Corona-virus Update

We are so sorry to announce that the 2020 Welwyn Festival is cancelled due to the Covid 19 outbreak. Although we very much hope that the situation in the UK will have improved enormously by the end of June, nothing is certain, so we have made the difficult decision to cancel all events.

The 2019 Welwyn Oscars event was, once again, a resounding success. It was well attended by ladies and gentlement in their finery who enjoyed a wonderful evening of socialising and entertainment. The results are below and there is a link to photographs at the end of the page.


Winners and top three nominees


  •     White Duck – Pattie Berry
  •     St Marys Church – Stuart Carnegie
  •     St Mary’s Church daytime – Neel Jaiswal


Winner – St Mary’s Church – Stuart Carnegie

Best Shop

  •     SuSu
  •     Danesbury Charity shop
  •     Essie & Betsy

Winner – SuSu

Best Business (non-retail)


  •     Welwyn Sports and Social Club
  •     Off Broadway Travel
  •     Neel Dentistry

Winner – Off Broadway Travel

Best Hairdresser/Barber/Beautician


  •    Head Mistress and Peter Morgan (tied)
  •     No 15
  •     The Barbers Room

Winner – No15

Best Bar Person

  •     Adam – White Hart
  •     Maria – Vita
  •     Krystina – White Horse

Winner – Adam – White Hart

Best Waiting Team

  •     Vita
  •     White Hart
  •     White Horse

Winner – Vita

Best Restaurant

  •     Aqua
  •     Vita
  •     White Hart


Winner – Vita

Best Pub


  •     White Hart
  •     White Horse
  •     The Wellington

Winner – White Horse

Unsung Hero of Welwyn


  •     Catherine Farrell – Welwyn Festival Group
  •     Bruce Brunsin – White Horse Fan Club!
  •     Brian and Heather – charity Shop


Winners – Brian and Heather, Charity Shop Volunteers



Thank you to everyone who voted. Please browse through the Welwyn Oscars 2019 photographs, courtesy of Joan Jellett.