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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
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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 Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Very helpful and attentive server

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

My second visit in 12 months, and will return. We had the set lunch menu and it was excellent value. I know it's the French way but would have appreciated some in season green vegetables, just a small amount, to set off the main course. There was no fault with food or service, and we probably overstayed our welcome but it was a comfortable space to catch up with an old friend.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

This is an excellent restaurant. The food is delicious and appetising. There is a comprehensive choice of wines. The service is excellent. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Set menu really good value and encourages regular visits (this was our first visit). Quality was very good: Tempted to range over the à la carte. And will look forward to an evening meal at some stage

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Our meal started really well, really attentive service and delicious starters. We were quite disappointed by our mains (the fish in Yorkshire pudding wasn't great, the roast average and the pasta a bit boring). Then the service really dropped off. It took ages for our plates to be cleared and for desserts to be ordered. After we also struggled to find someone to pay the bill. Everyone was busy resetting the restaurant for evening service and hoovering! Our bill was £260 for lunch for 5 and this felt a lot for average food and declining service. We were celebrating a birthday and mother's Day and for us this really fell short which was disappointing. Not sure we'll be back at these prices.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Just had a great Mother’s Day meal with my Mum, wife and young daughter. The food was excellent but a special mention for the young staff who were very friendly and attentive.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Very friendly and attentive service. Great food

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Fantastic food but overpriced for essentially a roast dinner. Gutted there was no cauliflower cheese despite it appearing on the menu! And always irked to be charged for bread. Slight issue with the booking - table initially booked for 14:00 which was confirmed however this was moved to 13:45 two days prior to visit. Ordered wine but had to request again during the starter as it had been neglected. Service was very slow - I've no issue with a nice relaxed meal but this was very slow. However very nice touch with the glass of bubbles and plant.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Delicious meal & wonderful service las always! Glad to see Frogs Legs back on the menu!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Lovely pub really enjoyed our family afternoon

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Great Sunday lunch with plenty of menu choices at this lovely hospitable pub.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Great food, service and value... A hidden gem!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Wonderful restaurant! Food consistently delicious, good wine list, great service and great atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Frogs legs excellent as usual Shame only half bottles of Muscadet available. The sauce with the mussels was hot but some of the mussels themselves were only lukewarm.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

A very tasty Sunday roast, meat cooked to perfection, and a good choice of real ale's, was happy with my choice of the Waggoners for my birthday meal out.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Seriously good tasting food. You really don't get much better than this.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 March 2019

Mid week lunch very good with excellent service.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

Excellent service and very good Sunday lunch. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

We are looking forward to our visit on the evening of Saturday16th March!

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Another lovely meal at The Waggoners. Excellent value ‘ladies day ‘ 3 course meal.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

We did come on a Groupon voucher so the price was excellent. The food however was +++++++++ excellent, the beef was done to exactly how we asked and was so tender. Your waitresses where very attentive, we couldnt have asked for a better evening and would highly recommend your lovley restaurant. Look forward to coming again.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Excellent tasting menu for our anniversary/ my birthday lunch. Very good value for money. Delightful waitress ( sorry we didn’t ask her name) And thank you for the birthday champagne!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

An attractive menu and very good cooking, superior to other local pub/restaurants. A better wine list than most.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Excellent

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 February 2019

The Waggoners is one of our favourite local restaurants. The food is always lovely while the service and atmosphere are friendly and personal.

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