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Travellers' Choice2023
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0.1 miles from Blackpool Pleasure Beach
About
Found in the South Shore area of Blackpool, the Half Way House is a beautifully restored, family-friendly gastropub. This historic listed building is in a prime location, two minutes from Blackpool airport and five minutes’ drive from the coast and Pleasure Beach. Being one of Blackpool’s oldest pubs dating back to the mid-19th century, the Half Way House is not short of fine beers with eight cask handpumps and twenty keg lines. Here you’ll also find premium spirits, wine, prosecco, teas and coffees. The pub features a large dining area, plus snug areas, booths and high tables for a quieter drink or meal.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Wine and Beer, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly, Family style
Reviews (261)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We're to start, great decor, food wonderful, Craig was great checking on us and making us laugh and enjoy it more. Listening and answering the quiz questions were a bonus and next time we will be back for the start of the quiz.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well i have visited many times, great place Paul and Suzzane always amusing. also some barking mad staff the provide entertainment as well as good food and drink, Katie, this girl is amazing and loveable, Georgie, gave her a couple of challenges over food selection,...she was great, Gary and Cam, always smile, if you want a Pizza talk to Mary, an exotic paletteMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi M1294QZiaw Thank you for your kind words regarding Our Amazing Team! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go for evening meal on a regular basis . Always a friendly atmosphere, greeted on arrival by efficient amiable bar stafff. Landlord is always present , ensuring standards are maintained. Bar lady , Jan, is an asset - always pleasant. Menu is varied and well...oriced.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi LancashireSweetpea Thank you for your high star rating and kind words, we look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cracking pub. Always great beer and food. The staff are awesome, really friendly especially Katie. She always remembers my round and has the pints on the go as soon as she sees me coming. So lucky this is my local, can't recommend highly enough.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi P5517Ebrianf Thank you for taking the time to give us your positive feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The friendliest pub on the fylde coast! All of the team are warm, welcoming and incredibly hospitable on every single visit. In particular, Jan is a real asset to the team. She always has a big (cheeky) smile on her face which can brighten even...the rainiest of days. We look to many more visits in the years to come!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi FernArianne Thank you for your high star rating and kind words, we look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just a very friendly, very well run pub. Paul the landlord runs a very tight ship. We have always noticed the staff are very well trained, polite, personable and efficient. It's always a pleasure to be here. Jan, runs the bar side of things really...well. They is have a lot of very friendly regulars. All in all a great pub and serve decent basic food.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Patrick O Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my favourite pub in Blackpool. I go regularly with my husband. The food menu has lots of variety and is excellent quality. However the best thing is the staff. They are genuinely the nicest staff. Nothing is too much trouble and it is...clear that customer service is their absolute priority. In particular, Jan, who is so friendly and gets to know customers by their names. She always acknowledges you when you walk in and asks how are you are doing. This is one of my happy places for a chill and relax in a great environment.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Q8243ZFsharono Thank you for taking the time to give us your positive feedback, The Team look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 16 April 2024

Love going here Always enjoy The food was delicious and piping hot Theo served me with my meal order and drinks 🥤 His customer service skills are amazing 🤩 Keep it up , you will go far Theo xxx

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2024

Hi ashe2007 Thank you for your kind words and high star rating, Theo is an asset to The Halfway House! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 14 April 2024

Hi we are two mature ladies who go to halfway house most Sunday's and Kaz always takes the time to have a bit of banter and conversation also gives valuable recommendations 😊 which in turn makes our day!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2024

Hi juliecC93AO Thank you for your high star rating and kind words, we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 10 April 2024

really busy in the evening and carpark was almost full went in a few tables were already reserved but found a table made choices from the menu and order at the bar staff were pleasant and service was quick meals ordered paid and drinks collected...meals arrived in approx 20mins from order point it was busy and quite noisy but the food was hot and tasty would recommend booking ahead to ensure a table only downside we had was vaping was allowed and kept getting wafted with the smokeMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2024

Hi SusanD5905MU Thank you for your high star rating and positive feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 10 April 2024

New menu not so good. Removed pretty much all we eat. What is there is good tho but won't be back as no longer has what either of us want

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2024

Hi 15773QWpaulw Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback which we will pass on to our Menu Development Team. We are sorry to hear you won't be returning.

Reviewed 8 April 2024 via mobile

Went to halfway house on Sunday 7th April to celebrate my 75th birthday. This public house always delivers everything you could want, they put a absolutely fantastic buffet on for me and the family. All the staff from management to bar and especially the chef...and staff in the kitchen exceled themselves. On behalf of my self and family thank you for a fabulous day.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2024

Hi CharlesQ2445LY Thank you for taking the time to give us your positive feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon, Happy 75th Birthday!

Reviewed 4 April 2024

Unfortunately I had been in hospital for six weeks, and was desperate for something nice to eat!! I'd heard the food was lovely. I was NOT disappointed. The three of us ordered fish chips and peas. It was beautiful. I live in Fleetwood so know...when I am eating quality fish. It was very busy, but the food was hot and cooked beautifully. A gentleman came over to check if everything was ok, even though the pub was so busy. My family enjoyed it so much, they went back again the next day. The only thing, could you change your plates, the cutlery makes that awful scraping noise! I know i was hungry but I wasn't trying to eat the plate lol. I definitely recommend The Half Way house and have already been telling people about it. It's hard to find somewhere nice to eat, you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2024

Hi 528belindaw Thank you for your kind words and high star rating, we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 4 April 2024

We give this pub a 10 out of 10 for the food as it was amazing, staff were very friendly, food was very quick in coming and the dessert was delicious.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2024

Hi Justine Thank you for your high star rating and kind words, we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 2 April 2024

We managed to arrange a last minute booking on Easter Sunday for our party of 30, which was very much appreciated. The team were absolutely fantastic, so friendly and attentive as well as super efficient considering there were so many of us. The effort made...to make sure we were all happy was above and beyond and the food didn’t disappoint either! It was really delicious, hot and arrived quickly and again with the size of our party this was pretty impressive. We all enjoyed the atmosphere and had a wonderful evening at the Halfway House. We would thoroughly recommend! Thank you ☺️More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Paul Spink, General Manager at Half Way House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2024

Hi Lewischez Thank you for your high star rating and kind words, we look forward to serving you again soon.

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Half Way House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5