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The Ludwick Arms, Welwyn Garden City - pub details

Address: Hall Grove, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 4PH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 22400) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Welwyn Garden City (1.4 miles), Hatfield (2.5 miles), Welwyn North (2.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.4/10 (rated by 5 users)
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user reviews of the Ludwick Arms, Welwyn Garden City

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I'm pleased to say that the refit earlier this year was done sympathetically, and the issues with the building structure were sorted out. The wall that used to divide the pub into two 'sides' was removed, creating a single large open space. The conservatory area where the 2 pool tables used to be was changed into an eating area and one pool table was retained but moved around to the front of the bar. 2 large televisions and quite often sport is showing, so it can get a bit packed/loud but then that's what a pub should be like! The staff are very aware of the background noise volume and adjust the music/TV volume accordingly. Service is always quick and polite, food is always good, and the pub is still busy and well run.
It was already a lively pub before the refit but Green King have done an excellent job and this is a real example of how to run a modern pub properly.
I am increasing my rating for this pub.
captain_applesauce - 14 Dec 2014 12:14
The Ludwick. Nice pub for locals. Unusual for pubs these days in that it is almost always busy in the evenings, but can get a bit loud/rowdy on a Friday/Saturday evening.
Has 2 pool tables, a dart board, a good jukebox, 3 fruit machines, 2 'quiz' machines, and service is usually quick with polite, friendly staff.
It is a shame that the structure of the building is starting to crack up through (i believe) subsidence, which is apparently about to be addressed by having some money spent on it in a refit due soon, however (unfortunately) it is rumoured that after the refit it will be reopening as a 'Gastropub' which is entirely inappropriate for this setting, a typical 'estate pub'. The owners should really concentrate on making it a nicer place for the regular locals and do more to extract some cash from them instead of trying to attract a whole bunch of new customers......a formula doomed to failure as has been shown by the same thing having been done to a number of other pubs in the local area and then 'dieing on their arse'....
captain_applesauce - 3 Nov 2013 16:23
i still use the luddy but it's gone a bit downhill still get a few who go to the disco or bands when the people who run might think about it. they wont spend anything. might be better when they go and get new people in someone who's not afraid to spend something but brewrey part to blame too.
moondarkie - 21 Feb 2012 17:26
This pub has had its ups and downs for sure. Sometimes t's been a no-go area because of roughnecks and drunks. Sometimes it's been a nice, friendly, family pub with a children's play area. It struggles to find an identity here, for some reason. The food is mediocre, the staff usually quite friendly. Currently it seems to have no idea what kind of pub it really is. Could do with a major makeover and someone to point it in a definite direction.
suelovell - 6 Dec 2009 15:04
i drink in the luddy and find the guvner fine always talk to you and staff are ok . staff a bit slow sometimes but beer is ok and food i have'nt tried yet bit noisy some nights but you get that in all pubs.
moondarkie - 13 Nov 2009 15:31

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