Ayot St Lawrence


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Tel code: 01438 | code search
Postcode: AL6 | code search
Population: 160
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Brocket Arms
"all i can say is that having worked here for many years,it is the most amazing funny warm place, things go wrong sometimes, people laugh, have fun,i had some days ..." More

Brocket Arms
"I visited the Brocket Arms today with a walking group. I found the food to be overpriced for what it was and I was stunned at the attitude of ..." More

Brocket Arms
"What a poor experience I had when I dropped in for lunch on 29th May with a friend I was showing around my home town and area. I came especially ..." More

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"Shaw’s Corner, Ayot St Lawrence - It is magical to watch Shaw’s plays in the garden of the house he lived in for over 40 years! Highly recommend it. ..." More

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Between Harpenden and Welwyn is the village of Ayot St Lawrence with only 50 houses, an historic pub and two churches (one of which is Norman). However, the village was home to the golfer Nick Faldo and one of these houses was owned from 1906 till his death in 1950 by the famous Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. This Edwardian house (Shaw’s Corner) is open to the public and a National Trust property incorporating the great dramatist's revolving Writing Hut, various literary and personal effects, including his Oscar and Nobel Prize. There are also open-air performances of Shaw’s plays each summer. The little village is on a hill, immersed in Hertfordshire countryside, perfectly located for walking and cycling (it is on National Cycle Route 12). The lanes to access the village are narrow but exceptionally pretty, with overhanging trees, wild flowers, etc. The Brocket Arms is a popular pub serving food, offering B&B accommodation and a beer garden. This establishment is reputedly haunted too!


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The Bell Inn & Rooms (1.64 miles)

The Bell Inn & Rooms

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Should business or pleasure take you to Stevenage, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City or Hitchin, you'll find no better base. The Bell Inn country hotel is in the county of Hertfordshire. We are ... More

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White Hart Hotel (2.39 miles)

White Hart Hotel

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This beautifully refurbished 17th century coaching inn offers luxury accommodation and dining of an exceptional quality in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. The White Hart offers menus and a wine list to ... More

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The Node (2.51 miles)

The Node

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Set in 28 acres of beautiful gardens, within 10 minutes drive of Hitchin, Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City, this 3-star hotel offers well-appointed accommodation and great facilities. With a tranquil and relaxing ... More

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Quality Hotel Welwyn (2.53 miles)

Quality Hotel Welwyn
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The Quality Hotel Welwyn is ideally suited to the business traveller within a short distance from Stevenage, Welwyn, St. St.Albans, Hatfield & Watford with very close ... More
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Chequers Inn (3.87 miles)

Chequers Inn

A warm welcome awaits you at The Chequers Inn at Woolmer Green. Nick, Marion and Chef son Ben look forward meeting you. A Home from Home Nick, Marion and Ben wait to welcome you to our ... More | visit website

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Harpenden House (3.97 miles)

Harpenden House

A beautiful Grade II listed Georgian town house with a rich history set in the country Market Town of Harpenden. At the beginning of the 19th Century it was used as a 'School for young ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Welwyn Garden City (3.99 miles)

Premier Inn Welwyn Garden City
Ideally located within easy reach of the A1(M). Just a quarter of a mile from Welwyn Garden City train station, from which you can get to London within 30 minutes. Local attractions include Hatfield House, ... More | visit website
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Glen Eagle Manor Hotel (4.03 miles)

Glen Eagle Manor Hotel

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Beautifully situated in the 'garden town' of Harpenden. This attractive hotel retains the ambiance of a welcoming Victorian town house. The hotel has high levels of service, excellent cuisine and attention to ... More

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Novotel Stevenage (4.31 miles)

Novotel Stevenage

The Novotel Stevenage is located at the entrance to Knebworth House, Park & Gardens, on Jct 7 of the A1 (M), 5 mins from the town centre. Ideal for a weekend or short break exploring ... More | visit website

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Fairway Tavern (4.56 miles)

Fairway Tavern

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Enjoying a picturesque location, this property is located on Panshanger Golf Complex, with lodge style bedrooms opening out onto views of the golf course and rolling countryside. Bedrooms are smartly ... More

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