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Chieftain, Welwyn Garden City - pub details

Address: Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3JF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 10924) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Welwyn Garden City (1 mile), Hatfield (2.4 miles), Welwyn North (2.6 miles)

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user reviews of Chieftain, Welwyn Garden City

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I'm surprised by some of the reviews on here. The rebuilt Chieftan is surgically devoid of atmosphere, despite the comfy furniture and reasonably priced, adequate food.
Drinks are more expensive than a lot of other pubs locally but this is offset by the 2 for 1 offer on food if you're eating there.
Apart from that there's not much to recommend it for.
It's basically a one-box chain pub, with (unusually) upstairs toilets which can be a bit of a challenge when you've had a couple of pints.
No pool table. No dartboard. No jukebox. 1 fruit machine. And a load of fixtures & fittings from a 'pub warehouse' (old books on shelves, many cliche'd pictures, cosmetic fireplaces, unmatched 'retro' light fittings)
captain_applesauce - 3 Nov 2013 16:32
Only been here once but the food was nice, the bar staff were friendly and the meals are very reasonably priced. Clean and tidy.......
CarolynH - 15 Jan 2012 15:50
I wasn't in WGC when the 'old' Chieftain was standing. The new version is decent tho'. Beer seems OK, nice enough decor, albeit fairly standard for chain pubs nowadays, and staff were polite.

If this was in an area with a reasonable choice of boozers, you may walk past it, but in WGC, where a good pub is rare occurence, it's a welcome addition.
stwutter - 31 Aug 2011 15:40
Interesting history! Its over the road from a really crappy hotel and its very unusual in these days of pubs closing down every week to see a new build. We popped over for a meal. Very busy (good sign), choice of four real ales (good sign), nothing on the menu over a tenners (uhmmm.). The food is shipped in on the back of a truck, which is a shame, the service was good and it was very neat. Hurrah for a new pub.
Mappiman - 22 Jul 2011 09:24
The new Chieftain is now open! and nothing like the old the old boozer, it`s now a one bar pub nicely decked out with stainless steel bar top, comfy sofa`s and funky wall paper, ( no sign of skid row ) I knew this Pub when it was a 4 bar welwyn garden city landmark, and the various migrant families that gave the place its unique character. But that was then, and this is now! as for the beer it sells that has remained basically the same, McMullens standards and all the various lagers, the place even sells espresso coffee (Shock Horror) the menu looks pretty good currently doing a 2 for 1 deal. All in all, i really like the new look Chieftain, with a better management team the place will be a great addition to a town that lacks decent Pubs. Viva La Chieftain.
AK_47 - 5 Mar 2011 10:42

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