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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a nice meal,despite waiting a long time for drinks and the food to arrive we could put up with it because the sun was shining.The trouble started when the bill arrived with lots of drinks and food on which we hadn't had,the waitress...was really helpfully and I went through everything we had eaten etc.30 minutes went by and I went to ask what was happening with the bill the next thing I know what I can assume was the mangeress was at my table with a blackboard with writing on saying how hard her staff were working and accusing me of abusing them,this was 100% ridiculous,I pointed out to her that all I was trying to do was pay the bill that they had messed up in the first place,I have eaten out all over the world and never ever experienced customer service as bad anyway,myself my wife and 2 children were basically asked to leave for trying to pay the bill.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pre booked in advance for me and my partner, was told to sit outside upon arrival and wait for somebody to come and take our order for drinks. 45 minutes and still nobody. Walked in the pub to ask if I could order from there,...was told rather patronisingly to wait outside and somebody would be there to take my order. When I mentioned that we had been there for 45 minutes already the lady grinned and said well it’ll be another 10 minutes atleast. Me and my partner and another 2 couples arrived at roughly the same time and we all left at the same time without even a drink. Terrible waste of timeMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Called in advance to book a table, told we’d be seated outside under the pergola which was ideal. Arrived on site to be told quite abruptly that you can’t book a table outside. No idea why they allowed us to this this over the phone...and then spoke to us like you were lying! Checked website and requesting a outdoor table is an option on the booking system too! Not a great first impression! Service was slow, pub was obviously understaffed and staff were rather stressed! Food arrived quite quickly and was nice, but nothing special. Would probably just call for drinks next time as garden is lovely. Young lady who served us was very pleasant.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch Lovely staff, food was good. Lovely outdoor area. Felt safe ax they took covid measures seriously. Thanks guys will be back.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for Sunday lunch, had a really lovely lunch, the staff here were really friendly. Our lunches were fabulous. Great roast beef lunches..

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here two years ago and vowed not to eat here again , the new owners have totally transformed the place , we would now highly recommend the quality of the food and the prompt service, second to none

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely pub with nice surroundings but unfortunately there will be no return. Prices fairly high for the quality of food and drinks are pricy. Some Customers walk freely in and out of the pub with no masks. Possibly local regulars as they were not challenged....No covid check in and staff had no masks. Although one did have a badge to say exempt. Real shame . Reviewed a few years back and it a lovely place to eat but sadly not now.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 8 June 2021

We have been here a few times now and I personally really enjoy my time there. Not been inside much by its really nice in there and the outside space is exceptional and its how a country pub should be, good staff, plenty of seats...and tables, the food is varied from tapas style to classic pub food. The 'hand made' chips are amazing! they should be renamed as 'home made'. well done to the Chef on those. Very welcoming staff. At the time of writing you can go in and order at the bar but they have to (by law) take your drinks to a table for you or they could get a £10k fine. The service has alsways been very quick for drinks and good for food since they have to cook it of course. There is a play area yes, but it would lend itself to younger kids say up to 5 years (there is a bigger park just a quick walk away though). Its good though as we have a 4 and 7yo and some play areas are just not nice to in proximity to. Cant wait to bring our kids here on a weekend and we will walk alone the canal, see the horses in the nearby fields and maybe walk towards the Chester Zoo route (we spotted a bear, and dears today). Its a handy pub to cycle past either from Ellesmere Port from the boat museum or the Chester side. there is also a park near the canal for the kids to walk down to and although its down a lane is not that busy. Can't fault it. Thanks guys and see you soon for a San Miguel and Pinot Karen + JamieMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 June 2021

Waited over 1.5 hours for our food. A simple word of explanation would have helped. Food pretty indifferent when it finally arrived. Such a pity as it could be a lovely place if only it sorted its management/kitchen out.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 June 2021

We called here after searching the map for somewhere not too far from the motorway, travelling home from Wales. We were not disappointed. All our meals were good value, delicious home cooked style food. Sensible Covid precautions are in place. Highly recommended for indoor or...outdoor dining.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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18 October 2018|
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Response from LewisBunbury | Property representative |
Food is served from 12-3 then 5-8 Monday Friday and all day at the weekends,
6 February 2017|
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Response from RodBromiley | Reviewed this property |
Food is served all day and every day. Great Menu. Great Food. Call them 01244 301665.
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
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