Former Welwyn Hatfield mayor’s last orders

DIGNITARIES dropped into a Welwyn pub during its re-opening celebrations.

Former Welwyn Hatfield mayor Kim Langley and MP Grant Shapps both popped into the newly opened The Wellington in High Street.

The 13th century pub and restaurant re-opened on May 24, having been closed since a fire gutted the establishment in June last year.

The day before, Cllr Langley visited for a look round.

It was her last public engagement before handing over the mayoral chain to Howard Morgan.


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She told the Welwyn Hatfield Times her sneak preview was very enjoyable.

She said: “Out of the fire rises a beautiful phoenix; the building has been restored in a fantastic way.

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“Everyone was delighted that this local establishment is back up and running.”

And Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps followed on May 28, to declare the pub officially open.

A pub spokeswoman added: “We are just so pleased to be back in business!”

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