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The Lytton Arms, Knebworth - pub details

Address: Park Lane, Old Knebworth, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3 6QB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2256) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Knebworth (1.3 miles), Stevenage (2.4 miles), Welwyn North (3.3 miles)

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Still maintaining ten real ales and three ciders. The ones I had were in good condition.
Pilgrim's Progress, Raw's Grey Ghost IPA, M' Oak Mauldon Gold, Oakham Citra, Sharp's Sea Fury, Tring Bring me Sunshine, Side Pocket, Dark Star APA and two unnecessary ones, Adnams Bitter and Doom Bar. Prices vary; 4% abv £3.60, 5.9% abv £5.
Limited choice of food but was okay.
Located slightly out the way so might visit again later in the year.
fugglehops - 7 May 2017 16:36
As its been a while since last review, heres a new one. With ref to blue_scrumpy, it wasn't you, the bar staff are specially trained to be miserable under all circumstances. At no time will there be a please/thank you either.
The food is generally good, (Or has been) the beer is generally excellent and this goes for my visit last week, it was top notch.
However the week previous to my visit a few friends visited and had several pints and a meal. Without exception the beer was good. The meals ranged from good to inedible. The majority being poor at best. There was no word of apology or reason why this massive screw up happened, just an offer of 30% discount. The inedible meal was not paid for as it was er... not eaten. These friends posted reviews on Trip Advisor and it seems they were not alone in experiencing this pathetic service. (Pie crusts which were then sold on as paving slabs, chips sold to B&Q as clout nails, fried eggs - or were they a large puddle of snot? etc etc).
When I have had food there before it has always been good, very good, so why this happened is a mystery, there is no excuse either. They have a restaurant and marketed as such...
Bernie5 - 24 Feb 2015 14:08
Took the none too regular bus from Stevenage to old Knebworth and managed to find the Lytton Arms, despite the eastern European bus driver not having a clue what we were talking about. Situated opposite the Knebworth Estate, the pub is set in a nice and quiet rural area. Most customers seemed to be local, with a few couples arriving to dine. 10 ales, 3 ciders and a perry were on offer - Adnams Bitter, Sharps Doom Bar, Dark Star Hophead & A Pale Ale, Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde, Maldon Gold & English Oak, Tring Side Pocket For A Toad & Death or Glory & Westons Old Rosie, 1st Quality, Rosies Pig & Country Perry. With the bus times, we had little choice but to spend almost 2 hours in here. But it was time well spent, with this drinks range. Not sure whether it was us, but the bar staff seemed a bit sullen. They could seemingly only raise a smile for the locals sat at the bar. Other than that though, we all enjoyed our visit to this country pub and were glad we'd made the trip from Stevenage.
blue_scrumpy - 26 Jan 2014 18:20
Visited late June 2012. Good selection of real ales. Cellar management could do with some improvement. 4 ales tasted with 2 average at best. Strong germanic lagers available. Bar staff focus poor - waited 3 to 4 minutes with no acknowledgement although once served the repeat rounds being ordered were not a problem. The pub appears to want to be a gastropub with real ale and wet led the add on. Food area/restaurant was very busy. Wine list appropriate for the food and the food was absolutely fine but brakes brothers format (or seemed to be). The pub has good parking and garden area and is itself an interesting building.
Just didn't get that sense of warmth from it but would recommend it if you fancy a bite to eat or a real ale or two. Could be a great pub with focused strong pub management and customer care as in a great location and a 'get away' destination.
lizzyausten - 8 Jul 2012 10:40
Went there this weekend and had dinner. Of the 3 pints I had, the 2 Dark Star beers were excellent but the Thwaites Lancaster Bomber was very poor. Food was reasonable, bar staff not welcoming - politeness costs nothing! Good music box on the wall.
Bernie5 - 30 Apr 2012 21:22

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