friends or loved ones, or the best bottle of wine – we can match to you alongside live music every Sunday afternoon 5pm – 7pm or maybe one our stunning cocktails. Book now and relax, reward and unwind.

Part of The Community

We are proudly family friendly and community friendly. We love to get involved in local events, support the village and ensure there is something for everyone.

Book a Room

Book a room today using the online booking system.


Our restaurant and hotel has car parking for up to 40 cars, on site.

Large Groups Welcome!

Big parties are welcome, just let us know in advance and we will ensure we can cater for your special event.


We have won numerous Rosette Awards for Culinary Excellence. We are also certified with a 5‑star AA rating recognising our range of services, quality, bedrooms, bathrooms, cleanliness & cuisine.

Steeped in History

Once a longer building, The Wellington is assembled from three older buildings. To the North was the Boars Head, a 14th century Beer House. To the South The Swan a 13th Century Beer House and, perhaps, from the 11th Century, a Medieval Hall House. The Swan was licensed and we have a list of all the licensees since 1325!

Guests staying in Room 3 sleep under 11th century oak timbers and the cobbled access to the (now demolished) stables are still below the wooden floors in the centre of the restaurant, as are the flints of the Roman Road below the bar which led to a Mimram river ford, at the bottom of the Wellington’s gardens.

Why Welwyn?

Vincent van Gogh walked from London to visit his sister who stayed in Welwyn – a milestone celebrated by a blue plaque in Church Street.
Welwyn has been twinned with French village Champagne-sur-Oise since 1973, through the Welwyn Anglo-French Twinning Association.
Welwyn and The Wellington were detailed in Samuel Pepys diary during his 1664 travels when it was known as The Swan in Welling where he took supper and a bed for the night.
Welwyn is steeped in history and retains the Welwyn Roman Baths, which are open to the public.
Welwyn became an important stop for coaching inns, some of which are still pubs and restaurants.
The River Mimram flows through Welwyn – the name of which means ‘willow’ in Old English, referring to the trees lining its banks. In Roman days the Mimram was navigable up to Welwyn.
St Mary's church in Welwyn dates back to Saxon times.