The Wellington at Welwyn

Testimonials

Sunday Late Lunch – Delicious food (had the roast which is excellent value too, but hard to choose with all other food envy walking by to other tables), great service from Jeffrey who was very helpful and had his attention timed perfectly, very good wine although a lot of Australian. A lovely late lunch evening. Good Sunday PM guitarist too to add to the atmosphere. No wonder we keep coming back!

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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 soul and jazz every Sunday evening 6pm – 8pm or maybe one our stunning cocktails. Book now and relax, reward and unwind.

Part of The Community

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

Parking

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.

Award-winning!

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?

Welwyn is steeped in history and retains the Welwyn Roman Baths, which are open to the public.
St Mary's church in Welwyn dates back to Saxon times.
Welwyn has been twinned with French village Champagne-sur-Oise since 1973, through the Welwyn Anglo-French Twinning Association.
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 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 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.