www.bestpubs.co.uk
 



Home 
Our Blog 
Search Whats On 
Search For Pubs 

------JOIN BESTPUBS------- 
Landlords 
Contributors 
Advertise 

-----SWITCH AREA TO------
Barrow in Furness 
Blackburn 
Blackpool/Fylde 
Bolton 
Burnley 
Bury 
Carlisle 
Chester 
Chorley 
Crewe 
Kendal/Penrith 
Lake District 
Lancaster 
Liverpool 
Macclesfield Area 
Manchester 
Manchester East 
Manchester S.West  
Oldham 
Preston 
Ribble Valley 
Rochdale 
Rossendale 
Salford 
Southport 
St Helens 
Stockport 
Warrington 
Wigan 
Wirral 
Workington Area 

Search Other Areas 

--------SHORT CUTS--------- 
Contact Bestpubs 
Pub Books 
Cookies 


 Selected Comments in Preston

Kevin Dalton
 Selborne '75 to '79
We used to get take fish and chips from shop opposite to pub and drink Bodd's dark Winter Brew, which seemed quite strong, when we worked at Ribble bus co.
Thursday, April 4, 2019Rating: rosettes

MR CECIL JENKINS
 LOVE THIS PUB
LOVE THIS PUB THE QUIZ NIGHTS ARE MY FAVOURITE LOOK FORWARD TO WEDNESDAYS CATCHING UP WITH FRIENDS BOTH OLD AND NEW
Friday, April 27, 2018Rating: rosettes

Mrs Muriel Jenkins
 
Won leg of lamb at the meat bingo
and me husband won a rack of ribs
last week me next door neigbour won a
sunday lunch
well worth using the taxi service provided.
Friday, April 27, 2018Rating: rosettes

KIERON
 Could be better
Boddingtons was good.The staff good do with some training on their manners
Thursday, April 26, 2018Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Chatting with friends last night when the glass collector barged in between us to get the glasses, no excuse me, the second time he came I said to him not go barge in he was very rude, we go in every Saturday and sometimes he takes the glasses and we haven't quite finished, it's a lovely pub and he spoils it.
Sunday, February 25, 2018Rating: No rosettes

Phil
 Rough people ferquent
Pauline and Bob landlords, but Bob can be found Monday to Sunday drinking in the blue bell on church Street, from dawn to dusk, it makes me wonder why Bob shuns his own pub to drink in a rival's establishment? Obviously the landlord dosent want to spend any time in his own pub but prefaires spending his money and time in another pub, that's the reality, make your own mind up why Bob prefaires to drink elsewhere? It's Pauline I feel sorry for, she's clearly the backbone in that relationship
Monday, August 7, 2017Rating: No rosettes

David
 Brilliant
The previous comment I believe was accurate at the time and I knew the gentlemen who passed but we know have new managers and cooks. Today I attended the funeral of an Anchor legend known as Bob Diamond on account of his better that Neil's versions on the Karaoke. Bob T's wake was fantastic, the hot pot was full of chucks of steak served with generous helpings of red cabbage and beetroot followed by apple pie with cream and custard and very competitively priced charged by the head on those who turned up rather than a set amount arranged beforehand. well done Robert and Mike. Thank you so much
Friday, February 24, 2017Rating: rosettes

Sue carroll
 Total rip off
Booked and paid £250 for a hotpot and sandwiches for a loyal patron of the Anchor for 20 plus years wake. Got a few trays of tasteless sandwiches and a tray of gravy, I had said it looked like soup but I have seen more meat or veg in a packet soup. The server was looking around the tray trying to find the potatoes and meat in the gravy there was that few in there, He is obviously not a Lancashire man as we all know hotpot is made with lamb not mince meat.. Complaint fell on deaf ears, he just changed the name to a stew, I'm sure trading standards would like that one. It must have cost all of £20 no refund offered even though he made hundreds in drinks that day, We had to order pizzas, chips etc because we were all still starving,
Ruined the day for the grieving family. The waitresses were lovely.so they get the 1 rosette
Wednesday, December 7, 2016Rating: rosettes

Tom Hacker
 History
I am trying to trace when my uncle Lesley Drake and his wife Kath ran this pub Lostock Hall, I think it may have been between 1955 to 1965
Saturday, October 29, 2016Rating: No rosettes

Becki
 Brilliantly friendly pub
Held a function here for a christening.. the pub put on a buffet including everything you could think of including curry and hot pot.. at prices you would find hard to beat anywhere else.. beer garden is lovely with mini golf course and children's bikes cars etr.. staff are extremely friendly and helpful.. we could have a bouncy castle with plenty of room.. never been b4 but definitely recommend to anyone it is a fantastic pub even opened early for us, will definitely be going back
Saturday, October 8, 2016Rating: rosettes

Mark Davies
 Excellent
Good food, good staff, lovely country pub.


Only trouble is finding it without a Satnav!!
Monday, August 22, 2016Rating: rosettes

Kenny
 Food not so great
Just had the Rib Eye at the Anchor now run by Greene King brewery.
Asked for a medium steak, it came very well done, the chips were raw and no onion rings as per the menu.
I got a sorry of the landlord, well that makes it just fine then. No refund offered nor gesture of goodwill for a future visit. It didn't seem like he was aiming to please at all.
Saturday, June 18, 2016Rating: No rosettes

Roger
 
I will never visit this pub ever again, the bar staff was so rude to me... if you are not a regular you will struggle to get served .. awful pub
Sunday, May 29, 2016Rating: No rosettes

Ian Gornall
 Good to not so good
Last week we visited the Rams Head and for quite some time we have been telling people how good it was previously, but unfortunately on the latest visit it had changed since the last visit, some of the food was ok whereas in the past it was fantastic. My wife ordered prawns and also was given a side dish of small prawns in shells and when she complained that they tasted awful and even thought they were off all the Manager could say was he eats them and they are fine? My Wife has worked as a cook for a very long time and never complains unless there is a need to do so.
We had booked for next week but just rang and canceled due to the lack of response from the Manager. Hope it improves again soon because it was brilliant previously
Wednesday, May 18, 2016Rating: rosettes

John Ebo
 Excellent Find
We chose this pub off the internet as being near but out of town to treat our son who is in the midst of exams at UCLan. Traveled from Chester. Good food, excellent young staff with pleasing Lancashire accent and a nice terraced garden. Well worth trying. Nice local church adjacent. If you go on a Tuesday or Thursday you can collect your pension too!
Monday, May 9, 2016Rating: rosettes

Paul Sullivan.
 Assaulted
Festooned with England flags and full of oddballs. I suffered a minor sexual assault as I stood up to leave. I informed a barmaid and the bouncer, who both seemed to think it was most amusing. By the way I'm a 65 year old man and the person who assaulted me was a middle aged man. See what I mean about oddballs?
Monday, April 4, 2016Rating: No rosettes

Jackie green
 Function room
How much is your function room.I need one for 25 June for a surprise 60th
Saturday, March 19, 2016Rating: rosettes

Pub owners grand daughter
 
Well all these comments i have just seen are a bit ludicrus actually as the pub does not do food any more so if u would like to nip in for a pint or 2 i think my nana and grandad would like that .
Tuesday, February 16, 2016Rating: rosettes

Kazz Lewis
 Are you dog friendly?
Wednesday, January 27, 2016Rating: No rosettes

Neil Smith
 Friendly local with great atmosphere...
This is a pub where you not only receive a warm welcome but where the beer is top notch. Chrissie and Alan are fantastic hosts, with cask ales on tap, live music, beer festivals .. There is something for everyone's tastes..
Wednesday, December 23, 2015Rating: rosettes

Pat Toomer
 Running Pump - Catforth
STopped for a late lunch on a Sunday. Pub is very dog friendly, and our three animals were given treats by the bar staff. Food was excellent and hospitality very good too
Monday, November 23, 2015Rating: rosettes

Mrs G
 
Very impressed with good food and excellent friendly service. I had actually won a voucher for this meal but will certainly visit again and perhaps try the Sunday lunch.Menfolk also impressed with the beer !!
Tuesday, November 10, 2015Rating: rosettes

Anomamous
 
Beautiful pub however
They need to seriously improve the food the food is awful and to add to my experience I spent the day after in bed with upset stomach
Tried ringing to let them know what I had eaten and the phone number is unavailable
So the only thing differant I had to eat from my partner was the black pudding stack
Saturday, October 24, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Sheila Lingard
 Certainly not value for money
Had a sandwich [ham and tom] on friday . Whilst it was O.K. Ithought it was very overpriced as on saturday Ihad a2 course Chinese meal delivered to my house for £6 and the sandwich was £5. No comparison!
Sunday, October 11, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Sheila Lingard
 Certainly not value for money
Had a sandwich [ham and tom] on friday . Whilst it was O.K. Ithought it was very overpriced as on saturday Ihad a2 course Chinese meal delivered to my house for £6 and the sandwich was £5. No comparison!
Sunday, October 11, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Karl
 Outstanding!
Amazing place and food is home cooked and superb!!
Thursday, September 10, 2015Rating: rosettes

Coops
 Bravo!
Like a Pheonix from the flames this once run down pub is now on the up and every credit to the new licencees.
Refurbishment work is well underway and the new Sports Bar is buzzing when live sports are being shown on the huge tv screen.
Regular weekend entertainment and special offers on selected beers are bringing the punters back. The traditional home cooked food is great value for money with an extensive menu and the Sunday lunches are to die for. A visit to this pub is a must.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015Rating: rosettes

Gill
 
Been a few times now to The Anchor and I have to say we have had no problems at all. Lovely food and welcoming staff. Considering the new owners have only been in there about 6 months the place is looking so much better than before and there's more refurbishment to be done. Would recommend
Wednesday, September 9, 2015Rating: rosettes

Michelle
 
Had a beautiful meal here today we are not from this area as we are on holiday but would recommend as the meal loverly staff loverly and frenzy
Wednesday, September 9, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Joseph Stalin
 Boycott, for the love of humanity.
Somehow filthier than before it was done up, arrogant owner who surrounds himself with idiots to fuel his ego. But more than anything, it's a bad pub - chavy atmosphere and awful staff. Avoid like the plague
Sunday, August 30, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Anon
 Facebook page
Pub weblink is no longer working, try the facebook page.

www.facebook.com/pages/Oblivion-Bar-Preston/109637285766261
Sunday, June 14, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Jono
 Whats it like
Is there a lot of bears to get my mucky hands on love older hairy fellas
Sunday, June 14, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Fiona robinson
 Was just wondering if you hold private parties
Hi lm a body shop consultant and was wondering if l would be able to host a body shop party within your premises, I was going to do it at my own place but more people are coming then l thought. Its on the 27th of july
Friday, June 5, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Caroline
 Great midweek lunch
We're rarely organised enough to book so that we can visit The Fish at the weekend - called in today without a reservation - we were greeted warmly and enjoyed fantastic food professionally prepared and presented - can't recommend too highly - one course is more than enough unless you're famished!!
Tuesday, June 2, 2015Rating: rosettes

Wignall Family
 An Hidden Gem
We had family staying and decided to visit The Dolphin Inn. First and foremost was not disappointed. The dining area was busy and we did have to wait to be seated and for our food. But believe me it was worth the wait. Great food, great staff at a great price. We will be back
Wednesday, May 27, 2015Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 Out dated info
Your phone number is no where to be found !!!!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Gaz
 Possibly the best pub in the area!
Since taking over in October, Karen & Chris have completely turned this excellent little boozer around. Not only have they breathed much needed life into it, with redecorating throughout, but they've added that personal presence, warmth and the biggest impact this pub has seen in decades. Now, at last, this is THE place to be. Brilliant Landlady/Landlord, brilliant Live Entertainment, Brilliant Karaoke, Brilliant Real Ales.....WOW! You have to come and see to really appreciate the difference.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015Rating: rosettes

Marian Dunn
 Apalling
Highchair was dirty and I was provided with a sponge to clean it which smelt of beer.
food for 4 took 40 mins to arrive in spite of place being quiet.
Had to order 3 meals for toddler till we hit on one which was available
reportedly meat-free pasta bake contained chicken. there was a footprint on the table. a comment on the facebook page was removed rather than responded to
Monday, May 4, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Marian Dunn
 Apalling
Highchair was dirty and I was provided with a sponge to clean it which smelt of beer.
food for 4 took 40 mins to arrive in spite of place being quiet.
Had to order 3 meals for toddler till we hit on one which was available
reportedly meat-free pasta bake contained chicken. there was a footprint on the table
Monday, May 4, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Tony Hey
 Lunch
Visited for the first time on Friday with friends who had been before. Nice friendly staff provided a first class service, and the food was delicious.
If I was to have one small niggle, the menu is so extensive that it was difficult to make a choice, it all looked so mouth-wateringly good. I finally opted for the belly pork and it was excellent.
We will definatlely be returning, and, sooner than later, there's a big menu to work our way through.
Monday, April 27, 2015Rating: rosettes

Tony Hey
 Lunch
Visited for the first time on Friday with friends who had been before. Nice friendly staff provided a first class service, and the food was delicious.
If I was to have one small niggle, the menu is so extensive that it was difficult to make a choice, it all looked so mouth-wateringly good. I finally opted for the belly pork and it was excellent.
We will definatlely be returning, and, sooner than later, there's a big menu to work our way through.
Sunday, April 26, 2015Rating: rosettes

Lyn williamson
 Best food ever
I am so impressed the food and presentation is fantastic all the staff professional and polite been saturday night for a meal and with my daughter sat lunch for mothers day treat .
Would recommend this place to anyone
Complements to the chef .
Monday, March 16, 2015Rating: rosettes

Joanne hayes
 
I must say the food was delicious. We were going to have a desert but the service was a little slow and it wasn't busy.

I really don't like the term 'guys' and would prefer not to here this or be called this.

We were also sat in the conservatory and
were very cold as were some of the party as we didn't take our coats or jackets off!

I will come back here as I said earlier the food is delicious but would prefer to be sat somewhere else.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014Rating: rosettes

Dawn
 
We went with two friends 13/11/14. We all had different meals, all equally delish. And the two having custard cheekily asked for more and each got an extra jug. Staff very friendly, place very pleasant. Only complaint, you're too far away from nottingham ;-)
Saturday, December 20, 2014Rating: rosettes

Katie Kelly
 
Am looking for my dad or family he called john kelly ex with bev n sisters vic, marie nlforgot others only seen them onced brother alec was kid who died 18 yr ago was big news prestonbplz help me x
Tuesday, November 18, 2014Rating: No rosettes

June Blackburn
 Great Food
Really tasty, freshly cooked food
and great atmosphere.
All the staff were very friendly and welcoming , will definately dine here again,
Friday, November 14, 2014Rating: rosettes

Rodney Brown
 Closed down weeks ago
Friday, September 5, 2014Rating: No rosettes

Jonny
 Now Open
Come and meet Jonny and the team at The Derby Arms, Thornley
Sunday, August 17, 2014Rating: rosettes

Ray collier
 Family meeting
Ignore the negative comment
as a Yorkshire man visiting my daughter and her partner in Preston and his family from Wales this was our first visit
if the war of roses was base on food the flying fish would have won hands down the food was excellent the staff where friendly efficient and could not done enough for us also worked very well on a very busy day .a good variety of real ales There only one word that can describe the Chef out of this wold
Now for the negative????????
Far too must food unbelievable
amount fore the price ( had to relax after in hotel after)
second play area for the children not very good ( but then children make there on entertainments )
Back in Preston in Aug so it a must visit
Die Hard Yorkshire Man
Sunday, July 20, 2014Rating: rosettes

Adele
 Excellent in every way
Tea with a girlfriend, tues evening, booked a table as always advisable!! Two young lads serving on behind the bar and with our food simply couldn't do enough for us, very attentive and the food was excellent... I think it's fair prices for excellent food and highly recommend this gem of a pub....
Monday, July 7, 2014Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Me and my family visited The Dolphin Inn for lunch today, however we will not be visiting again. On arrival we felt uncomfortable and unwelcome, we left feeling the same. The service was poor and the employees rude and ignorant.
Saturday, June 14, 2014Rating: No rosettes

Mr m stanbrook
 Food and service quality
Visited this pub today 5th june 2014, On arrival we were greeted by a very friendly staff member.
Ordered Steak and fish both with chips.(two meals). Fish was massive ,steak was also large.The order was served in a good time.Both meals were well cooked and tasted excellent. I would recommend this pub to anyone who appreciates good beer and food at reasonable prices
Thursday, June 5, 2014Rating: rosettes

Mr C Baines
 Food fine service awful hour and half wait for fo
Tuesday, May 27, 2014Rating: rosettes

Rachel
 
Absolutely fantastic restaurant food at a brilliant price! It was recommended by a friend and so glad we went! The waiter explained all the menu to us in depth and nothing was to much trouble! We have already booked again for this week :)
Tuesday, May 13, 2014Rating: rosettes

Stephen
 Buy a gun and shoot yourself instead.
Run by a someone who lies to the embarrassment of the customers. Claims he has no interest in promoting the pub as he gets a set wage from the brewery.
Monday, April 21, 2014Rating: No rosettes

GRAHAM HANDLON
 
Been back today 12/04/2014 with family last time we went was oct 2013 top food and service, same again today mixed grill was awesome. Proper cooked food, top marks to the chef. Well recommend A1 lads.
Be back soon.
Saturday, April 12, 2014Rating: rosettes

Catherine strangeway
 Great Place!
We celebrated my dad's birthday meal here. The staff and the food was fantastic. Staff could not have done more to deal with our requests and dietary requirements. We will be back and recommend the dolphin to anyone wanting fresh, lovely food.
Saturday, April 5, 2014Rating: rosettes

David Bradshaw
 Info Outdated
Hi Guys

My name is Dave and I am the current Manager at Oblivion.

The information on this page is outdated.

Please go to our Facebook page for up to date info (Look for the Group Entry!!)

Friday, March 14, 2014Rating: rosettes

Andrew Beare/Caroline Dryden
 Simply Excellent
Looking for a place to hold a 40th & a 13th birthday celebration, we chose The Rams Head because our first visit looking around the place was very welcoming and the staff were very friendly. So we held our celebration on Sat 15th Feb 2014 and we definitely made the right choice. The staff had made a good job at decorating our table with a few decorations we had dropped off. Excellent service, great choice and great style of menu. Food was superb and plenty of it. The Combo is well recommended, we got it for 2 to share and it was huge!!!! An excellent night had by all. Would certainly go again without a doubt. Thanks to all the staff for making it a night to remember.
Sunday, February 16, 2014Rating: rosettes

Luke
 My old local.
This pub was my local when I lived in Preston for 18 months from 2011-13. Whilst it needed a bit of restoration, it had a good atmosphere and open mic nights on a Monday were always a good laugh. One poster says there isn't much of a view, however I would disagree-the pub is at the top of an incline and looks across at St Walburga's Church-surely the most distinctive building in Preston.
Friday, February 14, 2014Rating: rosettes

Wombats Giblets
 Destroyed by a cruise missile
For the insurance money.
The pub was in the middle of Preston's Argentinan expat community and used to have weekend events such as punch an Argie and win 5 pounds and naked images of Maggie Thatcher with a bigger penis than General Pinochet, as well as a display of shot off helmets from Argentine sailors. Doing the Tango in the Falkland Heroes would get your legs broken.
The Argie expats used to spray paint over the pub sign and write the Mavinas Arms over it.
They did good pie and chips though. Rumour had it from dead Argie sailors stored in the freezer.
Great place for a punch up and pulling dark haired women with moustaches just so they could prove they were British Patriotic and not actually Latinos. Sadly missed.
Monday, February 3, 2014Rating: rosettes

H Hutton
 Glad it has re-opened
29/Jan/2014
The food is awesome, it was quite busy but it gave us time to sample the ales! Really nice feel to the place and the landlords are just what the place needed. It's clean, warm an cosy and the staff are really friendly. We are looking forward to the entertainment over the weekend. Can't wait for the camp site to open, that will be the icing on the cake!!
Glad to see it back up and running...and running well.
Friday, January 10, 2014Rating: rosettes

SMiller
 One of the loveliest pubs in preston
The running pump is a very old countryside pub in such a lovely are with so many friendly locals. The rooms are very cosy and inviting with roaring coal fires. Food is excellent and not pricey at all. There are also plenty of fields around. A perfect idea to walk the dogs then take them into a dog friendly pub. Get down you wont be disappointed!
Monday, January 6, 2014Rating: rosettes

Farley bamber
 Dump
As we walked in all of the inbred nuisance regulars at the bar stared us out then proceeded to swear loudly and intimidate everyone . The beer was stale and the place needs a wash or a fire , a pub full of dirty unwashed thilthy scum and that's just the women. This pub needs turning into a car park
Wednesday, January 1, 2014Rating: No rosettes

a walmer bridge resident
 Xmas eve
Had a really good night except for the kids running in and out leaving the door open, some of the pensioners in the tap room were telling them to shut the door and either stay in or out, a few moments later the father of one of the kids came into the tap room and threatened the old chaps. this father should look after the kids and keep them under control.
Thursday, December 26, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Billy H
 Come and listen !!!!
Had a good night some fair singers and the beers at reasonable prices but a must for a change and take part if you wish.

Thursday, December 26, 2013Rating: rosettes

Lizzy S
 Great staff, great food, great beer.
My family and I came to The Stags last sunday for lunch. The pub was busy and had a great atmosphere. We were all very impressed by how efficient the staff are. We got seated immediately on arrival. Both members of staff we met that day were very friendly and seemed more than happy to help in anyway they could. My husband was impressed by the real ales available. The food was to an excellent standard and we all left incredibly pleased.
Sunday, October 27, 2013Rating: rosettes

Kelly Lieberman
 Superb pub now!
It's been under new management for a couple of years now and the place has been transformed! It's busy, packed out on a Sunday, the food is great and the staff are really friendly. Pay a visit, you won't be disappointed although it's best to book if you want to eat.
Saturday, October 26, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Sharon
 Abusive staff!
My daughter was one of the teens mentioned below. The rude blonde barman ought to be fired. When they complained about his behaviour and asked to speak to the manager he said I am the manager. Another member of the public overhearing this comment said he's not the manager he's just a troublemaker. Plenty of people looking for work - they should get rid of him and employ somebody with a better attitude.
Friday, October 25, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Derek Rogerson
 Many Happy Returns - Or was it?

“It’s changed a bit since we were here last,” I remarked to 'Her who must be fed', as we pulled into the Stag’s Head car park on a wet and weary Saturday night in late October.
“Well it was 53 years ago,” she reminded me. It was indeed over half a century since we had last set foot in this traditional country inn situated on the main road through the village of Goosnargh. The previous visit in 1960 had been a more formal affair with about 70 guests accompanying us. It was our wedding reception no less, which we both agreed had been an occasion to remember. The question now was, would this return visit be as memorable?

We dashed from the large car park into the snug and warm interior of the inn, which now calls itself a ‘Traditional Ale & Eating House.’ The hostelry had obviously had a number of makeovers and ‘face lifts’ since our previous visit, yet it still managed to retain the old world charm of yesteryear that we both remembered. We were greeted warmly and shown into the small but cosy dining area. It was a tad disappointing to see that there were only two other tables occupied and we hoped that the fare on offer would make up for the lack of atmosphere.

The Menu was well presented though somewhat typical of your average pub diner. Having said that, there were plenty of choices available including a rather interesting ‘specials’ attachment. Unfortunately, this was quickly whisked away when ‘mine host’ realized we were dining with a special offer coupon. Not sure that this was really necessary, particularly as it appeared that the establishment needed to attract all the diners that it could in the very competitive marketplace of dining out. This minor disappointment was soon forgiven when we realized that the standard menu contained dishes that were pleasing and acceptable to us both.

Choices made we settled back with a nice bottle of reasonably priced merlot and awaited our ‘starters’; garlic ciabatta bread with cheese and salad garnish for madam and a black pudding and bacon creation for me. Both dishes turned out to be tasty enough without being remarkable. The merlot was going down a treat when our ‘mains’ arrived, whale-sized haddock and hand-cut chips for her and rib-eye steak with all the trimmings for me. The portions on our plates were more than generous and it took a determined effort on both our parts to do justice to the well-presented dishes.

We both agreed that once again the food was good enough without being outstanding and if there were to be ‘scores on the doors’ then I reckoned 8 out of 10 was about right. Now pleasantly full to even contemplate the sweet menu we settled instead for a couple of cappuccinos, which I’m happy to report were certainly up there in the top 10 of our coffee tasting experiences. It was no surprise therefore when we discovered that our waiter Sav’ was half Italian, his father being the manager of the establishment, as madam remarked so astutely that no one makes a cappuccino quite like the Italians.

As we sipped our coffee we browsed the ‘offers’ brochure on our table and there certainly appeared to be plenty going on at the ‘Stag’s’ on the run up to the festive season. Activities included excellent value theme and speciality nights that would surely appeal to discerning diners. We learned that the hostelry had only recently reopened under a new manager and it did appear that both he and his staff were trying hard to attract custom both old and new. However, at this stage I would say that it’s still ‘work in progress’ but I do believe that they are getting there.

We also discovered that a dedicated website had been set up for the Hostelry (www.stagshead-goosnargh.co.uk) but despite the initial attractiveness of the site it certainly lacked detail. It’s fine advertising your establishment in house but even better to have a website that includes not only detailed menus but also news of your theme nights etc, which will obviously reach a far wider public. We think you are missing a trick here Sav’ and believe that a revisit to your website is an absolute ‘must’.

So how should we rate overall our return to the Stag’s Head in Goosnargh after a break of more than half a century? Pretty highly we both agreed, despite a few minor niggles. Would we be tempted to return then? I think the answer must be a guarded ‘yes’ but if it’s with a ‘Deal Monster’ offer I would like to think that next time we will be allowed to chose from the specials menu if we so wish.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013Rating: rosettes

Terry Gregson
 
Friends suggested that we have a meal at the Dolphin saying that they had dined there recently and that the meal was very good. We certainly was not disappointed, my wife ordered the fish and chips and I chose the steak and ale pie, I can honestly say that the pie was one of the best I have tasted, and my wife was just as satisfied with the fish, as for the chips I would love to know how the chef cooks them, must get the wife to ask him next time we dine at the Dolphin which will not be long, Many Thanks, Greggy.
Friday, October 18, 2013Rating: rosettes

Richard
 Simply awful
We visited the pub as a treat for our 6 year olds birthday. The atmosphere was a little unpleasant, obviously a local pub for local people. We ordered food and although we were the only ones eating in the pub, they had sold out of many things. The food they did provide was nothing short of being the worst meal I'd ever eaten and I was embarrassed to take the family there! Roast beef was tasteless and had tubes running through it! I'll keep it simple, do NOT go here for food!!!
Monday, October 14, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Graham Handlon
 
The barstaff are very freindly end extremely helpful, OMG the mixed grill was amazing, well recommended, great presentation
I will be back
Sunday, October 13, 2013Rating: rosettes

Lisa Mulgrew
 
Had an interesting night at the dolphin inn at first all was going well but then a blond bar man started spurting abuse at a group of teens/20'ish for what I saw was no reason as his reason of move your shit was a bit dubious. Later I stepped outside to leave with my friends to leave I saw this blonde bartender again verbally assaulting this young group this time for them saying they wanted to speak to the manager. As we walked to our car parked just outside the pub I saw a member of public complain him about his behaviour to which he looked at them all and called them scum. Overall nice pub bad staff.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013Rating: rosettes

Kerry McIlwain
 
Awful, got 'barred' for absolutely no reason, extremely rude blonde barman who's name I do know if anyone wants to know, would not recommend, do not come here if you do not want to be verbally abused.
Friday, September 27, 2013Rating: No rosettes

TSTF
 
New managment to take over Thursday the 12th of September 2013.

The pub has had a facelift and is looking much better.

PROPER homecooked food served Tuesday to Sunday. All produce is locally sorced and cooked from fresh on site.

Live entertainment Friday and Saturday night. SKY will be back.

Good selection of cask ale. DRINK PRICES WILL BE DROPPED!!

Families welcome untill 9pm.

Monday, September 9, 2013Rating: rosettes

Ska
 An appeal
Please boycott this place a friend was recently sexually assaulted by the porter. the landlady apparently thinks that's ok. and has banned the lad for being a trouble maker. terrible place lousy atmosphere, just ask the ex pool team.
Sunday, September 8, 2013Rating: No rosettes

M. Murphy
 
Great pub, great food, great prices, great staff.Have been twice with friends and going again with family who are visiting from Warwick, Cant wait!
Monday, September 2, 2013Rating: rosettes

Karen
 Much Better since old management gone.
Posted a bad review on here Nov 08.. I received a call from the area manager as I was so angry I called head office to complain... The area manager was shocked but glad I called because the bad manager apparently was used to train new managers in Customer Service for that area... Lol .... I told the area manager to check out this review site to read some of the points that had been made by customers.. he said he would. It took me 12 months to step back in the place & I have to say we are back to going regularly. Staff are much improved, Manager is more friendly. They seem to have put a structure in place to minimise mistakes before the food arrives (Checking off your order with you at the table). I have complained once since & it was dealt with professionally, promptly & politely. Well done to sizzle pub group for getting rid of the old manager.. god help the locals of the pub he got moved to.. if he is still with them. Try this local it is really quite good
Wednesday, August 14, 2013Rating: rosettes

Michael & Jean
 
We travel to The Wheatsheaf now and again but have noticed a step change in the friendly buzz the place has taken on since Pete and Ness moved in. Pete has the Cask Ale like Nectar and the food is delish ! a massive credit to all their hard work.
Saturday, August 10, 2013Rating: rosettes

Janet mounsey
 Taste heaven
I've always been a rams fan but we thought we'd try the dolphin sice the rams kitchen had taken over. To start I had smoked salmon and egg, and eventhough it is the most expensive starter it has to be the best thing I've ever tasted. Shaun had the asettie cheese and really enjoyed it. For mains I had the smoked rack of lamb in hay a taste sensation. Shaun had dead mans legs which even though he thought they were nice wouldn't have them again. All in all a complete success. I will be going again.
Friday, July 26, 2013Rating: rosettes

Graham Wilkinson
 A super pub
My wife and myself have been going to this pub now for the last two years we sometimes eat here twice a week. The Thursday steak night best value in the Fylde and Friday fish, its super and the standard menu is comprehensive. The beers on offer are well kept and theirs a good mix. All the staff are pleasant and very helpful as are the landlord and landlady. For us its our local even though its five miles away from home,
Friday, July 19, 2013Rating: rosettes

Ali & Brian
 
We found this lovely pub, as we were lost!....What a great find...great food, excellent, friendly service, and a lovely atmosphere...now that we know where you are, we will certainly return..thank you!
Thursday, June 27, 2013Rating: rosettes

Chis
 Dinner 1 June 2013
Booked for dinner on the recommendation of friends and wasn't disappointed. We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We started off by sharing a portion of battered mushrooms which were very tasty though my husband would have liked the mushrooms cooking a little more. My husband had the steak & kidney pie which he thoroughly enjoyed saying that the meat was really tender and the pastry a good texture. I had the lamb henry, the meat was gorgeous and just fell away from he bone. After allowing for our dinners to digest we both finished off with the Eton mess cheesecake which was delicious. Will definitely return.
Friday, June 14, 2013Rating: rosettes

Phil Gardiner
 Good food and delightful service
Monday lunch in the summer sunshine. Lamb shank was delicious, very tasty and well worth the visit. The 2 for 1 deal makes it exceptionally good value for money and we will definitely be visiting again.
Thursday, June 13, 2013Rating: rosettes

Jason
 Terrible
Took the family here for a meal, never again, staff were friendly enough but the food was terrible, ordered a mixed grill and what I got served seemed like the left overs, chips seemed to be the dregs scraped out the bottom of the frier, gamon was dry and crispy, egg was burned to a crisp, onion rings, if thats what you want to call them, overcooked and had all the flavour frazzled out of them, asked for medium well steak, it probably was 4 hours earlier, mine was rubbery as hell, sausages were crispy, peas looked like they had been left under the hot lights for about 8 hours, chicken was the only thing they got right, dont think the cleaners can see above head height, mirrors filthy, all shelvings covered in a thick layer of dust, menu's covered in sticky drink spills, etc etc, think this place needs a rename to the crispy frier
Monday, June 3, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Brian Jenkinson
 Good selection of cask ales, good food
Saturday, June 1, 2013Rating: rosettes

Bernadette
 Amazing Food
Once again amazing food at affordable prices. This time had lasagne which was gorgeous, my friend had Salmon and Prawn salad what a banquet.
Definitely reconmend this pub, wine was really good as well.
Thursday, May 30, 2013Rating: rosettes

Mark
 Future Visit
Our bike club (of friendly,sensible, older bikers) hope to come to The Dolphin and use as a stop of for our Southport bound ride outs. The reviews look good and the location in great. Reading the reviews there seems to be a guy called Adam who says he cant drink there anymore as he has been banned for drink driving. I think he must have meant he cant drive there anymore, nobody is stopping him drinking. Hope to see you soon on a nice sunny ride out.
Thursday, May 23, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Janet Hodkinson
 Need to take a refresher in Customer Service
Have just had a meal with my husband at the Dolphin Inn. I had fish and chips. The meal was very nicely presented and the batter on the fish was light and tasty. However, the fish itself was completely overcooked and tasted dry and had a rubbery texture. A female member of staff (management?) walked past and asked how our meals were. She walked on without waiting for an answer so I called her back and explained the problem. She offered to get another fish but as we had been waiting a while for my husband's steak pie, I didn't want to wait any longer. She then offered a free dessert. When our plates had been cleared away this lady brought us the dessert menu but the only dessert on it I would have considered was not available. When the bill came we were charged the full amount for the 2 meals. We were not happy with this and spoke to the female member of staff who said that as I had eaten the majority of the meal and had offered a free dessert, she could not reduce the bill. I pointed out that I had eaten very little of the fish and batter. I had in effect had had a meal of chips and bread and butter. She then went to talk to management. When she came back, she merely printed out a new bill and put it on the counter with no explanation and a sour face. I asked her to explain and she said that she had knocked off the price of the fish meal. We told her that we had only expected her to knock off the price of the dessert she was going to give us. With a very bad attitude she told us that she had given us a new bill. She should remember that she is working for a service industry and attention to customer satisfaction is the only way to ensure the business's future. Earlier she had been heard crowing about a fantastic write-up in the Lancashire Evening Post! I will never visit this venue again until the management changes.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Chris Foster
 
First visit in 2 years as food etc declined. Under the new Landlord Chris Griffiths this is once more a great local pub.The food and service were first class and we shall be frequent customers once more. As with all pubs, our only complaint is music too loud. We wish Chris and his team Good Luck.
Thursday, May 16, 2013Rating: rosettes

Mike Atkins
 Twisted Romance are back!
Yes ! We are back at The Red Lion at last on Sat 27th April 2013 and we are sooo looking forward to it. New line up yet again but the best we have been. So come on peeps get down here and lets rock the night away.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Jim HIGHAM
 Back to life.
PETE AND NESS HAVE BREATHED NEW LIFE INTO THE PUB. WE HAVE BEEN VISITING THE PUB FOR 18 MONTHS AND HAVE NOTICED THAT SINCE THEY HAVE TAKEN OVER THAT THERE IS A BUZZ AROUND THE PLACE. THE INTRODUCTION OF WHOLESOME PUB GRUB ENHANCES THE GOOD OL COUNTRY PUB FEEL.
GO ON! GIVE IT A TRY.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013Rating: rosettes

Sheila Ogden
 Steak Burgers
I experienced a Steak Burgers at The Sitting Goose last night. I have travelled all over the world and never had anything like it before and wish I had never ordered it.Having complained about it the manager advised me that it was fresh and there was nothing wrong with the food. The bill was over £100. I CAN NOT RECOMMEND this establishment to my worst enemy.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Mark mcknigtt
 Charity night in aid of KOP
Pub staff and locals were brillian made for a great night thank you all, beer is well priced and taste good will drink there again.
Monday, April 1, 2013Rating: rosettes

Kerry jones
 
It's under new management now Peter and Ness. Found them to be very welcoming. They have only had the pub for 2 weeks and already the pub was buzzing with locals. The Sunday lunch was outstanding.
Shall be back with out a doubt.
Sunday, March 31, 2013Rating: rosettes

Gill
 
Worth a visit,lovely refurb,open fires,had a lovely coffee,will be back.
Friday, March 29, 2013Rating: rosettes

Brigid
 True irish bar
Laura is a great landlady with a great welcome for everyone if you want I great irish night best plae to go on a Saturday night is THE UNICORN
Thursday, March 7, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Polly Parkes
 Brilliant food and dog friendly
Went for lunch today with our Miniature Schnauzer Edith. A warm welcome by the Landlord and even warmer welcome in front of the log fire in the snug. Priorities given and the dog was given a treat first and then we were given our drinks and the menu.
An extensive menu with something for everyone. I had garlic breadcrumbed chicken with chips and salad which was lovely. Moist and flavoursome chicken and lovely chips. My Mum and her partner both had the scampi, fries and peas and declared the best they'd had in years. My hubby had a huge gammon steak, again moist and tasty and not at all salty which can be a problem in some places. One starter was had which was the garlic mushrooms, plentyful for a starter and tasty.
This pub and landlord deserves to do well if this is the quality he is giving and we will definitely be going again even though we live in Cheshire. Well worth the journey. Their details and menu can be found on their website
but i can't put the link here, just google it!
Many thanks.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013Rating: rosettes

Disgusted customer
 Cat hair in the food
Found 5 cat hairs in our food and we were refused a refund...there was a cat running around the pub surely that is health and safety!
absolutely disgusting and un hygienic and the management was shameful as he was not understanding and willing to refund us, he was only willing to change the food....we had waited 45mins for the food so were starving and to be totally honest i dont see how the next batch of food would be hairless!!! disgrace
Wednesday, February 13, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Hekmobile
 Very good
Coming from the Netherlands we were really suprised from the quality and quantity of the food from the Rams head. We ate in many English pubs but until now - this is the best one.
Monday, January 7, 2013Rating: rosettes

Anon
 Not Good and getting worse by the day!
Since the new management team took over a couple of months ago this pub has begun to fail badly. The atmosphere is bad, its cold and draughty, and you are lucky if you can find a decent pint to drink, thats when they have some! No-one eats in here any more, unless they dont know any better. The food takes ages to arrive, and you are lucky if you get what you order! On Christamas Eve(2012) they had bouncers on the doors, the pub was full of people who I have never seen before, and the drunken landlord was stood on a door knocking back the regulars!..because the pub was full of drunken kids, it looked like a scene from Shameless! Complete amateurs, the two people running this pub at present, they have absolutely no idea how to run a good local pub. So my advice is dont go there again until a proper manager takes over and things improve dramatically!.
Friday, December 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Linda
 Lively
A very lively place at almost any time of day. Good for both eating or drinking. This has a very rustic feel with open fires and traditional flagged floors. Well-kept real ale.
Sunday, December 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sarah Holmington
 Lovely pub great food
Visited on a cold sunday lunchtime.
Although we travelled a few miles and struggled to find the place we were very impressed.
Me and my partner both had roast beef which was a bargain - 2 for 12 pounds.
This was one of the best roasts I have eaten out.
the only negatives were the dining area could have been warmer and one female member of staff (management?) could do with an attitude upgrade.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Janice hayhurst
 Had great meal and the service was brilliant
Tuesday, December 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mr C
 
Fort San Antone is more of a fun pub playing country music and a bit of Rock n Roll. They have two dance floors and large restaurant area. The steaks are fantastic and very big. All the food is good. On a Sunday they have a very good Carvery. No real ale unfortunately but they do have a quite good selection at the bar.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Clare
 Very Tasty Food
Firstly regarding some negative feedback on this website the pub has just changed hands and has had a very nice refurb. We went for the first time in years on Sunday 25th November as a family of 4 and all had very tasty food which consisted of 2 of the roasts, 1 fish and chips and a childrens sausage and mash all of which were very tasty in fact probably one of the nicest roast I have eaten out. We all had pudding all of which again were very tasty. Definately worth going.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

John
 The Grapes - Christmas Menus
Check out the Christmas Day and Christmas Fayre menus , which have just been added. Look like good value to me !
Tuesday, November 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Linda
 Pleasant ambiance
We called into the Ribchester Arms on our way to Longridge after a pleasant drive out to Mellor. We often pass the pub but never seem to stop. The place was buzzing mid afternoon and we decided to have a snack. I ordered a BLT which came with chips and a side salad and my husband had his favourite spicy chicken livers with crusty bread. Everything was good value and the staff were very friendly. After our first enjoyable experience we will definitely return!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tim
 100% better
Called in sunday for tea,12 of us they welcomed us with open arms 15 mins before end of food service, great pub food staff are very welcoming & friendly & the beer is great to, 100% better than the last time we called at the yew tree well done to the staff For pulling this pub round from being a bit of a let down in the past
Tuesday, October 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tom Kane
 What a transformation!
Been coming here on and off for a few years and things have not been quite the same for awhile...until now!

Visited 2 weeks ago at the start of October, not only were the staff very friendly and helpful the food was fantastic...we had a lovely chat with the Landlord and Landlady who were more than hospitable, with a warm, friendly atmosphere here now We will most certinally be coming here again!

So many events happening there too, enough to keep me and the family entertained! Well done to the new landlords for making this a must-do pub!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Linda
 Extensive Menu
One of two pubs located in the quaint village of Goosnargh. The Stags Head has its own unique idea of selling bags of 'old fashioned' sweets, and many more 'blasts from the past'. Inside the pub there is a large bar with small rooms surrounding it. Lots of dark wood is in use with a refreshingly modern conservatory and carpeting. Outside to the rear there is a very large garden with a trellised walkway. This is a popular area for children to play football etc. on a warm summers day. The Stags Head has an extensive menu with a good use of local produce. There is a selection of real ales on tap alongside the regular lagers and beers and an annual beer festival is held every May Bank Holiday!
Monday, October 22, 2012Rating: rosettes

Linda
 New Managers
Since Eduardo and his wife took over The Stags, the pub has become a much more friendly place to visit! The food is always 'spot on' and the staff are really friendly. Regular entertainment and special food tasting evenings are putting The Stags back on track!
Saturday, October 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Peter Cronkshaw
 
The pub is a real hidden gem with excellent home cooked food and friendly staff. If you want plastic food in a chain oub don't come here. They really deserve to be successful, we now visit at least weekly and have pleasure recomending friends. The pub's a bit off the beated track, but far better than many of the more well know establishments in Bartle and Lea.
Monday, October 15, 2012Rating: rosettes

dave
 
i like the egg
Sunday, October 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

DAVE SCRIVENS
 poor
tables had bits of cuttlery from previuse dinners when meals brought out no cuttlery brought with them. drinks for the kid where billed as fruit shoots in fact they were 50 pence capries from the local store. most meals were edibale a £15 mixed grille was the problem asked for medium rare the steak was still mooing it was that rare and far from being meat from Honeywells I think the local cobbler would have been proud of it. when a complaint was put in the manager was arigant and did not have a clue how to react
I WOULD NO WAY BE ABLE TO RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANY ONE
Sunday, October 7, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Sunday, October 7, 2012Rating: No rosettes

joanne watson
 poor services and management
went out for a family meal cost over £70 and the food was raw not edible should of gone to Mac Donald's don't recommend it the Manager was arrogant to our complaisant
Sunday, October 7, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Friday, September 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

heather
 very good
we went to the sherwood for tea and both myself and my family really enjoyed it cant fault it in the slightest, after reading the reviews i was debating weather to go but im glad i did and i sure would take any of my friends and family ther in the future great food had by all
Thursday, September 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dawn Tucker
 
Needs Fumigating
Thursday, September 27, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Tianna
 Needs Money Spending on the pub
Thursday, September 27, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Pam
 
visited rams head for 1st time two nights ago with some friends (we had already booked) - it was superb with fantastic value food and what portion sizes - we all found the staff very pleasant and didn't find them pushy - it was busy and one of our party tried to book for tonight but it was full so booked for a week's time am hoping to return with some friends for lunch
Saturday, September 22, 2012Rating: No rosettes

R. Lowe
 
Have lived in Preston for most of my life and to be honest had never been in to this pub. Met a colleague here for lunch and was very impressed with friendly atmosphere and excellent food. The food is also very reasonably priced and the cask ales are kept well. I love good and friendly service and this definitely has that- give it a try and you won't be disappointed.
Friday, September 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

P Johnson
 Ram's Head
Arrived at 9.20 and were made to feel welcom for 50 minutes - then the barman started stacking stools around us At 10.10 when we asked if we were ok for another round and he replied it would be ok if we didn't take long over them - We left shortly afterwards never to return!
Thursday, September 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Stefan
 Alan
I Think his name was Alan
Wednesday, September 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

Stefan
 Steak
In last night for a steak and it was done to perfection , got served by a pretty young thing with nice green eyes and long legs.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

MICK & ELAINE BALL
 
ARRIVED FOR OUR FAMILY MEAL TO BE GREETED BY EXCEPTIONALLY TRAINED STAFF - FOLLOWED BY A FIRST CLASS MEAL - WILL CERTAINLY RECOMMEND THE RIBBLE PILOT TO ALL OUR FRIENDS.
Sunday, September 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

JERSEY SUE
 Ha Ha Hee
Always wortH going in to see the DVD.
Thursday, September 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

ANON (Bar-maid at the Saddle
 
The fish is brought in dayley from Fleetwood so i dont know where Jim ate his fish but it certainly wasn't at the saddle Inn.
Perhaps he had been smoking something and was not even sure he was in a pub.
Thursday, September 13, 2012Rating: No rosettes

jim
 Oh Dear....
What can I say but agree with many of the negative comments here.

Visited for a weekend pub lunch:

2x Home battered fish and chips, which was note home made but from the freezer (and fish served burnt). Staff serving dropped the contents of my plate onto the table and my lap, not a good start chaps.

1x Gammon Steak. I have seen cheap kwick save bacon thicker than this, poor....

1x Lasagna, which was served stone cold. sent back and it was returned tepid at best. A bit of advise chaps, if your serving lasagna (a microwave ready meal one at that) at least bob it under a grill to 'brown' off. It looked disgusting all cold and white.

Good, simple pub food is not difficult to achieve fellas.... but you have right royally got this wrong.

Also, I wont mention the two barmaids. They could benefit from a lesson in customer service.

The only plus I would give they had a range of beers. But then again it is a pub, which is what you would expect.

Avoid if you want a good feed, which is a shame as the pub has potential as a family friendly place to visit.

As for Steve Wareing's & Sharon's comments, take a look at the number of negative comments, we all cant be wrong can we?

This is the only time I have been to this pub, and I will not bother again.

All I can say for 'The Saddle' is: Disappointing chaps, disappointing
Wednesday, September 12, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Sharon
 ??
It seems to me judging by the recent number of postings that someone has sour grapes over the place. The new management team are no different to any other pub managers. Maybe someone is out to do some damage by bad mouthing the place???????? Where is Debbie the bar maid these days????
Monday, September 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Kim Davies
 
Fantastic pub! Found it while searching for somewhere to take daughter for something wholesome to eat before depositing her at uni :) Had 3 roast dinners that were just to die for. Excellent value, excellent food and excellent staff. Will def go there again when coming up to take daughter out to lunch again :)))
Sunday, September 9, 2012Rating: No rosettes

roy handson
 good pie
a real meat and potota pie,mushy peas and gravy.
Saturday, September 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

preston food club
 wow
Chilli pie to die for and the pear batted fish was a joy to finsh my wife fish off, (as it was to mush for her to eat)
THANK YOU
Saturday, September 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

LEE
 top banana
went in sunday evening love it , roast beef very good & only 10 pound for to sunday roast VERY HAPPY
Saturday, September 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

@
 
Help
Wednesday, September 5, 2012Rating: No rosettes

jo
 
went for a family meal, was very good service not rushed at all, the food was
brilliant and the portion sizes are huge!!
highly recommended, we even tried to book for the following week for another birthday but unfortunately it was fully booked ( not surprised at all) all in all lovely and not expensive at all.
Monday, September 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

M. Lister
 good value
The food was very good and good value for money but waiting 45 mins for a bowl of soup and a sandwich is a bit much.
Sunday, September 2, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tim
 Good Grub
Steak pie with mash & veg, all washed down with a fine pint of Bombardier
Thursday, August 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

ann
 need new manager
Oh do they need a new manager not very well liked nobody liked him when he managed the plungi hotel very lazy and not to be trusted very bad move graham and angela
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Steve Wareing
 Bitching
I Think you are being a little harsh Mick
And to be honest mate a little bit spineless.
please give the pub a chance and stop bitching
you are starting to sound like my Mrs mate
honestly have a word with yourself.
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

mick slater
 
The pub has not been run right since the manager james left
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

jane
 
Really miss the manager james (salty) who worked for graham. He knew how to look after the customers he treated the elderly with great respect. Had fantastic banter with the locals, and he really made you welcome. Wish he could come back really sad
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: No rosettes

GARY HOLE
 
Great night full of spunky men
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

mick slater
 
The pubs has not been run right since the manager james left
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dave
 Puddings
Glad you liked the meat.
just like to clear up the Yorkshire pudding question.
As with pasties onlt being able to be called Cornish if they are made in Cornwall we have been informed we are no longer allowed to call Yorkshire puddins unless they are made in Yorkshire. The same as you can no longer call a Lancashire hot pot unless it is made in Lancashire.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012Rating: rosettes

gloria pearson 2012
 
worst meal ever.1 staff on duty hence re-heated food-only luke warm.veg were colourless and hard,potatoes hard,gravy thick and lumpy,no yorkshire pud as on menu.meat was cold but quite nice-that is all i ate.very dissappointed'
Tuesday, August 21, 2012Rating: No rosettes

gloria pearson 2012
 
worst meal ever.1 staff on duty hence re-heated food-only luke warm.veg were colourless and hard,potatoes hard,gravy thick and lumpy,no yorkshire pud as on menu.meat was cold but quite nice-that is all i ate.very dissappointed'
Tuesday, August 21, 2012Rating: No rosettes

anomynous
 poker :)
Cheap beer, great poker. Its a good pub to be in, gets busy when students are out avin a drink but otherwise the company is great. One of the barmaids is a bitch + thinks she's better than every1 else but except that the atmosphere is brilliant,
Friday, August 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tianna
 Crap
Mash potatoe lumpy and colt lamb chop cremated carrots like bulletts lafer flat and a funny smell coming from the ladies toilets .
wont be visring again
Friday, August 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

TREVOR BOLT HAVERFORDWEST
 EDL ARE ONLY HOPE
Thel Edl are ythe only people who stick up for the British and fair play to the jazz for allowing meeting.AND THEY ARE NOT RACIST !!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, August 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

Aoin
 EDL meeting place
The Jazz Bar is a known meeting place for the EDL

Staff have been known to whisper in the ear of people who wander in that it might be safer for them to leave
Friday, August 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

Stephen Fraser
 Michelin stars
We visited this place last Sunday for a family get together and the chef said that he had come out of retirement and he had 1 Michelin star.We thought good until the food arrived tomato&spring onion soup(tinned with a bit of cream and added spring onion)the farce continued with the type and quality of the food(Does Pierre Marco White) serve supermarket bought slices of roast beef in an Aunt Bessie giant Yorkshire pudding.
Over cooked, nope burnt scampi, so hard my MIL left it. Home cooked chips,(more like soggy deep fried potato's Gammon,about 3mm thick and it came with apple.and finally the veggies sliced frozen carrots with onions, eat your heart out Raymond Blanc. The only good thing to come from it was the fact that apart from myself and my wife, the remainder of the party are food philistines. Never again, not even if he got 2 Michelin stars. P.S I think he was bullshitting about his Michelin star
Wednesday, August 15, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Dorian Dare
 
Had a meal for 5 and all i can say is the food and service was out of this world.

will defo be eatinghere again this sunday.
Saturday, August 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Adele
 Gob smacked
Started with a poor service from start to finish. Food was not only of poor quality, extremely over priced for what you get but when I tried to speak to the manager with regards to my concerns. The response I got was she can come and speak to you as she is cooking and she doesn't have a problem with her food!!!!!!!!!
What can I say after that apart from I would never advise anyone to go here.
Friday, August 10, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Adele
 Gob smacked
Started with a poor service from start to finish. Food was not only of poor quality, extremely over priced for what you get but when I tried to speak to the manager with regards to my concerns. The response I got was she can come and speak to you as she is cooking and she doesn't have a problem with her food!!!!!!!!!
What can I say after that apart from I would never advise anyone to go here.
Friday, August 10, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Vivienne
 Excellent Food, service & prices
Good value for money especially the 'Chip Shop Special' currently £5.50 for a main course running Monday, extended to Tuesday & Wednesday, but if you have a sweet tooth as I do then the sweets are a must, so save some space!!
Monday, August 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

carol
 excellent
just want to say what a lovely night we had here last sat we hadnt been for a long time and it had changed hands well fantastic we all had chicken curry and we were very pleased we will certainly be going back to try the other choices deftinately recomended.excellent food and at good prices.
Thursday, August 2, 2012Rating: rosettes

Cath and Neil
 Excellent
Called in for lunch on a Thursday a few weeks ago as we where passing through Preston. We had liver and onions and sausage casserole. Both homemade and both excellent. The barman was friendly and the drinks as good as the food. Even though the cook was finishing just after we where served our food she still offered to wait incase we wanted desserts.....we didnt but the offer was appreciated, Will definately be calling back next time we pass through
Wednesday, August 1, 2012Rating: rosettes

michelle tiffin
 
having had a fabulous family meal early last month, we decided to try the black horse on gregson lane hoghton again. this next visit was totally opposite very un-welcoming atmosphere, locals staring at us. the food was very very poor i wouldnt imagine they have a qualified chef at present. what a huge disappointment we were the only people eating, nothing chalked on the blackboard, the waitress didnt have a clue about the menu, and there were only 3 choices of puddings if we wanted presumed the limited would be pulled out of a freezer .. no way to run a food establishment particularly in this climate . we will never go back there again!!! boars head and sirloin are amazing eating places
Monday, July 30, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Sue Loughran
 Fabulous meal, stuffed meself
Wednesday, July 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

Bob & Alice
 Lovely Pub - Awful Food!
Veggie burger wasn’t a burger and the bun was hard and poor quality. Sticky toffee pudding was one of those you bung in the microwave, no care put into any of the meals. Sachets of sauce which give you a drop of sauce, by the time you have put it on your meals cold. I’d sooner have a school dinner! Shame because the pub is lovely and clean.
Monday, July 23, 2012Rating: rosettes

Trevor Bolt in Haverfordwest
 Hot ! Hot
Went just before xmas last year i think it was about £5.00 to get in but well worth there are allsorts Lesbians transvestites drag queens and some real Big hot lads had a great time and everybody got on the only thing i can kiken it to is the St Pauli district in Hamburg. so if your a gay guy like or me or a lesbian or not sure or just curious or just want a fun night then you wont be disapointed.
Friday, July 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

leanne
 hi
i wanna come down tonight how much is it in were from Lancaster area what time do it shuts and open is there drag queens on .hey im single looking girls wanna get on it xxx
Friday, July 20, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Gillian
 Coming Soon
some of the best loive acts in the north west will soon be on show
see Gill for tickets.
Thursday, July 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

joy creighton
 lunch
what a wonderfull meal we had today first time we visited the pub and we will be back
Wednesday, July 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

Heather
 Nice food, rushed service
Visited the rams around 7 times, The last 3 or 4 times have been rushed, pushy and at times very rude. Was asked once on booking over the phone for the following day if we could have an idea of what we wanted to eat as there is already another table booked in for the time. Once at 715pm staff where putting chairs on the tables and sweeping around us-very very rude and was told so. Another time was asked by the waitress to hurrry up and order as the chef will not cook more than one tables food at a time!!! (what kind of chef is this??) Its a real shame as the food is delicious but the chef pushes the waitress to hurry customers! I know a lot of people who will not return to rams head due to this reason! On our last visist table booked for 630pm arrived at 615pm and by 620pm was already being hounded to order and would we like our starters with our main so it would be quicker?? safe to say we didnt bother eating and left!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

daz cowan
 shit food
went for a meal last week , food was stale and cold and beer was shit . what a dump
Friday, July 13, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Charles Lawson
 Good to hear from you
yes i do remember you Lynda
and you were a right litle cracker
nice to see you back in the area honey.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012Rating: No rosettes

LYNDA LAW
 
im a singer from blackpool who frequently sang at moor park it was always a good night lots of people follwed me to see my act,coming in from other pubs esp to see me.a very friendly place, ive returned from singing overseas and thought id look it up.
Monday, July 9, 2012Rating: rosettes

Worker
 moaners
the pub is fantasic the trouble is you get people like Ros who are a pain in the back side who would moan about the Ritz. if Ros won a million on the lotto
Ros would moan it wasnt two.
hope i dont get like that when i get old.
Monday, July 9, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Ros
 Bad service bad food
Just got back from a long winded experience of a so called meal. Waited 1hr for starters to arrive not before I went to ask if our meals were coming and then 1 starter was missing. No apologies were offered. Then had to wait for main meals of steak to arrive which were cold and full of grizzle we waited for our peppercorn sauces which also had been forgotten , yet again. no apology . The staff had a couldn't care less attitude all through the whole time we were there and when the time came to pay the bill no please / thank you. We will not go back there or recommend this pub to anyone in the future.wouldn't have minded if they were busy but only few people in . No excuse tho .
Sunday, July 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mr & Mrs Barnes
 
Owd Nells is one of those rare places you find spotless,cheap and gourmet food.
Friday, July 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Andrew watt
 
Came a couple of weeks ago and had a nice night with my wife came tonight with family and again the young gentleman who served us was fantastic the food was lovely got very busy and we all enjoyed the evening.
Friday, June 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

colin
 specail pub
the unicorn is one of the best pubs i have come accross,christine is the best lanlady ive every met friendly just like the folks that drink in there,they me=akie you feel welcome like your one of threre own,the kareoke night is fantastic,and the food on special nights is great,all in all a great atmosphere,would not miss a night there.
Thursday, June 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

kev
 
Absolute disgrace the gents still smell like someone hasnt cleaned them for a month,its grubby dirty mouse infested shit hole,how it ever won pub of year is beyond me haviing said that most preston camra members r foookin clueless anyway!!!
Thursday, June 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

Young n Hung
 Great Landlady
Good pub, landlady is fantastic.
Sunday, June 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

Betty Ramsbottom
 Thank you Rob
Thanks Rob (the landlord )
for another enjoyable evening.
Sunday, June 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

Andrew watt
 
food lovely needed a plate for the grills felt like I ate everything separate. the young lady who served us hair tied back in a pony tail was lovely so welcoming and made our night will be calling again ( just a bit to long a wait for the desert ) b back soon thank you
Friday, June 15, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tasha
 Better
Great service and helpfull staff
and even phoned me and returned my phone which i had ledt in the toilets which were clean !
Thursday, June 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Natasha
 FLEA INN
have to agree with Sarah
we went in last saturday and two of the girls had red bites on their legs from something living in the carpet.
sort it out this could be a great pub.
Thursday, June 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

sarah
 filthy!!
i went to the fleece last night as i have done several times before, (not my choice,just because it is nearby for non drivers!)i have never been impressed with the food but it its just cheap pub grub and 'ok' yet again the food was eddible, my complaint however is about the cleanliness of the pub, i was sat in the conservatory area and whilst waiting for our food and glancing around i (and others) couldnt help but notice the filthy walls,floors,chairs,carpet,lamp etc etc it really is in need of a very very good clean, there are drink/food splatters all the way up the walls,the skirting boards and the radiators are black,there was chips,napkins and general muck on the floor all around and under the tables and the lamps were stained infact everything was, it is pure filth!! at first glance however this is a lovely homely pub and is just in need of a good clean up!
Thursday, June 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

J. Blackburn
 Great Food
Now one of only two pubs in Goosnargh (The Grapes being the other), and now under new management since 1st June 2012, we have just dined at this pub and the food was great and also great value for money. The atmosphere was nice and the staff were really helpful. Rob the landlord was the chef tonight and produced some really tasty food. Will definately dine there again. Well done to all.
Friday, June 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

LEN DAVEY EXETER
 Nicola
Did you win the Quiz or the bingo ?
Friday, June 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

Nicola
 Good food and great value
Went for tea last night. The food was very good and excellent value for money. We even stayed for the quiz and bingo ( which we won! ). Great atmosphere, will definitely go there again.
Friday, June 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

Jamie
 Great food
I went to the running pump today with family and friends.The beer was good , the food was great and the locals were realy friendly.
I can recomend the steak and ale pie
it was fantastic. Taste and value.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Debra from Bamber Bridge
 Avoid mutton dressed as lamb
full of drunken slappers
who kept trying to chat my man up and giving me evil's.
bar staff nice and beer resonable.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

Joanne
 GOOD NIGHT
Excellent karaoke night. Cheap drinks and bust atmposhere. Great night out.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

JAZ
 EVERYONE OF THEIR HEAD
Saturday, May 26, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Steve
 Too many cliques
Used to be good pub. Now too many cliques. Also at times it gets like an after school club. I want to be able to drink in the beer garden without having footballs whiz pass my head by the local run amok kids with mum and dad ignoring them.
Friday, May 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

Robert
 
Had two cheese and pickle sandwiches, salad and chips. Chips tasted a bit strange but generally enjoyed ourselves wondering how it got to be called The Sitting Goose when it was once The Birley Arms after the family who lived at nearby Bartle hall. Lovely setting especially on the day we were there!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012Rating: rosettes

george Layton
 best in sunshine
After visiting the Dolphin on a sunny day I can honestly say this pub must be one of the best country pubs to visit in the sunshine.The ales are a good standard and a good selection.The food is excellent and as you can get 2 meals for just £8 who can grumble.seems to be improving every time i visit.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012Rating: rosettes

Jayfell
 You need to book!
Wish the pub signs advised that booking is advisable. Tried to get a meal here 2 weeks ago, but we were turned away from a half empty eatery at 7pm in the evening. Reason given was that we hadn't booked AND the chef does not like to get too busy. We were also told that it is advisable to book for the Sunday Carvery.
Thursday, May 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

gina+fred
 
popped in for tea,may 11th, place was buzzing, every table was taken but landlord had us a seat in 10mins! waitresses was all very nice could not do enough to make sure you had a drink etc. we enjoyed are meal and was hot, will return soon but book in advance.
Sunday, May 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Paul S
 Who is Coco behind the bar?
Arriving at the bar I was met with a spotty gimp who had as much customer service technique as his colleague. What a shoddy little bastard!
Saturday, April 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Michelle
 Disappointing
Dirty glasses. Dirty cutlery. Gravy on placemat. On a pre-booked visit. No mayonnaise to accompany egg mayo. No butter with potatoes. Salmon steak portion was pitiful. Because of the size it was also dry. Scampi hard. Steak? Don't believe it was rib-eye as stated. Hotpot extremely runny more like soup. My list goes on......
Monday, April 23, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Louise Clement
 Excellent, friendly, great food
First time I have eaten at the Alston, had a lovely meal, friendly staff, nice atmosphere and the food was amazing. Fully recommend this lovely place to anyone wanting a fantastic meal at affordable prices with great service and surroundings :)
Thursday, April 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

N Horrocks
 
My wife and myself eat at this pub regularly, and I can't understand why anyone would waste their time writing such insulting comments about the landlord unless they have somesort of axe to grind. The landlord, Nick and his wife are always welcoming and take the time to chat to everyone no matter how busy they are. Obviously the staff enjoy working there as most of them have been there since they opened. The foods fantastic and I just think that some peoples comments are absoutley rediculous!!
Sunday, April 15, 2012Rating: rosettes

de ray
 
we have eaten here many times only one by choice the rest were because it was someones birthday or someones elses turn to choose pub . i have to agree with the negative comments about the landlord he is miserable and rude and his staff appear to be scared of him ,usually happy smiley until he come around the corner . i do have to say ive never had rubbish food from there but food is nothing if the landlord is rubbish
Thursday, April 12, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Sharon
 Worst pub meal ever
Went for Sunday lunch on Mother's Day and had worst pub food ever. Steak pie with chewy meat and watery gravy, reheated chips and salad with brown curled up edges. Commented to the lady who cleared the table, who appeared to be the manager. She wasn't interested, didn't apologise, so we left. Such a shame as the children's play area is nice.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012Rating: No rosettes

dave
 Sunday lunch rubbish
Table was sticky for starters as for the sunday dinner never again,I had the beef full of fat chewy as an old boot, took the bits i could,nt eat home for the dog the wife had rubber lamb shank,The roast potatoes looked & tasted like they where weeks old so they got left,The mash was the powdered smash style stuff but the wife did get a free blond hair & a dark hair on the other side of the plate, We got charged £6.95 menu stated £6.25 When highlighted to bar staff they said £6.95was the correct price ,We walked out in disgust after leaving most of the meals
Sunday, April 8, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Lucy
 Awful!
Took my Grandad to The Sitting Goose because he grew up down the road and used to go every weekend. First all the tables were full or dirty glasses. He got a beer and the glass was cloudy and mucky. I got a coffee and the milk came in a small glasses which was full of brown stains and bits floating in it. Where going to order food but seeing the drinks we deciding against it.
Saturday, April 7, 2012Rating: No rosettes

darren
 its a goer
good luck it will come back and more to its hayday
Thursday, April 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Derek Woods
 Poor
Seems the Sitting Goose has changed hands again. Asked to speak to the manager after waiting over an hour for food when the pub was very quiet. The chef comes to the table. Seems the chef is the manager too. Certainly cant do two jobs at one. Food poor and very expensive. Not impressed!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Dave
 The place to go !
Went to the Running Pump for Sunday lunch and have got to say what a fantastic place it is , the food was fantastic , the atmosphere was fantastic and the staff friendly and welcoming , if you want a good time with great food then this is the place to go , I would recomend the Running Pump to anyone and everyone . Fantastic !
Tuesday, April 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

Victoria Blair
 My meal at Sparlings
Victoria Blair



On Boxing Day, me and my Mum and her friend and husband came to Sparlings for a meal; as we entered, we were served straight away by a very polite welcoming member of the staff. He took us to our table and we got served and looked after. Our waiter was very kind - I think his name was Oliver - I think he is the younger brother of Simon the Manager - He said he went to Broughton High School. He had dark hair and lovely smile; He took our picture, we had a lovely meal and desert. When we finished, we went to the lounge and had a coffee.

I hope to go again :) when i come back home to Preston to visit as i live in Paris now.
Friday, March 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Phil space
 Pedantic staff
I enjoyed a few leisurely pints in this establishment on a Sunday afternoon. The karaoke man had poor grasp of the English language and ability to control his singers. The bar staff were poorly attired in a man city training top and handled potential issues with customers poorly
Sunday, March 25, 2012Rating: No rosettes

m g
 nice decor shame about the food
dont order chicken and bacon salad priced at £9.55 just nip into morrisons and buy one ready made up for less than £2 much better value,, and will probably consist of more than lettuce, onion,cucumberand scratty bits of tomato in it
Wednesday, March 21, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Diane
 Fantastic Place
Went here early evening on Mothers Day 18/03/201 .We hadn'tt booked and It was busy however we were seated in the dining area within 10 minutes after getting a drink form the bar. My daughter (11) had minute steak and chunky chips and it's the first time she has left the plate clean. My Mother and I had the chicken fillet in creamy leek and bacon sauce and it was cooked beautifully. All the veg were cooked as they should be and there was plenty. Great place, warm atmosphere, freindly staff, best food I've tasted in ages...definately going back soon!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

kieran urey
 didnt get to sample the food just the hospitality
Me and my friend decided to go to the sherwood during a break we had at college because it was just around the corner, when we walked in i saw the manager look at us like we were going to be trouble just because were 19 and 18 probably but it seemed nice and it was busy so me and my friend sat in the corner and had a look at the menu and found two meals for £7 so far so good. But when we got to the bar to order our food we were greeted by the same manager wanting to see our ID so i explained to the man we were only getting food not alcohol, he then replied you need to prove your over 18 to be on the premesis, which makes sense when they have kids menus and there were kids sat there with there parents and oh yeh apparently they dont accept driving licenses as valid ID which is just ridiculous, i knew we wouldnt get anywhere if we argued so we just left feeling like we had done something wrong when all we wanted to do was eat, will not be returning again even when i dont need to be ID'd for food!
Saturday, March 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

david
 come on
hell went for a carling its shut .
what a dissapointment. come on guys and gals this is a great pub.
add some comments lets get it back on its feet
its a good clean well kept ale house
real fires the lot
Thursday, March 15, 2012Rating: rosettes

david
 come on
hell went for a carling its shut .
what a dissapointment. come on guys and gals this is a great pub.
add some comments lets get it back on its feet
its a good clean well kept ale house
real fires the lot
Wednesday, March 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

john adamson
 simply the best local pub ever !!!
having just relocated to the area after moving onto buckshaw vilage, i am pleased to say i have finally found a fantastic pub.
I tried the bob inn mill on buckshaw first and can say it is nothing more then an average pub chain ping and ding eatery.
the hayrick however has live sport, quiz, karaoke, live entertainment and the food is resteraunt quality at value prices.
staff and customers are superb. i've definitely found my new local
Tuesday, March 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Andy Stringer
 
What a warm and welcoming pub. Once I arrived I was greeted by a barman, that welcomed me with cheery hello. It really made me feel like I was in a scene from the sitcom cheers. A place you can go and no strangers can be found. I found a good selection of both, bottle and cask beverages. I also sampled some of the food, from a wide selection catering for every taste. I found this to be reasonly priced. I was at the pub with a group of mates in a vault that contain pool, darts and sky TV which was great for a night with the lads. I did however noticed that there was lounge that would be ideal for family meals or function's. All in all a really friendly pub.
Monday, March 12, 2012Rating: rosettes

Stephen Asbury
 the arts are important for health and happyness
Imagine a space were we can escape the stress of modern living and relax in a multi cultural enviroment of cultural exchange?
This is where I find myself whenever I visit the Continetal Pub in the heart of the city of Preston,but nicly tucked away on the edge, that it is cosy as well.
Monday, March 5, 2012Rating: No rosettes

P Rowley
 Top Nos
Excellent food, excellent value for money and Lathams cakes to top it off! Bar a bit loud and busy when we were dining but hey ho! Would recommend.
Monday, March 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Harry Barnes
 Kev
Just like to say, bloody Kev, bloody good lad, best land lord int Britain, pint 40 a day, good lads in variety go in after shift at pit, eyyy.
Monday, March 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Stephen Asbury
 the arts are important for health and happyness
Imagine a space were we can escape the stress of modern living and relax in a multi cultural enviroment of cultural exchange.
This is where I find myself whenever I visit the Continetal Pub in the heart of the city of Preston,but nicly tucked away on the edge, that it is cosy as well.
Sunday, March 4, 2012Rating: No rosettes

linda
 Great Pub!
Just had a 'light' meal here that was excellent value for money. Duck spring rolls (6) with hoi sin sauce and salad plus gammon, egg, pineapple and rustic chips for £9.95. Next visit we have a voucher for £2 off! Lovely atmosphere, very busy and the decor is very pleasant. This has been a great 'find' that we will visit again!
Sunday, March 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

James Heald
 We will back again
One of the best pubs I have ever visited (and I`ve been in a few), a little but pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Real fires roaring away help to add to the atmosphere of this traditional pub, which has low oak beams (nearly caught my head on one) and some great bespoke pics by Mac on the walls.

Great cask ale - try the Nutty Black, not often you can find good mild on pump nowadays but here you can. Think there were 5 hand pumps and 4 lagers so plenty of choice for all tastes.

Went for a cheese & onion pie (£8.55) while the wife went for the large haddock (£12.55 - it was huge!), the kids had half a yorkshire pud with beef (£5.75)each. Had to send my pie back as it wasn`t hot enough enough but got a fresh one very quickly.

Would definatley visit this pub again and wish there were more like it in my area (warwickshire).
Monday, February 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

DAVID
 WHAT ALOVELY PUB
GREAT PUB WHAT WELL KEPT ALES !
Wednesday, February 22, 2012Rating: rosettes

DAVID
 good ale
what a great pint you get at the anchor. its a real good ale house
carling is spot on.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012Rating: rosettes

john
 Tucked away
Firstly forget what the place looks like or where it is situated. it is on the corner of a busy 3 way junction on the only road through Longton Village.
Car parking very limited, but some on road parking available down the road at the side of the Church.
small dining area, but nice to see they haven't gone for the pack them in spacing, nice and roomy.
I dont want to spoil the experience only to say, some old favourites done in a new way very well. Booking is essential as the eating is more restaurant type than pub. slightly more expensive than normal pub fayre but worth it for a touch of class. the food is very nice, not a huge menu but something for everyone.
If you want more than pub food..but dont want restaurant prices..this is the place. While i am sure the owners will shudder at this next comment..it isnt for children. find a relative, babysitter and enjoy the food.
If you feel any part of this review is unfair please contact me on draconisnobilis@hotmail.com
Monday, February 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

john
 Gold mine
I have never ever had a bad meal from this place and would love to eat here more. not that it is too pricey..but that it is allways full!
Range of food is great, service is efficient, cooked well and very reasonably priced.
My only niggle, a little cramped.
Booking advised, lunch times even though it is out in the country still get busy., evenings forget it unless booked or are passing and dont mind a wait.
Monday, February 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

John
 Little things
when i walk away from a meal it is invariably the little things that stick rather than the good.
Nice surrounding, cosy but the wooden seats are a little narrow. a few chips from my main were underdone and the rest pretty soggy. Thats not to say i didnt enjoy what i had, but its the little things..
lemon meringue pie, not nice..soft pastry..soggy meringue and a very peculiar filling, definately lemon, but lumpy.
Staff overall nice and pleasant, but they struggled to serve our table of 6 as we were hemmed in. Only quibble was when asked if we wanted sweets she ran off while were discussing who did or didnt..all of 5 seconds allowed for us to consider.
if you feel any part of this review is unfair please contact me at Draconisnobilis@hotmail.com
Monday, February 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mr Nichol
 disaponted
well I ordered a steak pie I must addmit the pie was very good but in Durham where I live you always get veg or chips with your pie no matter what but here I got what I ask for steak pie. I could not belive it when that was it. A small portion of pie and it was swiming in gravy that was £3.99.It must be the must expensive pie I have ever had .I came out there and pay a nother £6.00 for a nother meal higer up the street becouse i was still hungry and enjoyed.Very disaponted in the lamb & packet no way will go back there when back in Preston.First time last time
Sunday, February 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

Pamela
 Woefully dreadful food and expensive DONT GO
Visited today for a Sunday meal. Starter overcooked (chicken goujons) all dried up. I ordered roast pork with allt eh trimmings I did not get roast pork I got cold wafer thin sliced pork with swimming with gravy to disguise it. I at least expected some pork crackling but the trimmings were sloppy stuffing swimming in the greasy gravy and a plastic pot of watery apple sauce. Most disgusting. My daughter particularly ordered steak for the onion rings but received none and steak overcooked, Asked for rare and it was certainly well done not rare. Complained I was not charged for my main course which I did not eat at all but my daugjhter has no apology or discount for lack of onion rings. I will never visit this pub again the food is extremelty expensive for a pub Steak £15.95 and pork £12.95 and a ruined day to boot.
Sunday, February 19, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Nila
 BXkecQGARlfDfyom
Wonderful piece, but I take epxicteon with the perspective on August Wilson. Aside from the early plays you mention honorably as beyond Arthur Miller in Black face, I remind you that Jitney was written originally in 1977, the only one of the plays written in the decade in which it is set and when the originality you accurately site was most in evidence. He revisited in 1996 with great effectiveness. Also the last play he did with the giant Lloyd Richards was, Seven Guitars. which I suggest you examine again along with King Hedley II before categorizing it as subscription bait for regional theatre or compromised mainstream. There is no need to depose one major contributor to exalt another. Mr. Van Peebles is all you say and then some, and Lloyd Richards was a major mentor for playwrights and filmmakers (Michael Shultz, William Duke ), and Wilson's genius stands firm. By the way, Arthur Miller was no lightwieght.
Saturday, February 18, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Jane
 hlBpSoNHGTzprX
Awesome! Though I'm not done viinewg the whole scene I got up to the Lincoln Heights Jail and I got all excited to post that spot
Friday, February 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Mr P Walmsley
 Very expensive
I live nearby to this pub - a pint of coke or lemonade £3 !! Alcoholic drinks also too expensive. Not an option to visit
Friday, February 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

MJ
 Outstanding quality and value
The buffet is exceptional, outstanding quality, varied choice which is freshly prepaired, but most of all the food is good home cooking style, best food in the area.
Thursday, February 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

Billy Stevens
 Friday 17th Feb
Looking forward to playing at The Red again on Friday,always a great night with Phil and Lyn !!!!!!!.Hope to see a few in there.Billy The Bass Player with Quake !!!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012Rating: rosettes

David
 Wonderful meal
See my previous comment. The food here has always been good. The previous comment below must be from someone from another pub. Jealous. A good pub deserves a good comment. Midge Hall is a good meal and good beer.
Sunday, February 12, 2012Rating: rosettes

David
 Still as good
See previous post.
Thanks Michelle and Kevin
Sunday, February 12, 2012Rating: rosettes

K
 awful
Food dry and below average. Child's chocolate brownie rock hard. Service just dreadful; waiter inattentive, not interested in us and spent a considerable amount of time chatting with other staff. First time ever that I didn't leave a tip. Not worth the money, even on 2for1 offer. Avoid this place. Try the Norman Jepson, nicer food and much better staff.
Thursday, February 9, 2012Rating: No rosettes

mr freestone
 
since our last visit the menus have changed.more choice yes but the price and the portion sizes have changed also.price wise slight increase but portion size has halved for the price of a few extra chips you should not have to ask for more! very dissapointed in the actual ammount of food you get
Wednesday, February 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

Paul
 Dump !
Dont think theres enough space in this box..... Need i say more !!!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Annonomous
 
I go into the walmer bridge quite often and iv got to say its a great pub everyone that goes into the pub are very friendly and easy to talk to, the bar staff are very welcoming and offer a high standard of beer and selection of spirits im a larger drinker myself but the cask ale must be good as its highly rated, would definatly reccomend popping in for a pint
Tuesday, February 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

jrraiiie
 top landlord
Call in at the Sitting Goose all the time and it has to be said the new management have turned things around. Although now company owned i believe, joe the manager is a top guy! Carling has never tasted so good. Keep up the good work Joe!
Sunday, February 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Julie Panaro
 New owner
New owner Russell Dungey took over in April last year. He has worked hard to build a great reputation for beer and food..
Sunday, February 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Irene Smith
 Lovely pub warm welcome and great food
We have been going to this pub now since June 2011 and have yet to be disappionted.
We go once or twice a month and various days.
They have various offers which are good value and tasty.
Last Saturday my husband enjoyed a mixed grill for £10 that was unbelievable value and cooked beautifuly.
Strongly recomend you are hungry when you visit.
Friday, February 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

Paul
 Greatly Improved
At the time I would have had to agree with all Steve's comments having avoided the place myself after refusal to change a pint of vinegar one too many times. But how things have changed, now regularly visiting again and haven't had a bad pint in the last 18 months, in fact the quality of the beer is absolutely spot on. I Dont drink Bodds, as its no longer proper bods anymore, but the guest beer range is fantastic now the pub is free of tie on cask. Choice a plenty with monthly themed festivals with beers from one area. E.g. Cheltenham area for the festival, Cornwall for the summer hols and beers from the area a test cricket match is played. Whilst it could do with a refurb, its also cleaner with all the smells apart from the Gents sorted (machine installed to partially mask them, but in the 25 years i've visited there has always been a problem - obviously un-fixable!) An absolute Gem now for fans of small brewery real ales.
Thursday, February 2, 2012Rating: rosettes

Simon Nash
 Great Friendly Local
A real pub with a warm welcome, with some super beers
Wednesday, February 1, 2012Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
not happy with land lord thought he was very rude! Always gone to this pub for family atmosphere yet went for a drink this weekend and lots of children there yet my child was told to be quiet off him as people ate there yet my child was sat with me making no noise and actually no one was eating anyway! Basically thought landlord was out of order and put me off going again!
Sunday, January 22, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Phil
 Great Familly Pub
Took my family for an afternoon to The Saddle Inn.

We were only supposed too be popping in but ending up staying the afternnon because we couldn't get the kids to leave they were having so much fun.

No problem actually as we were able to have some great home cooked pub food which was great. We will be back with some of our friends soon.
Saturday, January 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

Ken Mills
 Hosts the fascist EDL?
EDL claiming to meet there. Landlord plays Hitler DVD. All looks a bit suss.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

dave thornton
 
this pub is friendley they make u most welcome i really love going there before and after the match. its a gud day out all round well done charnnock see u on sat
Monday, January 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

john gillard
 great pub
i love this pub , great pint after work but i stupidly drove home after a lot of them , i was pulled over and lost my licence , i was twice over the limit , what a fool i am , great pint tho
Sunday, January 15, 2012Rating: rosettes

john gillard
 driving ban
i was retained by the police after getting arseholed in this pub and attempting to drive home , i was twice over the limit but i've told everyone i was pulled over in the morning , lol im such a liar
Sunday, January 15, 2012Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
This is, without doubt, the friendliest pub I have ever been in.
Friday, January 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 Outstanding
I have been goin to the sitting goose pub for years and the new management are really moving things forward. The food is constantly superb and faultless. The beer is better than other pubs around that area and the service off the waitresses was second to non !! They were helpful and accommodating when I took my mother who is in a wheelchair. They couldnt do enough for us. Nothing was too much for them. We will defiantly continue to visit the sitting goose. The landlords were friendly and welcoming also
Tuesday, January 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Chris P Bacon
 Rubbish
Rude staff even ruder proprietor the service was so dissapointing I have had better service at a greasy spoon well I suppose that's what happens when you let kids run pubs
Tuesday, January 10, 2012Rating: No rosettes

David Sullyman
 Hidden Gem.
What an absolute hidden gem! Music, food, real ale absolutely impeccable. It's a shame I'm not from Preston but the young man behind the bar gave me and my wife his card and a mini menu, definitely to entice me to come back!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

john gillard
 shooters retreat
best shooting pub and drinking pub by far , its just ashame i cant drink here any more as i've been banned for drink driving, i also know who grassed me up , , , ADAM
Monday, January 9, 2012Rating: rosettes

David
 Our local
Please read my post in June last year. With that in mind the brewary need to spend money on the place. The current landlord is waisting time and effort unless they do. I was amongst one of the biggest supporters of this pub. Forget karaoke on a Sunday now and forget the bands on Friday. Punch taverns either spend the money or sell it to someone who will. Steve, you tried for a time.
Saturday, January 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

David Barnfield
 
I use the Rams Head fegularly for sovial occassions and to entertain business clients. The food is excellent with a very comorehensive menu. The portions are amazing and always staggee new guests. The staff very professionalyet laid back. I would recommend The Rams Head to everyone. Try the Steak and Ale pie....not even Desperate Dan vould finish it
My griend from Tecas even left some WOW
Friday, January 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mick Muncaster
 WELL WORTH A VISIT
I have frequented The Hayrick since it opened in the mid 70s. There have been good landlords and bad. Fortunately, the current incumbent, Dave, and his staff are the most pleasant and helpful group of people you could wish to meet. The food is excellent and my partner and I often dine there. As it is right off junction 28 of the M6 motorway it's a great eatery for the weary traveller. Oh, nearly forgot, the customers are pretty friendly too.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

Helen De-Wilde
 Expensive
Myself, husband, daughter, son-In-Law and 17 month old grandson, went for a meal on New Year's Eve. The food was top class, however, prices were more in line with restaurants. My wine and soda cost £4.50 for the wine and then an additional 40p for the soda. As our grandson was a little unsettled on arrival, we asked for some bread to placate him. this was further charged to the bill at 75p. Bear in mind, that we then ordered 3 starters, 4 mains and 4 desserts. The total bill was £105. Although, as previously mentioned the food and service was excellent, due to the cost, I do not feel that we will be returning very soon.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

andrew
 
since new owners took over the standards and quality of food have dropped. ordered an alcahol fre beer to be served somthing that was flat and out of date by 7 months, ordered starters to be told few mins later they had sold out of one of them the pate is now bought in the sausage taste like frozen bangers and are deep fried the burgers are now not nice minced beef but cheap bland tasting processed stuff, chips are no longer cooked in dripping, but just cooking oil and are no longer crispy, it's a really shame the standard has dropped, this is not the first time we've been here since new owners but it will be last time, after gaining such a good reputation,
Friday, December 30, 2011Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Tuesday, December 27, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Paul Crozier
 Hesketh Arms
Trish Bolton was asking about the pub and the fact that her relative Thomas Crozier lived there in 1911.
Thomas Crozier is my great grandfather. I need to contact trish bolton, can you help
Monday, December 26, 2011Rating: No rosettes

clive
 Friday night at Hartleys
Went into Hartleys for the 1st time on Friday night with people from work, what a great place, the music spot on the atmosphere was brilliant, Most of the group went on to another bar after a while but I stayed with a couple of others I didn't want to leave. Will definitely be going back
Tuesday, December 20, 2011Rating: rosettes

emma holme
 fantastic
Ate here last week , I had the duck which was amazing , very friendly staff and great service! Would recomend to all my friends and it would be great for Xmas parties as it is not that expensive !
Sunday, December 11, 2011Rating: rosettes

simon hampson
 Live Music
Come along and see Junction 31 - May 19th 2012 - rockin/funkin/soul Preston-based band!!!! Great nite guaranteed
Tuesday, December 6, 2011Rating: No rosettes

big lad
 
This is a city pub that will not tolerate
plastic rag fans sitting in seats city fans could be sitting on (be warned)
Saturday, December 3, 2011Rating: rosettes

Beverley
 Great service
When visiting the white bull for the 2nd time on Thursday 1st December (lunch time) we found our visit great, as we walked in a very nice and friendly boy came to meet us at the door, took us to a table and got our drinks after giving us a menu and telling us the weekly offer, we placed the order for our food and waited, when waiting the young boy came back over to our table and chatted about the village and the odd boats that was out side, he was very polite and made our trip very enjoyable, as for the chef we found him a little rude sat in the seating area when we walked in playing on a mobile telephone (chefs place is the kitchen) when the soup came out it was delightful and we really enjoyed it for the main meal we went for the pepper pork steak! We found it a little under cooked and could of done with a little longer under the grill...the young boy working was very apologetic and made us feel that we had not had a wasted trip, we will be back as the chips were excellent and the service from the young boy was fantastic well done your an asset to the company
Friday, December 2, 2011Rating: rosettes

FD123
 Good pub but Unfriendly landlady
Tuesday, November 29, 2011Rating: rosettes

Phil
 I agree !
The place is great, the staff and locals friendly, the service fast and efficient, the food good value, large portions and delicious, the log fire hot !!
Dog friendly too - what more could you want?
Well done!
Monday, November 21, 2011Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 Staff Rude, Manageer no better
Used to be a regular and joined in the weekly Monday Quiz, which was and still is a great Quiz.
Barman came over and grabbed chair we had moved from adjoining table shouting You know the Rules you cant move chairs! Our friend was about to sit on it when it was whisked away.
1st we had ever heard and have been going at least 10 years. 2nd This boy was intinidating and rude.
Assistant Manager was useless and supported Barman saying those were THE RULES and we should no better. Barman stood behind bar smirking. Assistant Manager said he would give everyone a bit of paper next week saying you cannot move chairs!
We complained to sizzling pubs and the Sherwood Manager contacted us. Tried to explain why there was a rule about bringing chairs from one end of pub to another but we didn't do that just from the table to our side.
Said the rules are not posted because it would give people the wrong idea (or maybe the right idea!).
You go to a Pub to relax and not have to obey silly RULES that allow Jobsworth Bar Staff to intimidate customers.
We will not go again until change of management.

Sunday, November 20, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Kathy
 
If the negative comments are from bitter staff at other pubs, then it is a pitty they don't take a leaf from the Alston as this is a superb venue to dine, drink and socialise, Can't praise it enough.
Friday, November 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

Rebecca
 
Me and my cousins went here and enjoyed it very much. Nice staff and lovely food :)
Thursday, November 17, 2011Rating: rosettes

ladies of round table
 quality reasonable priced food
Meet monthly with friends, always fresh quality food served time & time again, with friendly staff.
Monday, November 7, 2011Rating: rosettes

Patrick
 Male 49 slim first time
Hi im a BI male from Blackpool looking to meet someone to go to the Oblivion bar with male or female or nice tv. It will be my First visit what is the best night X
Sunday, November 6, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Clare
 Outstanding
I visited this pub on Sunday 30th October 2011 at around 5.30pm for dinner with some friends. As we went in we were welcomed by the very polite landlord behind the bar and the pub was decorated with halloween decore which was very attractive! After ordering our drinks we sat down and was welcomed by the Landlady who gave us the menus and pointed out the Sunday Menu and the specials board.... there was a very big variety of dishes to choose from. The pub was very busy, with all the dining tables full and people in the other side of the pub, but we were still served very quickly. I ordered a roast chicken dinner from the Sunday Menu and my friends ordered from the main menu. The chicken was lovely and the overall sunday roast was very nice. Some of my friends had special requests and these were catered to, to a very high standard. The waitress was very polite and was always available if needed. Once we had finished we ordered a dessert which was lovely! My friends throughly enjoyed the night, the atmosphere, the staff and the overall experience was extremely pleasant and I would recommend this pub to anyone! Thank you!
Monday, October 31, 2011Rating: rosettes

Rob
 Food
Went yesterday after we heard it had changed hands. Had a fantastic meal and it was busy. Will visit again soon.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011Rating: rosettes

johnty
 Changed Hands
Pub changed hands today give it a try!
Monday, October 24, 2011Rating: rosettes

keith
 
my wife and i went for lunch last wednesday and had salmon which was ok and fish and chips never again frozen fish cold in the middle and when we complained the manager gave me a mouthfull of abuse no thanks much better places to eat than this
Saturday, October 22, 2011Rating: rosettes

Martin
 Another Fine Mess!!
I often pop in the Bridge for a pint of flat lager or warm beer, its like Forest Gumps box of chocolates, You never know what your going to get!! The podgy kid with zits all over behind the bar who claims he`s the landlord has quite clearly never seen the inside of a bathroom, never mind soap. Just so glad they do not serve meals!! The health inspector would have a field day. Quiz nights have even gone to the dogs. It`s suppose to be fun not for masterminds!!
Thursday, October 20, 2011Rating: rosettes

Batty
 
I have been going in the Anchor for 30 years through good times and bad. Recently the pub has been run by people who appear not to know how to run a pub. It was dirty, the bar staff were rude and they kept running out of real ale and lager!. However it is now under new management and things are improving. It is clean, the bar staff are polite, cheerful and welcoming and they have two guests ales on at all times. The food might be a bit basic but once the kitchen is up and running the menu should improve. Friday nights are music nights great bands and solo artists playing different music genres. We even have the quiz back on Monday nights.So come and support the Anchor let us make it a community pub again.
Monday, October 17, 2011Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Monday, October 17, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Mike&Lilia
 First and last time!
We decided to visit The Sherwood last Friday with my partner and kids. The staff was friendly and although it was very busy the drinks and starters arrived quickly. No cutlery was served but it was only a cajun sharing platter so we managed without. The mains were served shortly after we finished with the starters. My little boy was a little disappointed with the amount of beans on his plate - he could count them quite easily , didn't know there was shortage of baked beans in the country. Then I was presented with the New Luxury Fish pie, which was dark brown in colour and quite obviously overcooked, the pastry was hard as rock and so was the cheese. I was curious though what it tasted like on the inside and when we finally got some cutlery to no surprise I discovered that the rubbery white cube found amongst the potatoes was actually the fish, there was hardly any sauce and the cheese on the top was solid. I was offered to replace it but was warned it would take ages. I didnt want to risk getting the same dish and asked for a Whale of a fish which came soon after, again overcooked and dry. The only food we all actually enjoyed was the chips! Oh, my partner's seafood platter looked really good and tasted lovely. But he was sick all night after that meal and is still recovering from the food poisoning. We surely will not be rushing back there again....
Monday, October 17, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Sally Shears
 GREAT BEER, GREAT FOOD
I think that the negative comments have been wrote by staff at another local pub that hold a lot of sour grapes towards The Alston Arms!!! I have eaten here most weeks and have nothing but praise about the food and the staff!
Sunday, October 9, 2011Rating: rosettes

Richard Cresswell
 Minge binge
Ate here before, drank here before, all before I turned 18 and I still got served. Very good pub if you're a teenager, not a very good traditional pub though and very dingy lighting. And may I add, there is no room to play pool at the pool table!
Saturday, October 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

Dan F
 Great pub
My granddad (Richard Holmes) was born in the pub itself, as his dad, Henry, was the original owner. The pub was later passed on to my granddad's sister Cath, who, along with her husband Big Max ran the pub through until the 90s. When it was sold to the Harrisons, it had good improvements, like the playground and better landscaping. It changed hands a few times, but now the owner has it just right. A perfect pub to drink at, the private room is still as tip top and the food is beautiful. The bar staff are all very friendly, quite butch women, but pleasant nonetheless. A great pub to have a pint at, after shooting at the Dolphin Shooting Ground (now owned by Big Max Drelincourt's son, Max Jr). This pub will always be a classic, and even though it's out of the village, near the marsh, it's the best pub in Longton. Beats the Red Lion, Golden Ball, Black Bull and Rams Head anyday!
Saturday, October 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

Dan F
 Amazing atmosphere
Cannot describe the atmosphere in the pub on a Friday night. Packed with about 1000 people, can barely get to the bar, but it's great beer, great wine, great food, bit chavvy, but quality furniture and pool table. The deck out back and dance hall also make for a great night out. Beauty.
Saturday, October 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

Dan F
 Predictable but decent
It is a good enough pub to drink at and they serve the best cider in Lancashire. That being said, the atmosphere is usually very different. There will always be the local old men, Tom, Joe and Harry, with a few more of course, then there's Will, a younger bloke probably in his 30s, who latches on, a very nice man, but funny he's not got a better age group to drink with. There's the private room at the back of the pub, where the older generation sometimes go into and drink and talk about how they hate anything and everything, but it's all good. The entertainment section is on the right, in a seperate room to the main part of the pub (on the left). The beer garden is quite big, but the brook to the side is quite dirty. The bar staff are ignorant and half awake most of the time, that's the only advantage of the Longton Arms, but apart from that, this is the best pub in Walmer Bridge and you'll always be first served, guaranteed.
Saturday, October 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

S
 Xmas 2010
Took a party of 20 for Xmas Lunch during Dec 2010. No heating on, we had to wear our coats the whole time we were there. Food served cold with jugs of hot thick gravy! Had to complain four times before a very small discount was given which didn't make up for the disappointment. Hope they get their act together for 2011, but we will be going somewhere else.

Saturday, October 1, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Saturday, October 1, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Justin
 D'k head manager/owner
Me, my partner and our 3 month old child went for a couple of burgers outside in the Indian summer. When we arrived drinks can't be paid for by card, wasn't bothered by this so the helpful bar member setup a tab for us so we could order food too and that would be ok on card then. When I ordered our food from the food till it was clear it was the owner serving me, he was rude and asked me what I wanted? so I told him my order and said we were sat outside (there weren't alot of people outside but everyone was eating and I could see they were taking more food out to other people) he then replied that we weren't aloud to eat outside. I didn't really know what to say so I just told him that wel sit in the far corner, that had no chairs. He then gave me the number paddle and said bye. After a ten min wait our burgers arrived what can only be described as burnt right through and cold. I took both plates straight to him and he said they are cooked on a flame grill and their meant to be like that I was shocked at how rude this asshole was and thought I should mention that I've been a chef for 4 years and a 7 year old can cook a burger! Food is awful, service is worse! Cassette@live.co.uk
Friday, September 30, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Carol
 The Hayrick at Leyland.Good Music Venue
Went with a group of friends to see local band Rock Republik. Great band, great atmosphere and a good selection of real ales. The landlord and bar staff were quick and helpful. Would recommend giving it a go!
Sunday, September 25, 2011Rating: rosettes

Andy
 A Gem
Whenever I am in Preston, I always pop in here for a pint as it is the best pub for miles. An untouched Victorian delight with beer to match.Fantastic ales on offer and it is a nice friendly pub with excellent staff. We have been 'gluepotted' here on more than a few occasions - once you're in you don't want to leave!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011Rating: rosettes

Sandra
 good food
I took my elderly mother-in-law for lunch and she was pleased with the service and the chicken in peppercorn sauce with 'huge' chips she had to eat. For around £5 it was definately worth having. I had the gammon,egg and chips which was good value too! Worth going again for the 'brownie points'!!
Sunday, September 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

Mike Brierley
 Excellent Food and service
Had lunch here, good old fashioned food at realistic prices with excellent service.
Thursday, September 15, 2011Rating: rosettes

Paul Anderson
 
Extremely friendly and eager to please staff , good atmosphere and really good value for money food. Would recommend unreservedly to any friends. A pub that tries this hard deserves to be successful.

Sunday, September 11, 2011Rating: rosettes

James 123
 
Previous landlord Jay was really cool and layed back. Current landlord aggressive, has no interpersonal skills and is stressed working 116 hours a week taking her stress out on customers. Need a guy to run this pub. Pass by every day and it has gone downhill with curtains closed by 10 since Jay left. Feel free to go if you want a few lines, a puch and pool cue in your neck. Only open for 20 minutes a day now except on footie nights. Shame cos it is an old pub with character, in a good location and a lot of potential.
Saturday, September 10, 2011Rating: No rosettes

kathryn
 worst meal ever
i will never visit again worst meal ever.food over cooked.staff only knocked

£1.50 off for jacket potato being so over cooked many times.asked for something and you dont get it.was alittle up set when leaving such a shame...................
Friday, September 9, 2011Rating: rosettes

Steve Lister
 
The food & service here are excellent & I would, without hesitation, recommend it to anyone
Tuesday, September 6, 2011Rating: rosettes

Trevor Lowe
 A true reflection of the state of the pub industry
Visited this week to watch the football. What a disappointment. This pub used to be lively, with a good selection of food and a mixed age range of customers. Now, the food choice consisted of pie, with or without peas, the decor was shabby and the clientle was mainly older males. The two young bar staff were friendly and smartly dressed, hence the one star. It was sad to see a once excellent pub reduced to this sad condition. I would suggest that the owners visit the nearby Rams Head to see how successful it could be.
Monday, September 5, 2011Rating: rosettes

JO
 
BORING PUB, FULL OF OLD BIDDIES THAT LOOK QUIET SCARY. ITS LIKE WALKING INTO THE BORING WOOLPACK. THE FLEECE IS MUCH MORE FUN AND LESS INTIMIDATING
Saturday, September 3, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Nicola
 Disgusting and Dirty
Do not eat here! The food is atrocious ate 3 mouthfuls and almost puked! The lager is flat the toilets are dirty and everywhere is sticky!!
Monday, August 29, 2011Rating: rosettes

admski
 top pub
top staff good beer n all the football inc saturdays and poker games too
Monday, August 29, 2011Rating: rosettes

John
 terrible
After dropping in for food today, I found this venue very unwelcoming and the food was the worst I've ever had. The lack of cleanliness also did not impress me.
Worst pub in the area without a doubt
Sunday, August 28, 2011Rating: No rosettes

alistair
 been here twice 5star staff great
Saturday, August 27, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Brett
 LOOKING FOR RUSSELL JONES
Does anyone remember Russell Jones who went in the welly to watch the live bands. Russell was a construction engineer from down south but lived in Preston for a while back in the early 90's.
Russell also went in the Wheatsheaf.
Russ left Preston in 91 to go back home down south.
I appreciate any help
Saturday, August 27, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Wendy
 Fantastic, friendly with very welcoming atmosphere
Good food
Saturday, August 27, 2011Rating: rosettes

IFIngham
 Coming Along
Food and service have improved in the last three months. Cleanliness is still very hit and miss the entrance door mat was filthy looked untouched fro days. The atmosphere since Zena s days has gone down hill. Reasonable value for money if it is to get back to the old customer levels needs someone with drive to manage it
Thursday, August 25, 2011Rating: rosettes

Mrs Riles
 Visited 16 July 2011 - Excellent
Dropped by on the off chance, great play area for our little fella, superb food and reasonable prices. My hubs had the best rare steak he's ever had in a pub, my gammon was delightful and oh joy, real chips. Little fella enjoyed his fish too, not a spot of grease in sight! Would not hesitate to call again and prob' be more of a regular. Don't be put off, well worth a visit.
Thursday, August 25, 2011Rating: rosettes

sarah
 what a joke
For an establishment I find this pub to be the worst in preston before its renovation the staff were friendly and honest! about how long you would hvae to wait. Today i have been and couldnt even get a drink with my driving licesnce as it is not enough and they require a passport what the hell. the staff were rude one in paticluar and the person behind the bar was younger than me and wouldn't accept my id. the food took 45 minutes and to top it off they brought the starter with the meal???
Tuesday, August 23, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Jessica
 Worst experience ever!
I went there last weekend with my children & my parents. We were sat down right next to the till (where several staff were just stood around) my father took my eldest out to their new play area (which he said was rubbish- no slide or swing) after 15 minutes & no one had taken our drink order let alone our food order. When my Dad came in he asked them to take our order to which a girl said 'oh I thought someone else had done that' even though we'd sat down when she was already there. It took 15 minutes to bring us our 3 drinks, & then a further 30 minutes to bring us our food (45 in total) I ordered SPICED tuna...it was not spiced at all, there were just some tinned chopped tomatoes on top & it was very tough & overcooked (£10). My Dad ordered ribs & chicken bread. 3 ribs & a flat tiny piece of chicken that looked like it was from a Rustlers petrol station burger. It cost £12! No one came to ask us how our food was & we weren't offered any condiments. We stacked up all our plates so it was obvious we were finished but it was still took 10 minutes for them to be collected. When we finally called a girl over to collect them she didn't ask how the food was so my Dad said to her 'just so you know, the chicken was terrible, it was of very poor quality' & I then said 'I had the tuna & it was meant to be spiced, it wasn't spiced at all, it was really very bland'. My Dad then said 'If you could just tell your manager, it should be something they know'. She just walked off. She didn't come back. My Mum wanted a desert so we decided to order one even though I was dubious. I ordered a trio of brownies. I have never seen a smaller sliver of food! It was tiny! & they were meant to be 3 different flavours but tasted exactly the same! It was awful. I complained about that also. No comment from the new waiter. We just decided to leave & pay. (We usually stay for hot drinks). At the till (another waiter) the card machine timed out as the waiter didn't press something in time. We weren't offered any apology from any of the staff. It was the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant. We also heard others complaining & several asking for details of the specials & the staff having no idea about them! TERRIBLE! I have already told all my friends & family to avoid this place & will continue doing so!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 VERY disappointed
i was very disappointed with this pubs service.. my food took forever to come and it wasnt busy at all.. i was also asked to leave the premises right after my food was eaten because my 2 year old little girl was making a bit of noise while waitng for her dinner. ovbiously they must have never had young children in there pub before but it says families welcome!!! i will not be visiting here again. i would NOT reccomend this pub to anyone.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Alice
 Lunch
Went for lunch at Hartleys on Saturday afternoon. Really busy, every table taken. Glad i waited, food was really lovely and a big surprise. Nothing like your average pub food, would highly recommend.
Sunday, August 14, 2011Rating: rosettes

S Bennett
 Roll on Christmas !
We have had many functions at the Plough over the years with various groups, and my staff when asked where shall we go for our Christmas lunch the repy is always the Plough; which now makes it about six years on the trot(infact the girls start talking about it round about now, drool as they decide their menus) We have nothing but praise for the Plough with their pleasant staff brill food and friendly atmosphere (roll on Christmas)
Thursday, August 11, 2011Rating: rosettes

Mrs Lishman
 Value for Money
Food is excellent. I love the prawn baguette and chips. Plenty of prawns. I have two teenage boys who love it here. Huge portions. Value for money. Well cooked. Friendly service
Thursday, August 11, 2011Rating: rosettes

Sian
 Rude manager and staff
Concerning the Ribble Pilot, I will never be visiting that establishment again, and shall be emploring all my friends and family to do the same. After a nice evening at the cinema, my partner and I decided to go fro a couple of drinks, my parter bought these, and I sat there quite happly chatting and drinking my wine. When I went to go and get drinks I was asked for ID and refused as it was a provisional licence, which has never been an issue in any other bar ever for myself! My partners mother joined us and bought me a drink (bearing in mind I had already sat inside the ribble pilot for at least an hour and had 2 glasses of wine, and no bar staff had mentioned anything then) at which point a polite bar man came to our table and asked why I was having a drink, to which my partners mother explained I was 24, which I am. My partner then asked to speak to the manager, who to be honest was completely rude with us and asked us to leave and told us he would ring the police in one minute if we did not leave. I have never been so insulted and embarrassed in my life, we are not thugs, we didn't cause a scene, we just wanted an explanation as to why a provisional licence was not acceptable identification. I am appalled by the managers behaviour and feels this reaction from him shows complete ignorance and inexperience! I would steer clear of this place if your after a nice quite drink. Such a shame, I had been there quite a few times before this incident and never had any trouble.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Barbara
 Very Good
We went yesterday for a lovely meal. The food and the service were very good. As this was the second time I have dined here, I would certainly recommend the Alston Arms
Monday, August 8, 2011Rating: rosettes

Jim
 great value!
First visit for a family lunch - quality food and an interesting menu at bargain prices, great staff, cask beer spot on, beautiful location, will definately be returning!
Friday, July 29, 2011Rating: rosettes

Jim
 keeps getting better!
Fantastic beer choice at rreasonable prices, great food (with very big mains portions so if you are prepared to shaare it is actually very cheap!), and a real cultural hub these days with all sorts of music and arts events. Plus the best place by far to sit out on a nice day anywhere in the city!
Thursday, July 28, 2011Rating: rosettes

Jim
 still the best!
recently refurbished (and boy did the gents need it!) but still the 'old' place. Open all day now (and child friendly), cheap lunchtime food, great beer choice, great juke box and good staff. Plus of course Ronnie is a legend and long may he reign, but don't tell him that, he might smile and then who knows what would happen :)
Thursday, July 28, 2011Rating: rosettes

phil shimmin
 new updated photo
The new picture of this pub shows the the newly madeover premises, awash with flowers and hanging baskets; new furniture, terraces and outdoor garden area; even the car park has new tarmac. A credit to the new owners and Longton. Well done.
Monday, July 25, 2011Rating: rosettes

hannah brown
 excellent!
we dined at the alston arms last night, and i just have to say what a fantastic place this is. the food was excellent and reasonaly priced, the drinks were reasonable.what made it for us was the staff, absolutuely fantastic! very attentive and friendly! even though it was very busy, the satff were happy and helpful! brilliant night!
Monday, July 25, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Richard
 No Atmosphere
I have been drinking off and on in the bridge for about 10 years or so. It’s an ok pub if you just want a quick pint after work, or you want to sit outside in the summer and have a few.
The bar staff are ok, don’t really say boo to a goose! Sometimes don’t even acknowledge you even when you spend £30 on 3 rounds of drinks!...
I would describe drinking in the bridge to having a pint at a funeral! No atmosphere! Just sadness! The only time anything happens is when winging will pops in to give everyone insults! A village bridge alcoholic regular! Haha
If I ran the bridge I would put on free snacks during sport and play music of some sort. I would brighten up the room, and make it feel more homely than the dull place is has become.
Friday, July 22, 2011Rating: rosettes

HIllarion
 Excellent V F M
Had the fish and steak pud special last night - excellent qulaity cooking and value - pub was packed. Some of these negative reviews make no sense to me.
Thursday, July 21, 2011Rating: rosettes

Judy Soothill
 
Visited this pub for a food last night. The pub is charming and very clean despite all the knick knacks. The food is very good, well cooked, well presented and tasty. However, the portion of chips for two was what I would call a decent portion for one! Alao had a dessert which was also nice but not sure it was worth the £3.95 they charged for it. My one major complaint is that the landlady is a bit of a jeckyll & hyde character. Very pleasant and chatty until we asked where our dessert was after 35 minutes of patiently waiting (only waited 15 mins for main course). Got our heads bitten off for our trouble with the landlady complaining that they were dealing with starters and mains and there are only 3 of us. Think the problem was that there was a bit of a surge in customers but still no excuse for rudeness! Would I go again? Yes for the food if the service was less changeable - don't think I will be in a rush to go back any time soon.
Thursday, July 21, 2011Rating: rosettes

big Ash
 
best pub in preston ask the landlord to put the hitler dvd on funny as fuck
Tuesday, July 19, 2011Rating: rosettes

john graham
 
Went into the ship with my son sam to see him graduate.. we had a fantastic niight the music was outstanding with lots of people playing guitars to drums and violins .. ITS A PLACE YOU MUST GO TO .. the staff are polite and the beer is good ...
Sunday, July 17, 2011Rating: rosettes

Jan
 opening times
Hi
Could you plesae let me know if the bar will be open tonight ( Sunday)
Please let me know. inbox me thank you
Jan
Sunday, July 10, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Liz Robinson
 Excellent, value for money
Ecellent, value for money meal in very pleasant and friendly surroundings.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011Rating: rosettes

Mrs Hanson
 POOR FOOD!!
Great play area for the kids, drinks as expected, food a poor average. Fish and chips swimming with grease and a burnt steak.

Worth a look on a nice day for a drink and play with the kids, but give the food a miss. Uninspiring to say the least, rating for food would be a 2 but a 4 for outdoor play for the kids
Monday, July 4, 2011Rating: rosettes

Terry
 Awesome
In the last 18 months this place has gone from strength to strength. The place looks better everytime i go i there. Nice work
Sunday, July 3, 2011Rating: rosettes

JT
 The land lady from hell
She is the 4th horse man from the apocalypse.

Went for meal took an hour from first starter to last one tool another hour from first main to last one.

Tasted better at McDonald for breakfat . Staff except simon lazy . In essence save your money eat somewhere else
Sunday, July 3, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 Avoid at all costs !!!!
Where do I start! How do you make garlic mushroom taste like chicken livers? Easy eat here. For h
Sunday, July 3, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Graham
 Closed For Ever
This Pub has now been demolished to make way for new houses.
Saturday, July 2, 2011Rating: No rosettes

David
 Our Local
We only have one local. The Anchor. It's been run down for years and in need of a refit but under the new management and staff things have been much improved lately. Sunday Night Karaoke is the best around. In my youth I sang everywhere and Steve runs the best and well organised with over 70,000 songs. The Real ale is very well looked after, not long ago the pub frequently ran out of Ales but the new landlord now keeps two on all the time. Snacks are available and the new landlord is hoping to offer a full menu soon. Ok, this sounds like an advert I know. Whilst I do know the landlord well this is also my local and I hope you will support us. We have many good singers on Sundays so come along and join in or just listen. Fridays are live music nights with a host of regular artists and some new ones. Hope we see you soon.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011Rating: rosettes

barbara bolton
 preston
Have been to this pub a few times and have always enjoyed it. My partner likes the guest beers the landlord has on and i have never been disappointed with the meals, i especially like the live entertainment that is provided every three or four weeks.
Monday, June 27, 2011Rating: rosettes

Mrs D Johnson
 
very reliable information, is that work will be starting on Monday 27th June 2011, continuing for approx 7 weeks. Although i have never been to this pub, i can assure everyone once work is complete, you will love it.
Sunday, June 26, 2011Rating: No rosettes

David
 Brilliant
I too have never had a bad meal in Ten years. We visit once every 10 weeks or so. I agree the landlord is a proper landlord, chatty and very helpful. the food cannot be faulted and the recent refurb is superb. The Real ales are amongst the best kept I have tasted. Keep it up and well done.
Thursday, June 23, 2011Rating: rosettes

David
 Brilliant
The owners runa fantastic pub in a small village. the food is excellent and the buffet is amazing value. I have four girls who love it there and the play area at the back. the Sunday Carvery is the best I have ever had. As much as you want and plenty of meat, and more if you want it. Keep up the good work guys (and girls too lol)
Thursday, June 23, 2011Rating: rosettes

Martin
 Back in the area
i've just moved back in the area after 3 yrs away. when i left there was a young girl running it. continuous loud music durin the day and it was quite intimidating with a large group of irish men running riot! I'e been in twice in the last wk. A pleasant young lad (steve?) running the place, no intimdating customers music at a decent level and a bloody good pint! Friday night DJ was good too. only criticisms are there is no real ale altho the Dark Theakstons was a good alternative. Deffo will be back.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011Rating: rosettes

phil shimmin
 Catering for all ages,great food and real ales.
Since June 2009, the new landlord/chef Rob has been very much in charge. Superb atmosphere, wonderful flower display and terrace seating. Children are at home here. The food is excellent, and booking is essential. I recommend the rib eye with pepper sauce. Starters are not needed, the portions are huge.
Sunday, June 19, 2011Rating: rosettes

Paul Bradford
 Epic
Just got in from a 21st at Hartleys, i NEED to say epic playlist. Rockin bar!!!
Saturday, June 11, 2011Rating: rosettes

Natasha
 Party Time
I recently had my office lunch in Hartleys, food was great and so booked my 40th. Would like to say a big thankyou to the current management. They went out of their way to make me and my guests feel very special. A really modest group of people who have made Hartleys a really comfortable place to have an after work bottle of wine......or two. Really great atmosphere and never any trouble. Whatever they did to get rid of the 'riff raff' hats off to them and their security. I will be back again, in fact i have already booked my christmas party at Hartleys x
Friday, June 10, 2011Rating: rosettes

Phil
 IMPRESSIVE
I love the place. I recently tried Hartleys after a rave review in the local newspaper. It couldn't be better. Well kept beer, clean and fantastic staff, who were engaging and pleasant. The review was absolutely right......one of the best bars in preston. Music was spot on. The bar was busy and atmosphere was brilliant. Truly a hidden gem
Friday, June 10, 2011Rating: rosettes

Scott Parker
 
Me and 2 of my mates were down in Preston for football and with our hotel being across the road went into the pub for a few pints (not wearing colours by the way) and I've never felt more uneasy in a pub in my life it was only about 7:30pm on a Saturday and everybody was steaming drunk but not in a party way in a kind of I'm going to throw a pint glass in the direction of your head way

So we bought a bottle of beer at the bar the barmaid got my drink order wrong twice I asked for a heineken and she brought me a becks then I said I wanted a heineken and she brought me a bottle of holsten pills...
Soon after buying the bottles of beer (which were warm and hadn't been kept in a fridge) we didn't even get half way down and then decided this place is terrible lets leave.

I can honestly say its the worst pub I've ever been to in my life and I'm from Glasgow so I don't even mind bad pubs but this was beyond bad.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Meat
 Will pay a visit soon when I am back in the area
Sunday, May 22, 2011Rating: rosettes

meat
 
Nice to hear that, some people may be upset that they are doing so well, they have the captive market, through hard work and planning, long may it last
Friday, May 20, 2011Rating: rosettes

john lang
 
let me just excuse my childish son scot .the pub is nothing like that .it has allways been a local kind of atmosphere and very welcoming for stangers and bands to play on saturdays .dave ..the landlord works very hard and we all enjoy our sport .he keeps a good pint and we have a good laugh..and if you read this dave....no im not drunk
Tuesday, May 17, 2011Rating: rosettes

Gaz
 Such a Failway
The railway is a failway

where art thou pure brew
Friday, May 13, 2011Rating: No rosettes

davidcock2003@yahoo.com
 not for me
pub just been took over by a couple of gays ( brothers) not a problem but in preston especially in the area will be a problem
think pub will be busy on football days but apart from that will be quiet as the locals dont seem to like it
sorry guys
Friday, May 6, 2011Rating: rosettes

Ellis Bland
 
poor service, bad bad food, smelly staff and bad starters
Tuesday, May 3, 2011Rating: rosettes

Amy
 Best wine bar around
I love the place which is a credit to the new management. Friendly, switched on staff, gorgeous interior and great music. I drink here every weekend and cannot fault the place. Hartleys has never been better!!
Monday, May 2, 2011Rating: rosettes

elke
 Brilliant
this is a great bar with really friendly staff who you can actually have a laugh with.The bouncers are also really nice as they talk to you with respect.Overall its a great night out and the food is amazing and full of taste.
Monday, May 2, 2011Rating: rosettes

mick
 Excellent cask ale
Went there yesterday for a swift pint. Very nice staff, superb pint of Wainwright. I didnt eat, but the people that were eating looked happy enough!
Saturday, April 30, 2011Rating: rosettes

Ray and Mary
 Get a grip liz.
The ramblings of the clearly angry liz need comment.My wife and i were fellow diners on the day she (mis)describes,her rudeness was such that the staff were truly affronted.Also the young lady in her company, who i took to be her daughter seemed frozen with embarrassment.
We regularly make a 70 mile round trip to eat at the White Bull, quite simply it is that good.The friendliness/ambience together with great food and value make this an unbeatable pub.
Sort your anger out betty !
Wednesday, April 27, 2011Rating: rosettes

Jacquie carr
 Phone number
Please could you check that the phone number is correct as I have tried ringing to ask if you have any job vacancies. Good friendly pub :-))
Wednesday, April 27, 2011Rating: rosettes

sarah
 excellent!!!!!!
the food is excellent and very very reasonably priced, just read a couple of comments about the price of the food being too expensive??!!!
i think my meal was less than £15 and that was one of the dearest things on the menu, it was fillet steak with all the trimmings and more !i have never had such a large portion of food at such a high standard!
i would of happily paid double for my meal as it was well worth every penny., and i have been known to be called tight and a little fuusy at times too :)
overall one of the best meals i have ever had and my husband and family and friends agree! deffinately worth a visit, i shall be going again tonight if i can get a table!!
Saturday, April 23, 2011Rating: rosettes

Dean & Terry
 
Just had a fantastic meal with the family at The White Bull, the food was excellent, the service brilliant, a good choice of ales to choose from and the staff very friendly. Definatly recommend this establishment to all.
Thursday, April 21, 2011Rating: rosettes

simon
 reply
whilst i would not usually bother to waste my time responding to a comment such as the previous, i feel that it deserves a response!
Firstly, as you will probably note that the response to the comment comes at such short notice due to the fact that i was expecting such.
Secondly, strange that the customer did not see the 32 signs around the bar & dining room stating that at present our card machine is off-line!
On their arrival THEY were informed that there was a waiting time of 30-45 minutes
confirmed by 3 seperate members of staff & still choose to order! She did not offer to pay by card at any time but later stated that she waved her card around!
The reason that there was a wait of 30-45 minutes is obvious, WE WERE VERY BUSY!
When her food was taken to their table (42 minutes from ordering, computers are brilliant they record times) 2 mistakes were made on our behalf. (1) i forgot to put a pickle dip on the salads. (2) The Garlic bread followed a couple of minutes later, for which i appologised for both!
At NO TIME did I or any other member of my staff say that the garlic bread was re-heated & served to some-one else, to do such a thing is totally unacceptable & i would/have never done that. It was checked in the kitchen and was found to perfectly fine.
When complaining at the bar (yes i was still cooking in the kitchen) after eating ALL the food served the customer was the rudest person I have dealt with & stated that 10% discount was not enough!!!
she eventually settled for discount of over £15.00
So to sum up, were all human, we do make mistakes, we served over 200 covers today& received 1 complaint! It is a shame because we have a very good reputation both for our great home-cooked food(which always take that little bit longer) & our customer service. its why so many of you return to us, & for that we are thankfull.
As for Liz, please dont call again! not that I think you will.
Sunday, April 17, 2011Rating: rosettes

Liz
 Awful staff, late and incorrect service - terrible
This pub has obviously gone downhill considerably since the previous reviews. We arrived at the White Bull at 14.40 (hardly a busy time) and ordered drinks and food. I offered my debit card as payment and was told I could pay later. We had more drinks before the food finally arrived after 1 hour! We had asked three times for an update but each time we were brushed off by the staff with ' it's coming soon'. The food arrived without an apology and incomplete. The garlic bread arrived over 5 minutes later with the butter still frozen in the centre.
I then went to pay with the same debit card to be told that it was cash only, advertised by a credit card sized sign on the beer pump - why had they not said this when I offered it at the time of ordering?
I asked to speak to someone in charge and was told was chef in the kitchen was in charge and to go there, I refused and asked that he came to me. When I raised my concerns, I was told that the garlic bread had been fine and when we'd returned it he had re-heated and sent it out to someone else - I was appalled, it was clear that we had torn it apart and poked the butter!!! The staff and the management were rude and surly, I was offered a 10% discount on the food only - ridiculous!
Sunday, April 17, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Ian Benson
 no problems at the birley
I really don't know where these silly rumours originate but the owners Trish and Ian are fully committed to the future of the Birley and are continually investing into the business to continue the success. Head chef Graham used to cook for Princess Anne, and he and his team are passionate about making the Birley Arms the place to eat. We have a fantastic team of waitress's and bar staff who all work very hard to move the Birley Arms forward. So thank you meat for your input and support but rest assured your local will hopefully with continued support from all our customers be around for a long time to come
Sunday, April 10, 2011Rating: rosettes

Russ
 Surprisingly good
Surprisingly good food, great staff that are really friendly and attentive without being over the top. A great place to go for a drink, a meal or just to meet up with friends.
Sunday, April 10, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Chris R
 Good ale, good food.
Nice selection of real ales, good food at reasonable prices and friendly service. I'll be paying another visit.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011Rating: rosettes

Local
 Closed
Burlingtons closed their doors last week for the final time. Reliable information says it will re-open in a few months time as a pub again!
Monday, April 4, 2011Rating: No rosettes

John S
 Shocking
Nice pint of IPA. Unacceptable food and service. Avoid.
Monday, April 4, 2011Rating: No rosettes

P & P
 GREAT PUB GRUB!!
The menu choice was excellent..
The food was superb, very well presented and PLENTY of it!! The staff were welcoming and the service was good too.
We will certainly recommend it to others and we'll be back for sure!
Saturday, April 2, 2011Rating: rosettes

Graham
 food ok if you have a cough
Agree with most of the postive comments here, until I found a cough sweet in my food one day. It had already been in somebody's mouth. Reported to local council who did an inspection. Never going back, along with 30+ colleagues who all work locally.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011Rating: No rosettes

dave wilson
 never again food was awfull
Sunday, March 27, 2011Rating: rosettes

Keith
 
Good food and good service will go back again
Friday, March 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

paul watson
 great pub nice atmosphere
great place lovely people especialy the barstaff called careene
Monday, March 14, 2011Rating: rosettes

ken hull
 great beer
lovely pub lovely beer my only regret is the landladys fella , total arrogant idot
Friday, March 4, 2011Rating: rosettes

balchy
 
good crowd good laugh and Tracey behind the bar is well fit
Thursday, February 24, 2011Rating: No rosettes

dot
 fire
i was in having a meal here on monday night with my family we were on our way home to bristol we had ordered our food when all of a sudden hell broke loose smoke filled the pub and we were all told to leave by the nearest fir exit which we were escorteds to by a member of staff. obviuosly we are a bit annoyed we did'nt eat but i have got to say we were looked after exceptionally well the landlady made sure everyonewas ok and as soon as it was safe to enter the building we were given a full refund with a massive apology. even though we did'nt eat i would like to thank the staff and management at this pub for being so thoughtful with regard for their customers and the safety of all concerned
Wednesday, February 23, 2011Rating: rosettes

Bob Heath
 Excellent value for money
We visitied the Blue Anchor and saw that they had now started to do an all you can eat offer for £4.99. The quality and choice on offer was fantastic, well worth a visit. We will definitely be going back
Tuesday, February 22, 2011Rating: rosettes

Chris Chapman
 Top Ale House
This is a great boozer. The locals are not cliquey in the slightest. I like listening to Martin Hunter talk about being a pilot and all the exotic places he's been to.

Complete with bargirls that couldn't pull a door, let alone a pint this place takes some beating.
Friday, February 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

jospeh junior
 AVOID
SHIT PUB...IF YOU DONT BUY A DRINK YOUR NOT ALLOWED IN..DEFINATLY AVOID..VERY SCRUFFY WITH ARROGANT BAR STAFF!
Saturday, February 12, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Norman Suchorzewski
 What a major let down.
After reading the reviews and receiving good feedback from this establishment. I ordered a meal from their a-la-carte menu.

The meal was supposed to be Chicken Breast in a Lancashire Cheese Sauce with crispy Parma Ham, served with vegetables and chunky chips.

What I receive was chicken breast swimming in salty soup with burnt ham. The vegetables were fine. The chunky chips were so salty they were impossible to eat. (The menu did not suggest that the chips were pre salted).

HEALTH WARNING

Anyone who suffers with Hypertension or needs a low salt diet stay away. The menu does not tell you that salt is used extensively in their cooking.

When I complained the so called chef said he will ensure that when I come again this will not happen.

There will not be the opertuntty as I will never set foot in this place again. The chef needs to complete his training at a fast food outlet before setting foot in a kitchen.

This experience cost me nearly £10:00 and feeling very sick all evening and the following morning.

You are better off visiting the local KFC and drinking a pint of salt water. The effect is the same and you only pay £5:00


Tuesday, August 31, 2010Rating: No rosettes

emma
 
thinks the dj on thursday night was a complete arse the rodeo bull was in the pub and all the dj did was humiliate women it's disgusting i didnt appreciate the comments he made about me he should be sacked
Friday, August 27, 2010Rating: No rosettes

nick
 Lovely Visit
I regulary come in here for a drink with my mates i really enjoy the friendly atmosphere and welcome from the staff. I recently visited the pub with my family (party of 6) for a relatives birthday. we chose the pub as we had heard great reviews from friends. great food, great staff great night!

thank you!!!

p.s we will be visiting on a more regular basis!!!!!!!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010Rating: rosettes

Nic
 Golden Ball
currently having a well deserved refurb introducing a safe and secure seating area at the back where the sun sits all day and night, a new look for a fantastic little pub can't wait to see it.
Thursday, August 12, 2010Rating: rosettes

Eileen George
 Family Meal
I have just returned to Australia from England and my sister took me, her daughter and our mother for lunch at The Plough they had been before and loved it our ages range from 21-91 I am now recommending it to a friend who is going over to England in a week I loved the food the staff the pub no complaints from any of our party
Wednesday, August 4, 2010Rating: rosettes

t.holmes
 overpriced
went to this place after seeing the we site which gave a early bird menu of 2 courses at £7 50
noone knew of this and not helpful at all had steak which sadly was toigh and have had better by far at the price cannot see my way to going again
table was very sticky terrible
Thursday, July 29, 2010Rating: No rosettes

meat
 
The Birley is still good, but there seems to be a problem, not sure but gossip saying that the current owners/ managers are leaving/ or on there way out, maybe brewery managment to replace, if it concerns you please reply to this
Tuesday, July 27, 2010Rating: rosettes

Not surprised
 Sounds like a lovely man!!
Friday, July 23, 2010Rating: No rosettes

derek and carol
 
very good food, and good staff, we will be going again
Friday, July 23, 2010Rating: rosettes

Mick Fay
 Excellent food and value
Visited Owd Nells for the second time recently, the food is good quality honest food, well presented and really good value.

Staff are all very helpful and polite. Well worth a visit.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010Rating: rosettes

jane
 
visited the ribble pilot 2 weeks ago with a number of disabled people even though it was lunch time and quiet busy the manageress was exceptionally accommodating finding us a area enough to fit 3 wheelchairs and making sure we had everything we needed. food was quick and hot they even offered to liquidise for one of my ladies. i have recommended the ribble to all my colleagues as we visit preston regularly to attend space for rehabilitation.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010Rating: rosettes

beth
 
we used to have this pub and i must say there was some customers who were not so friendly but other than them few we loved every minute of being there i miss it every day. was a wonderful pub and from what i hear is still the place to be. i wish the landlord/lady all the best and hope they enjoy their time there as much as we did.its a pub you must visit.i would love to still be there.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010Rating: rosettes

simone
 Good night
Yeh woz there that night, I woz the drunken girly, lots of us, dancin at the front, twisted romance we luv you.
Thursday, July 8, 2010Rating: rosettes

Stuart and Nat Penwortham
 Amazing Night
Heard Twisted Romance were on again last Saturday, now with a changed lineup, they really knocked some good stuff out Kings of Leon, Black eyed Peas etc. if you haven't seen them you need to this is the best band we have seen in the area and we love live music. We drive there just to see them wished they did more places in the area. Asked them when they were back sadly late on in the year.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010Rating: rosettes

carole bartlett
 
Greatpub that wont let u in if your wearing an England shirt when England are playing absolutley pathetic
Sunday, June 27, 2010Rating: No rosettes

David and Gill
 Fantastic Pub
We have known of the Running Pump for some time and decided to go there one evening. What a delight it was, with an exceptional menu, friendly and helpful staff, excellent meals, beers and wines. We have been regular visitors since and love sitting in the snug chatting to the locals. Rob and Vanessa are great hosts.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010Rating: rosettes

anon
 happy customer
The Fleece has improved alot the food is alot better as is the beer. People who complain quite often have never worked in a bar, and its often us customers who make life alot more difficult for the staff. ive seen many customers walk in on a busy fri nite and complain when they havent been served within 2mins, but they wud be complainin if it was quiet as there wud be no atmosphere. It also really impresses the staff when all those customers decide to stay hours after drinking up then wonder why the staff are in a bad mood, i wonder how many of you work after your finishin time with no extra pay?? People complain about the pub being a untidy but the number of customers ive seen purposly makin a mess, especially in the mens toilets. I think most the staff are gud but when they are spoken by rude customers who act as thought they r beneath them im not surprised they have a face on I wud if i had to put up with it! just glad i drink there not work there!!!
Sunday, June 20, 2010Rating: rosettes

James
 For Sale
Another of many pubs up for sale and suffering because of it. Odd opening times and confusing food service. Beer less than ok.
Thursday, June 17, 2010Rating: No rosettes

James
 Shame
Yet another pub on my tour of rural Fylde that has clearly given up. there is nothing positive to say so i wont bother.
Thursday, June 17, 2010Rating: No rosettes

James
 Fabulous
Went here on Friday. Exceptional food. Beer in excellent condition. Warm and friendly. spotlessly clean. Would Recommend
Thursday, June 17, 2010Rating: rosettes

James
 grim
Typical run-down pub. Up for sale, no food, no atmosphere, no customers, no good. Beer was as if the lines hadn't been cleaned this year much like the cleaning of anything else. Should be renamed Flogging a Dead Horse. Truly awful
Thursday, June 17, 2010Rating: No rosettes

colin
 not happy customer
went in yesterday had a steak wasnt cooked to my liking was well done when i asked for medium-rare service slow to!
Thursday, June 17, 2010Rating: No rosettes

phil
 great pub
take no notice of the comments below i am a regular at this pub i must say since chris and sue have taken over the food and real ale are a joy these comments below must have been put on by people who have somthing against this pub the picture of the pub and staff are very old ones the pub has been refurbished and is very clean guys toilets are the best they have ever been and i no how bad they were i sugest you give it a try
Monday, June 14, 2010Rating: rosettes

Mark & Sharon
 fantastic
The food was excellent, staff frinedly and a good atmosphere. Value for money as the food was plentiful and the finest quality. We highly recomend this pub. A great improvement.
Friday, June 11, 2010Rating: rosettes

scotty
 Just Go And Try
Once again people there is a bit of a bad write up about this pub as i am a regular in the pilot i can assure you that its got a warm and friendly atmosphere with really tasty food.The staff and management work as hard as they can to please the customers in every way.Go down and take your family and find out for yourselves.With the world cup happening they have gone out there way by putting a large screen t.v in the pub ready for the action. So go down give it a try
Friday, June 11, 2010Rating: rosettes

P.d
 
I thought service and food was as good as the old bistro but steak pie the same not as nice as haddock i belive the pub is thrieving since the fatty who never attempted to smile who when ever i came down seemed to always be fagging in on a small chair has gone back to burger king.many of the old staff are welcoming and it is a pleasent pub with surroundings love the windermere paale annd have enjoyed going to the pub for many years
Thursday, June 10, 2010Rating: rosettes

steve
 this pub was pulled down 5years ago
Wednesday, June 9, 2010Rating: No rosettes

mrs schultz
 
Entering the tom finney as regular diners we ordered the usual 2 chicken breast burgers, however when I came to pay I was charged extra for chips twice then told by the manager they didnt come with the meal! after asking the chef he apologised that they did come with chips and refunded the extra money. However after looking at the menu we spotted the burger was 2 for £10 we were charged both at regular price! we decided to leave it and not complain again! after eating half the burger I then realised the chicken breast was raw in the middle! I can only assume no food standard checks were taken before serving!! I then told the manager and nothing but i casual 'oh sorry ill let the chef know' was offered. safe to say I wont be returning!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Jill Murphy
 
What a brilliant meal we had, staff very friendly too.We will be returning very soon.
Sunday, June 6, 2010Rating: rosettes

Irene (was Roberts)
 
I was a regular here in the '60's. If anyone remembers Jim, a waiter who also worked for the PMG could you tell him I was asking about him please...and give him my email address.
Lovely memories :-)
Sunday, June 6, 2010Rating: rosettes

Irene (was Roberts)
 
I was a regular here in the '60's. If anyone remembers Jim, a waiter who also worked for the PMG could you tell him I was asking about him please...and give him my email address.
Lovely memories :-)
Sunday, June 6, 2010Rating: No rosettes

James and Rachel
 great food
went Sat 22nd. fantastic food. Try the Harvester Salad. The best salad you will ever have. Really friendly. Great pub dog. Real ale Excellent!
Saturday, May 29, 2010Rating: rosettes

mambo
 
get your self down to the jazz bar every monday and friday for excellent beer , a laugh and KARAOKE
Thursday, May 27, 2010Rating: No rosettes

gemma lambert
 best pub in lacashire! everything top notch!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010Rating: rosettes

Dotty
 
Having visited Preston for some late shopping we called into the pub for some food as they had the offer of 2 4 1 and it looked inviting as it was a lovely evening - however things went down hill then as we had to wait 50 min for our order - bearing in mind this was only 6.30 and the pub was not very busy - only one person behind the bar and one poor girl clearing tables and bringing the food out once it was cooked - went down again as i ordered Cajun chicken which was more like a dried piece of wood with a bit of spice - good news was the food was hot!! don't think i will be eating there again!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010Rating: rosettes

nell cadwallader
 donna and nick
donna and nick are the new custodians of the Dunkirk Hall, join me in wishing them all the luck in their new venture
Tuesday, May 18, 2010Rating: rosettes

nell cadwallader
 donna and nick
donna and nick are the new custodians of the Dunkirk Hall, join me in wishing them all the luck in there new venture
Tuesday, May 18, 2010Rating: rosettes

convoy
 go have a good pint
Looking at the dates off the comments from J Smith and Dave Allen, I take it your friends off the developers who want to knock the Sumpter Horse down. I drank in that pub for the 5 years I lived down there and all I can say is, that the locals will do their best to make you feel welcome. Thinking off it, you know the caracters in Shameless, so you must watch it. Are you sure your not like a Shameless caracter J Smith?
Thursday, May 13, 2010Rating: rosettes

Steve Wareing
 Quality,Quality,Quality.
Being spoilt for choice for Top quality pub food within 5 miles of where I live I must say that the Saddle inn rates high in the top five of my favorites. A true family friendly pub offering quality pub food and drink at very reasonable prices. Never mind your fancy shamancy dishes ! Who needs'em. This is a Thwaiites house that caters for people who want *Honest,well cooked and well presented food* at affordable prices. Value for money ? You better believe it !!
Sunday, May 9, 2010Rating: rosettes

Susan walmsley
 
I have spent many a happy afternoon in the flying fish when Kath and Max drellingcourt ? had it it has always been a welcoming pub. Granted it did change when peter took it over but loved the new look and never had any problem with staff,food or service prior leaving for new Zealand. long may it stay, look forward to the next visit.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010Rating: rosettes

Dee
 
If your stake? was so bad why didnt you get up and complain about it you seem to have to do everything else yourself,its a public house not a 5 star restaurant.
One that is still open and very busy.
Thankyou for your comment
Tuesday, April 27, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Dee
 
If your stake? was so bad why didnt you get up and complain about it you seem to have to do everything else yourself,its a public house not a 5 star restaurant.
One that is still open and very busy.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Bill
 To previous comment
If you cant spell STEAK I doubt you would know how it should be cooked
Monday, April 26, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Rob
 awful, never again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am 20 and I felt that I was treated shit!!! Their was a couple in front of us and the waitress showed them to a table and took their order for drinks, when she came back to us, she said “sit where you want” and little eye contact! When I got to the table I got up to order my drinks and I had to bring them to the table, when other middle aged customers had their drinks brought to them! I also got up to order my food, when again the waitress took the order for all the other tables who had middle ages people sat their. I also ordered my stake to be rare, and when I received it was well done, and I had to ask for a stake knife also No one asked us “is everything ok”. The food was poor and the service awful!
Sunday, April 18, 2010Rating: No rosettes

David
 Awful Food
Look, I know good value and to be honest £15,00 for two of us is good value but is it. I know is microwaved and thats fine however. I visited orderd a sizling chicken dish which came within three mins, very fat I thought. A side order of Corn on Cobb and onion rings. Onion rings were not cooked at all a horrid colour. To make things worse the corn was cold even teh butter did not melt. Now rather than go on these sites I would rather tell the business woman or man arther than tell you. I did just that, he nodded in agreement but merely said, OK thanks for telling me. No apology and not even a refund for the onion rings or corn on cobb which we had not eacten save for a small bite. On thats basis I was a tad annoyed so I have decided to tell you too. Sorry, poor quality food not good value at all, service fast perhaps too fast and a shameful attitide when something is below standard.
Sunday, April 11, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Richard and Louise
 Excellent Pub
As a family we frequent the Plough quite often. The food is always very good and the beer excellent. The bar staff both male and female are always very obliging and polite the waitresses the same. Nothing is too much trouble. There is a huge beer garden with swings and a slide for the kids. Excellent Location, Excellent Pub !!!
Sunday, April 11, 2010Rating: rosettes

Dawson
 Dear Adam
You didnt even come in to the pub with your dog we are dog friendly but only if they are on the back garden we remember the incident very well and my barmaid was nothing more than polite Obviosly you cannot read the signs NO DOGS ALLOWED

If you are going to make a complaint at least make sure you are the one complaining
Friday, April 9, 2010Rating: rosettes

Dawson
 Dear Nickt
If Beer And Beef sandwich was so awful surely on would have complained about it


Dont know where you drink or eat obviosly some where were the food and drink are crap we have never had a bad meal there and the beer is always to perfection





Friday, April 9, 2010Rating: rosettes

peter
 RUBBISH!!!
A rubbish pub with RUBBISH food and RUBBISH service i not be returning
and i suggest you do the same!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Longwayround
 Great home made food
We ate tonight at the Nabs Head as our usual haunt had a power cut and were highly impressed by the quality of the food.

It appeared quite clear that all of it was prepared on site, including to our surprise the kids meal.

The only disappointment was the limited range of beer. Some cask ales would make this into an unmissable pub.
Monday, April 5, 2010Rating: rosettes

Annoyed
 Keith the Manager should be sacked!!
Me & my partner visited the Sherwood one evening for a meal before going into town for a night out with friends. The meal was OK, but as we were finishing our drinks to leave, I noticed that my lovely black trousers were STUCK TO THE CHAIR WITH CHEWING GUM! It made me feel sick ... I eventually caught the eye of one of the waitresses who said she would get someone to help me. I was sat there waiting 10 minutes without any further help, when a waitress came over to say the manager was not on the premises, and nobody could authorise any credit from the till (although I hadn't asked for any compensation at this point, and anyway, there should be someone on the premises who has authority at all times, surely?). By now I was rather annoyed at being left so long when we were supposed to be meeting friends in town, and I said it wasn't good enough, and insisted I needed some help. The GUM was still sticking me to the chair. GROSS! She went away and a while later she came back to me and said the manager was now on his way, and could be up to half an hour!! I was furious & disgusted. The manager called Keith eventually came with an uncaring attitude and a form to fill in about the incident. He said he had never had this problem before, and he was totally unhelpful. I still had the GUM stuck to me throughout this. He said I should take my trousers to a dry cleaners and bring in the receipt. I kept asking 'well, what about right now? I still have the gum stuck to me and the chair!.. and we are supposed to be meeting friends in town for a night out 10 minutes ago, look at the state of my trousers!' He eventually reluctantly went to the bar and fetched me some ice cubes which I had to rub on my trousers to try to get the gum off, which worked for some of it but left tiny bits on and looked a right mess! He asked how we were getting to town, I said on the bus. He said he would order a taxi and gave us some money to cover it. But as my black trousers were ruined, I was not looking forward to going out any more. Keith ordered the taxi and told me to bring in the dry cleaning receipt. I didn't like his attitude and he seemed like he didn't want to help if he could get away with it. I have not been in the Sherwood since this nightmare and will not go in until that Keith has gone!!
Saturday, April 3, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Julie
 Re opening NIght
The Red Bull has re opened this evening under new management. Come down and join Christine & Kurt for a friendly drink!
Friday, April 2, 2010Rating: rosettes

Ron
 great Pub
Ignore all the previous comments, this is a great pub as of 31/03/2010.
Get in on a Fri, Sat,Sun for some great music.
Ok small dance floor but its cosy.
Good selection of Real Ales, bit pricey but a changing selection.
Very busy on the above nights.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010Rating: rosettes

max
 stories fan
loking forward to THE STORIES GIG at your pub on good friday the lads are fantasic not to be missed best band in lancashire
Sunday, March 28, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Katey and David
 
We went for a meal to celebrate a family birthday. The food was fantastic and the ale was excellent ( according to my husband) who sampled a fair few during the evening! The staff were friendly and the pub was cosy and inviting. We will definitely be returning!
Thursday, March 25, 2010Rating: rosettes

Colin Firth
 
Cracking pub, lovely pint of Old Stockport, lovely staff and lunch in front of a log fire. It doesn't get much better than this.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010Rating: rosettes

billy
 EXCELLENT PUB
i agree with last comment tis pub has improved over the last year warm and inviting welcome real ales good food.i started coming here from last september and its my local now.my local was the fleece but sadly went down hill slow service dirty tables and poor food well done thw managers at the finney will continue to come
Tuesday, March 23, 2010Rating: rosettes

unhappy customer
 avoid at all cost!
we will it take for this pub to be warm and inviting i live in penwortham to and i would like to call this my local but sadly cant snd i aslo go to the finney were it is warm and inviting and food is good!i say we need new mangers asap to save this pub!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010Rating: No rosettes

debbie
 quiz nights great
we had a girls night out in Longton, but stayed for the quiz at the red lion, it was fun and great, they also put on a supper for us, it was also someones birthday and the whole pub had a really friendly atmosphere, the D.J. was great and played all our fave songs, next time we go out to Longton, we def going on a thursday for Gina's quiz
Tuesday, March 23, 2010Rating: rosettes

Adam
 No dogs?
I went to the Plough as I read on various sites that it was dog friendly. When I arrived with my dog, no signs were on the door not allowing dogs into the pub. However, once inside I was told that dogs were not allowed by the rather unfriendly barmaid who stated it's not my fault, its the manager who decides.

What kind of service is that and surely they can't advertise something they don't offer! Dog friendly? Not even people friendly!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
went in for lunch about 2 weeks ago,ordered food at the bar and as i was waiting for my drinks a young man came onto the bar (i think was one of the chefs)straight away put me off my food, his chef whites were not white,he had a long beard and there was a very strong smell that followed.over all i was very disturbed with what i saw and was put off my meal.i will not eat here again.
Sunday, March 21, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Elaine
 Never had a bad meal yet
As a frequent visitor to the midge hall pub. I can honestly say that I have never had a bad meal yet. The service is excellent and the landlord a proper pub landlord, he chats, is attentive and keeps very good beer.
I would happily recommend anyone to the midge hall for good honest food
Saturday, March 20, 2010Rating: rosettes

steven hawkin
 great pub
went in on a friday night and had a really good night .dj and karaoke was on best i have seen played really good music highly recomend this pub for a reallt good night out
Saturday, March 20, 2010Rating: rosettes

jenny
 Excellent beer - friendly staff
I visited the Tom Finney recently and found a lovely pub with friendly, welcoming staff, good food and excellent real ale, best pint I've had for a long time. Will be visiting again
Friday, March 19, 2010Rating: rosettes

jenny
 Terrible service
After reading an earlier review below we decided to give the Fleece another chance in the hope it had improved. Unfortunately it hasn't. We waited at the bar to be served while the young barman was completing an order with a customer, as no one else was waiting to be served I presumed we would be dealt with next!!! but no. a gentleman who arrived after us was the lucky one, even though there was another member of staff behind the bar we were still left waiting whilst she continued to do 'something' more important than serving thirsty customers. After a further wait and no acknowledgment from either staff we decided to leave. I find it very disappointing that living in Penwortham for 46 years we can't call this our 'local' and enjoy good food and beer on our doorstep. However, after leaving the Fleece we decided to try the Tom Finney which was a wonderful change from the miserable atmosphere in the Fleece. The staff were very pleasant, welcoming and chatty and the beer - moorhouses blonde witch and premier were excellent, the food was nice and delivered with a smile. After a few pints we left feeling happy we had been in a good pub with real ale, friendly staff and decent food yet sad that the Fleece has never been able to boast such qualities and doesn't look like doing so in the near future, unless it changes hands.
Friday, March 19, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Martin Hotchoccy
 Great Times
I recently visited this fine boozer and had a fantastic time. Although sparsely populated the locals there provided good value, especially the drunk lady who fell down the stairs.

A particular highlight was the fact it exits onto three streets - I don;t know any other pubs which can boast this.

The jukebox was excellent - apart from when some fool put on Crowded House.
Friday, March 19, 2010Rating: rosettes

SE
 not recommended
We have visited this pub many times but will not be going again. Last week they had no house red wine, blaming the delivery driver. On asking for coffee, we were told the machine had broken down but we could have instant instead but they still charged the same price. Then we asked if we could have a jacket potato instead of chips, answer -No. Needless to say we didn't order food and left after finishing our drinks. The staff could not have cared less.
Thursday, March 18, 2010Rating: No rosettes

berrywild
 wondering
Just wondering if anyone knows the history of this place. I used to live here for a few years in the early 70's it was then part house and a drs office.
Can't seem to find anything on the net but one place could only tell me it was built in the late 1700's
Wednesday, March 17, 2010Rating: rosettes

Lynne
 Customer Service?????
I have been here for lunch a few times and its been OK/good. However, today they had a big party in... The Lady in Charge had a serious attitude problem and when we asked how long it would take she said they were busy and looked at us like it was our fault for asking. The jacket potato wasn't cooked but the other meals were ok at best but this I assume because they are under pressure. Try treaing your staff decently with respect never mind your customers. I'm not sure I would return after this visit.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010Rating: No rosettes

scott
 No Way
My self and friends go in yates a lot especially weekends its ok in the Preston one apart from having to pay at a certain time what a load of rubbish they get enough out of people with the beer stop charging people to get in the bar then you might not feel the credit crunch as much
Tuesday, March 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

S.L
 Dont Bother
As myself and a friend popped in for lunch after a hard mornings work we both decided to order some food which we had been told had improved.As we got served with our drinks after 15 mins we then chose a table to sit down and take a look at the delicious menu as we did that we found that the tables were dirty sticky and obviously not been cleaned my friend then decided to put some vinegar on the table to get rid of the dirt.We tried other tables but they all seemed to be the same.I can say i will not be going there again.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010Rating: No rosettes

scott martin obe
 the times
In the past 2 years going into the pilot i have been consistently impressed by the service provided by the management and all staff with there hard work and attentiveness and commitment to duty which is inevitibly above and beyond.I find the management very professional and curtious with this attitude reflecting very well with the rest of the staff.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

Cathy Vickery
 Mothers day 2010
Me and my brother came all the way from Formby to bring our mum for mothers day, as my neighbour recommended it to me.
I have to say that we had a really good meal, and the atmosphere was good too. It was busy and we had to wait longer than I have done at other places, but when it came it was well worth the wait. I would like to recommend this to other people who use this site, as I enjoyed it very much.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

rob
 NOT IMPROVED
I agree with the last comment this pub still has not improved,i went there last week and had to wait an age to et served even tho it wasnt busy staff messing around behind the bar had to wait over half hour for my food.Need new managers!!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010Rating: No rosettes

ian
 disgusting!
the last comment was completely wrong this place has not improved food is still bad service is still poor as well i ased for a rare steak and it was well done toilet still smells bad never coming here again!!!!
Monday, March 15, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Mrs Shelley Paulls
 What a shame. Not fora Special Occasion.
Booked 2 weeks beforehand for Mother's Day and travelled over with 2 young children from Manchester.Our table was reserved but we were not provided with menus until we asked (1/2 hr after our arrival). In all, we waited for 1 hr 10 mns for our starters from arrival although we were all starving!. What a nightmare! Our mains also had a prolonged arrival. The food was actually great but the restaurant staff seemed stressed. I spoke to the manageress who was an interesting character, about our poor dining experience. She would not offer an apology, was insincere and very frustrating to speak to. My dad really enjoyed the choice of beers on offer and complimented the friendly bar staff but the restaurant service was terrible and managed by an individual who seemed unwilling to take responsibility for the shortcomings in the service. We will not be returning to this restaurant.
Sunday, March 14, 2010Rating: rosettes

Mick.
 Very dissapointing. Not what it was.
Very dissapointing. Beer awful, badly kept. lager no better. Roast beef sandwich dire, chips terrible.
Staff were pleasant enough, but I won't be going again.
Sunday, March 14, 2010Rating: rosettes

Lee
 Cruising
Do guys visit here for cruising? Is fun in he toilets frowned upon?

Im looking to find liked minded guys in preston, bu twouldnt want to fall foul of the owners/others drinkers.

Thanks for any response
Tuesday, March 9, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Steve
 Poor quality food
Just about given up having a decent meal in there ever again.
My in laws always liked going there with us in the past and now I only go when they want to.The steaks are full of gristle and nearly everything has to come on a sizzling plate.This not only dries the food but if you have a curry it sticks the rice to it like glue.I`ve complained in the past when the staff ask the obligatory was the meal alright question but all you get is an Oh and that`s it.Please avoid eating here if you can until they get the message.
Monday, March 8, 2010Rating: rosettes

lianne
 
Fantastic bar staff, the beer is cheap. They have happy hours from 2pm-6pm, mondays-fridays. They put free food on for the pool players and visiters on a monday and thursday, plus free half time food when footballs on. What more could you ask for from your local pub.
Saturday, March 6, 2010Rating: rosettes

John Isles
 Now serves Pie & Peas etc
Doing limited food food from 12 until 4pm
Saturday, March 6, 2010Rating: rosettes

Terry
 Fantastic venue - Thank You
We arrived on Saturday afternoon for a family anniversary,and from our arrival to departure all the staff were friendly and courteous.(Thank You All).
We stayed the night and the meals were all exellent.The steaks are mouth watering.
The rooms are spotless and very comfortable.
The breakfast on Sunday morning was well presented and delicious.
We will definately return in the near future.
I can recommend Owd Nells and look foreward to our next visit.

Monday, March 1, 2010Rating: rosettes

jackie
 IT IS NOW CLOSED
The Golf Club closed at the end of december 2009
Thursday, February 25, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Adrian Bone
 
I can't understand all the negatives about the food.For a country pub(considering its size)the choice of food is amazing & plentiful.
The waitresses always have a ready smile and Keith the Landlord is a real gem.
The only downside is because it's only small it's very difficult to get to the bar with punters hanging around it,but that's only when it's packed.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

kevin
 manager is a joke
i agree with all the comments about the manager, my friend had cause to complain and was greeted with a shrug of the shoulders by the manager, then he was overheard telling the girl behind the bar that 'someone was complaining about him again' why does he do the job if he doesnt like customers, he should be sacked, i will not eat in there again as my family were upset the last time they went in there, i only go in to watch the football, although last time i asked him to change the channel he said no loudly and informed me people were watching the other game, even though no one was and other people wanted to watch the same game as me
Wednesday, February 10, 2010Rating: No rosettes

JuliaHardcastle
 
Back open. Went mid January. Really busy,excellent vibe, great disco music and good beer. Much better than it was previously. Worth a visit
Tuesday, February 9, 2010Rating: rosettes

Eunice Bradley
 Excellent
This was my first visit, and I was pleased I had ignored the bad comments on this website, and tried it for myself. Could not fault the food or the service. We were a party of five at Sunday lunch time, and although packed, we were not pushed at all.
Monday, February 8, 2010Rating: rosettes

Sean Allen
 
As pubs close at a rate of 40 per week....Its still here.... In my eyes that means the pub is doing something right unlike it many competitors!!!!!!

Carry on Owd Nell's and the Wilkinson Family... Happy 24th Birthday.
Monday, February 8, 2010Rating: rosettes

Stu
 Is Blue Anchor still as good?
Noted that the reviews are somewhat dated.
Is the reputation for good food still valid as it was a couple of years ago?
Sunday, February 7, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Sarah
 Buzzing
What a great night we had last night in the Grapes! The fire was blazing and the place was full of friendly locals dining and having a good time. We will definitely visit again!
Saturday, February 6, 2010Rating: rosettes

john bancs
 Dear readers
Dear readers i would not entertain this pub at all there staff are rude and stand there talking about you and the locals sit there and mock people. in the eyes of the manager he is always right not the customer.
also there is no ghost it was a made up story so the pub would get more custom
Thursday, February 4, 2010Rating: No rosettes

j wilde
 food cheap and good
2 meals for only £8.00 it is good food served on hot plates and the veg is all fresh,cheaper than the chippy.
Sunday, January 31, 2010Rating: rosettes

Nathan
 
I have to agree with the comments below. The management team at The Sherwood are trully awful. Both Keith and Steve can be very rude and arrogant. Steve seems to think the pub is lucky to have him and when you do see Keith he's got a sour face and bad attitude. Both lack basic bar staff skills, having no idea who might be next and then often serving you in a hot wet glass, which still manages to retain dirt through the washing process. Some of the staff are good, and with a decent management team the pub could once again be an excellent venue instead of the dirty hole it is now.
Thursday, January 28, 2010Rating: No rosettes

M Watson
 Meats fish chicken
As a ex-staff member working in the kitchen being told to use out of date products :ie Chicken fish sausages rib eye rumps and sirlion its quite clear the manager dosent care about his customers or staff since he is willing for them to eat such food items like the 1 week out of date sausages as for his manners for a manager i think its disgusting how ever 1 thing he dose care for is himself...
Thursday, January 28, 2010Rating: No rosettes

shauna
 arrogant manager
we go to the sherwood every tues for lunch, there is me my daughter, my mother and my grandson and every time the manager is there it is a bad experience. today we went and it was the worst experience ever. my daughter was queueing to order and wanted to pay for meals for all of us but because she wanted to pay for some with cash and some with card, the manager got angry and said ' you are holding everybody in the queue up' then because she wanted drinks after that he said ' if you had told me i could have been getting them while the payment went through' she then came back to the table without the number that they give you to put on your table, so the manager stormed over and said ' i dont know how you think we are supposed to find you' my daughter was on the brink of tears and i went over to the bar and said ' everytime we come in here you are rude, and for a manager i think that is disgusting, i then said i have you area managers number in my phone and im going to ring him because i have had enough of this treatment, he then said ' i have his number if you want it' i said i have it thank you! when i went back to my table 2 separate people came up to me and said he was rude with them also and one elderly lady said she had only come in today because she thought the manager had left, so she wont be going in again. when a young lad cleared our table my mother said thank you and told him about what had happened, the young lad said lots of people have commented about the manager being rude! top and bottom of this is, there are hundreds of places to eat and when you choose one in particular, you expect to be treated nicely, but obviously looking at this forum im not the only one that has had a bad experience. i did contact the area manager who was on his way to the sherwood today anyway, but said he hadnt had any other complaints, i told him i was amazed at that, but said its not easy finding who you complain to, so if anyone would like to give the area manager any comments his number is 07808094248 and his name is graham.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010Rating: No rosettes

John
 Karaoke
Waggon and Horses now has karaoke with Dave Wayne every Friday from 8:00pm. Free admission.
Sunday, January 24, 2010Rating: rosettes

Damian Cox
 Great food and beer.
Never disappointed, good food,fantastic selection of ales. Love sitting in garden when weather permits. Highly recommendable.
Sunday, January 24, 2010Rating: rosettes

John
 Karaoke
The Bridge Inn at Walton-le-Dale now has a Karaoke evening every Friday at 8:00 pm. Free Admission
Sunday, January 24, 2010Rating: No rosettes

A regular (again)
 Vast Improvements
Forget all previous bad comments, The Fleece Inn is now worth a visit to see how much Chris, the new manager, has improved all aspects of this local.
Before Chris arrived last summer the food was atrocious, the place was filthy and the bar staff were poor to average.
The food is now high quality pub fare, the steaks are always cooked to perfection from rare through to well done (why?).
The beer is now served properly and there are some excellent bar staff.
When you get chance pop in and try.
Thursday, January 21, 2010Rating: rosettes

Meat
 Birley Arms - Spot On
It's really doing well. Someone has done their homework. It must be one of the best pubs around. I have eaten a few times - also with friends; the food, as well as the staff - always spot on.
Thursday, January 21, 2010Rating: rosettes

Ollie Martin (PNE in Dubai)
 
One of the great Preston pubs,,,
In the 80's it was run by a Preston legend, old Harry Wilson. You couldn't even swear in the place without him telling you I WOULDN'T SWEAR IN YOUR HOUSE LAD, DON'T DO IT IN MINE ! What a man he was. There was a fabulous mix of regulars and staff there and we had some wonderful, crazy, fantastic days and nights.
I even worked and lived there for a while.
Sadly I left the UK in 95 and have not returned since, but I miss everything about the place and the people.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010Rating: rosettes

lesley
 Super, smashing, great !!!
My husband and I have eaten at the Birley on numerous occasions since the refurb, and have not been disappointed once. We took our staff there for their Christmas meal and again it was excellent. All of the staff are polite, friendly, smart and attentive without being over zealous. We are going on Sunday for lunch with 7 friends and will no doubt enjoy the food and the surroundings. Keep up the excellent work.
Thursday, January 14, 2010Rating: rosettes

Karen
 IT'S BACK OPEN!!!!
We went in on Sat night, karaoke & good atmosphere. I think refurb not quite finished, but looks ok! Had a few good nights in there a few years ago!
Sunday, January 10, 2010Rating: rosettes

Rob & Vanessa
 New Management
We took over in May 2009. Offering locally sourced fresh food and Robinsons Ales. We have a small Restaurant and we are dog friendly.
Monday, January 4, 2010Rating: rosettes

Simon Challenger
 
This pub should be an absolute treat. The location and decor are pleasant and the wood burners create a contented atmosphere. Unfortunately, as with many other pubs, the Oak lacks management. This appears to be a rudderless ship. The waitresses do their best with what one can only assume is very limited training. The food was ok though my pheasant was woefully overcooked. A dessert was also stale. This is the second time we have visited. I don't think there will be a third. A real shame.
Saturday, January 2, 2010Rating: rosettes

Howie
 
Enjoy the friendly lunchtime atmosphere while enjoying a cheap pint. Sod cricket put racing on, bar joe southworth and buy eric a tin of corned beef.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009Rating: rosettes

Paul Bradley
 Cracking pub
Belting little place, 2 pool tables, and ITbox, darts, what more can you ask for? Friendly staff and punters, cheap as beer - and I hear the famous quiz will be returning soon! Happy days mate!
Monday, December 28, 2009Rating: rosettes

John
 The Wagon and Horses Public House - FANTASTIC!
Excellent pub! Great food, fantastic entertainment, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, super fast service. Always warm and inviting! Pay it a visit!
Sunday, December 20, 2009Rating: rosettes

Lady Slick
 We're glad they don't go anymore because...
With the attitude of the miserable foggies who made some of the comments below, I am relived that I won't have to rave with them and watch there miserable faces anymore. Since they've stopped attending, Browns and Truths is packed out, the crowd is responsive and lively, and I thoroughly enjoy myself every time now. New DJs on rotation. It's fab.

If you don't know how to enjoy yourself, stay at home, so clubs and DJs don't get a hard time from you ! !

As for Manyana's, my side is aching. Music, what music. It's empty, lifeless the music is commercial rubbish.

Listen don't talk crap about Browns and Truths, because there has never been anywhere in Preston, nor surounding towns, for 30years, that plays music as exclusive as their venues, for people who know quality, good grooves.
Friday, December 18, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Cool Head and Crew
 CoolHead and my London crew heading for Browns Bar
Cool Head and my London Possy will be heading for Browns Bar & Truths night club Preston. Heard it's going to be the best club in the Uk, with the new rotation of celebrity DJ's from all over da place. i've heard there'll be monthly all nighters, a DJ clash with Pro international reknown Djs. All the negative critisisms on this page is unfair. Things have changed at da joint. You can't even get in anymore it's that packed and popular. I think some of the comments are because they just ain't ready to rave ! ! We southerners no a Club when we hear of it.

Peace
Friday, December 18, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Marcy Heights
 We'll be ravin' at Browns Bar/ Truths Preston
Hi I'm Marcy Heights,
I've told my friends: Beyonce Knowles, JayZ, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Kate Perry, Simon Cowel, Peter Andre, Leona Lewis, about Browns Bar, 37 Glovers Court, Preston, Lancs. That's where I'm gonna be New Years Eve 2009 / New years 2010, for The Celebrity DJ quest & Guest appearances.
Check us out !

Happy Christmas & New Years.

myspace.com/marcyheights4
Friday, December 18, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Mariah Carey the 1st
 Mariah Carey at Browns 31st dec 2009and /1st Jan
Hi, this is Mariah Carey 1st,

I have heard a good review about Browns Wine Bar and Truths Night Club, 37 Glovers Court, Preston Lancashire, England.

I will be raving there for my Christmas and New Years / Nears Eve night. I'll even drop a few songs from my album.
Be there or be nobody and boring ! !

See ya
x x x
Friday, December 18, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Lady Gaga
 I'll be in Browns Bar Preston, Christmas/New Years
This is Lady Gaga,

I'll be travelling to attend Browns Bars Preston,over the Christmas 2009 and New Year 2010. I've heard some really good comments from my celebrity mates, Marcy Heights, DJ N.A.W., Beyonce Knowles, Madonna, Dizzy Rascal, Jazzie B, Justine Timberlake. A few of us will be attending Browns Bar 37 Glovers Court Preston and Truths Night club upstairs. I've heard it's a slick venue,one of the best in the country !. I'll be staying at a secret Preston Hotel. So be there and be square. Oh I here Mariah carey has heard about the joint to, so I have told her to visit.Watch out folks. See you there. Chow

Lady Gaga

x x x
Friday, December 18, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Anthony and Angie
 Cheap drinks at Browns Bar Preston from £1
Browns Bar, 37 Glovers Court, Preston, Lancashire, free entry before before 11pm, New Years Eve, thurs 31st Dec 2009 and New Years Night. 1st Jan 2010 ! Drinks will be £1. DJ play off, with guest Djs and guests from London, New York City, Preston and Lancashire. Surprise celebrity guests, over the Christmas and New years. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Fabulous atmosphere, the best in RnB, Funky House, Soul, Pop, Bashment, hear tunes at Browns before they even hit the shops. It is a cut above the rest bar, sleek bar and Truths Club upstairs is great for the over 25's, nice well dressed mature crowd. Remeber I told you ! !

Happy Christmas and New years.
Friday, December 18, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Marcy
 Browns Bar cheap entry@£3
In reply to Jen,

just what planet are you on ? Come to London where getting into any bar before 11pm is around £7-£8. After midnight you can't get into any where classy, uner £10. So £3 to get into Browns bar, a polished clean venue at that, is too cheap ! Wake up woman.
Friday, December 18, 2009Rating: No rosettes

john
 
Fantastic pub, great food, freindly staff. Landlord is so accomadating. definately go back again
Friday, December 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

Roser Abella Barcelona
 Regards
This is a message comment for Mr Roger Dolphin.
Times pass but good memories stay for the rest of our lifes and in our hearts there will be allways Ribchester.
Regards to all the persons we meet even the long time has past.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009Rating: rosettes

Paul Smith
 New website
The new website is www.white-bull.co.uk
Thursday, October 15, 2009Rating: rosettes

Paul Smith
 NEW MANAGEMENT
Keith Newby took over the White Bull in October 2009.
Thursday, October 15, 2009Rating: rosettes

Alexandra Robertson
 Cripple Creek Paranormal Group
Craig Bridge who is doing an investigation in your pub this Saturday, has recommened that Cripple Creek do a further investigation as we use different methods to Craig's scientific approach, in that Cripple Creek does use a scientific approach but the group has got two Mediums who help with the investigation. Cripple Creek would love to do an investigation to compare the scientific findings of Craig's group. My telephone number is 01772 886775. I live at Walton-Le-Dale so it would take me a few minutes to come up and see you. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009Rating: rosettes

mikerux
 
Went for a meal here midweek and found that it was pretty busy-which is always a good sign.Both the service and the food proved to be brilliant and my wife and I look forward to returning to sample more of their excellent menu over the next few months.
Monday, October 12, 2009Rating: rosettes

Terry
 
Hand and Dagger has been under new management since January 2009. Alan and Lucy are your hosts and what an improvement. Staff who care and are putting themselves out for the customers. Good food and cask ales. Karaoke on Friday nights, darts and dominoes, Quiz on Wednesdays. Many other functions.
Saturday, October 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

John
 Shut
Dino's has shut down
Saturday, October 10, 2009Rating: No rosettes

John
 Pub Shut
Shut down
Saturday, October 10, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Daffyd Thomas
 WELSH THEME NIGHT
I think it is a great idea to hold a Welsh evening at the Red Lion. It is nice to know there are other people living in England like the Landlord and Landlady of the Red Lion who are Welsh, like myself. We should all celebrate being welsh from time to time. I do hope they put some Dragons up, I simply love Dragons. If we are lucky they may cook some leeks, I may wear my welsh hat in celebration, I wonder if there will be any daffodils, I will have to ring and ask. What a lovely Welsh couple they are.
Monday, October 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

Mikerux
 Return Visit
Its been over a year since our last visit-and again it was a Weds night and the free quiz was on.Once again we received a warm friendly welcome- the food was excellent and also good value.The pub is now I understand a free house and the drinks appear to be cheaper than those in tied pubs.A great evening out was had and I enjoyed it so much it is my intention to now call in on a far more regular basis.
Thursday, October 1, 2009Rating: rosettes

Steven Nuttall
 The Happy Landlord
The Landlord of the Red Lion is a very talented man. He is so cheerful all the time, telling jokes and if not a little too over friendly, but at least you are always going to leave with a smile on your face. He plays the guitar and is an excellent chef. He is even more talented than Andrew at the Black Bull. What a lovely friendly gay village I live in, I am so happy and extremely lucky.
Thursday, October 1, 2009Rating: rosettes

Gary Rhodes
 Food
We went in the Red Lion last saturday evening and had the best meal I have ever eaten in all of my life. The Steak was like cutting butter, that Landlord is an excellent chef, I must ask him for the recipe.
Thursday, October 1, 2009Rating: rosettes

Tim Peat
 Great Bands
Yes we have to agree Chunkey Monkey were great, but not as good as the Landlord, boy that man can play guitar. He should be up there every weekend he would save himself a fortune! Well done Dave, best Landlord the Lion has ever had.
Thursday, October 1, 2009Rating: rosettes

Ian Loan
 Great Little wine Bar
good food
Wednesday, September 30, 2009Rating: rosettes

Mrs. C
 
Delicious food,well presented in clean and comfortable surrondings by friendly and efficient staff. Generous portions too!
Monday, September 28, 2009Rating: rosettes

Stuart, Penwortham
 Whats on
Saw a wicked 6 peice band a couple of month's ago ( 2 girls singing ) Chunky Monkees, are they back on as my girlfriend and I thought they were brill. Will not want to miss them if they are playing again.
Friday, September 18, 2009Rating: rosettes

Kim
 
I have been coming to Burlingtons for many years now. The Manager is always very courteous - last time he even gave us a free glass of champagne.! The food and service is always very good and I consider it to be one of the better eating places within the Fylde; very good value for money. I'm sure we will be coming here for many more years.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009Rating: rosettes

Pat Warrington
 osep Coupe
Any info onJoseph Coupe manager i 1911 his wife was the housekeeper.
Saturday, September 12, 2009Rating: No rosettes

DC Baker
 Fact finding visit by Porsche and Ferrari Clubs
Very recently I visited the Dolphin to check it out as a possible venue for Porsche Club GB and Ferrari clubs to meet for a meal.

Despite attractive surroundings, and a tasty well presented starter of Poached Egg and Smoked Salmon, we were all bitterly dissapointed with the main course of steak and ale pie. The steak was tough and we all left some.

As for the service, we were asked if everyting was alright, even before we had managed to chew our first mouthful of the starter. When we told the waitress we all thought the pie was very poor, all she said was I'll tell the chef. He of course didn't come back to us.

Needless to say we will not be returning, nor recommending the Dolphin to our members
Friday, September 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

alain Johnson
 
I was on a sunday drive with my wife when i found the Wheatsheaf in woodplumpton. Its one of those country pubs which has not lost its quainte country feel, still full of charm and character which you dont get any more. The pub has a great history and also has a ghost if you can believe it thing is i am not really in to that sort of thing but they do have a picture of it by the big open fire. I was welcomed by all the staff where excellent and the menu was great, i would recommend the homemade pies. They have a great range of real ales and a wonderful beer garden to drink them in which allows you to sit and enjoy the sun all day reading your sunday papers as i did.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Tuesday, September 8, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Jen
 Beware... unorganised and very poor customer servi
Today I have found out that after having the function room booked since end June 2009 for our wedding on 03/07/10 I can not have this date. This is due to being mis advised by one of the members of staff (who organises the functions along with the manager).
When I originally went into the club in June 2009 I wanted 10th July 2010 as the date for my function- I was told that this was provisionally booked and that they would not get an answer from this couple up until maybe December so I provisionally booked 3rd July 2010- I asked how when I know I want that date do I confirm the booking- I was told just to call up and confirm.
The following weekend I saw the Priest after mass and he confirmed that this date was free - we were excited we called the golf club and confirmed we wanted the 3rd July 2010 as our date.
Still no mention of payments or deposits- the room hire was free as we was having them cater.
I popped in to the golf club to speak with them to arrange what we wanted and when we would pay and was told by the manager that a deposit was to be paid.
I called up on Thurs 3rd Sept a week or so later to ask to see the manager to arrange payment of the deposit and to confirm how much this would be. The employee who I first seen said that I would be able to go in and pay this deposit to her. I went in the following day Fri 4th Sept only to be told that someone had already paid a deposit on this date!! To my horror I realised that we may have to change dates after already making and sending our save the dates, paying the registrar, booking the photographer and buying gifts with the date engraved on for the wedding party.
I was told that this employee would have to speak to the manager to check the details as there has been a mix up- the manager was off until Mon 7th Sept (today) and I would get a call back.
I called today as have received no call back from Tracy the manager- I left a message as she had popped out and would be back in ten minutes- i asked for a call asap, I did not get this and so I called again after 25 minutes to which she came onto the line.
I was not given an apology or sympathised with at all as to this major error that is affecting one of the biggest days of my life, when I asked how this could have happened that someone could pay a deposit on a date that I had already booked I was told that she is the organiser of the functions and that Karen was still training and had not been there long- When I originally went in I was told the Karen was the one who organised the functions.
Now surely I felt upset and cheated and could not believe that a golf club of this standard can make a massive mistake like this and that someone who has not been fully trained is allowed to give out information that is so unbelievably incorrect. When I asked about this I was accused of telling Tracy how to run her business which is most definitely something i was not trying to do i was merely trying to get my head round how a mistake so massive could have been made.
We are now taking our business else where and I would warn anyone considering this function to be very careful and ensure you speak to the manager and get written confirmation of everything as they only have a 2009 (1 year) diary.
I hope your arrangements go a lot more smoothly than mine have.
Monday, September 7, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Phill Roberts
 Jokers!
Yes the window was shot with a BB gun, and some1 at the cash machine was peppered with glass but I never chucked any1 out. Get your facts straight JOHN. Who the hell do you think you are you IDIOT!
Thursday, September 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

John Gillard
 Drive by shooting!
I was in this pub on Monday night 2 weeks ago and some one shot the window twice with a gun. The police were called but did nothing. The landlord started going crazy and got really mad and threw every1 out and took his top off and said WHO WANTS A PIECE OF ME. I was shocked to say the least!
Thursday, September 3, 2009Rating: No rosettes

John
 VERY POOR
Me and the missus both had Cumberland sausge with chips and 2 veg.I don't think there was much meat in the sausage - tasted of nothing and looked to be mainly breadcrumbs.Carrotsand green beans were disgusting - soggy and tasteless.The chips were of the frozen variety cooked in something that was in need of changing.
The sweets again were very poor - Raspberry Pavlova was soggy with hardlly a hint of meringue.The coffee renoir was the smallest portion ever with 2 very small scoops of what was supposed to be vanilla!!!
What has happened to this pub - the meals used to be superb - during my visit I heard 3 different people complain about their food to the waitress.
It is my last visit
Wednesday, September 2, 2009Rating: No rosettes

john
 shite
brook pub is shite with 4 people in at a time
Tuesday, September 1, 2009Rating: rosettes

Sean
 SUNDAY CLOSING TIMES
Hi, I'm in Preston Sunday evening (06/09/09) but my train won't arrive until late, what time does the bar close and when is last entry? - are there any late bars/nightclubs worth a visit on a sunday night, my connecting train isn't until 4am and sitting at the train station doesn't appeal
Sunday, August 23, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Simon
 :O)
What a nice pub and the service is top notch
Wednesday, August 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

graham morris
 
went to eat with family today,staff were very helpful,food was delivered prompt and hot.this was much better than the last visit we made last year. 5*
Sunday, August 16, 2009Rating: rosettes

john. p
 Brillaint atmosphere
Brillian pub for leylands younger generation- good range of music, fairly priced drink (great shot bar-try the crushed frog!), friendly bar staff who look like they work their socks off. overall i cant reconnmend this pub enough-better atmosphere than any opub in lelyand; attracting a wide variety of interesting people!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

Trish Bolton
 Photo of pub ??
Hi
One of my ancestors was the publican of your pub in 1911, not sure how long he was there.
Name was Thomas Crozier & wife Agnes.
What I would really like if possible is to have a photo of the pub, I have looked on the net and unable to find one.
Can you please help.

Thank you.
Trish (Australia)
Tuesday, August 4, 2009Rating: rosettes

David
 Going from strength to strength!
The new look Oblivion is going from strength to strength. With resident DJ Simon Jay every Fri & Sat. Cabaret Fri nights. Crazy bingo every Thurs. The new beer garden and undercover smoking area have gone down a storm with the locals.
Welcome back everyone!!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009Rating: rosettes

phillip
 match
will i be able to watch waterford v kilkenny in your pub on9/08/09
Monday, August 3, 2009Rating: No rosettes

B & K
 
had loads of great times in muldoons...very happy memories....and wer'e still making memories now.
Friday, July 31, 2009Rating: rosettes

mark
 karoke nite
the pub is a reely good pub it karoke nite this friday so get yaself in and enjoy yaself
Tuesday, July 28, 2009Rating: rosettes

stephen
 jobs
hi if and when you talke over will you need a chef?????
Tuesday, July 21, 2009Rating: rosettes

Deepdale Duck
 Great Food
Great food

Scottish Bar Manager, arrgghh
Sunday, July 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

Matthew
 Excellent home-made, food
The food was amazing, sourced locally and cooked to perfection. The steak was mouth-watering and the best sirloin cut of meat i have ever had.
the beer was good with a good selection of cask ales, served to perfection by the young man behind bar, who was alos very pleasent and made us welcome and our stay delighfull. Highly recomended.
Sunday, July 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

fd
 
Good Smoking Balcony
Tuesday, July 14, 2009Rating: rosettes

Tom
 Door mat
That door mat on the pavement is to wipe your feet when you leave. Enough said I think.
Sunday, July 12, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Steve
 Getting Worse
I for many years have been a customer of this pub mainly because you could always get a good pint of Boddingtons, sadly no more! This may be due to Inbev ruining Boddies but apart from that the guest beers are rarely in sparkling condition and of late are undrinkable, on occasions I have tried four different beers none of which were palatable, a bit of a pig in a poke. It appears to be of no use returning beer, as when I did (when a pint tasted vinegary, not for the first time) I was informed by the Landlord (after he tasted it) that there was nothing wrong with it? How standards have changed.
So sadly I no longer visit as I don't wish to pay good money to have sub standard beer.
As well as the poor beer the place in general is grubby, in the small room next to the pool table you can often see mice running around at quiet times. The gents usually stink awful and are freezing in winter.
And they wonder why pubs are closing fast?
Friday, July 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

Stewart Kirby
 
The Punchbowl is an excellent example of a true traditional country pub. The food is superb along with the vast array of beers and wines that are on offer. Trev & Mandy who run the Punchbowl make you more than welcome along with the friendly staff that they employ. Try it sometime and see for yourself.
Thursday, July 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

Aitch
 Phone No
Phone number for Unicorn is 01772 251603. Have a great night out there, plenty of entertainment Thursday-Sunday nights. Go and enjoy yourself
Friday, June 26, 2009Rating: rosettes

Al Murrey
 GOOD OLD FASHIONED WELL RUN PUB.
Its rare now a days that you find a good pub like this one. I often drink here with my pals and sink a few cold ones. The good thing about the bull is that it doesn't matter who you are or what you have done in the past or weather you are barred from all the other pubs on the pub watch scheme, you always know you can get a drink with a smile from this great traditional public house.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

Phil Roberts
 
This is a message for paul carnie from the landlord of the red lion. Don't know which pub you were in but it certainly wasn't mine. Get a grip.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

Bruce Marsden
 This is my new local
I have started drinking in the Black Bull and couldn't have received a warmer welcome. Great beer and nice people. I used to drink in the pub down the road but the landlord kicked me in the leg for no reason so i am now calling the Black Bull my local and this is a damn good bar.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

Steve Nuttall
 Great new landlord
I love this pub. The recent beer festival really was a winner and the charity version of blind date was a brilliant idea even though as a contestant I ended up matched with another man, but I cant complain he was gorgeous!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

Caspar
 Bar Staff
I work behind the bar at the red lion and I love it! They let me wear what I like and I can do whatever I want including moshing whilst working! I think Phil is arranging a heavy metal goth fest which will be WICKED!
I cant wait, I feel another piercing coming on!!!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

chinny-bob
 Smoking Area
I must admit, the whole focal point to this pub is the smoking area, I have never seen such an amazing work of art! I think its great the BlackBull did this especially after I had an episiode of smoking inside a pub recently! They have made it nice and clear that smoking inside is illegal! Infact its that good I only need to by one beer and stand outside all night and talk to everyone about it all of the time.....
Tuesday, June 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

David Campbell Landlord
 Private Dancer
Due to the tough times the recession has driven me to provide private dances to keep the money coming in. I'll be your private dancer, Dancer for money, any old money will do. Feel free to pop in and ask.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

Bernard Clark
 Im the best pool player in longton
I'm currently the pool captain of all the teams in this pub and I love the atmosphere. There is nothing I like better of a Saturday and Sunday than to come and have a good practice while all of the other customers babysit my children for me, they don't mind as they are part of the furniture and I need to make sure that my pool playing a socializing comes first. The beer is always great and the staff are always helpful.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

Darren Dixon
 Beer Prices
I love coming into the Nag but the only problem is the price of the beer. I know that the brewery sets the prices and that the government put the beer up with the budget each year but me and all my friend still take it as a personal insult that the beer is so expensive! If only I could stand my own company and stay at home with a couple of tins but I can't as I feel I need to pop down the nag and have a good winge!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

Phill from the red lion!
 Karaoke nights rock!
When I feel like a good old sing song I always go on down to the Longton Arms! Boy bands and teen pop are my favorite genres and just a nod to the bar man and he knows I mean business! The landlady is a pleasure and a joy to be in the same company as and I can understand how she has managed to pack the place most nights of the week! There are also a lot of babes that drink in this pub!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

Mark Rayton
 What a mess!
The word youth club springs to mind on a Friday and Saturday! I was shocked to say the least when I went to the toile and found excrement on the floor and up the walls, I left immediately after this discovery.
Monday, June 22, 2009Rating: rosettes

Johnny Boyles
 Im buying this pub!
My name is Johnny Boyles and I'm buying this pub at the moment to go with the rest of my business portfolio. Any comments and suggestions would be welcomed if you have any. I have a Lamborghini for a run about so if you see me around Longton stop me and tell me any ideas you have.
Monday, June 22, 2009Rating: rosettes

Alan Waite
 Im in every day at 4PM, just try and stop me!
I'm still in every day and cant fault this pub. Joanne is a great landlady even though she is running the pub on her own at the moment. I sometimes wonder if I should offer to run it with her i'm in so often and there would also be the advantage of working with such a beautiful lady! Keep up the good work.
Monday, June 22, 2009Rating: rosettes

Jim
 
On our way home the family and I stopped by for a bite to eat and a break from travelling at The White Bull in Billsborrow. Greeted by a smart and friendly staff, the lovely manageress Shirley even provided a high chair for the youngest. Traditional homemade choices on thier menu included all the local meats in rather pleasing portions. Definitely a stop off point in the future!!
Friday, June 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

John
 ATTITUDE TOWARDS CUSTOMER
i AND 3 FRIENDS OF OURS CALLED IN TO WATCH A GREAT BAND THE LOSTHEADS LAST NIGHT AS USUAL THEY BROUGHT THE HOUSE DOWN.

IT WILL BE OUR LAST VISIT AS THE ATTITUDE OF THE STAFF BEHIND THE BAR SUCKED AS USUAL ALSO THE LANDLORD & LANDLADY COULD NOT MUSTER A SMILE ALL EVENING!
COME GUYS IF YOU DONT SMILE YOUR STAFF WONT! NO WONDER THE PUB IS GOING DOWNHILL...
IT IS A SHAME REALLY AS LOTS OF PEOPLE MADE COMMENTS ABOUT THE ATTITUDE OF EVERYONE BEHIND THE BAR.
Sunday, June 14, 2009Rating: rosettes

MrsJ. Weaver
 
Stopped off for a meal on Easter Sunday whilst having a run in the country with my son.
I cannot wait to get back there for another meal, and to try another choice off the menu. Both of us just sat for ages going over the quality and service. I aim to visit with my family in turn for any meals out ,in the near future although coming from the Ormskirk area it is quite a trip but well worth it. Best meal I can remember for a very long time. Only visited website to find my way again but glad to spread the word.
Friday, April 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

T.Coupe
 Very Good Sat night, northern soul
Had a brill night of northern soul every Saturday night. Great music
Sunday, April 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 new landlady
this place as been taken over (16th jan09) very nice couple that makes every one feel welcome
Friday, April 17, 2009Rating: rosettes

Tony Matthew
 Damning
I have seen the latest damning reviews of the The Ribble Pilot, The Docklands, Preston and can only echo their sentiment.


I have just been today with 2 work colleagues, we have a pint in there every Weds, and when we sat in the Window seat of the dining area of a very deserted pub we were ushered away even though we've been going there every Friday for over 5 years (and more recently every Weds). I wouldn't mind but they weren't even serving food because their tills had gone down and the new lady who forms half of the New Management didn't even ask us in a polite way. She just called over in a raised voice, saying the tables were for dining and not drinking only and could we move to the other end of the pub. We should of ordered some food in retrospect because they were unable to serve us anyway, where would the new Land Lady's logic go from there.


The pub is on it's last legs and it's definitely not the credit crunch that is the reason. The Waterfront further up the Docks is still thriving. It really comes down to the New Management, they haven't got a clue how to run a pub and obviously don't care for good customer service or their customers. It's a shame because the beer is good and the food is also good pub grub and they still have the 2-4-1 offer on food during the day.


Another reason for the decline is the removal of the TV's and showing of sport.We used to go there the odd evening after work to watch the English teams in the Champions League.


If the poor and rude customer service continues from the New Management and the place isn't livened up both during lunchtimes and evenings, the place is going to face closure. Customers should be able to sit or stand and have a drink where ever they like when the pub is quiet and not given bizarre reasons to move in an impolite way. Basil Fawlty had more manners and courtesy than the new Landlady.


We have already abandoned the place in favour of the Waterfront on Fridays in recent weeks and we are not going back in there on Wednesdays now either after today, not until the pub is under new management.


Tony Matthew


Places for People (local business)
Friday, April 17, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Keith Butcher
 Wonderful Food... Warm and Cosy
The Food in this Inn is wonderful i found the Salmon Mouthwatering my wife thinks the Roast Beef is outstanding my eldest son The Homemade Steak Pudding... my yongest son adam Loves the desert menu!!! please note the only complaint is that you feel you are bursting on the way out. Lovely place... highly recommended.
Sunday, March 22, 2009Rating: rosettes

Cw
 New landladies
New landladies, New staff, New and Old faces, Excellent service, New menu (beautiful food)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

Kev
 
Dave,
I think you will find he is called Gary Gibson

Kev
Tuesday, March 10, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
This establishment has been converted into student accomodation
Tuesday, March 10, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Kevin Livesey
 A great place
The Continental has changed for the better. Modern and clean, its a place where people of all ages can eat/drink/be entertained. Visit their website and add yourself to the mailing list. They have something going on for everyone. Will be visiting more often.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

Kevin
 No longer an Irish bar
Now known as the Station Hotel and no longer an Irish pub. Has had an extensive refurbishment lately and is all the better for it. We need more places like this. They have got the right idea, having a separate bar with TV for sports fans. I am all in favour of bringing back the old fashioned vault. Sadly most pubs today are just huge vaults driving away lots of people and encouraging loutish behaviour. You won't find any of that here. Well done !
Tuesday, March 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

kevin
 
Service has improved lately. At one time if you were stood the wrong side of the huge support pillar in the middle of the bar, and the staff were stood the other side of it, then you had no chance.
They seem to have got rid of the smell of sewage that plagued the pub for months, but now there is an awful smell round the bar like milky baby sick...also you may have to roll your trousers up before wading into the gents....disgusting !
Tuesday, March 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

Kevin
 Abysmal service
This is my nearest pub, God i wish the brewery would sort it out ! I agree with all other comments about staff including management. The staff are more interested in talking to each other than serving customers. My wife and I went in one saturday afternoon and although we were the only people at the bar the two staff ignored us and continued to laugh and joke with each other, until someone else approached the bar and one of them asked who's next !!! A good bar person should know who's next. Someone needs to kick some arse in there, starting at the top. Last week the bar was full and one of the bar girls was filling the shelves with crisps rather than serving. They really are clueless. Mind you they don't half jump to it when one of the regulars (saddos) approaches the bar, preferring to serve them than anyody else. They should never have got rid of the vault either. I have been in there when families are dining yards from swearing oafs watching football on the TV.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009Rating: No rosettes

K.Livesey
 Huge disappointment
My wife had been telling me for some time that the Midge Hall had had good reviews, though I was doubtful. Anyway I finally caved in and off we went last Saturday afternoon. On entering, my wife said do you want to eat in here? we'll give it a try I said, not realising that she didn't like the look of the place. The pub is dingy with tatty upholstery and is full of clutter. The place mats which were laid at our table looked like they should have been binned years ago, chipped round the edges. I didn't like the look of anything on the specials board so ordered cumberland sausage, chips and egg. It was nothing to write home about. My wife ordered tomato sausages with horseradish and mustard mash, but had to send it back as the mash was hot on the outside, cold on the inside, obviously microwaved. The carrots were boiled to oblivion and unseasoned and tasted of nothing but water. Suffice to say we won't be going again.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009Rating: No rosettes

ALISON
 friendly traditional local pub
january 2009 ---- a spacious well presented comfortable pub with 2 pool tables and 4 plasma tvs showing all football on sky channels

THERE IS ALSO A FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE FOR UPTO 100 GUESTS SUITABLE FOR PARTIES/WEDDINGS/FUNERALS/BUSINESS MEETINGS ETC PHONE 01772 451951
A PURPOSE BUILT OUTSIDE SEATING AREA IS USEFUL FOR THE SMOKERS
Thursday, March 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

LennyB
 Blue belle preston
The best pub in the area, good beer, good company, warm welcome.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009Rating: rosettes

Jackie
 
visited yesterday, not impressed. steak and ale pie mainly ale not much steak. scampi and chips similar to macdonalds happy meal
Friday, February 27, 2009Rating: No rosettes

James Ashton
 Preston needs this pub!
This pub oozes quality.

The food is not mass produced pub grub, it is easily worth the price.

The beers are always in top condition. Massive range of foreign bottled beers. The management team certainly know what they're doing.

Relaxed atmosphere. No pool tables, fruit machines etc. Twice-yearly beer festivals (proper beer festivals with free admission).Dogs allowed in the snug.

Can't praise it highly enough.
Thursday, February 26, 2009Rating: rosettes

Paul
 New assistant manager
You can tell that Steve, the new assistant manager is being trained by Keith, they're both useless... Oh well, Happy Days!
Monday, February 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

Franz
 The best one
The Hornby Castle was the best pub I had ever seen. And the landlord Brian Taylor is a legend.
Monday, February 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

Nat
 
Lovely local pub, roraing open fires, good beer, good food, friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Always very busy!
(could do without the widescreen TV above the fireplace)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009Rating: rosettes

John Taylor
 Rubbish
We have eaten here a few times and always been disappointed. On many occasions we have asked for one thing and something totally different turns up with a message from an embarrassed waitress sorry we didn't have any of what you ordered left. As with the chief’s attitude, well it’s like he has got a split personality, I watched him with some customers who were obviously regulars. He just seemed to blank them one minute then try to be all friendly the next. I don't think his business can last with an attitude like that........
Wednesday, February 18, 2009Rating: rosettes

Debbie Smith
 Disappointing Valentines
We arrived at about 7-15 to find everything in darkness.We went over the road to The Grapes and enquired , only to be told that they had done a runner.Such a shame as the food was wonderful, but we did feel very let down as my husband had booked the meal as a treat and suprise,I would have thought that a bit of consideration to the people who supported them and a quick phone call was the least we could have expected.
Sunday, February 15, 2009Rating: No rosettes

tara
 
fantastic pub, absolutly stunning bar staff, even more stunning customers, like cheers everybody wants to know your name
Friday, February 13, 2009Rating: rosettes

dj phil
 cool pub
phil and lynn are the perfect couple for that pub and the atmosphere brill,go for it guys,from dj rockin phil
Thursday, February 12, 2009Rating: rosettes

the corrector
 Previous comments
Creme Brulee is served hot. Creme caramel is served cold.
Monday, February 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

blakey
 another pub bites the dust
what a shame another local is lying empty, when will people sit up and listen to what local people want from a pub? we dont want to go out and sit outside in the cold to smoke, we may has well stay at home and have a drink, also we want a landlord and landay who are not bickerin with each other all the time,
Saturday, February 7, 2009Rating: rosettes

David
 Well worth a trip out !
Great Food, extensive menu featuring some great traditional dishes. Particularly recommend the Steak and Ale pie. Portions are large, often with plenty of veg too.
Desert menu varies and has all been very good. Now on 5th visit and will keep going back!! Beer excellent.
Friday, February 6, 2009Rating: rosettes

dave henry
 
went to this pub last night for the quiz, had a good time but the quiz master was a bit over the top.
Friday, January 30, 2009Rating: rosettes

dave henry
 burnt down 2000
Thursday, January 29, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Phil
 Still a very nice pub
A warm friendly atmosphere awaits from a bright and bubly landlady.
A poular quiz is held on Tuesday Nights.
www.blackhorsegregsonlane.co.uk
Monday, January 26, 2009Rating: rosettes

J
 Unprofessional
I entered a competition for charity at this pub leaving my telephone number on a sheet behind the bar. I received a call that I had won ..... and to go into the pub to claim my prize. I rang the pub to confirm my prize and was told that I hadn't won just that a drunken person had called me and apparently several others on the list. I am not amused that drunken people should be allowed access to the information. Plus the place has gone down hill recently - you can't even sit where you want to anymore unless you are dining even when the dining half of the pub was empty and the pub bit quite busy. They need to decide on what market they cater for. If the management had brains they would try to gain the clientle of the expenisve docklands apartments etc as Ashton area is missing an equivalent of Penworthams Fleece or Fulwood's Blackbull.
Sunday, January 25, 2009Rating: rosettes

Sue Dunkley Cheshire
 
We chanced upon this pub .What a find- day 2 of kitchen open and the food was excellent. The produce was local, there was a good selection and the food was freshly cooked and well presented. Great hospitality.
Sunday, January 25, 2009Rating: rosettes

Jack osbourne
 pricey
i cannot afford to drink here anymore, it is too expensive!
Thursday, January 22, 2009Rating: rosettes

Meat
 A sunday in Warton
Well I drove past the Birley on Sunday at 2pm the place was packed, most eating of course, which is the name of the game. There have been a few moans by the old regular's, you know the one's who stuck it out before the refurb, a very well known local family went in on Xmas day for a drink, only to be told if you have not booked you cannot come in, I believe the next step they would have looked at the menue for another visit, I dont think so now. Still keep the food good and at a price people can afford for the next 25 years and it may scrape through.
Watch this space.
ps where are all the other comments, come on all those that had the freebie on open day!!!!!
Monday, January 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

peter
 
me and the wife poped in to the waterfront on saturday and the food was geat. If you love home cooked good grub you should give it a go
Saturday, January 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

helen s
 top bar top nite
spent many a saturday nite dancing to northern soul top bar top people good times
Sunday, January 4, 2009Rating: rosettes

Les
 Excellent night
Was visiting friends in Leyland and stumbled across the Black Bull and we popped in for a drink and had a meal which was first class and service was excellent but most of all the staff and Landlady made you feel very welcome and have to say the entertainment was excellent.
A quick drink and a bite to eat ended up a very enjoyable and excellent nite
Saturday, January 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

Bren
 Pleasant place
Had a bar snack in the New Year - nicely presented. Lovely open fire blazing away. A good place to go after a country walk/drive.
Friday, January 2, 2009Rating: rosettes

meat
 
I was not one of the chosen few who got the invite to a closed open night, I turned up on the Monday after, I was most impressed with the decor, it needed it, the thing that is going to pay for it all is the food, I do live local so I tend to go out further afield for something to eat, but I do go in for a beer or two, after all it is a pub at the end of the day, so I was a bit naffed off when there was no drink on the house or even an offer of one, I know they have got to draw the line somewhere, but after hearing from some of the chosen few what a good day/night it was, i hope they will keep on using it, even though there is no happy hour round the corner.
Best of luck anyway, roll on the food
Wednesday, December 31, 2008Rating: rosettes

Mike Ruxton
 Good News
I visited The Wheatsheaf on tuesday 22/12/2008 and am happy to say that the Pub has now changed hands.Today was the first day for the new tenants whom I found very welcoming.
I look forward to sampling their food
when they re-open the kitchen in the New Year
Saturday, December 27, 2008Rating: rosettes

student from preston
 STUDENTS
I've been to the ribble pilot twice before as I am a student at the university however i went for a meal recently with my friend and we sat in one of their window seats, we had just got confortable when a member of staff came up and told us we could not sit there because that table was for four people and they were expecting to be busy this lunchtime and would we sit here. Pointing to a small two seater table away from the window. Well i pointed out the pub wasn't busy and there were other window seats free could we have one of those, however he was adamant that if we were to stay in the pub we were to sit at this tiny table. I then pointed out i hope he would move other people away from the window seats if there were only two of them for the four seater tables. So unfortunately we moved table, my friend wanted to stay however i was ready to walk out without paying anything. The food was lovely, however was ruined by the fact all three window seats were then occupied by couples just like us, who were not asked to move. Also when we left, there were still plenty of tables free. The man was very rude and unfair and i can only wonder if it was just because we were students. Concluding it will be a while before i return, and if anyone knows the address to which i can reply to the pub itself, please post it on the website. I have been a waitress myself and his behaviour was unacceptable.
Friday, December 19, 2008Rating: rosettes

Dave
 
Visited the Anchor after some years a couple of months ago on a Thursday night. There was a guy doing Elvis and John Lennon songs. He was a ringer for Lennon. What a great night out. Will hopefully get back sometime in future; just hope the same singer is on. Anyone know his name (website?)

Dave
Thursday, December 18, 2008Rating: rosettes

lisa
 awesome pub
i love this pub the staff are good to have a laugh with :) its a friendly fun atmosphere
Friday, December 12, 2008Rating: rosettes

A Simpson
 Bring back the Smithy
This used to be my favourite haunt with my father, it is now a place for noisy teenagers and kids to gather around the outside, its a disgrace they should be moved on. inside there are no real locals anymore, just youths who are rude, ignorant. The noise is terrible too. i wish Bob was still with us, God rest his soul. Bring back the Smithy!!
Friday, December 12, 2008Rating: rosettes

DB
 Scatter
this is the only pub where i enjoy my large ones with a dash of water. i can stagger home from here when nistleroy is parked up, i can have my favourite scran delivered by cleaver from the local thindian, its a great pub to drink in. I hust wish they had tikka massala pizzas to nibble on whilst i wait for the thindian!! scatter!!
Friday, December 12, 2008Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
OUT OF ORDER BILLY SMITH
Wednesday, December 10, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Jack Mahon
 Simply the best!
The New Birley Arms is simply wonderful. Friendliest staff, proprietors are marvellous hosts. food plentiful and of the highest quality ( mouthwatering) decor and style absolutely top drawer ( curtains are magnificent!) and the whole experience was one to savour. This is a must for everyone.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008Rating: rosettes

Robin Vango
 Amazing Transformation
What a difference 4 weeks can make; I would not have recognised the stunning establishment that the Birley Arms has become. Old-style elegance with polished wood, flagstones, excellent decor and lots of interesting local history dotted around the place. The menu has been beefed up (with the Jack Daniels steak), there is a mini library, . . . . GO THERE, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED ! ! ! If I could, I'd give it 6 out of 5.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008Rating: rosettes

Jane Jones
 
Went to the opening night on 6 December 2008 - what a night and what a place. The food was delicious and the whole place was very tastefully decorated, warm and inviting.

It is a credit to Trish and Ian and their excellent team.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008Rating: rosettes

Robert Morrow
 Absolutley amazing since the refurb
I cant believe the difference since the recent refurb.Whot a brilliant job.It is a credit to Ian,Trish and James. The food was beautifull and thoroughly enjoyed it.As a local person its a joy to find our local in the hands of people who really care. Any one who has not been yet go and enjoy the experience
Monday, December 8, 2008Rating: rosettes

TK
 like the good old days
After many years touring the pubs and clubs circuit singing all my own songs and a few requests, I find now I can sing for my own pleasure down at the Walmer on a Friday night. Unfortunately my blood pressure takes effect after a few splits and many renditions of whisky in a jar, my wife M is my No1 fan and eggs all the locals on to join in, just like the good old days!! So if you fancy a sing song and a bit of Shaky join me in the Walmer, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat or Sun....
Monday, December 8, 2008Rating: rosettes

Robin Vango
 Excellent under the new management
I started staying at the Birley shortly after Ian and Trish took over, and have been staying there on business for over a year; they've turned around what was (by all accounts) a failing pub into an EXCELLENT place that is very convenient for BAe Warton (15 minute walk). I am looking forward to seeing it when the refurbishment is finished (any day now)
Thursday, December 4, 2008Rating: rosettes

Billy S
 why no happy hour?
As a long time drinker in the Bridge as us locals call it, why oh why can we not have a happy hour? All other pubs near by offer this and food whilst sport is on. I feel this is what this pub now needs to maintain that family feeling. good beer, better prices and something back for the locals. It has improved though since the last two knarky gits have gone. I am over the MOON. I just wish peolple would stop moaning when I take the remote!!!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008Rating: rosettes

Samuel Way Aye Man
 New stools too high
As a recent resident to the local area, after managing to overcome the local language as I am from near Newcastle, well Sunderaland really, keep that quiet!! My next obstacle has been the high stools in the tap room at the re-juvenated Walmer Bridge. I am only 4ft 6inches and struggle to lift myself up on to even the smallest stool. I now after sit with my pet dog Alan Shearer on the door matt near the toilets which can be wet and drafty. A small tool wud be nice pet for the barcoded little plastic geordie, please!!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008Rating: rosettes

Spratty
 Good Pub
Always a friendly welcome and is a pleasant change from the current trend towards souless pubs. Prices are remarkably low and is a great place to hole up in in winter.
Saturday, November 29, 2008Rating: rosettes

Spratty
 Avoid the Food!
Ate here yesterday.Food had to be sent back as it was still frozen in places and came back as was but re-microwaved.Unhelpful attitude.Won't be going back.
Saturday, November 29, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Karen
 No idea how to treat customers
Arrived ... at this local pub in a good mood with hubby & 2 kids for a quick evening meal about 4 weeks ago. They got every meal wrong in some way & waitress took umbridge at the fact that i asked for all the errors to be corrected. Left feeling angry and wound up by incompitence & bad attitudes. Called in again today for a quick lunch with hubby... ordered sandwich and half way through found large blonde/grey hair entangled within the filling but sticking right out of the sandwich.... called over the waitress and she debated with me at the table about the colour of the hair (mine is black) how it could have got in there as the chef's are bald, No apology at any point until I asked for one. Staff do not have the basic's in Customer Service & looking at some of the comments on this page I would say they are probably just following the example set by the management. Once again left this etablishment feeling angry & wound up by muppets!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Sarah Buck
 Brill!!
I worked for Paul for over 3 years and i had a great time whilst being there!! It is a wonderful place to be in..the customers are friendly..the other staff were great..the food was spot on and it felt like home when not working!! Paul is a nice, friendly and considerate guy..he has his moments now and again lol but so do we all!! The pub it self is great with constant compliments!! I would recommend it to anybody for a queit drink or a great laugh and full night out!! And as for the cold..Wear a coat!! xxx
Thursday, November 20, 2008Rating: rosettes

Dave Hornby (ex landlord)
 
cracking local pub just in process of being re furbishment as of 18/11/2008 entertainment on at weekends, pool, big screen freindly people and nice couple who run it mick & sharon.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008Rating: rosettes

David Shepherd
 Great for functions
Just had my 40th birthday party in the Welcome Tavern, I have got to say the buffet was excellent, the management could not do enough for me and made my celebrations really special. If you are looking for a room with excellent food for any celebration the Welcome Tavern comes highly recommended.
Monday, November 17, 2008Rating: rosettes

Tony Fallen Angel Crook
 Fallen Angels - Rock on!
This Pub has reverted it's name back to The Angel Pub and if you have a pub card you can get John Smiths xtra cold for £2.20, quite reasonable I think, open 9am Mon-Fri till late 10.30am on sats and 12 sun, The current manager is Dan Strong and he has loads of good music for all his customers, when football is not on, lol, good friendly atmosphere and very rarely any trouble, Pearls food is the best in Preston!
Sunday, November 16, 2008Rating: rosettes

Mrs L. Parker
 
11th Nov 2008.Disappointing visit to a previously not bad Brewers Fayre. Now changed hands, but does not appear to have upped it's game. Lasagne very dry, double decker cheese burger had no cheese! As it was only £9.00. for 2 meals we put up with it, but we won't be back.
Saturday, November 15, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
new windows are far to moddern for a old pub. landlord doesnt have a clue not many guest ales on any more
Wednesday, November 12, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Lewis Southworth
 Great place
I loved this pub. It was here where I first cut my teeth as a live DJ.

I'll never forget this place all my life.

Great times and great people.

Lets hope it re-opens again.
Monday, November 10, 2008Rating: rosettes

Tom T
 A Locals Perspective
Having lived in the Docklands area of Preston all of my life, I’ve seen many changes to the Ribble Pilot over the years. I was present at its opening night and was at one time one of its most frequent visitors.

The pub was at its peak around five years ago. Every night was busy, especially weekends. We had live bands, karaoke and DJ entertainment to name but a few, and you had to be in by Seven O’clock to get a seat!! This was all backed up with Sky TV showing all the usual sporting events. All in all this was one of the best pubs for locals and visitors alike.

However, in more recent times the pub went considerably downhill. The Ribble Pilot has always been expensive on ale, but as the prices kept going up, the quality of ale went down. Couple this to the fact that entertainment was gradually cut down to nothing and you’re left with a very quiet pub.

Missing the key points that it was a very expensive poorly kept pint, and a pub with no entertainment, the Brewery decided on a badly timed and somewhat ill fated refurb. The pub lost its character and most of its regulars as they settled elsewhere. Then in a somewhat surprising move, the management removed Sky and the Three TV’s within a month of it’s reopening, which just about nailed the coffin lid shut as far as the last dregs of the locals were concerned.

I called in recently to see what changes are to be made under the new management, and it doesn’t bode particularly well. There seems to be an overwhelming desire to create a restaurant type venue in a pub environment. I was witness to see the new Management show their displeasure at customers standing at the bar, and incredibly also saw one member of Management telling customers where to sit.

So all in all, it’s just as expensive, just as quiet, but at least you have somewhere to sit (even if it’s not where you wanted to).
Thursday, November 6, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Ken Blair
 Very disappointing
During a visit to Preston this week, I took the family for a meal at Phantom Winger 30th October 2008.
Everything went well through the ordering process and then ......
The service was very slow considering that it was less than half full.
When the food arrived it was deposited on the table rather than being served. We ordered six meals and every one was tepid to cold. We did not ask for it to be taken back as we have seen on TV what happens in kitchens to returned food!
A side order did not arrive. One request for the order went unanswered. At the second attempt, the order did eventually arrive, without apology ,when everyone had finished.
There is no excuse for this standard of food or service and we will never use The Phantom Winger again.
Saturday, November 1, 2008Rating: No rosettes

beverley
 xmas dinner
do you have any places left for xmas day bookings.could you send me the price list for adult and childrens xmas dinner and menus.much appreciated
Saturday, November 1, 2008Rating: rosettes

Tony Crook
 Goth Pub
The D&P used to be popular with both squaddies and bikers in the 80's but when they opened planned it, a lot of bikers were upset and stopped going, These days a lot of students and goth type rockers frequent it, Hello Lemmy (Mark Bainbridge), God Bless Ronnie and lets not forget Leo (RIP).........P.S. you can find loads of Military Plaques on the walls, Ronnie being ex army, just thought I'd add that as an ex squaddie and ex biker, still like Motorhead though, ROCK ON PRESTON!
Thursday, October 30, 2008Rating: rosettes

Mr Lats
 terrible
Roper bar staff are soooo slow! I ordered a beer in 1973 and still haven't received it. It is dark and dingy and reminds me of the Seventh Circle of Hell. Stay away from this place for your own safety!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008Rating: No rosettes

mark exley
 
one of the best friendliest pub ive been in no matter what. i would just like to say to all those who used to drink in the pub and went elsewhere cause no heating u should be ashamed of yourself ever heard of a coat ..... i dont know paul much be he is a great guy to talk to and the all the staff and will miss the atmosphere and all the great people who had a drink in there . cheers people
Monday, October 27, 2008Rating: rosettes

John Smith
 horrible, horrible,horrible
Visited city last Sat. Pub had people blocking the door smoking, 2 beers on handpumps- Norfolk and Scotland... hardly local beer! Drunks sitting at the bar (at 7pm) f****ing and blinding (and worse). Is this the best Preston can offer?
Monday, October 27, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Philc
 well past its sell by date
As its near to my office, i went to the pub and the attached italian restaurant. The pub food was greasy, cheap stodge that i thought pub's had stopped serving years ago. The italian restaurant was slightly better but it is all relative and still very poor. All in all, living on its reputation and attractive location by the canal.
Monday, October 27, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Karin
 Wednesday 22/10
Fantastic meal, partner and I had 3 courses, every one delicious! The waitress was great, there when you needed her and not when you didn't! A very personal service and a fantastic relaxing evening for us both.
Monday, October 27, 2008Rating: rosettes

Chris
 Great
Recently visited. The pub has changed hands. The new owners and staff were very pleasant. Nice atmosphere. I would go again
Tuesday, October 21, 2008Rating: rosettes

Barry John Brown
 A change of management at last !!!!
I have been going to the ribble pilot for a few years now and have noticed and massive change in place in the last 2 or 3 weeks i beleve the old managers have now left and the standards in the pub have improved 150% we now have happy staff a clean pub and great value food if this is the futue of the ribble pilot im going to be making it one of my local drinking and eating holes once more. Good Job done by the new managers keep it up.
Monday, October 20, 2008Rating: rosettes

tanya metcalf
 not happy
the management are in my opinion very rude an unpleasant
Thursday, October 16, 2008Rating: rosettes

Stu & Les
 kareoke
Great nights, Thursday karaoke and quiz, always a good laugh, nothing to serious. Friday & Sunday great karaoke with some really good talent. Saturday is Irish night with a quality live band every week. If your visiting Preston don't miss the Unicorn, nice & clean, friendly staff, always something happening and some great guest real ales
Thursday, October 16, 2008Rating: rosettes

Steve
 
I'm interested in the history of the Becconsall Hotel and I was wondering if anyone on here knows of any previous owners or information that has shaped the history of this building.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008Rating: No rosettes

pixie
 nice pub, cute bar guy xx
Saturday, October 11, 2008Rating: rosettes

matthew
 I would also reccomend the bull as we try our bes
I would also reccomend the bull as we try our best too provide excellent customer service and great food for all the family
Wednesday, October 8, 2008Rating: rosettes

s.webb
 
i live local to the pub and recently it has gone down hill, a table next to us found a fly in the food, the tables are never wiped down with salt and food all over them, the food tastes like its been sat in the microwave all night and the chef was just sat at the bar talking for 15minutes whilst we had a 40 minute wait for food on a weekday?? think it needs some serious attention paying to its staff and the standards.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008Rating: rosettes

jill
 First visit
Food was good but service very slow even though the restaurant wasnt very busy!
Monday, October 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

Paul
 Long gone
Long gone, now Finneys Sports Bar
Friday, September 26, 2008Rating: No rosettes

tom
 V Nice
My Grandad lives there with my aunty and uncle so we like to visit often i am from Liverpool. and my dad and step mum may be buying it
Thursday, September 25, 2008Rating: rosettes

Lisa
 
Recently visited this place again as i heard they were new propriators, i was amazed at how much the atmosphere had changed. Last time i visited was last Christmas 2007 and it was aweful. The lady in charge was more interested in flirting with any male that came in the door than serving people. Nice change, not great but much better
Sunday, September 21, 2008Rating: rosettes

Dave Riley
 Top Pub
Finally Preston has a pub which excels in every department.

Food is absolutely delicious. The bottled beer range is mind-blowing. Cask beers are exactly how theyshould be. (Old Black Bull take note, they should not taste of vinegar).

Best pub in Preston by a very huge amount of daylight.
Friday, September 19, 2008Rating: rosettes

Ken Youde
 Great service!
My wife and I came for a meal on 13th September. She ordered a well done steak but when it arrived it was pink inside. We called over the waitress who was most apologetic and took it away. She returned with a new steak (we thought it would be the same one just cooked more!) plus new chips and trimmings. She also offered us each a free drink. I ordered a pint of Stella Artois and my wife a glass of Merlot. When I tasted mine it turned out to be cider! I called over the waitress again and she replaced it without fuss, again apologising profusely.
I was very impressed my the standard of service and the meals.
I will be going again...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008Rating: rosettes

Nicki Turner
 My Favourite Pub
Ive Been Coming To The Pub For Nearly 5 Years Now.. The Staff Are Very Friendly. The crowed Are Great.. They Show All The Celtic Matches There Which I Go To Watch.. My Mum And Dad Are Staff There... Its Such A Great Pub With A Great Atmosphere x
Tuesday, September 16, 2008Rating: rosettes

Helen
 
How often do you have a meal cooked for you by an ex QE2 chef? I really enjoyed my meal. It was cooked to order, I know this because I asked for the Beef & Mushroom Strogonof without themushrooms, and that is how it came. I recommend eating there to everyone!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008Rating: rosettes

michael homewood
 miss you all
this is a great pub were i used to help out i miss doing it like hope to go in one day
Monday, September 8, 2008Rating: rosettes

Danny
 Ace!
Very cheap beer, friendly female bar staff (all attractive!), good atmosphere - nice and busy on weekends. Pool tables (2), sky tv - everything you want. Also can watch the fighting from across the road at the Grand Junction with a pint!
Sunday, September 7, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Sarah
 what happened to the entertainment!
Went in last weekend & there's no Kat Litter anymore just some bloke playing CDs in between nipping out for a smoke, only entertainment is guessing whether he'll be back before the music stops, at least Ray's still on the door, 1 friendly face even if the others appear to wish they were somewhere else.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008Rating: rosettes

anon
 time to get a grip!
Well what can i say and where do i start?! first the staff- is a smile too much ? no smiles but alot of choice words are exchanged between them, most in front of customers and not repeatable...what can you expect when they are not led by example. The manageress herself uses choice words and belittles the staff in front of customers- v.unprofessional. Secondly the food- could be better, it seems microwave food at its best- if you get the right order and on time! The pub itself needs redecorating and the loos needs updating, they are a disgrace. In such a nice area, i am disapointed to find this in the local pub. A let down. Whilst sat the pub i heard an elderly couple say they wouldnt be back. Mainly due to the staff and the food. Think the brewery need to take a grip of this pub pronto.
Saturday, August 30, 2008Rating: rosettes

Emma
 Excellent
Superb fresh food, superb staff, superb location and superb price £9.99 for two courses.
Friday, August 29, 2008Rating: rosettes

Nicky B
 excellent all round
Well I am delighted to say that finally we have a great pub in a lovely spot. The food is good with a fine selection and choice of drink. Most importantly, there is somewhere to go with live entertainment. and the Jazz on Bank Holiday Monday was an outright success. The snug was newly opened and bursting at the seams with people relaxing and enjoying the tunes. Warren and Knoxy are the perfect bar tenders catering to your every need. I highly recommend it for a great night out.
Friday, August 29, 2008Rating: rosettes

mikerux
 Under new management
Reverted back to a proper pub under the new Landlord.Made to feel very welcome-and enjoyed an decent sized well cooked meal.Then joined in the free quiz they now have on a Weds.First prize was a meal for four-2nd prize was bottle of whisky.We came third!!!Well worth a visit to check it out.
Thursday, August 28, 2008Rating: rosettes

Blowing Wild
 Under New Management!
Hi Guys,

The Oblivion and Blowing Wild are now under new management, and are still gay friendly venues! With regular student nights, great entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, and reduced bar prices at Oblivion, call in for a drink!

The new website for all the information on both venues is: www.blowing-wild.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Monday, August 25, 2008Rating: rosettes

dunnin
 Great Pub
I just loved the Green Man! Great food and great ambiance
Monday, August 25, 2008Rating: No rosettes

jimmy lips
 good
I think this is an up comeing establishment with a modern look at life good friendley staff super beer
Sunday, August 24, 2008Rating: rosettes

Bernard Moon
 New Lanlord
Nrw lanlord from April 2008 Richard Moon upgrading the cask beer, more selection of drinks
A warm and friendley welcome
Noe has SKY in both rooms
Bingo on Monday & Quiz on Thursdays, Large beer garden with play equipment.
Saturday, August 23, 2008Rating: rosettes

Glenn
 pieman v fis
Pieman will be in 2nite to sample some fis food.
Friday, August 22, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Glenn
 pieman v fis
Pieman will be in 2nite to sample some fis food.
Friday, August 22, 2008Rating: No rosettes

pete
 Pie
watch out as Pie man will be in 2nite
Friday, August 22, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Kat
 
I go to Burlingtons every time i'm in the area visiting my family. I originally went in expecting an average meal in an average bar but was astounded my the food. The steak was TRULY the best I have ever eaten, i coudn't believe it!
Nice selection of wine and decent menu. Perfect.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Jonty H . campbell
 Top Ale, Top Live Music, Top Service
This is just the sort of pub for everyone who appreciates a well run proper english pub, with relaxed, laid back inclusive atmosphere, no trouble, acclaimed home made no nonsense grub, no chavs, the legend that is Will the resident master Pianist-barkeep, UcLan Pagan Soc. on wednesdays, Bohemian students and musos. Um... Oh and well kept unusual beer and the best lager in the area!(Czeckoslovakian)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008Rating: rosettes

Gareth
 no longer gay run
Clientele seems to be more elderly than it was, not much for young people.
Monday, August 18, 2008Rating: rosettes

Stephen Gilmore
 geat for a pint