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The Freshfield in Merseyside, famed for our real ales and ‘Pub of the Year’ finalist status. Surrounded by natural beauty and just 10 minutes from Formby beach, our rustic pub offers free WiFi, live BT & Sky Sports, a beer garden, dog-friendly atmosphere and wheelchair accessibility. Enjoy 14 real ales, a great wine & spirit selection, plus vegan-friendly vegetable soups, scotch eggs, Korean-style chicken wings and salt & pepper squid. Plus our delicious pub classics & Sunday roasts. Book your visit with us today!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prices have increased again in this pub which was already one of the most expensive pubs in Formby. This is against a backdrop of poor service and a desperate need for investment. Brunning & Price please come and rescue the Freshie?More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Greene King, Owner at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback, customer service is something we pride ourselves on here at the Freshfield so I was surprised and disappointed to hear you find it poor and I will certainly pick up with the team. Kind...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff with a nice atmosphere. Unfortunately the half chicken roast was disappointing as the chicken was all bone and looked as though it had been deep fried as it was shrivelled and dry. But other food looked nice so we must have come at...a busy time perhaps. Also ordered an extra side of veg as hardly any on the plate.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Greene King, Owner at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback so sorry you didn’t enjoy the chicken. Please let an associate know if you are not satisfied and we will do our best to rectify. Kind regards The Freshfield.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at The Freshfield and atmosphere and decor was great. Staff were amazing Josh expensionally was brilliant looked after us very welcoming. Food was beautiful and pricing was reasonable we will definitely be back.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Greene King, Owner at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. So happy that the service by Josh was outstanding and that the food was to your liking. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 April 2024

I was on a 20 mile bicycle ride and badly needed refreshment. I know the Freshfield from many years ago. 60 years in fact of great cask beers. I was served a perfect pint by Kate who was cheerful and pleasant. To me this is...important. Good friendly service counts a lot. I sat outside enjoying my beer and Kate was busy keeping all the tables in clean pristine condition. We exchanged a few pleasantries before my departure. A very efficient member of staff. Thank you Kate.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Greene King, Owner at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review. So happy you are still enjoying our beers and and exceptional service from Kate.

Reviewed 21 April 2024

Thanks to Kate and the team. Great food nothing too much trouble! 7 of us and all meals were brought out together even though busy. Thanks Team

Date of visit: April 2024
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Greene King, Owner at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2024

Thank you for your review we will certainly pass your comments onto Kate and the team.

Reviewed 31 March 2024

All ok but nothing exceptional service or food wise. Meals fine, drinks fine, service inattentive- had to wave over for attention frequently

Date of visit: January 2024
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Greene King, Owner at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2024

Thank you for your feedback it will help us in our next training meeting.

Reviewed 4 March 2024

First visit to the Pub .friendly helpful staff Very good service Lovely main meal and dessert.Special thanks to Josh and Kim and staff

Date of visit: March 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2024

Thank you for the lovely review and hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 4 March 2024 via mobile

Great dog friendly pub, den at the side for dogs and families. Water and treats available, Great menu pies superb, fish and chips massive. Great service and atmosphere- it’s a footie pub with some famous footie locals 😜that does amazing family friendly food

Date of visit: March 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2024

Thanks for the great review and good to hear you liked our pie and fish.

Reviewed 4 March 2024

Absolutely lovely staff including Josh Kim and another lady. Good food, excellent service felt very well looked after by pleasant and attentive staff.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2024

Thank you we will pass on your lovely comments to the staff and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 February 2024 via mobile

Just had a lovely meal with friends to celebrate my birthday. Should have been fish and chips but ended up getting whale & chips. An enormous portion but really good. special thanks toJosh really looked after us and sang happy birthday so beautifully:-)

Date of visit: February 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2024

Thank you for the lovely review glad you enjoyed our fish and chips and that you chose to celebrate your birthday at the Freshfield. Will pass your thanks onto Josh.

Reviewed 18 February 2024

We arrived at around 2pm Sunday 18th, we hadn’t booked but the team were able to find a table for us. The menu was great with lots of different options, we had the halloumi & salt and pepper squid to start, both were delicious and...came out in good time. For mains we had steak ciabatta, chicken & bacon ciabatta with a side of fries, once again the food was brilliant. The bar service was friendly and drinks were nice. Thank you to the team, especially Kim who really looked after us, we will definitely be returning soon!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2024

Thank you Jay for the lovely review so happy you enjoyed your food. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 February 2024

Went to celebrate brother’s birthday. Fab atmosphere, excellent service, food lovely and very well looked after by Kim and all the team 👍👍🍻🥂

Date of visit: February 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2024

Thank you so much for the lovely review. So happy you had a great time Hope to see you all again soon.

Reviewed 10 February 2024

Had fantastic service from Josh & Kim for our family birthday meal out - despite short notice and late hour. Thanks guys!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2024

Your very welcome thank you for choosing the Freshfield. And we will pass your lovely comments on to Josh and Kim.

Reviewed 7 February 2024

Delicious food, served swiftly and service from Josh was outstanding, warm, welcoming and friendly, will definitely be back soon!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2024

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback we will pass your comments onto Josh.

Reviewed 5 February 2024 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the whole experience. Chicken Kiev was fresh and really tasty, the squid equally so. Reasonably priced, great selection of drinks.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Greene King, General Manager at The Freshfield, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2024

Thank you for the 5* review so happy you enjoyed your food and our selection of drinks.

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Steven S
30 September 2016|
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Response from ROBMC1956 | Reviewed this property |
As every one else has answered, there is a completely separate section for dogs and their owners to the right of the bar and it's far away from the remaining diners so that you don't get any sniffy looks!!
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Response from Joyce O | Reviewed this property |
I definitely saw someone with a dog the day we went.
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The Freshfield is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5