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The Waggoners


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Idyllically set between pretty houses and cottages around a beautiful English green, The Waggoners is a refurbished 17th century coaching inn serving unique and beautifully presented French cuisine, infused with international influences. Situated in Ayot Green near Welwyn Garden City, The Waggoners is run by Aude and Laurent Brydniak who have a wealth of experience and have been behind a number of successful restaurants over the last 16 years. As you enter the cosy homely atmosphere, with its dark red walls and stylish pictures, you will be greeted by the friendly French staff, who will show you to your table and help make your dining experience as delightful and pleasant as possible. Let the
US$13 - US$53
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
French, Bar, European, British, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came on a Groupon voucher and have been before. What can i say other than amazing. The beef was to die for, perfectly done and so tender, plus you got a glass of wine or prosecco with your meal. The waitresses where so attentive...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sukisue55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Known of this establishment for 30 odd years, used to be a nice old English pub. We visited for just a quick drink. The unit has been updated and looks nice, small intimate restaurant, which looks nice, guess you had to book. We had one...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited lunchtime on a Saturday to celebrate a birthday with the family. As ever, an excellent meal, beautifully cooked and presented. Friendly staff, lovely ambiance. The menu includes some French classics, a rare find in Mid Herts.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rodasharp
Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

Lovely country restaurant, relaxing evening and decided to have the five course tasting menu. Right choice, food was excellent, presentation and service very good. Wine 🍷 choice very nice. Will be going back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank zimmerman88
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

Went the Waggoners with family and it was very good. This was my second visit. The portions were reasonable, cooked very well. My only criticism is the sourness of the red fruits used in the apple crumble, makes it difficult to enjoy.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

I have been a customer here for many years now and after a recent visit I felt compelled to write a review. It’s very rare to find a place like this these days. The owner Lauren has truly created a real centre of community. Beautiful...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

I booked a table for my Grandmothers birthday as this used to be her favourite restaurant. Unfortunately we were very disappointed, and my grandmother was up all night being sick. The food options were limited, the service was rushed, poor and inattentive, and the food...More

Date of visit: February 2019
3  Thank smokeysoph
Reviewed 27 January 2019

The lack of care and service was really disappointing. Wet table, not wiped, vegetables arrived at end of our main course, no apology and meal generally non-descript. We have eaten many times in previous years, but feel the attitude of manager, chef and staff was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
5  Thank Joanna R
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Has everything you would need for a local/country pub. good selection of beers and wines . I believe the owners are from France so an emphasis on french wine. a good , although not huge , bar menu . Best dishes being fish and chips...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Baldgolfer
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Lunch due to being in the area. Great find. Service was excellent. Food was fantastic - soup to start and then lamb. All for a reasonable price. Don't live in the area, but will definitely be going back if I am in the area again.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Laura E
15 June 2017|
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Response from derekmcl2015 | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with the other answers. Not being a vegetarian of any degree, I have not enquired. However, the staff have been extremely helpful when my guest did have a dietary restriction.
3 December 2016|
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Response from J0hnGibbs | Reviewed this property |
I see no reason why not, unless they are already fully booked.
12 January 2016|
Response from IOMTTChris | Reviewed this property |
Yes and anything else you desire - they are rather flexible - horses are welcome too
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