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Brockholes Nature Reserve

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Afternoon Tea Treat

Great value afternoon tea picnic- style tray. On a cold dreary day a warm cup of homemade soup... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cathy C
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Peaceful

What a unique place. Wonderful to visit the cafe here and relax in the quiet surroundings... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Louise W
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Brockholes is a new kind of nature reserve, an unreserved reserve. Everyone is welcome at Brockholes, whether you're a naturalist or a beginner, we have something for you to enjoy and lots of chances for you to get close to nature! On the site of an...more
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Preston New Road | Juction 31 M6 Motorway, Preston PR5 0AG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a unique place. Wonderful to visit the cafe here and relax in the quiet surroundings. Definitely worth a visit. Cant take dogs though whuch is always a disappointment to me.More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Louise W
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Louise Thanks for the 5* review. It's great to hear that you enjoy visiting and taking some time out to relax and enjoy the reserve. I understand that you are disappointed that we don't allow dogs at Brockholes. As a nature reserve, that is...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A really good nature reserve. A mixture of old woodland with lakes and pools with a good variety of different ducks. A really pleasant walk around the reserve, quite flat and easy.More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Peter H
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Peter We are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Brockholes and thanks for the 5* review. Why not join one of our free guided walks next time you visit? They are every Wednesday at 11.15am and the first Sunday in the month...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited here today for afternoon tea which was lovely and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Enjoyed a lovely walk afterwards around the reserve and river. Hope to be back again very soon!More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AliW2211
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to provide your 5* review of Brockholes. It's great to read about your day and fantastic to hear that as well as treating yourself to afternoon tea you managed to get out and explore our nature reserve. I will pass...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Wouldn’t return. Exspensive car park. Poor catering service. Thick staff. Unimaginative selection of food

Date of experience: August 2018
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SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are really sorry to read about your experience, but thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. To allow us to look into your comments further please could I ask you to email info@brockholes.org with more information?

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great value afternoon tea picnic- style tray. On a cold dreary day a warm cup of homemade soup followed by sweet and savoury delights really hit the spot.

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cathy C
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cathy Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for taking the time to provide your review. Why not have a look at our website at our Festive Afternoon Tea? See you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an afternoon tea ,was really nice,will definitely go again,staff were very friendly and attentive,the setting and views were wonderful ,easy to find and plenty of parking spaces

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Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lindapN4979JU
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Linda Thanks for your wonderful feedback which we will pass on to our Catering Team. Thanks for supporting our conservation work by visiting and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Sarah

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely relaxed picturesque setting for a meeting place for my team. Meeting room was light and stunning views. Buffet was fresh and tasty. Provided hot and cold dishes. Very convenient location just off the motorway. Easy access for everyone. Book with confidence.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to provide your review - it's great to hear you enjoyed your event with us. I will pass on your comments to Gillian and to our Catering Team. Thanks for supporting our conservation work by choosing to book your event...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I regularly visit here with my dog as it is a perfect dog walking route! The beauty of this place is that you can make your walk as long or as short as you like, we regularly expand our walk further along the guild wheel,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank vikevs
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and it's great to hear you have enjoyed visiting Brockholes, but we must stress that Brockholes has a no dogs policy. Brockholes is a nature reserve that is owned and managed by The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely place to visit with a lot of lovely sights! However, it is absolutely full of wasps in the summer! Really ruined my day!

Date of experience: August 2018
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SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your day out with us. I am really sorry your day was ruined by wasps. It was a great summer for them with the hot weather! Do come and visit us now the weather has gone colder!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day at Brockholes, the facilities and restaurant are absolutely great. Plenty of wildlife to see, the conference and events building is fantastic, the windows and floor are at water level so it's nice to see the odd duck swim past.More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank BarringtonSteele
SarahL8651, Manager at Brockholes Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your 5* review of your visit to Brockholes. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Our Visitor Village has won many awards for it's architecture and is designed specifically to allow our visitors to connect with the nature reserve...More

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grs16s
16 November 2018|
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Response from SarahL8651 | Property representative |
Our Visitor Village is a no smoking zone. Smokers just need to cross the drawbridge! Given us a call on 01772 872000 if you need any more information.
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RosieW837
23 August 2018|
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Response from SarahL8651 | Property representative |
We have routes that are wheelchair friendly. If you call into the Welcome Centre (located on our floating Visitor Village) on arrival, our Volunteers will provide you with a map and lots of advice on the best routes for your... More
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Margaret W
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Just checked their website and it clearly states DOG FREE ZONE
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