The Waggoners

Brickwall Close , Ayot Green, Welwyn, United Kingdom, AL6 9AA
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Opening Information

Tuesday to Saturday lunch and diner
Sunday lunch

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Waggoners

Owned and run by Aude and Laurent Brydniak since 2008, The Waggoners offers a good selection of classic pub meals as well as a seasonal A La Carte menu. Set menus are available lunch and dinner from 2 or 3 courses to our 5 course tasting menu.
The kitchen, run by our head chef, has created a menu inspired by classic French dishes with a modern twist combining great flavours together. We also offer an extensive and well balanced wine list as well as a range of premium spirits.
Our beautiful dining space made up of 4 interconnecting rooms fits around you, however large your party or whatever the celebration. From private meetings, lunch, dinner and cocktail parties to family re-unions, birthdays and anniversaries The Waggoners is the perfect setting for your function.
We have the facilities to accommodate smaller groups of 4 to 36 guests or larger parties of up to 90 guests. We have a car park for up to 70 cars. Guests can also enjoy our large outside seating area to relax on a sunny day. Or why not play a game of Petanque (boules) on our private pitch.

Cuisine: French
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Pleasant staff and setting, good food and Ale!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Food was amazing

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Overpriced

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Perfect.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

This was the worst trip to the Waggoners we’ve had. We’ve been to a few restaurants to sit in outside areas, and they have all been great compared to this. We arrived and the tables in the marquee were dirty with food stains and crumbs, the floor hadn’t been cleaned either. The waitors were not very friendly and the food was pretty average compared to what it usually is. We understood that it was a reduced menu, but the standard has been much much better in the past. It was booked for my mums birthday and in the end I just felt so bad that the experience really wasn’t great. The least they could do is have clean tables and welcoming staff!

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

The table and chairs outside maybe need some tlc

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

We are confirmed fans of the Waggoners and have been coming for many years until lockdown. So we were very much looking forward to our first lunch after lockdown. Sadly we were very disappointed in the food. My friend ordered macaroni cheese. What arrived was definitely not macaroni cheese. She had a bowl of pasta swimming in a watery cheesy liquid with a little grated cheese on top. Macaroni cheese is a gratin dish with a rich creamy sauce. I asked to taste it and it had little or no taste. I had the roasted veg and feta omelette. I felt the veg has been frozen, maybe, the most prevalent taste of the omelette overall was the oil it had been fried in. This is not representative of the excellent food we have previously experienced at the Waggoners and I hope when we return to proper meals inside the cooking reverts to previous levels. So very disappointing and meanwhile we have decided to change the venue of our next lunch.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Very enjoyable, waiter excellent, a little chilly on legs blankets would have been nice

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Good

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Delicious roast dinner, one of the best I've eaten out

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

It’s good to be out again and the service was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

It’s good to be out again and the service was excellent.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Whilst their , several tables were mixing and quite clearly not following social distancing rules. Staff did nothing to address this situation whilst we were there.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

The marquee was spacious and comfortable. Great service from Mattieu as usual.. A good time was had by all.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Happy to be back in my happy place

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Half hearted effort of reopening. Service was poor, young guy and girl didn't seem interested and were never on hand. Dirty miss-matched tables and wonky chairs. You only had bread as a starter. The butter came straight out of the fridge. Main menu choices were rubbish. Worse than a chain pub! Mac and cheese and pizza, at a French restaurant!? Chips I ordered were poor frozen ones. Asked for an extra egg as I didn't want ham. Didn't happen and did not see the waiting staff to rectify afterwards. Added extra drinks onto our bill as well. One million miles away from my last experience dining there and won't return. I get that you have been struggling with Covid but don't bother opening if you are going to do it this poor.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Tent area was a bit tatty and our table wasn’t cleaned before we sat down or during any of the time we were there. It had coffee stains on it.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Always a lovely evening at The Waggoners!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 April 2021

very friendly and very good service

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Great to be back, friendly pre booking service. As always good location and friendly - was hard to get a bill. Everyone is getting used to buying drinks at the table.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Food was delicious, service was great. Large. airy marquee was perfect. Thank you, we will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Great afternoon of fun and so much laughter ! Great service and food! Perfect place for a fun celebration

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

Very disappointed with the quality of the food. Hardly classic French dishes. Vegetarian option was poor in design and cooking and sweets were unexciting and expensive. Much improvement needs to occur for us to return. We chose to come to you because you provided a tented environment in the Coronavirus situation.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

Very good given the circumstances. Food excellent and service good

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

The staff made our visit very enjoyable despite the current Covid restrictions.

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